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Beautiful Rossette Flowers + Video Tutorial

Hello there! Ready for a new video tutorial? Today I'm sharing with you how to create beautiful rossette flowers using unexpected supplies! A combination of papers and other materials that I hope inspires you to create many different and versatile designs with this technique. Click on the video below to check out the tutorial:

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! I'll have more videos for you next week, so stay in the loop by subscribing to my channel HERE.

Die Cuts & Vellum - Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello and welcome to our last challenge of the month at Our Daily Bread Designs! This challenge will run for two weeks and it's an Anything Goes with ODBD stamps. So take out your supplies and let's get crafty! I enjoyed so much sharing male card designs with you this month. I know that we papercrafters feel blocked when it comes to creating male cards, so I thought I would share as many ideas as possible, sharing cards for Father's Day and any other occasions. I hope I have inspired you to try out more male cards too!

Here is another card idea that I think is very modern and clean. Vellum always adds an awesome effect to cards. I stamped and heat embossed and wonderful verse from the new Good Man stamp set on vellum. I added a bit of gold string matching the gold sentiment.

For the background I added many different tool die cuts from the new Workshop Tools set, using patterned papers (also new from ODBD). I created a wide die cut frame with a soft patterned paper that I t…

Inspired by North Coast Creations

First of all, I hope your family is enjoying and celebrating a blessed Father's Day today! If your dad is now enjoying his day in Heaven, like mine, then I hope you are taking time to remember him and celebrate his memory. Today's card is a little tribute to today's celebration, to fathers in general, since I thought this was a great male card with bright, Summer colors and stamps.

I was inspired by a wonderful new stamp set by North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs sister company, an thought I would use bright colors to create a clean and simple card. This new stamp set is called Sail Away. I colored the image with alcohol markers, using various tones of aquamarine blue for the sea and light browns and red for the striped sail. The contrast is lovely and very suitable for Summer. I like this sentiment too and what I did is die cut it with a Mini Tag die (that I find so versatile) and add some linen thread. I also cut the front panel vertically to leave a gap and r…

Tag Gate Card for Father's Day

Welcome to a new challenge by Our Daily Bread Designs. This week our theme is Father's Day. If you have browsed my blog lately you've noticed I am sharing male cards every Tuesday. The new collection at ODBD includes amazing products for male cards and that motivated me to go back to designing more male cards... I plan to design at least one a month (hope I can keep it up).

ODBD stamps used: Good Man ODBD dies used: Flourished Star PatternLayered Lacey Squares Dies, Sunburst Background ODBD paper used: Vintage Ephemera Collection
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC243 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.
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Are YOU the winner?

Thanks so much to everyone who joined my Birthday Giveaway Celebration on my blog, on Facebook and on my Youtube channel. I so appreciate all the beautiful comments you left. THANK YOU! Here are the lucky winners:

Winner of Prize #1
Dorothy S
June 3, 2015 at 6:06 AM
Happy birthday! This is new to me - I look forward to checking out your creations.

Winner of Prize #2
Antoinette Tristan
Hi Graciellie. Happy BIrthday and Thank you for all your inspirational fun and creations. So glad that i was introduced to your beautiful works and become a follower and subscriber. BIg Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

Winner of Prize #3
Marilyn Mathis
May 31st, 13:23 Happy Birthday!! I am subscribed to your Youtube channel, your blog and here. Love your creations.
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Sharing my craft with May Arts Ribbon

Do you love ribbon? I do, and I find that ribbon, thread, lace and other gorgeous elements of the sort belong with papercrafting like perfect soulmates! Today I want to invite you to take a look back with me to a few of the projects I've shared. May Arts Ribbon will be joining us too. (Please feel at home!)

Down Shabby Chic Lane
I took a memorable trip down shabby chic lane to make this card and with shabby chic there are never enough layers. Yes, I went over the top with elements and textures, but I was pure joy when I finished putting this card together. I wanted to pick the blue hues from one the patterned papers of my collection, and the rest just flowed naturally. This design has quite a few mixed media touches too.

Lilac Dreams
For this card I was inspired by a sketch and the handmade flowers themselves. The colors I used for the flowers felt so fresh and pretty, I thought a clean design was perfect for them so I decided to add jute twine. The contrast with the brown looks so …

Weekly Inspiration with ODBD

What are you inspired by? I love delicate patterns and pastel colors... I love to add layers and dimension to a project. I love to inspire others too! All of this things inspire me to create and motivate me to keep on doing what I do. Today I am sharing a card I made with beautiful papers, stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, using one of the new dies in an unconventional way.

I wanted to create a decorative column for the background using various layers. I had been wanting to use the new Pegboard die from ODBD in an unexpected way and what I did is die cut two pegboards and cut about 1/4" from them and then cut one of them in half. The pegboard column adds a so much detail and interest to the card.

Another interesting touch I added was the vellum frame. I die cut one Lacey Square from ODBD, cut it in thirds and adhere the two remainding corners under the sentiment label. This is the last thing I added to the card, and I actually had to come back and add that finishing t…

A Drastic Makeover: Handmade Flowers 5 + Video!

Considering all that's on my plate at the moment, it's amazing how far I've come with my video tutorials. The more you like and share them, the more motivated I'll be to continue sharing my paper crafting techniques with you! Today's technique is a very creative one and was inspired by a beautiful photo of China Asters. On this video I share two different ways of shaping your flowers to achieve the same exact result.

Here's a card I made not long ago using flowers I made with this technique. For more details on my card please click HERE. I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial very much! Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time.

Remember than I'm giving away a bunch of prizes for my Birthday Giveaway Celebration. I invite to join the fun for a chance to win! Click HERE to sign up!

Vintage Blessing - ODBD Sketch

It's time for a sketch challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. Today's sketch was so much fun to play with and it also made my design look elegant! As promised last week I'll be sharing male card ideas throughout the month. My card for today would work well for any occasion and even for a lady, since it incorporates all sorts of elements.

I used 3 different patterned papers from the new ODBD vintage collection and cut two banners included in the same paper pack to add them as elements to my card. I picked black as my accent color and followed the sketch vertically. I really like the new stamp set and I think it matches the design perfectly!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC242 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 14, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD…

Watercolored Bouquet

Hello everyone! I haven't been able to resist the temptation of joining the Watercolor Blog Hopbeing hosted by Pretty Pink Posh. I LOVE watercoloring and this was a great motivation to grab my watercolor pencils again and color some beautiful flowers.

I like to mix and layer orange, red and pink tones to add an interesting touch to my coloring. I didn't apply my Faber Castell pencils directly to the image, but instead I scribbled each color on a piece of cardstock and picked up the colors using my water brush.

I heat embossed these stunning flowers in gold to make the embossing resist my watercoloring. This is one of my favorite techniques because the embossing contains the watercolors and makes the task a bit simpler. Still I spent quite a good amount of time to get the shading that I wanted on my flowers.

I love the result and thought I would finish the card with some vintage handwriting stamping, rhinestones, pearls and a heat embossed sentiment of vellum. I wanted my card …

Handmade Flowers 4 + Video Tutorial

Welcome to a new video tutorial on my handmade flowers series. This time I'm sharing a great technique to alter your paper flowers and add even more dimension to them. For the tutorial and card I used printing paper, a Marvy Uchida flower punch and Perfect Pearls Mists.

Hope you enjoy today's tutorial! Make sure you check out the rest of the series on my Youtube channel (here). Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time!
PS: Make sure you don't miss my Birthday Giveaway going on now! Click HERE for a chance to win!
I'm sharing my card with: Sweet Stamps W, 1E, SIO, C10 - # 224 Polka Dots / Loves Rubber Stamps W - #154 - Anything Goes / Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes / The Sketch File M, JFF - June - Sketch* / Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Birthday / Papertake Weekly W - Anything Goes / Creative Card Crew 2W - #88 For a Teen (week 2) / Card Mania - M, 3E - (June) Metal Embellishment / Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) # 98 Use Dies / Crafts…