Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to ODBD July Release Blog Hop!!

Hello friends of ODBD! Welcome to the July 1 release blog hop!  This is a very exciting day for me because it is my first day as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs and it is also my very first blog hop.

If you came here from Julie Warner’s amazing blog you are in the right place.  If you just happened on my blog you might want to go at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog and start from there.  If you find that any links are broken, just return to the ODBD blog where you can find the entire hop listed in order.  (You can always go on to the next person and check back later for the missing one.)

The Hop will run from 8am EDT July 1 until 8pm EDT July 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on July 3.  There will be FOUR great prizes!  Three Prizes of One Free Set of Choice AND One Grand Prize of the complete Bread Basket Bundle!

Here is what you need to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
v Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment.
v Return to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you have completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on
v Answer the question on the ODBD blog in your comments (not all the designers’ blogs).

Now, on to my project.  I am absolutely thrilled with these new stamps.  There are a total of six sets released this month and the hardest decision was which one to stamp first.  With July 4th around the corner. I could not resist using the Old Flag Background and the Not Forgotten sets.  I have been making a lot of cards with brayered backgrounds and decided to use a similar technique, only I sponged the ink on this time.


I started with a white card base and embossed the striped pattern using my Scor-PaI.  I sponged ink around the edges and on the embossing.  I made a small slit in the card fold so I could run sparkly red ribbon through it, tied a knot on the front, and added a fabric covered brad to the center.  I embossed a rectangle of striped, decorative paper with a striped embossing folder and sponged the edges with linen and blue distress ink.  This is layered on red cardstock and placed on the left side of the card.

For the image, I used a Spellbinder die to cut a circle and used removable tape to place it on the right side of white coated cardstock. Then I sponged Distress inks around the circle, adding darker layers toward the outer edges.  I removed the circle and stamped the Old Flag Background in dark blue. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Not Forgotten set with Fired Brick Distress ink.  What inspiring stamps!  I added the image to layers of white, red, and blue, then adhered this to the bottom right hand side of the card.  All layers were first sponged with ink around the edges to give the whole card a more aged look to go with the beautiful distressed look of the flag image.  I was tempted to add some jeweled swirls to this card but decided to hold myself back this time to keep a more simplified, masculine feel to the card.  Instead I decided to add three dark blue pearls to the left of the image. 

From here you need to hop over to the talented Betty Wright to see what she has waiting for you.  Thank you for stopping by on this exciting day and enjoy the hop!!

E. Marie

135 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Marie!! What a blessing to have you on the team!!! Your debut is amazing!!! I love the reverse spotlight for the sentiment, love the coordinating paper and blue pearls, and the ribbon treatment is very cool! Beautiful work, GF!! Hugs and blessings, Angie

Basslady said...

amazing card with wonderful layers!

the spotlight-idea is so inspiring!

never thought of using a spellbinder like that...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Rachel Brooks said...

Thank you for a clean, simple card. Think it is just perfect and makes the message clear.

Dawn said...

Love the scored bg...clever you! A wonderful sample for this release...welcome aboard!!=)

habarijoy said...

Your use of your Spellbinder Circle die was both different and beautiful. It really does make the sentiment stand out. Beautiful card.

Marlena M. said...

That is a great idea to highlight the sentiment! ;)

Sandee said...

Hi Marie!!! WOW, this is one beautiful card! I love the scoring detail and I love how you stamped onto the flag! Really gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, another Beautiful card.
Love how you spotlighted your card. Really gives it a very nice touch
ColleenB.

stampencamper said...

what a great card for someone to receive, so colorful and full of caring thoughts

Kelley said...

What is it with us girls and jewels? LOL!! Glad you kept it more masculine as it is so awesome! So gald to have you join us!

Brenda Evans said...

Good job - and that ribbon gives it that extra UMPH!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card. The meaning of this set is so wonderful especially in this time. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a guest designer!!! Plus, a really pretty card! Love the colors and the ribbon with the brad!
Kim Sottung
Kasot@aol.com

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love how you spotlighted the sentiment! What a beautiful card - great how you layered it over the striped paper and the sweet little brad and ribbon are great. Blessings to you - TFS

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hello E.Marie your work is so lovely and your patriotic cards are exceptional. Happy 4th July 2011, USA.
EllenaElizabeth Makes, Australia

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Welcome. What a beautiful card. This release is so heart warming. Love your technique and wishing you much enjoyment this holiday weekend.

madoke said...

Your card is just great would be so happy to give it to someone. Thank you for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful red white and blue creation Marie!! Perfect for the holiday weekend! Great masculine creation!! Glad to have you join us as a guest!! Have a great holiday weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Jessica said...

I love these images! Thanks so much for these patriotic cards! Your's is lovely Marie.
TFS Hugs, Jessica

Anonymous said...

very nice card.
Yvonne

Beth Mallow said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Marie we are so glad to have you join us in the bread basket! Your card is awesome!!!! I LOVE how you spotlighted the sentiment!!! Love the button and I know it's hard not to use those pearls and jewels but you made the right call... it's perfect just as it is!!! GREAT job with your first HOP!!!!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
hugs,
Grace

shelleyjwilliams said...

Wonderful job. Strong work. Beautiful colors and layout of the card. A+

Lesli said...

Great blend of elements that create interest but not fussy or girlie!

bethann d said...

great card. hope you enjoy your first hop

Antonia said...

What a beautiful card, so well made too, thanks for the inspiration :)

Donna Ells said...

Marie, what a touching and heartfelt card. You always have a way of showing your heart in your artwork.

D Idlet said...

Great card, thanks for sharing!

Chris R said...

very nice. love the colors used

Donna D said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us!

Jonia said...

Everything I see made with these stamp sets are just wonderful and yours is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah said...

Your card is awesome! Thanks for sharing the reverse spotlight technique; very effective! Hugs, Sarah

Patter Cross said...

Your card looks beautiful, and LOVE the flag done in all blue! And glad to have you joining the Bread Basket! Congrats! Have a blessed weekend!

KatieBar said...

Your card design is wonderful. I'd better get busy making some patriotic cards before Monday!

Joyce said...

How clever to use the die to spotlight your text! Great card.

Terry said...

Fabulous! Love that flag and the Red, White and Blue background paper!

rosa armstrong said...

Marie, Your card is very beautiful . Thank you for sharing and how to use the circle spellbinder die cut.

Lori said...

Wow, yet another use of the flag, with a different look. Amazing how you have all done it differently and it comes out looking fantastic every time. The dp and button you've chosen match perfectly with the image!

Sandra Stephens said...

Wonderful card....everything goes together perfectly...and the finished card is wonderful. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Love your use of stripes and textures, and the spotlighting adds the perfect touch. -Theresa R.

Sandra said...

Your card is gorgeous.:) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

I DO LOVE these patriotic stamps and you have utilized them so very well! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Posted as anonymous because blogger won't let me post with my Google account. (Leigh M)

Dee in N.H. said...

Absolutely beautiful! An amazing card!

joanieg said...

Wow a huge Congrats to you for being on the design team and they sure did a terrific job choosing you! Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love your reverse technique and your whole layout is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.

KellyG said...

Beautiful. I just love that flag stamp!

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like how you spotlighted the sentiment.

Cheryl said...

Love the simple layers and that button is great! This set is just so wonderful!

Judi Szyndrowski said...

The spotlighting really makes this card. So subtle, but draws your eye to the focal point so completely. Well done.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Amazing card!! love the highlighted area for the sentiment -- Great job
Charlene

Marg said...

All the elements work perfectly. What a wonderful card. Congratulations on being a guest designer.

Jan Marie said...

Lovely! Nice work and congratulations on your guest DT spot. . .may the Lord bless your time! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the DT. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is a wonderful card. I need this

claudia said...

Very, very nice.

Judy said...

What an awesome card! Love your coloring and the spotlighted area for the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

Penny Reed said...

What an interesting technique. I'll have to try it. It really highlights the sentiment. TFS!

christi said...

i love the area with the circle left lighter. this is such a nice card. i like the idea of the scoring in the background. i didn't see it at first. very nice card.

Melody said...

Lovely!! Simply lovely!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dani said...

What a beautiful and inspiring card! So lovely! :)

NANCY P said...

IT'S AMAZING TO SEE ALL THE WONDERFUL INTERPRETATIONS USING THIS WONDERFUL "OLD FLAG".

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love how you left this more masculine. Love the hi-lighted sentiment. The dark blue pearl are the perfect accent.

Anonymous said...

This card and the words say it all.

Becky said...

Beautiful card with this inspiring stamp set.

Debi said...

This is so wonderfully done. Love the spotlight on the verse.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the added texture you created with the Scor-Pal!

mamaduck said...

Beautiful card.

JKButler said...

Gorgeous! Great card.

Cindy said...

I love the vintage, muted colors you used with this new stamp. So patriotic and clean looking

cdjcape521 said...

Very vintage, I love it! TFS!

Jane said...

Another great use of the old flag. A lovely card. Thank you!

Judy McMullen said...

Marie, your card is so special. Love the technique you used and thanks for sharing the details. Love it!!!

Shabby Pati said...

Love it! That flag background is so easily used in many different ways. Love the way your changed it from the norm. Great card. TFS

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!! Thanks so much for sharing all the details!!!!

seamom said...

WOW! Your card definately has a masculine feel! The colors and the design are bold and just shout valor. "You are not forgotten" is something every member of our military should believe deep down inside. A great phrase. A wonderful card.

Terri S said...

Love how you created the circle in the middle of the beautiful flag image...very creative. This is one great card!

Mrs Ham said...

This is a fabulous card. Great use of the stamp set.

mareda said...

Love how you created the light effect on the sentiment. Beautiful card

Thea said...

This card is awesome. It's perfect for an any hero card at OWH!

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job with this stamp set. Very creative use of light and darks. TFS. Eunice B

Karen Howard said...

Awesome card great job...

April said...

Wonderful job! I love how you spotlighted the saying. I love this background stamp.

Lorrayne said...

The red ribbon sets it off just right

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Marie! I love how you "spotlighted" the sentiment. So very powerful! Beautifully done! [[hugs]] Lori

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous manly card. wonderfully created. the spotlighting is very inovating.
Hugs Maz

Robyn said...

What a fabulous, masculine card! Your instructions are so easy to follow and the effect is wonderful!! Congratulations!

Sharon Peele said...

Marie, Wonderful job on your card!! There is so much you can do with the Old Flag and not forgotten stamp set!!
Happy to see all the wonderful projects you all have made!!

Anita Kehn said...

Very pretty patriotic card. You done a great job.

inga said...

Love your button choice, very nice card. TFS

Barbara Bruder said...

Great card!!! Spotlighting the sentiment was such a great idea!!!

Fernanda said...

Hmmm never thought of putting ribbon to a masculine card but you've proved me wrong. It looks fantastic! And that little button just pulls it all together!

Jana Ziegler said...

Oh, yes -- GREAT CARD!! Love the Scor-pal idea!!

Julie said...

Marie, that is so beautiful. I love the way the Not Forgotten is highlighted. What a great technique!

Kay Quinton said...

Marie, I love the way you did the back ground paper, it is amazing. thanks for sharing

Lillian Child said...

Bold and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love your technique and the results. Very beautiful card!!

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Carole said...

Very nice nostalgic card

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Marie! Love the colors and the spotlight on the sentiment.

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

What a great idea using the scor pal for stripes. Very beautiful card.

Gemiel said...

Beautiful card! Love how you scored the background panel.

♥ Theresa ♥ said...

Great card. Clever idea with the spot light technique for the sentiment. I like this card..

Anonymous said...

Marie, Nice card. I love the Flag and the Not Forgotten stamp set. My husband was in the Navy, My Daughter was in the Navy, Her husband is still in the Navy. I have a son that is a Marine and one that is in the Army. So we are a real Millitary family we fly our Flag every day. We support our troops big time.

Shirley

Pati said...

Great card, love those stamps and your papers.

Trisha said...

Great job on your latest card. The sentiment says it all!!
Hugs

Rhonda AKA Thisgal said...

Lovely patriotic card. Well done

America said...

Gorgeous patriotic card. Love the layers and effective sponging around edges. BEAUTIFUL!

th4eachday said...

Very nice distressing!

Cheryl said...

Love your card.I really like the sponged inking and the spotlight on the words! Makes the card stand out!

Deb said...

Love the highlight idea- something to give a try! and I liked the way you drew it together with the ribbon and stripes on the side. nice card

Kelley said...

Thank you for the sharing the highlighting tip! I like how it looks like a spotlight. You have a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

The card is wonderfull. This set is on my wish list.

Holly Paulson

Anonymous said...

Outstanding card. Thanks for tip about spotlighting.
Bonita
bmarkillie@msn.com

maryr917 said...

congrats on being a guest designer-love this patriotic card

Charlotte said...

Great card. Love the circle you created in the image.

Deneen Treble said...

Great card, I love how you spotlighted the saying.

Anonymous said...

Great card!

Judy Jackson

stampingjudy at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This is so cool, makes me proud to be an American. Thanks, so much

Syd Egan
sydegan@hotmail.com

Evette K. Ciampo said...

God bless American and you said it all with this card. Great job gf....all elements of the card...perfect.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card! Mary R.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Marie, great card love that it could be used for male and female. Thank you for sharing.

Sherry said...

brautiful card!! I really like it!!

SusieQ said...

Love the sparkle, designer paper and buttons!

SamsMom said...

Really like the spotlight idea. Nice work.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Marie, this is just stunning!!! Welcome to the team and I am so looking forward to be working with you!! I am spoiled already as you have played in so many SLC already, so I can't wait for some more amazing eye candy!! Have a blessed holiday weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Anonymous said...

This would be a perfect card to send to the troops!

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Anonymous said...

I like what you did as the background paper. It works so well with the stamps and the colors you chose. Beautiful. CCC Connie

Anonymous said...

i couldn't agree more, these images are amazing, and so is your card! love it!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Laurie said...

Great card...love the striped button!

Vail said...

Great card, love the technique you used to highlight the sentiment.

**Milu** said...

love that button!!
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**Milu**

Tameko said...

Great card. Love the design and the ribbon/button!

Pat Wafer said...

Beautiful Patriotic Card. Different from some of the others, gives another view point on the use of the sets.. Cool! :D First visit to blog. Will return.

Vickie Merrick said...

Love your card!

Designing with Debbie said...

What a great card. I just love all these patriotic cards and paper and stamps