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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Welcome to the May Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from Julie's Amazing Blog you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anything!  

  • The Hop will run from 8:00 am EDT May 1 to 8:00pm EDT May 2
  • Winners will be announced May 3 on the ODBD Blog
  • There will be THREE prizes:  a $20.00, $30.00, and $40.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store.  *Must be redeemed within the month of May!
  • To qualify to win all you have to do is hop to each designer's blog, leave a comment, and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop, and if you had any difficulties along the way!  Easy Peasy!!!


For my creations I used the amazing Cathedral Window Wood, Cathedral Window Marble and the Customized ODBD Cathedral Window and Border Die created by Spellbinders!!!  I just love these windows and dies!!

For my first creation, I decided to make a wedding luminary card with the Cathedral Window Wood stamped on vellum with versamark and embossed with copper.  It was placed beihnd the die cut Cathedral Window and Border die. The window is cut out so there is nothing behind the vellum and the light of the battery operated light can shine through.  The  stamped sentiment is created with Sweet William -Small and the Antique Labels and border dies. To create the shudders I cut off the two sides from a second die cut window and adhered them with permanent adhesive.  The flourishes are created with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die.  The top of my card is created with the A2 Scalloped Borders one.  The background of my card is embossed with a Darice Fleur De Lis embossing folder.  The foliage is created with the Martha Stewart twig punch.  The little roses are created with the Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms die

 Here is the view from the side:


My second creation also uses the Customized ODBD Cathedral Window and Border Die, however, it uses the Cathedral Window Marble embossed in copper over vellum to create a Mother's Day card.  The background of my card is created with Bridal Bouquet ink and the Darie Fleur De Lis embossing folder ( I brayered the ink on the negative side of the folder before running it through my Grand Caliber.  The little roses and branches are created with the Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms die.  The background panel behind the window is created with the ODBD Quatrefoil Pattern Die.  The bow is created with Becca's peg bow maker and silk ribbon.  The sentiment is created with the Happy Mother's Day Stamp set and the Custom Odbd Recipe and Tags die.




Here is a picture of the dies and stamps released today from Our Daily Bread designs which I used on my cards:




Here are two pictures of cards previously posted for sneak peeks using the Fishing Themed stamps sets:

For the card above I used the Stamps: Fishing and The Waves on the Sea.  You can find more details by clicking here.


For the second card above, I used The Waves on the Sea, the fish  net background, and the Mighty Sea.  You can view more details here.

Here are the stamp sets (new release sets) used for these two cards :







I hope you are somehow inspired by my creations!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop!!
From here you will hop to the sweet and talented Angie's blog!!

Have a blessed day!!

78 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my... so creative! How gorgeous, Chris!! I love all your samples!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, I love them all!!!!! Super gorgeous projects.....you rock!!!!! Love and hugs, Angie

Grace said...

Chris your luminary is absolutely gorgeous! I love the shutters! Love all your samples... as always, awesome work!!!
hugs,
Grace

Sue D said...

Wow--lots of great projects using these new stamps! Love the luminary.

Dee S. said...

Love the luminary and the Mothers Day card is beautiful.

Silke Ledlow said...

Chris, these cards are all gorgeous!!!

marcia said...

The shutters are great on the first card. Nice!

StampingJudy said...

Wonderful cards -- all of them!

Cheryl said...

Oh my Chris, they're both GORGEOUS! Love all of your details, dimension and textures you used. So, so pretty!

Jonia said...

Chris you always inspire me to get to work creating. Too bad I can never quite meet your beauty on these. Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

...beautiful card... lovely!!
...one Q... how does this fit in an envelope?? (hand delivered!)

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Becky said...

These are stunning! And your windows are gorgeous with the embossed backgrounds.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards~awesome creativity.
Thanks!

Pamela Gietzen

Barbara Bryant said...

Oh my so beautiful the designer have out done there self love all the stamps all of them so excited

Cathymac said...

The combination of dies and embossing on your cards never ceases to amaze me, Chris! Love how you extended the cathedral die to make shutters for your gorgeous luminary! Fabulous projects for this release! Hugs!

KathyC said...

I love the Cathedral window. Thanks for sharing.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

OMGOSH Chris!!! How beautiful these are! Absolutely stunning!!!

Clare said...

Chris, what amazing creations! Absolutely beautiful!

Mary B. said...

Wow! You outdiud yourself. The cathedral window card is stunning! love the soft pretty colors. The boat scenes are calming to look at. You did an incredible job with your cards.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Gasp......wowza...love your window with the trellis, very creative as is all your work.

Shelia said...

I absolutely love these cathedral window stamps and dies!! Your cards are gorgeous. Love all the details!!

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous and creative work as always! Love the new window stamp and die. Love how you wove the vine through the die.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both gorgeous, Chris! Love all the vines and die cuts/embossing you used. Both are beautifully constructed!

Betty said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the luminary idea! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, just love the greenery you added to the first window and that cherry blossom branch with the window is a neat touch, love the embossing, makes for such a sweet background!

Pattyb said...

Love your cards. Each is so unique! The cathedral window card is so beautiful with the tea light!
And, I can see the ship card for my hubbie for Father's Day.....shhhhh!

Jayne said...

Wonderful cards to celebrate a wonderful release.

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GrannieR said...

I love all these gorgeous cards! My favorite is the Mothers Day one. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

The Mom said...

Love the Mother's Day card! Just beautiful!

Linda Watson said...

I love both the Mother's Day cards, but the 2nd is my absolute favorite!

Chris Gualazzi said...

That luminary is so neat! Lovely use of products.

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. These are so beautiful. I can't even begin to describe all that I love about them. Amazing talent.

scrappingnana said...

These are all so pretty. Love them all. Fabulous details.

Angelique Vela said...

I love how you created shutters from the dies. All your projects are gorgeous.

JKB said...

I especially like the church window with the candle. Great job.

J Bates said...

Beautiful!!!!

Susan said...

Just beautiful. Love both of them.

Anonymous said...

Oh how gorgeous Chris!! I just love your embossing on the windows and your luminary is gorgeous!!! So creative!!
hugs,
Marci

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects.

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momandmec said...

Your work is outstanding...love everything about both of the cathedral window cards!!!!! Nice job with the new boat stamp also!

Gina Ables said...

Beautiful cathedral window card. I'm making my list for the July Scrapbooking Expo in Duluth.

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the ways you paired the windows with different embellishments!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative and talented Chris!! I just love that luminary with the window and vines!! Your Mother's Day card with the embossing resist and your copper embossing is stunning!! TTYT!!
hugs,
Allison

Audrey Ann said...

Chris, Your cards have such a profound effect on me that sometimes I almost can't move LOL. Seriously, it's like I stop dead in my tracks and all I can do is take in the beauty. And there are so many here to adore - beautiful work and inspiration!
Blessings,
Audrey

Marianne Barkman said...

Your cards are fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Lana said...

Chris your card is so creative with the candle in it GREAT idea!!

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Gorgeous!

Saints Rule! said...

Chris you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! The candle is amazing! Beautiful creations!

Lori

Diane said...

Wonderful projects they are all great.

Regards diane

Sue A said...

Beautiful cards! I love the votive holder.

Kimberly S said...

Wow, such gorgeous creations Chris! :)

Clickersister said...

Beautiful creations!! I love the flowers on the cathedral card. So touchable!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Oh my goodness....love all three cards but the pink one is clearly my favorite one!!!!

Sherry said...

WOW!!! love all of your cards and the luminary is awesome!!!

Kathy said...

I love the fishing card, Chris, but the cathedral window cards are just amazing! So stunning and creative! Blessings! Kathy

Candy Meyers said...

Both cards are awesome. But the cathedral card as a votive candle is stunning. Great idea.
Candy Meyers

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness! The stained glass candle holder & card are Gorgeous & the nautical cards are fantastic!

Heather said...

Now I need to buy those cathedral windows. And I do mean Now.

wendy2512 said...

Chris....what wonderful artworks..I remember the sneak peaks..so pretty. both of these stamps have so much one can do with them as we are now seeing...so cool.....TFS..:0)

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

What beautiful cards, Chris! I love the color schemes and the tea light is a great idea! I also love the burlap!

Elizabeth said...

Two totally different takes on the same stamp. The ship cards are so masculine and appropriate for Fathers Day and masculine cards. The cathedral windows although similar in color totally surprised me with the split window. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Precious cards..beautifully done.

Beth Norman said...

Outstanding work. I'm in awe of it all. Your tea light card is beautiful and so very creative. Your cards showcase the stamps so well.

Donna said...

What lovely cards! Love the idea of creating a flicker in the window with a tea light. Fabulous work...thanks for sharing with us!

Stef H said...

ok. u did it! u rendered me speechless! WOW!!! WOW!!!

hugs :)

Diana Nguyen said...

Fabulous cards!!! Love the lighted cathedral window and all your masculine creations!

Kris B said...

Love your luminary card! Very pretty and creative! Love the ship/sea set, wonderful masculine card! TFS God bless!!

Lena Demyanyuk said...

The card is so creative,I would never even think of candle in it card. OMG this is GREAT idea!! Thank you for sharing.

Cards By Jan said...

OH WOW Chris!! Your cards are just STUNNING!! all of them...so beautiful on the Mother's Day one, and Love the ship!!Wow!!
Hugs

Anita Braddock said...

wow how super cool. great Idea. love the colors and the window is amazing thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Chris, your cards and luminary are so lovely. Love everything about them.

Margie F.

Judy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the embossed backgrounds and embellishments and your luminary card idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Love the luminary, fabulous masculine cards!

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OMGosh, those cathedral cards are amazing!

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