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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope you all are receiving more sunshine than we are here in Virginia.  It is so hard to believe it is Spring.  Our temperatures have been in the 50's to low 60's, windy and rainy.  Just kind of blah and makes you feel tired and lazy.

With Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought I would make a Mother's Day card incorporating this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD which is to use four letters from the word Spring to make a card.  Using the sets Happy Mother's Day and Mother's Day as well as the Quatrefoil Pattern Die from Our Daily Bread designs, I created a card to meet this challenge.

 Here are the letters and ingredients used:
S= Scallops, Silk, P= Pink, Poppy, R=Ribbon, I=Ink, N=Nestabilities, G=Green.

I apologize for the quality picture...I had an awful time photographing this card.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Chris Olsen, Happy Mother's Day, Mother's Day, Quatrefoil Pattern Die

My background was created by layering ink on my brayer and rolling it over an embossing folder (Darice Fleur De Lis).  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 . The image is Mother's Day colored with copics cut out with the poppy die cut and adhered with dimensionals on the Spellbinders Labels four and Gold Labels Four

Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Happy Mother's Day and Mother's Day
ODBD Dies Used:  Quatrefoil Pattern DieCustom Odbd Recipe and Tags die 
Spellbinders Dies Used: Labels 4, Gold Labels Four and A2 Scalloped Borders One
Ink: Bridal Bouquet, Black, Copics

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until May 12th to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations.

 We hope you will join us for this week's challenge!!  We can't wait to see your creation!!

Thanks for stopping by!!   I so appreciate when you leave a comment so I know you were here.
I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  


challenges I am entering my card in:
Crafty Sentiments  Use a Sentiment Celebrate the Occasion #111 Happy Mothers Day Cuttin & Stampin Challenges   #18 Mother's Day Party Time Tuesdays  #119 Mother's Day Tuesday Throwdown #146 My Mother, My Friend Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes (free scripture available)


JD/ Jill said...

This is so elegant and beautifully done!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the framed strip you created with the qf die! Such an elegant and beautiful card with the delicate layers and soft textures. Just beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

This card is stunning Chris! ~Diane

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning x

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning. Jaw Dropping!

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh Chris, so many beautiful things here.....where do I begin? I love the pink and the elegant feel. Your cards always amaze me. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us this week. Your participation is always an extra special blessing! Have a wonderful week.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. Our challenge this month at V's Sweet Ideas is Mother's Day - it's a May Challenge so you are welcome to share. The prize is a Freckled Fawn stamp set of your choice. Thought you might like to join us.

Your cards are always SO pretty - I just want EVERYONE to be able to see them. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!

Jo Ann said...

Oh wow, Chris! This is so awesome. Love how you inked the embossing folder to makes such a fabby background. Nothing but perfection! Thank you for blessing us with your gorgeous artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Big hugs!


Patsy Paterno said...

What a truly lovely card! Love everything about it! Patsy

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Stef H said...

and to think i just LOOK at my dies! go figure!

this is absolutely stunning!

hugs :)

Jennipher said...

Chris this is absolutely gorgeous! The most beautiful card made for this challenge by the team. I'm pinning it to my ODBD inspiration board on pinterest.

TeresaK said...

Ohhh wow, this is just so beautiful! What a special card! I love the layered look of lace, the ribbon and the flower!
Thanks for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge blog!

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Kathy said...

Wowzers, Chris, this is stunning! I just love everything on this, especially the background! Beautifully done! Blessings! Kathy

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Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

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Cathymac said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Chris! The colors and style is so feminine and perfect for a Mother's Day card. Love the background and as always your beautiful layers! Hugs!

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Chris! I just love the soft pink and white... the embossing, the dies and the beautiful poppy! Who wouldn't just love to receive this?!!

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Pauline said...

Chris this is absolutely stunning! Love the soft colours, so elegant.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, this is so soft and pretty. Love the perfect for Mother's Day!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Chris this is incredibly beautiful, it looks such an expensive creation, very classy and elegant, amazing work.
lorraine x

Conniecrafter said...

Stunning, such pretty framing for the flower and such lovely colors, such pretty use of all the dies!!

Craftyanny said...

A gorgeous cardChris, pretty and elegant.
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
Anne x

Hey Hey Paula said...

Gorgeous card. I love everything - the colors, the image, the embossing. Thanks for playing with us at PTT.

Anna Jasiolek said...

Very elegant and sophisticated card, love this embossing. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Anna xxx

rachel said...

this is stunning - thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

Nicki Olsen said...

Stunning Mom!! I love the pinks with the white, texture, and the dies!!Such an elegant design!!Love you!!

Kelley said...

GORGEOUS!! Wow, totally awesome!!!


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