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Sunday, January 25, 2009

I just received the sets from Our Daily Bread Designs for the New Release on February 1st. These sets are fantastic!!! I could not wait to ink up my first one!! In addition to inking up my first one, I decided I also had to challenge myself and meet some of the many challenges I haven't done in the last few weeks. So....I met five challenges with this card!! Woohoo!!
The first challenge was posted by one of my fellow bloggers JuieStamps at Splash of Color. Her challenge was to make a butterfly card that included glitter. I punched out my black butterflies using a butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. I then stamped the daylily stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs and embossed it with holographic embossing powder to create the detail on the wings. The remaining challenges are Splitcoast Challenges. I used Color Challenge 188 using pink pirouette, basic black and white.
I used the Limited Supply Challenge 204 making black my focal point and the frame in my card. I also stamped the small lily pattern from Our Daily Bread Designs new release "I am the Way" to create a patterned border around the edge. The lilies were stamped in black and embossed with black on the black paper.
The layout I used was from Splitcoasts Sketch Challenge 212. To create the "Love" in the oval at the bottom of the card I used a white plastic "Love" that was enclosed in some confetti that I found in the bridal department and embossed it in black. I was afraid it might melt when I embossed it but it turned out!!! The strip which goes down the middle is dry embossed with a cuttlebug folder. The ribbon is a black velvet. Since I did not receive my heart nestabilities in the mail yet, and I wanted to try to make a Valentine's Day card with this set, I used paper lace doilies. The black heart was originally white, I inked it up black and embossed it in black in order to keep the black focal point that I wanted.
The last challenge I wanted to do was to use tacky glitter around the edge of the card (Technique Lover's Challenge 202).

My biggest challenge of all on this card was to limit myself on the amount of pearls, crystal or gems. I did it!!! I only used one pink crystal!!! I have taken over 20 pictures of this card to capture the colors and sparkle and finally just had to settle for this one. I hope you are able to see all of the details!! Anyone who has been watching my cards knows that I LOVE bling! I wanted the stamps and technique to be my focal point on this card.
I will be posting more previews of feature releases of Our Daily Bread Designs this coming week. I know my fellow stamping buddies on the design team will be as well. Although some of those lucky girls are at the CHA conference in Anaheim this week. Betty posted a card using this same set today as well. It is beautiful!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card... and you incorporated so many challenges. Great Job! Thank you for joining in my challenge!

Stamp Maryland said...

Your card turned out wonderful! It is beautiful.


Susan (peebsmama) said...

How cool that you combined so many challenges. This is a lovely card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a beautiful card. What wonderful detailing.

Becky said...

Girl you are working these challenges :). This is gorgeous. I love the heart and the lace inside of it.

Ellibelle said...

This is just beautiful! I love that heart with those flowers. So perfect!

Ann said...

Beautiful! I love the pink and black together!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card! lovely, lovely work!!

Unknown said...

great card!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Chris, so full of wonderful detail. Hugs Nikki x

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your card is absolutely amazing, Chris! All of the design work, embossing and every detail is wonderful! I am impressed by all of your cards (and your lovely daughters) but this card just blows me away!

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful card! Congrats on meeting so many challenges in one!

Kelley said...

How did you ever hold back on the pearls? LOL!! Great the PINK!!


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