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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hello Friends!! I don't know about you but boy am I ready for Spring!! The temperature here has been unseasonably COLD!!  Yesterday we woke up to 9 in NY I expected that but not here in VA!!

Today I am popping in to share a card for this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!  We are thinking warm and Spring!!!

This week's challenge is:
Make and Easter Card or Project!!

I decided to make a card that was not too frilly for a couple rather than just plain feminine.  I used darker masculine colors but still added a couple flourishes and a bow.  I just love this little lamb from The Shepherd!!  I colored him with copics and sponged the background.  The lamb is framed with ODBD's Elegant Ovals.

The shape of the card uses Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles as does the inner  framing.  The inside of that frame was cut out and lattice was adhered on the inside using Spellbinders Lattice . Behind the lattice an old olive panel. The bow is Mauve May Arts Silk ribbon.  The flourishes are created using Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish.

Our Daily Bread Designs, The Shepherd, Chris Olsen

Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: The Shepherd
ODBD Dies Used:  Elegant Oval Dies
Dies:  Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders Lattice, Spellbinders Banners, Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish
Accessories:  The bow is Mauve May Arts Silk ribbon tied with the bow easy.

Our Daily Bread Designs, The Shepherd

I also made this card, When I think of how Jesus died for me, I think of the Song Amazing Grace!!

I used this month's ODBD release Chalkboard- Amazing Grace . The paper is from Echo Park Vintage Collection. The border is created with Spellbinders Parisian Accents.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Chalkboard- Amazing Grace, Chris Olsen
Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps UsedChalkboard- Amazing Grace
Dies:  Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Paper: Echo Park Vintage Collection
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon, Green Seam Binding, Black Pearls

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 February 24th to join us.    You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward 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!!

I hope you are having a great beginning to your week and that more blessings are bestowed on you in this coming week!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I would love you to leave a comment so I knew you were here.



cheryl said...

oh wow Hun these are simply stunning,the detail is just fantastic love them hugs Cherylxxxx

Meghan Olsen said...

Wow mom I love these cards!! I especially love the sheep it so cute and you know I love green!! The sweet coloring is wonderful!! Gorgeous flourishes!!
Love the chalkboard card too!!


Anonymous said...

Two stunning designs Chris!! I love that darling lamb and your chalkboard design is amazing my dear! HUGS :)

Sandra H said...

Both cards Chris are so lovely x

Amy Johnson said...

It's cold here too! I'm so ready for Spring. Lovely cards. love the color combo on the first one and the design on the second.

Cathymac said...

Both card are gorgeous, Chris! I just love the way you layer your dies! The lattice through the Resplendent rectangle looks wonderful! What a beautiful way to frame that adorable lamb! The music score is a perfect background for the Amazing Grace chalkboard image...Blessings to you!

Deb said...

wow, stunning cards Chris, love the little lamb and the Amazing Grace stamp is fabulous!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning Chris!

Grace said...

Both are totally gorgeous Chris! I love the framing of the top one with the rich brown and beautifully colored image! Love the dp and layout of the second!


Kathy said...

Both are gorgeous, Chris! I just love this little lamb set and you colored it beautifully! The chalkboard image is awesome with the music paper too! Blessings! Kathy

Conniecrafter said...

pretty coloring on the first and love the framing of the card, the big bow sets it off nicely! the music border on the second on is neat touch with the image

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!! What beautiful cards!! I love the coloring of the cute little sheep with the die cut frame and green bow!!
The second one is equally stunning!! I love the dp, colors and the double layer bow!!
Love you!!

Cards By Jan said...

Beautiful lil lamb card Chris!! I love the striking colours...Beautiful!!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Chris - both of your cards are beyond Stunning!! I love how you matted the Shepherd stamp in black - really makes the image POP. And your sweet image is colored beautifully! Also love your Chalkboard stamp and the papers and ribbon you've used on this one. Beautifully done!
Hugs & Blessings,


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