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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

ODBDSLC215 - Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps

Thank you for all your gorgeous entries in the Fall Inspiration challenge. It's time for a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs - this fortnight the challenge, ODBDSLC215, is Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps. For this challenge you must use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. Here is my card (with a bonus bookmark!):

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, Sand Dollar Bookmark, Ocean Treasures, Beautiful Borders, Christian Faith, handmade card, Elegant Ovals, Joy in a Jar, Antique Labels and Borders

For my bookmark I've stamped the Legend of the Sand Dollar from Our Daily Bread Designs Sand Dollar Bookmark using Memento Tuxedo Black onto some DP from ODBD Christmas 2013 Paper Collection. I've then diecut it using ODBD Bookmark dies and before removing it from the die I inked around the edge using Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. I diecut another (same size) bookmark from some light brown Bazzill textured cardstock and adhered this to the back of the Sand Dollar Bookmark (so that the bookmark looks nice on both sides). I added some organza ribbon at the top.

I've made my bookmark a little "holder" by diecutting two panels of the largest dies from ODBD Elegant Ovals dies. I scored and folded one of them (about 3/4 way down) and cut off the last 1/4 of the other diecut so that I could adhere the second one to the folded part of the first one and the shape of the elegant oval still lines up. I've then diecut then next size smaller ODBD Elegant Ovals dies out of some DP from ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection and inked with Distress Ink Stormy Sky while it was still in the die. I then cut off the bottom 1/4 (to match the larger panel) and added a little more ink across the bottom.

I didn't want to add glue or tape around the edge of my "holder" (as my bookmark may then not fit!) so I decided to add some brads to keep them together but wanted the make the front a little prettier so I used part of a diecut from ODBD Beautiful Borders dies.

For the sentiment panel I stamped the outline from Our Daily Bread Designs Joy in a Jar using Memento Tuxedo Black onto some DP from ODBD Christmas 2013 Paper Collection. The sentiment is then stamped in the middle and comes from Our Daily Bread Designs Ocean Treasures stamp set. I've then diecut it using ODBD Antique Labels and Border Dies.

My blue background DP (from ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection) has been stamped all over using the sand dollar image from Our Daily Bread Designs Ocean Treasures stamp set and Distress Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Here is a close-up:

The light brown and blue card that I've used is Bazzill textured cardstock and I've added some more organza ribbon and a bow to finish off my card.

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC215 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 19 October 2014 EDT to join us (or 8 am Monday, 20 October 2014 AWST). By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate that can be used towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” in the ODBD store; or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge! The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Remember - for this challenge you must use ODBD stamps!!

ODBD products used on my card:

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very creative and very inspirational Elizabeth! Love the distressing and especially love the embossed sand dollar background! Beautifully done!

  2. What a beautiful card Elizabeth!! I just love your combo of all the dies, stamps and paper!! Your distressing and the layout as well as the embossed sand dollar background are such gorgeous details and textures!

  3. love the colors you put together, so beautiful!! and these dies work so wonderfully together, thanks so much for your inspiration!!

  4. Love how you've made a pocket for your bookmark! I love that Legend of the Sand Dollar poem! Your bg embossed with sand dollars is really fun and adds so much texture. I'm glad you added the close up photo of that so we could see! Love the pretty white sheer ribbon too!

  5. What a beautiful card and bookmark, Elizabeth! I think one can never have too many bookmarks!! And this is a wonderful and clever design to add a "pocket" for it on the card! Your card is beautiful, and I love the colors and beautiful texture with the embossing! Another beauty, sweet friend! Hugs!

  6. Beautiful....love the idea of the bookmark.

  7. I think bookmark cards are IN. Yours is so nicely laid out and the sand color reminded me of the beach or seashore. Thank you for posting your art with us this week during our 152nd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping you have a fun day, full of creativity, with buckets of blessings as you work, and play.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  8. What a Gorgeous card and book mark. Wonderful warm colors.


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