Friday, May 1, 2009

ODBD NEW releases and a sketch challenge!!!!

Happy May Day!!!! It is release day at Our Daily Bread Designs!!! I am showcasing two of the new sets today God Bless America and I Pledge Allegiance! The flag in the set looks so real when colored with the deep shadowed markings that I thought it needed to be showcased to look like a real flag on a pole for this card.

Not only is ODBD releasing new stamps, but there's also a sketch challenge for May! If you choose to play, please watch the ODBD blog for details. The info you need will be posted on Saturday, May 2nd. I have included a picture of the sketch in case you want to get started. Remember to use the ODBDSC03 keyword when posting to online galleries!!!

I decided to use one of the rolling plains scene images from the Memory Box dp. I thought it looked like a scene from anywhere in America. The flag stamp in this set looks just like a flag billowing in the breeze with wonderful shadow detailing and movement.

I decided to color the flag with copic markers, distress the edges with the Ranger distressing tool, and adhere to a wooden skewer to attach to my card. I chose the Pledge of Allegiance as the accompany focal image. I stamped it directly to a more subtle pattern from the Memory Box dp. I used the new released label four Spellbinders to frame the Pledge behind the oval. I also am using some Ranger antique linen to soften the lines.

I finished my card with some Hero Arts textured flowers and button detailing.

ODBD One Nation Under God
Palette Noir, copics, Ranger antique linen
GP white, smokey shadow, memory box dp
Sizzix flower, Hero Arts flowers, Spellbinders, Ranger distressing tool, sponges, wooden skewer, buttons, foam tape


  1. Wow Betty this is outstanding, lovely job.

  2. What an amazing creation Betty!! WOWZER!!

  3. I LOVE the flag "waving" above the blue sky of the dp! SO CREATIVELY FUN!!

  4. Beautiful card! This would be a perfect 4th of July card, or a card sent to a soldier! Love it!

  5. Fabulous Betty, great idea with the flag above and wonderful card.

  6. Betty!!!! This is outrageously FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! What an awesome idea!!! You are the Queen of the day for creativity!! God Bless! Angella

  7. So creative, Betty! Love this!!!

  8. Wow, wow, wow you are so very clever!! This all works together so well Betty!! I love it!
    --Hugs Becca

  9. How cool is this Betty!!! Love the flag!!!!

  10. Beautiful Betty! Love the patriotic flowers and that flag is fabulous!

  11. Gorgeous Betty!! Love the flag waving up high with that gorgeous DP!! The flowers are also awesome!! You rock Girl!!

  12. Betty - this is a gorgeous Set and you really rocked it!!! Love how you added the flag on top!!! I'm gonna save this Sketch and try to finally ink some of my poor neglected ODBD Set's up :)!!!

    Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  13. Girl, you are sooooo clever! This is creative and awesome!! LOVE it!!

  14. So totally creative -- goodness, it's awesome!

  15. So beautiful and creative!! I lvoe the flag flying high and the design paper matches perfectly!!

  16. Hi Betty,
    I couldn't find a place to send you an email so I will give this to you in this post and hope you'll see it. As a fellow sister in Christ and member of WTWSJ, I am passing the 'Exalting Jesus' award to you. Please stop by my blog to see the details.

  17. WOW!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE this!!!


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