Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hello!!! It is release time at ODBD!!! This month we have something extra special!!! We have a bread basket design team blog hop to showcase the three new sets released!!! We also have a Three For Thee challenge you can participate in to have a chance to win one of the new releases. Keep reading to find out how to play!

For my card, I am using the newly released ODBD Get Well and Friendship sets. The challenge is to create a pocket of any type. For my pocket challenge, I created a simple slot pocket design. This pocket measures 3 7/8 X 2 7/8. This size is perfect for adding scripture or a gift card directly to the front of your card or to the inside.

My slot pocket is scored with the score pal and folded at the bottom. I opted to create a warm vintage feel to my card. I am using some ranger ink antique linen to give a soft glow. I also added the soft suede ink around the edges of the creams and soft suede cardstock to create some aged depth to the paper. I decided to do some faux stitching. I used the ornare piercing pad. The pad and piercing tool are fabulous. The mat is big enough to work with so I do not have to move the paper so much or at all. Just slide the piercing template of choice around and that helps keep things lined up properly. I went over the pierced holes with a fine tip permanent marker to create the faux stitching. I sanded around all of the edges and the stitched part to make it alittle more distressed. The edges more so because my cutting blade was starting to dull a bit. I backed my pocket with a frame and added small portion of a fiskars border punch to mimic the look of the background dp image.

For my actual tag, I am using a label four spellbinders nestabilities die cut. I stamped using vintage cream pigment ink and clear embossed. I sponged some soft suede over the whole area and buff off the ink on the embossed scripture. I did the dtp technique with the vintage cream ink around the edges.

Here is a closeup of the tag showing the embossed as well as the dtp edge detailing.

To finish my tag I added coordinating ribbon and some pearls. I wanted my pearl accents alittle darker so I altered them with a copic marker.

Don't forget to keep hopping along to the following bread basket blogs to see what they created with pockets using the new sets. As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!


A Three For Thee Challenge. You are to make a pocket card of any type. Here are the key points, but more details can be found at the ODBD blog!

  • Make a pocket card of any style, shape, with as many pockets as you want. There are numerous tutorials on SCS in the Resources Section (link it) that you can use, or come up with your own design.
  • Link your card to the ODBd Blog (link) by Thurs Sept. 17, 8PM EST. Winners will be announced on the ODBd blog on Sat. Sept. 19.
  • Anyone can play along, but only those using ODBd Stamps as the main focal point will be eligible to win. 4. Be sure to visit the ODBd Blog on Sept 19 to find out who won!

Stamps ODBD Get Well and Friendship Paper Soft suede, rose red, thoroughly modern dp, PTI vintage cream Ink Soft suede, rose red, and ranger antique linen Accessories Fiskars Border Punch, Nestabilieis, ornare piercing mat, sponges, copics, pearl domes, sponges, sanding blocks, score pal, ribbon


  1. OOH, I love your pocket card, Betty!!! The sponging and faux stitching look awesome! Absolutely gorgeous design!

  2. This is soooo Gorgeous Betty!!! The sponging looks fantastic, love your tag too!

  3. Betty doesn't get any more gorgeous then this!!!

  4. OMgoodness Betty THIS is GORGEOUS! Your color chices are soooo pretty and I love the front pocket, the stitching and sponging... what a great insert too!!! Fabulous design and post!!!

  5. WOW - Betty - this is gorgeous!!! You added so many beautifuld details to your card - I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. Oh, I just adore chocolate and raspberry colors together--they make my mouth water! This is sooo pretty Betty--I love your stitching, and the extra special touches that you've added! Gorgeous!

  7. OMGosh, Betty, this is such a GORGEOUS card!!! I love those colors (Ypu are so good with colors :D) and those scriptures, WOW!!! I need all of those new sets :D:D:D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  8. I adore pink and brown together and you totally made a GORGEOUS pocket card!!

  9. This is gorgeous Betty!! I love how you incorporated yesterday's sketch into this pocket card!! Awesome colors and design!! Gorgeous stitching too!! So many awesome details...too many to list! Love it!!

  10. Hi Betty! Your card is GORGEOUS! (I finally figured out my comment issue! If anyone ever tells you that they can't leave comments on your blog like I described to you before, tell them to try IE instead of Firefox!!) :-)Traci

  11. Brown and pink together are gorgeous! Beautiful card, Betty!

  12. *gasp* Betty!! bee-u-ti-ful!! I so wanna be you when I grow up!

  13. Whan a piece of inspiration this is Betty!! Stunningly gorgeous and I love that tag look!! Beautiful colors together also, thanks for sharing!

  14. So happy to have found ODBD blog and your blog... beautiful work here!

  15. Oh my goodness Betty!!! I never would have thought of pairing soft suede and rose red! Magnificent inspiration here!!!

  16. absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the color combo-just beautiful!

  17. I love the colors you chose! Vintage and chic at the same time!! Gorgeous work as usual, Betty! :)

  18. Stunning, Betty!! Love these colors, and that tag is just so pretty!! The stitching and sponging are just the perfect touches!

  19. Beautiful card Betty!! I just love how clever that pocket is!
    --Hugs Becca

  20. Wow, wow, wow Betty! Fabulously done my friend! It's just absolutely beautiful!

  21. What a stunning card Betty!!! I love your rich colours and the vintage feel of this card. Your pocket and pop out verse is fabulous!!! Love the bling butterflies too!!!

  22. Giving this type of card to the friend is so helpful in this we can write the things that we can tell to the friends and by this we can give message to them.

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