Thursday, July 14, 2011

ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge and more!

It is time for  ODBD Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD39)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is  to reuse or recycle.      Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

For my card I am using ODBD Scripture Collection 6, Porch, Serve the Lord, and Dahlia stamp sets.  Today's card is more about reusing and using items a bit differently than before, as well as using items for something other than there intended purpose.

Whenever I craft, I oftentimes cut out lots of different dies and play around with looks for my cards.  I never throw away a die cut piece of cardstock so I keep a stash of precuts in a basket to pull out for a later use.  Today's assignment is perfect for using and reusing some of my precut stash.

After looking at some of the Spellbinder's new release blog frenzy this week, I decided to play around with my Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis squares, Fancy Tags Two, Fancy Tags Three, and Nested Lacey Pennants. 

     Grand Calibur cuts all these wonderfully detailed die cuts out beautifully and with one pass.  Like butter I tell you.  The picture at the top shows the Square Fleur de Lis  die cut in half and put on the card front saloon door styling.  It is open from the top and the bottom with a slight overlap in the center.  The center focal panel is die cut and I centered.  I used the strip in the Nested Lacey Pennants and double ended cut it to create a V cut tab at both ends. I used the sentiment from ODBD Serve the Lord set to stamp inside this pennant.  It was placed perfectly with the stamp a ma jig

The center insert was double ended die cut with one of the tags from Fancy Tags Two.  See picture.  The black cardstock and ivory cardstock are 3 3/8" wide and tucked under and cut to create a new look for a frame.  I staggered the top and bottom just a bit to show the black coming out from behind for added detail and definition.  I stamped the vintage border image from Porch across the top of the panel and the bottom with some chamomille ink.  I cut a square and stamped one of the scripture from ODBD Scripture Collection 6 in the center and once again used the stamp a ma jig for perfect placement.  I added some touches of the dahlia flower using some berry sorbet ink stamped off for a more subtle soft look. 

The cameo and circle flower were reused jewelry items purchased from Micheal's.  I cut the circle off of a fabric collar and attached on top of my seam binding bow.   I cut the cameo off of a bracelet item.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Check out another sample for the challenge designed by Grace Nywening.  

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times: Favorite things ( die cuts, sponging, layers, seam binding)
Anything Goes Challenge The Letter 'D' (Dies)
Pile it on  Favorite Technique (Embossing)Deep Ocean  CardsThe Shabby Tea Room  Flower PowerSpeedy the Cat  Die Cut Crafty Pad   Lots of TextureStamp Insanity  Anything GoesCraft Your Passion Anything GoesMake it Monday  Anything GoesOSAAT   Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Through the Garden Gate
Freshly Brewed 3 of anything (I used three different dies)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
All Sorts Free and Easy


  1. This is beautiful Betty! All the intricate layers add so much interest. ;) I save my scraps too...maybe I can come up with something for this next challenge. ;)

  2. Betty I thought you said you lost your Mojo, well I think you found it and then some!! GORGEOUS!!~

  3. This is gorgeous Betty, I love how you used your nesties!

  4. OMGoodness! I love how you did that with the labels die. I will try that for sure. This is beautiful Betty. So classy and elegant. :)

  5. So elegant and beautiful. Gorgeous creation! "Hugs" Carol

  6. Good gracious Betty this is gorgeous!!! You have so many incredible details here I don't know where to start! I love all the nestie layering and the soft stamping behind the sentiment. Your card design is incredible!!!

  7. OM!!! What a stunning card!!I love how you did the label die very very elegant!!Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  8. What a simply elegant card, Betty! The colors are regal and all those die-cuts...oh my! Just gorgeous!

  9. Simply Stunning! I love the detail of the dies you have used.
    Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
    Love the cameo!

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the idea using die Fancy Tag. Thank You for sharing, I will try this :)

  12. This is absolutely beautiful and amazing!! Glad I found your blog! I'm a new follower ... Pls follow me back!

  13. This is just stunning!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. Your card is Amazing. I love every detail you put into this card. Thank you for joining us at craft your passion challenges and good luck.


  15. Absolutely gorgeous Betty! Amazing as always! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and The Shabby Tea Room!!


  16. Betty, this card is stunning!!! So very, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


  17. Betty, your cards are always so exquisite!! I would call this one "Night at the Opera" with the colors and all the ornate details.

  18. I love this! Its stunning-elegant and striking :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s Please feel free to pop by my blog and enter my candy :-)

  19. I love your card. It's absolutly stunning! Thanx for playing with us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.
    Renee DT

  20. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  21. wow this is just beautiful, I love everything about it!!

    thanks for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  22. WOW this is just beautiful and very 'green' too with your recycling!
    I love your ribbon rose and fab use of nesties

    Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our favourites and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  23. Betty--this is absolutely gorgeous! Very feminine and elegant! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  24. Stunning Betty, just beautiful, and very elegant.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  25. Oh Betty ~ This is so beautiful...that flower is amazingly done! The papers, the nestabilities, colors, all of it...just perfect! As always!!

  26. Wow Betty this is exquisite. I love the die cuts you used and your beautiful attention to detail. This is spectacular. Thanks for playing at Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope to see you again this week!

  27. Wow this is fantastic, very elegant, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck.

  28. Hi Betty

    Oh my,this is absolutely beautiful! So elegant, the flower is gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  29. So pretty, Betty! Love the creative uses for the Spellbinders dies!! Thanks for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room :)

  30. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room, I hope you play again in our newest challenge!

  31. Hello there!
    OMG, I totally adore this!
    Such a good thing you joined our challenge so I could find this gorgeous blog of yours :)
    AMAZING work, love all of the use of Spellbinders and the fold and colours are tremendous :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
    Welcome back!

  32. Could this be any more gorgeous?!?! Your cards and creations always are, but this one is elegant and dramatic and beautiful! I love the black. It makes everything just pop. The use of your spellbinders is just genius.

    Thank you for sharing it with us and for playing along at our Triple Play challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs

    Heather D.

  33. wow...What an awesome design. Just gorgeous!

  34. Wowzers Miss Betty! This is Absolutely Gogrgeous! Love how you did the label dies.. So creative and just So Pretty! 8-)



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