Thursday, October 25, 2012



For the Love  
of  Animals Hop!
 
Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Animals! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the post is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until Wednesday, November 7th at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Animals!

I am first on the hop this week, so if  you got here from the ODBD Blog, you are in the right place.  

 

For my card I am using ODBD Sing for Joy, Weave Background, and Sacred Christmas stamp sets. 




I stamped the cardinal image and colored with copics.  The cardinal I cut out and attached on top of the initial stamped image.  I added some glitter touches to the pine needles and cone for added dimension and sparkle.  The sentiment was stamped using a stamp a ma jig for perfect placement.  This panel also received some stamped images from the smaller pine needle and pine cone that come in the Sing for Joy set.  I just used a fine linen ink for a lighter effect.  


As for the background, I just LOVE this weave background stamp.  I stamped it using Champagne Versamark.  It has a subtle shimmery effect.  However, what I love about it the most is that the watermark image is richer.  A more pronounced watermark look.  I think this design finishes the Christmas card off beautifully.  I am trying to come up with some flatter cards for mailing.  While this one does have some dimension, it is not so much that regular mailing is not feasible...I hope!  I am using the sketch from this week's I Spy Sketches 38. 


 As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!  Next up is the wonderfully talented Connie's blog.


Betty

49 comments:

  1. Betty this is gorgeous!!! Love how you used the weave background and the sparkle is gorgeous!!!

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  2. Oh, this cardinal is so pretty. It looks like it just pops off the branch. Beautiful sentiment.

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  3. this is beautiful Betty-love the layout-it lets your cardinal take center stage

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  4. beautiful! love that bg, too... perfect for the cardinal!

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  5. wow, this is gorgeous all in red!

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  6. LOVE this!!!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I thought you used a patterned paper!!!!!!!! LOVE how you did your own background paper!!!!!!! It looks ELEGANT!!!!!!!!!!! AND of course, the BIRD IMAGE is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!AND the glitter on the pine & cones is VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  7. Elegant and beautiful~fantastic work!

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  8. Lovely rich colors and design! And I have to cheer for any cardinal! :)

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  9. Your card is beautiful. The shimmer of the glitter on the pine needles and pinecone are great and the colors are so right. I love your idea of flat cards for mailing.

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  10. This is gorgeous! Cardinals are my favorite bird :) Love all the sparkle on your pine needles!

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  11. Hi Betty,
    I was hoping there would be a beautiful red cardinal card and you've done one - fabulous! The shimmer on the pine needles and cones, plus the lovely weave background (isn't it nice!) really set off the cardinal beautifully! What a great start to another fun hop :)

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  12. What beautiful results with the BG stamp. Like the touch of glitter in the needles.

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  13. So pretty. Your coloring of the cardinal is awesome. Love the shimmer on the pine needles. Great card. TFS

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  14. Gorgeous cardinal!! Love the sparkle.

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  15. Beautiful Betty!! The weave bg in red is so striking! It looks a bit like feathers with your bold bird in the forefront!! WOW!

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  16. So very gorgeous Betty! I love how you've set up the sketch and the out of the box stamping!

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  17. Love your card; great details. BG is perfect to highlight this image. Thanks for sharing

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  18. Oh Betty...this is soooo pretty!! I love this bird, and love your layout and colours!!
    Hugs

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  19. Stunning!! Very beautiful card!!

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  20. This is so beautiful! I love the stamp.. and your coloring is amazing. I love the bit of sparkle also! Just wonderful!

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  21. Beautiful card, Betty! Love your rich colors and your simple layout.

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  22. I just love the cardinal in this card. It is beautiful! Love the card. Hugs, Jeanne

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  23. Beautiful card. Love the cardinal and the coloring.

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  24. Gorgeous Betty!!! Love all the red and the design is awesome!!

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  25. Your bird is so pretty and the sparkles make it look like a winter frost!

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  26. What a gorgeous card and one that brings back special memories. There was a cardinal family in the trees in my grandparents' backyard and I enjoyed seeing them and feeding them as a child. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  27. Beautiful card...the cardinal is so striking in the winter here..I have many photos taken of them!! Let's you know that God created a most striking being!!

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  28. Betty I haven't been by for SO long! Sorry! This is gorgeous too...perfect touches of shimmer and beautiful rich colors! Hope you're doing well!

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  29. Your card has a regal look about it, perhaps the tilt of that beautiful Cardinal. Betty I hope you will stop by my house and perhaps even join. I like glimmer/sparkle on cards. God has BLESSED us all, Carole

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  30. beautiful card. I love the rich colors, the background stamp worked perfectly, and the glitter addition really makes this card stand out. thank you for sharing.

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  31. Stunning card Betty....I love the sparkle on the pine boughs and your coloring is absolute perfection!

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  32. Wowzer Betty!! Exquisite!! Love your rich coloring and your design!!! Beautiful!! Love the added sparkle!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  33. Lovely coloring, pretty stamping on the tag and such pretty paper going with it

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  34. Beautiful cardinal. Love the card.

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  35. Beautiful bird...I love red. Lovely card you've created. Jan D., Florida

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  36. Beautiful card...Love the stamp....

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  37. Betty, I love the stamp set and your card - and especially the sparkle!!

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  38. Betty,
    I love this card. Your cardinal is colored perfectly. I need tro try my hand at coloring like that.
    Vicky

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  39. Betty, this is such a pretty card for the holidays! Hugs ~S~

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  40. This is so pretty. Love the bg and your sparkles on the branches, perfectly done to showcase that pretty bird. TFS..:0)

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  41. Very pretty--I like the subtle weave background.

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  42. This is such a beautiful card! The color & woven background make it look RICH!

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  43. Beautiful card, great coloring (especially like the slightly blurred effect on the evergreen bough). I've never used Dazzle before (although I do use regular Versamark frequently) and I often wondered what the difference is. I think it makes your background look a bit liked embossed velvet.

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  44. Beautiful card! I love how you made the watermark background to add dimension. The cardinal is so pretty!

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  45. Very nicely done. Love the weave background; it really added dimension and a wonderful backdrop for your cardinal.
    Karen L 1020at gmail dot com

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  46. Great job on the cardinal. And thanks for explaining to me how to better use my Versamark.

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  47. Holy smokes! Super cool card!! Love the coloring and the layout!

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