Thursday, January 28, 2010

Stamping In Time: On Assignment(SNTODBD02)!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time: On Assignment with Betty! Check out the ODBD blog post for more details and to find out how to play! The assignment is to use ODBD Sing to the Lord stamp set. We are adding dimension and texture to our cards this week! I have added a whole lot to my card. You can add a little bit or a whole bunch it is your choice! Think of different ways to add dimension and texture. It is not just limited to embossing folders and pop dots. There are many ways to add dimension and texture.

I have paper pieced my flowers in the focal stamped image using the SEI First Kiss Pearl Paper. I used this same dp for the background of the card. This paper is gorgeous and has a subtle embossed flower and pearl sheen that is gorgeous. The additonal layer of paper piecing adds subtle dimension along with the dimension of the dp itself. I colored my birdie, cut him out, and popped him up for even more added dimension.

Next, I sort of faux layered or pieced my die cuts. I layered the Spellbinders Grand 12" Lace Border with a piece of striped SEI Secret Rendevous Glitter Paper on the top and two additional layers of color beneath to give a paper pieced layered look. I also, pieced two other Spellbinder labels to create a shadow effect on the central panel and more sections on the background label shape. These are NOT whole pieces of die cuts, but literally scraps that I die cut out and pieced behind the labels. I love this effect and use it all the time to get more umph from my die cuts as well as use some scraps! Yet more ways to get dimension and a different form of texture to a card.

I finished with even more forms of dimension and textures with pearls, metallic dew drops, bling, and ribbon! Now it is your turn to bring on the dimension and texture! I used the bow easy to get my fou fou bow. Here is Angie's pictoral tuturial with the bow easy!

My BOW EASY TIP! I am lefthanded and I must use this thing backwards. It is hard for me to hold the ribbon in place, thread, and tie. To solve this dilemma, I ran my adhesive dots directly to the bow easy side that I hold onto. I place the ribbon gently over the top and make my bow. It frees up my hand a bit to pull the ribbon through and loop. Best part, the bow frees easily once made, but stays put during the making process! Thought I would share. I hope it helps someone!

Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, your comments are greatly appreciated!


  1. What a lovely card with such a joyful message! Love the beautiful bird, the colors, layout, everything!!
    Have a fabulous day, Betty!

  2. LOVE it Betty, it's gorgeous hun! Love that sentiment and all of your layers and embellies too!

  3. Betty, this is just beautiful!!! You have loads of texture there. I love that popped up bird!!!

  4. WOWZER GF - this is FABULOUS!!! I love your signuture layers...I have this set and try to play hopefully today!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. WOW!!! Stunning card, Betty! I love all your layers and other gorgeous details!

  6. Very pretty and a wonderful layout Betty!

  7. I'm a lefty too...good tip! GORGEOUS card!!!

  8. Another fun challenge!! Your card is gorgeous!! Love your coloring, colors and that stunning bow!! Love all the layers. I will join in on this challenge for sure! Just have to find the right moment...

  9. You are so amazing!!! thank you for continuing to use the bowdabra. Please email me directly at because I would love to have you as a guest contributor at and at our new non profit.

    thank you again for all of your support of the bowdabra!!!


  10. Betty I just can't say enough about this beautiful card! I have considered this set my favorite ODBD set for quite a while though these new ones are making me think....but your challenge is fantastic and this card is beautiful!!! Hope you are not snowed in... we are buried!!!

  11. I just love all the dimension and texture you have added to this masterpiece, have showcased the gorgeous images beautifully!!!

  12. Excellent card and I loooove the bird! Thanks also for the Bow Easy tip for people who are left handed!!

    Cheryl S.


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