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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ODBDSLC123 Poinsettia Christmas Easel Card

This is my third week as guest designer on Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team for the month of September, and I am enjoying it so much!

Here are the details for this month's challenge:

ODBDSLC123- Stamp Your Own Background

This week's challenge:

Stamp your own background on a card or project. (You can use one stamp or several...your choice)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, September 23rd at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, September 23rd at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC123. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

Jan Marie Ennenga
, Chris Olsen, Jan Keen, Lori Ulrich,
Kathy Roney, and Rosemary Dennis.

For my card, I decided to make the background using the beautiful Joy to the World Hymn. I wanted my card to be 5x7, so I mounted it onto gold mirror card, and mounted that onto this metallic gold poinsettia paper I had in my stash.

For the focal point, I used ODBD's gorgeous Ornaments Set, and cut it out with Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament Dies.

For the base of the easel, I used ODBD's Blessed Christmas Set, and cut it out with their custom Poinsettia Die. This perfectly matched die, cut all of those intricate leaves and stems in just a few seconds!

All stamping was done with VersaMark, and the embossing was done using Superfine Detail Gold. The shading on the ornament was done with Distress Antique Linen, and all of the outline stickers have been in my stash for years. The pearls are Queen & Co, and all the coloring was done with Copics.

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful entries in this challenge!


Saints Rule! said...

This is amazing Kathi! I love the rich coloring! Those poinsettias are so lifelike! Easel cards are so very pretty and yours is AMAZING! I love how you worked that background image too! So much eye candy to behold! Hugs and blessings...


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning easel card Kathi!! I just love the musical background with the beautifully colored poinsettia!! Your sponging, flourishes, and addition of gold are the perfect touches. So elegant!!

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, so rich and elegant!

Cards By Jan said...

What a beautiful card Katherine!! I love this ornament set very pretty, and love the poinsettia on the bottom part!!

Marisa Job said...

This is a beautiful card!! Love the images too!

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely stunning, kathi!! so many gorgeous details and i love the poinsettias!! hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card...Loveyour poitsetties and the detail of your card...

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Kathi this is STUNNING!!!

Betty Wright said...

Kathi, this is wonderful! Love the combination of stamps used and all the wonderful backgrounds and focal elements. Stunning card!

Kelley said...

Kathi, this card is so beautiful! It is one of my favorite sets and you have made a wonderful card!

Grace said...

Oh Kathi this is beyond gorgeous!!! I love love love how you used these stamps! What an awesome job you have been doing for ODBD this month!!! We are so appreciative of all the inspiration you've given us all!

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous card, Kathi! I love all the gold and the hymn for the background! It looks so beautiful in the detail gold embossing! Just stunning! Blessings! Kathy

Jan Marie said...

This is so very beautiful!! Love the combination of sets you've used and the color combination!! Beautiful work!! Hugs and blessings!!

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Hi... New to your site. Found you via ODBD. Just wanted to let you know how beautiful this card is.