Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs For the Love of Christmas 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 ODBD Christmas sets! 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, July 18th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the festive inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Christmas sets!

If you have arrived from Connie's fabulous blog, you are progressing along the hop perfectly!

I've chosen to use ODBD's "Joy to the World" stamp set for my design today:




I realize that brown tones are not typical for Christmas cards, but thought that this paper was perfect with stripes reading as wood grain for Baby Jesus' birth in a stable. And, I'm fairly certain that there was not bright red and kelly green present at the time. The stripes on the paper are slightly metallic, which you cannot see in the photo, so it does present a bit of glimmer and gleam.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, then die cut with a Spellbinder's Square die.

I stamped the Isaiah 9:6 Bible verse from the set onto a panel and mounted it inside of the card.

Coppery brads and wired ribbon add final touches to my design.

Be sure to head over to the talented Kathy's blog next...she's awaiting your arrival with a gorgeous design!

Thanks so much for joining us today!


71 comments:

marybabet said...

This is so pretty! I am getting in the mood to make christmas cards. I like the wood background with this card as well as the colors you used to color in with. I also.like that the card can also be masculine.

marybabet said...

This is so pretty! I am getting in the mood to make christmas cards. I like the wood background with this card as well as the colors you used to color in with. I also.like that the card can also be masculine.

kathi17 said...

Your card is beautiful. I thought the paper was like a rustic wood stable even before I read your post! That background and the ribbon are the perfect touches for the stamp!

StampnInkLady said...

Your card is just perfect Deb! It depicts the true time of Jesus!

Queen Mary said...

Deb, I love your card with the woodgrain and browns! I think it's perfect for Christmas and it's as if I'm seeing this image for the first time - I'm going to have to think about this year's Christmas card a little more! Thank you!

Judy McMullen said...

Lovely! Such a beautiful way to focus on the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus!!

Dawn said...

yes, perfect for your paper! lovely, Deb!!

Cathymac said...

Very pretty, Deb! Your choice of paper is perfect for this beautiful image depicting the birth of our Lord!

Linda R. said...

Very pretty card. Love your wood like background.

Janice said...

so pretty!

Verna said...

The "Joy to the World" set is my favorite! I may be making my Christmas cards this year!

Chrisd said...

I have this special stamp ion my wish list. I really love the woodgrain paper with the wonderful manger image on your card.

Annette S said...

This card is so good. I love the unfussy simplicity that gets the message of Christmas over.

Becky said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful image and love the design paper.

Conniecrafter said...

That paper does give the look of wood grain and it goes perfect with your image as well as the ribbon does!

Clare said...

This card is wonderful the way you've used the striped paper as wood grain. Great thinking outside the box!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a beautiful card, Deb! I love the "humble" colors you used....perfect! Blessings, Angie

Shelia said...

This is such a beautiful card that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. I love that you used the brown background - I immediately thought of the stable and Christ's humble birthplace. Well done!

Susan M said...

Really lovely card. This stamp set is wonderful and the paper and bow go perfectly.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Very pretty. I like the way you used the wood background to carry the manger motif throughout the card.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. love the look of the old thanks for sharing your Awesome card. love the added Ribbon
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jan farnworth said...

very nice card.

Linda Carlson said...

Once again, your coloring is absolutely exquisite. Love the set!!!

Linda Carlson said...

Once again, your coloring is absolutely exquisite. Love the set!!!

Pati said...

That is a cool & unique look with that paper & ribbon. I like it!

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Deb! I LOVE the paper and ribbon you chose! The simple tones bring the focus in on the real reason for the season... the birth of our Savior! Beautifully done!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card. Love that striped paper and the image. Really focuses on the Christmas story!

Caryn S said...

Great coloring and terrific paper choice!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love that paper I bet its even prettier when you can see the shine. great coloring. Thanks for sharing

Grace said...

Deb this is soooo pretty! I love the dp!!! It IS perfect and I can only imagine the shimmer! Love the wired ribbon! This is a set I have not yet gotten and I need it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Kathy P said...

Like your paper choice. This card puts the focus on what Christmas is about. Thanks

Becky said...

WOW! What a beauty this is....that set is fabulous!!!

Kathy Jones said...

Fabulous Deb!!! Love the woodgrain paper - it's perfect with this stamp set!!!

Cards by Sharyn said...

The paper works wonderfully with the image. Very creative idea. TFS.

crazyoldsyd said...

it looks so great for Christmas. Wood and the stable what a great match. Love it.

momandmec said...

Irene T
The wooden paper goes well with the stable...Uncomplicated, simple layout very nice!

momandmec said...

Irene T
The wooden paper goes well with the stable...Uncomplicated, simple layout very nice!

Anonymous said...

The background paper is perfect for that stamp! And while brown is not typically a Christmas color, my first reaction on seeing the card was 'wow...I really like the feel of this card!'.
Lu C

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Christine said...

This is a wonderful card, and the background paper you used is just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sonia said...

Great card! The background paper adds a touch of rustic along with the sparkle- perfect card for Christmas!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Deb! I love this set too...it shows the true meaning of X-mas!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Stunning, Deb! Beautiful colors and coloring! Wonderful Christmas card!

Sue D said...

I like the wood grain background and brown tones!

Nan G said...

Great card! Love wood grain dp and that ribbon! Both really highlight your image.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

How perfect!! The ribbon and the wood grain look just go together so well. Lovely coloring on the image.

Judy said...

Beautiful card! Brown goes so well with the image!

Rosemary said...

your card is just beautiful, deb! i love the clean lines and how you incorporated the woodgrain!

Sherry said...

very pretty! I like your background paper!

kathy said...

Very pretty card. Love the background paper.

kathy said...

Very pretty card. Love the background paper.

Marsha said...

So beautiful. Love the rustic wood look throughout - paper, image, ribbon.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

The simplicity of this card is the beauty of it.

Only By His Grace said...

A perfect paper choice for this stamp. Very nicely done. Love it.
Hugs Maz

Pam D said...

Beautifully done! Everything goes together just perfectly. This is an awsome set, TFS!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful coloring & love that bow!

BarbaraB said...

Lovely Nativity card. The background
paper really complements the stamp image.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Deb...I love your nativity...the dsp goes so well with the manger part..and beautiful bow to set it off!!
Hugs

Jean C said...

Deb
This is a beautiful card. The nativity colors and the brown rustic colored paper look great together.

April said...

Great card! The pp goes so well with the manger scene. I love your wonderful bow!

Heather said...

Love the woodgrain paper! it is just perfect for the manger scene.

Jody said...

Yes, I'm sure you are correct that there were no bright red/green anything where this event was happening. Great card, paper really adds to the tone of the card!

Candy Meyers said...

What a sweet card. I love the paper that makes it look like a stable. Perfect for this stamp.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Deb, amazing card and your coloring...stunning! Oh, don;t let me forget that beautiful ribbon. A perfect match! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

I think a very good representation of what Christmas is all about. Lovely coloring. Blessings to you and Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a good idea to use the woodgrained look to represent the stable. Lovely!

Tricia

ksvstamp said...

Perfect for a stable! TFS!

Cyndy said...

A very lovely card and so appropriate to honor the season. Love the "wood grain effect". Your card utilized the stamp to perfection

Emily said...

All of your elements are so well coordinated!

E. Marie said...

I love a Christmas card that shares the birth of Christ. The brown really brings out your beautifully colored image.

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

I love this card! The brown seems like a natural background color for the stable. Your coloring is as beautiful as usual. Praying for you and yours.

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