Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #152

It is time for the weekly Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge. 

The Shining Light Challenge ODBDSLC152 is to make a project that contains piercing or real stitching. I confess that I tore my studio apart today looking for a piercing template for circles. I know I have one, but I could NOT find it. I had to do the circles freehand!

I pierced around the blue square (with an old Stampin' Up piercing template). Some of the piercing was a bit wonky, so I distressed the paper to hide it. (Hey, we all have our secrets!) I love the boat and map stamp (Surging Sea). I stamped it on off-white cardstock and matted it with blue paper.

I used sentiments from the Sentiments Collection 2. I love the fonts in this set! After I stamped the sentiment, I die cut it with a circle template and then sponged some blue ink onto the paper before removing the template. That gave me a border all around the circle to follow with my piercing tool. You can see I did not do a perfect job, but close enough.

I really love how this card turned out. It's pretty masculine, but still pretty. I dipped into my Graphic 45 French Country papers. I love the 8x8 and 6x6 pads!

 I also decorated the inside of the card. The stamp is also from the Sentiments Collection 2 set.

I carried the piercing into the inside as well. I did a bit better job this time!

This card makes me think of my father-in-law. He loved the water, boating, and fishing. I do hope there are lakes and oceans in Heaven for him to enjoy! We lost Dad to cancer in June 2011 and I still find it hard to believe that he's gone. He would have loved this card, I am sure!

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

Jan Marie Ennenga
Audrey Hiltke 
Cathy McCauley 
Diana Nguyen 
Chris Olsen
Kathy Roney

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until May 5th at 8pm EST to join us. You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus, your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stampsWe would love to see your creations. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC152.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

ODBD Stamps: Sentiment Collection 2, Surging Sea
Cardstock: WorldWin Paper Treasures Pitch Black; ColorMates Light Totally Tan
Designer paper: Graphic 45 French Country 8x8 and 6x6 pads
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk French Blue
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape


  1. Just beautiful Gloria! I love the turned up corner and the dp you chose! Beautifully done!!!

  2. Beautiful card Gloria, it is difficult to make a masculine card but yours is amazing.

  3. Love the piercing! Lovely card!

  4. Love your style. Awesome!

  5. What a beautiful card Gloria!! Love the piercing and distressing. What an awesome masculine card!!

  6. One of my favorites you've ever made. The distressing, the papers, the stamp, the layout..all work together so beautifully. And the interior of the card could easily be the exterior...just gorgeous!

  7. What a fabulous masculine card, Gloria! Love the piercing and the distressing...a gorgeous combination of elements! Hugs!

  8. Oh how I love a beautiful masculine card - they aren't easy but you my friend have mastered it - so handsome and so gorgeous!!

  9. What an awesome masculine card, Gloria! Lots of wonderful piercing and distressing! Blessings! Kathy

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