Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #154

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

The Shining Light Challenge ODBDSLC154 is to make a project that incorporates wood or stone.

This challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to drag out my wood-grain embossing folder and the Quote Collection 1 stamp set (that I had not yet inked up).

To create the wood background, I inked the embossing folder with brown chalk ink, then embossed the paper. This is a great way to emboss and ink at the same time. I love the soft look of the ink, and the way the ink "settles" in the grain of the wood.

I stamped the sentiment with watermark ink, then embossed with green embossing powder. In the bottle the powder looked dark green, but after it was embossed, it turned out a more spruce green, which was perfect for the pine trees.

I got a great impression with the folder and the WorldWin ColorMates Smooth cardstock. I never use smooth cardstock except for stamping....until I got two huge boxes of the smooth from WorldWin for DT work! I love this paper!

I also stamped on the inside of the card, using a sentiment from the Mini Tags 3 set. Unfortunately, I could not find a "spruce green" ink in my stash, and I had already glued the paper to the inside of the card, meaning I did not want to heat emboss as that can tend to buckle the paper. (Yes, that was a big ole run-on sentence!) I ended up using a mossy green ink, and I tied it all together with the strip of paper at the bottom, which has both shades of green. (whew)

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 19th 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 ODBDSLC154.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

ODBD Stamps: Quote Collection 1, Mini Tags 3
Cardstock: WorldWin Paper ColorMates Heritage Black, Light Totally Tan, Light Coffee Brown
Designer paper: Echo Park This and That Charming; Simple Stories Harvest Lane
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan, Deep Green; Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark
Embossing powder: Hampton Art
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Wood grain
Die cuts: Spellbinders Labels Four, Lables Four Small
Micro brads: Creative Impressions
Twine: unknown
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape


  1. The wood grain background is perfect with your sentiment/image!

  2. Gloria, awesome card! I love the wood embossing folder you used too! Thanks SO MUCH for the cards you send to me. I have been meaning to email you but have been away at a show. I appreciate it so much!!

  3. Wow Gloria!! I love your wood embossing and and the design with the dp!!

  4. This is gorgeous Gloria!

  5. Awesome, Gloria, I love the embossing and great quote! Blessings! Kathy

  6. Beautiful card,love thr sentiment!

  7. Love the wood grain background! And the green and browns are perfect together.

  8. Love the texture in this one, Gloria...so pretty!

  9. Love the textures and the manliness of this beauty!! Great combination of colors, and handsome inside and out!! Blessings!