Saturday, March 7, 2015

ODBD Challenge for OWH - March 2015

The Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for March is to make a card where the sentiment is the main focus.  I just made this card last night and it fits the challenge perfectly so I figured it was meant to be that I was able to join the challenge this month.

I was surprised that this card even came out of my head!  I had a PML card hanging out and I started looking at it and trying to figure out how to use it on a card.  I cut the sentiment from the card out and used it on another card and then cut up the left over pieces into two layers.  Then I embossing the sentiment on the card in white embossing powder and layered them on a piece of Whisper cardstock. I felt like it was way too plain so I ran the Whisper cardstock through an embossing folder to mimic the dots on the bottom layer of the sentiment panel.

Funny thing about that embossing folder.  When I would use that folder in my Texture Boutique I never had good results and I was about ready to throw it away as a defective cheapo folder.  But...I already had my Big Shot out to cut the other layers so I decided to try using the embossing folder with the Big Shot and WOW! did it come out great!  Very well embossed and consistent throughout the whole cardstock!!  Your tools really do make a difference.  I think I'll be using my Big Shot from now on!  Sorry cute little purse embossing thingy - being cute does not make up for your shortcomings!

Here's a link if you would like to join the challenge and help Operation Write Home by providing for shipping costs for two boxes of cards to our service members.

Supplies used:

Close to My Heart Whisper Cardstock
Close to My Heart Picture My Life For Always Card
Close to My Heart Have a Happy Day Stamp Set (D1616)
Close to My Heart Card Base and Envelope
Versamark Stamp Pad
Recollections Detail Snow Embossing Powder
The Paper Studio polka dot embossing folder
Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics Dies S5-171


  1. Really unique way to let the sentiment take center stage. Classy!

    1. Thanks Cynthia! I'm not usually such a CAS type of girl but I think I need to get out of my box more often!