February Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop

Good morning all and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs February new release blog hop!  If you arrived here from Chris's blog "Twinkles Glow with Stamps" then you are in the right place.  If not you may want to hop over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the good stuff.

The hop will run from 8:00am Tuesday, the first until 8:00pm Wednesday, the second.  Kelley is giving away 6 fabulous prizes this month!  Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog.  To be eligible you need to visit each of the designers blog and leave them a comment, then return to the ODBD blog to tell us that you completed the hop and to answer the question.  

For my card I chose to use what I think may be my favorite of this new release, "Anchor".  I love the image and spent an entire evening experimenting with different ways to color it.  On this image I combined color with markers, sponging and a bit of white gel pen.  I then cut and embossed my verse (using my great big beautiful Grand Calibur) adding a bit of sponging.  It is all layered on a piece of Basic Grey Wander designer paper with an anchor charm and some star brads.
Now those of you that are regular followers know that I am also a part of the Papertake Weekly challenge team so I have a bit of a conflict when ever the first falls on a Tuesday.  This month I decided to combine the challenge with my blog hop card since the challenge is "Anything Goes" (with the option of flowers, that I opted not to use) it seemed appropriate.  Why don't you pop over and check out our challenge and play along.

Now it is time for you to head over to view what fabulousness Angie has in store for you on her blog "Body, Mind, Spirit and Stamps".

What I used:
SU basic black,  real red, baja breeze and whisper white
Versafine black, SU baja breeze
Grand Caliber, spellbinders Classic large oval die
black grosgrain ribbon, SU star brads, anchor charm (a gift from a friend)

Comments

Becky said…
Debi, this is lovely. Wonderful warm design paper.
Wow, the verse fits just perfectly in the oval, doesn't it! We can pretend I planned it that way...hehe... :) Love the bold pop of your background paper, and how cool that you had an anchor charm! Enjoy the set - Dina
Miesje said…
I really like the way you did this - simple on the image and the sentiment just pops! Perfect.
Ted said…
Those bright colors in the background make everything else pop!
Susi said…
Sweet colour scheme and that black ribbon really POPS!
What a beautiful Card... the whole thing is just beautiful, colors, papers, idea.... just everything... Great Job!
Irene said…
Beautiful card...love the bright colors paired with the anchor. Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity!
Ujjwal said…
Beautiful card!! I love the colors and how well the PP goes with the whole scheme!!
Grace said…
Beautifully done Debi! I love this verse! Love the perfect fit in the oval and the colors of the dp make me think of the sun that comes out after the storm! Great card!
slbela59 said…
Debi, this is a wonderful card. I really like the colors you used. thank you for sharing.
christi said…
love the coloring and the optics that you used. wonderful how you showed the sun rise/set with the paper.
Rita Qualter said…
Fabulous masculine card - looks awesome!
connie said…
great card! love the sentiment.
Rachel said…
Beautiful! Fabulous design!
Jo Nevill said…
Stunning card, love your design and layout.

I am thrilled to be joining you all at PTW.

Hugs,

Jo x
Chris said…
Love the colors you used.

Your Sister in Christ

Christine
Marlena M. said…
I would have been scared to tackle so many colors...but you anchored it well with the black ribbon. It is lovely.
This is so pretty Debi!! I just love your bright colors in the background and the shading around the sentiment. Great layout!
hugs,
Chris

I am sure you are being pounded with snow as we are...trapped indoors for a while. Stay warm!!!
Joan V said…
Debi, I love this sentiment and how you made it the focal point of the card. My eye goes to the sentiment, then the image, then back to the sentiment. I love cards with verses that have a wonderful meaning. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie Brackett said…
Great job on your card. I am starting to think I may need a grand caliber.
Mari K. said…
Your coloring is beautiful on this and the way you did the verse is wonderful as well.
Sherry Kushibab said…
Think its fab how you used the striped background, the coloring on the anchor and scene are simply beautiful. Great card. God bless.
Robin said…
I love the colors you chose!
Mila Ayers said…
I like the bright colors against the dark background!! Nice!
Mary Marsh said…
beautiful card-I am really liking this anchor image
Anonymous said…
Love the card! What wonderful ideas you all have.
Pat Jandacek said…
The message comes through loud, clear, and bright (with hope) - very appropriate. Lovely card.
Lillian Child said…
What a gorgeous card creation, Debbie!

And I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
Beth Norman said…
Beautiful card. Your charm is a nice touch.
Anonymous said…
Lovely colours and such a clear message :o)

Anne (UK)
Mary Ann Hauser said…
Very Nice, and the charm adds that extra pizazz.
Naomi said…
What a lovely card!
Marg said…
I love how the stripes on the background paper compliment the image. The charm adds the perfect touch.
Cindy Lou said…
Deb, making the sentiment the focal point of your card makes this whole masterpiece breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!
Jeanne Szabo said…
I love the contrast of darker colors in the background with the brighter sentiment in the foreground!
Penny Reed said…
Fabulous! So many of you have done cards that are appropriate for men and we need more of those. TFS!
Unknown said…
Beautiful work! Great colors!
Anonymous said…
Wonderful card and love the charm and buttons. Thanks for sharing.
jean w. said…
Nice card! Thanks for sharing it.
Charlotte said…
Beautiful. Especially love the black ribbon, and the charm.
Barbara Pace said…
Oh, the colors on your card are wonderful. Love this stamp set, and love how you added the anchor charm to tie in with the image.
di said…
Nice card - love the color choices you made.
Great card. Lovely use of colors.
Ginny K. said…
Debi,
Beautiful card, I just love the new stamps! ~Ginny K.~
Leslie G. said…
I love the bright colors .. against the calming background. Beautiful
Jan Keen said…
very nice love your colours, the anchor stamp is a winner! :)
Karen Wedding said…
I love the anchor charm. So cool. the card looks great!
josie walrath said…
Beautiful! I like the anchor stamp and sentiment.
Anonymous said…
OOOOOOOOOOOOO I like the colors you chose, especially the stripes, so unexpected - pleasant surprise.
Jean McGee
Kay M said…
Great card! TFS!
Anonymous said…
Nice colors, good for a man's card
Kelly Sas said…
I love this verse from Hebrews and you used it so beautifully in your creative card.
Bumblebee said…
A lovely card Debi, and I wouldn't have thought of using those stripes but they look great!
Judy I, St.Louis MO said…
Wonderful card.
Lynne said…
Debi - This is a lovely card - love the way you colored the anchor.
Debi, I love this card! Awesome, colorful paper, love the image, and the brads and charm are perfect!!! Big hugs and blessings to you!
eileen t said…
The message fits perfectly in the oval and I love the treatment to the anchor.
Beautiful card! I love your subtle coloring. Terrific! TFS
Anonymous said…
Very pretty!

Jeannette B.
Wonderful, Debi! I love the color sponged onto the sentiment oval and the great choice of dp. Terrific card!
cdjcape521 said…
Your coloring is incredible! TFS!
Liz said…
this anchor works so well with everything, many many uses for this and all the saying that could go with it. A must have thanks for sharing
Nancy said…
What a pretty card the design paper makes me think of a beautiful sunset.
Anonymous said…
Debi, lovely card. Love the new stamps from ODBD! Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him
Anonymous said…
Very nice.
Anonymous said…
Striking. That background paper just causes the entire card to "pop". Great work, Debi! "Janaria" Jan E.
Jessica said…
Absolutely fabulous! I love these stamps! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!
Anonymous said…
Lovely! One day I'll create like this.
Anonymous said…
Striking! Wow, the DP just sets off the new release wonderfully. Great work and love that charm. "Janaria" Jan E.
Luanne said…
Love the new verse stamp, and that precious anchor charm is the perfect touch! TFS!
Unknown said…
Your card is fantastic and you colored it awesome. LOVE IT!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com
Unknown said…
With all these lovely samplings I really have to get this bundle. Awesome job
Lisa said…
Beautiful card Debi! I really like the dsp and the cute little charm :)
Lisa xx
Tricia6653 said…
Love your card.

Tricia6653@valornet.com
Janine A said…
Wow, what a great job. This is an amazing set.
Karen Rice said…
Very nice card. Gave me a great idea for something. Thanks.
Connie M. said…
Debi! Your card is so pretty! Love your wonderful coloring, and that perfect charm! Hugs!!
Becca Feeken said…
Simply beautiful Debi!! Love the coloring and sponging and the punch of color that back matting gives!
Candy Meyers said…
I love the bold colors. So different from previous blog samples. Great idea.
Candy Meyers
Cheryl S. said…
Wonderful choice of paper for this vibrant card. I love how you used the oval for the verse and the anchor!!
Kay said…
I do like your card. I really like the bright colors.
Allymcb1 said…
Debi this is lovely. I don't know why but the paper behind seems to make the sentiment really stand out. Love it
Peggy said…
Excellent card. You do very good work. {Hugs}
Robyn said…
lovely
thanks for sharing
Anonymous said…
Simply gorgeous!!! - Glenda
Unknown said…
beautiful! Iused this scripture for patters ABC challenge last month!
Anonymous said…
The card is so different! The wording is almost like it's against a moon over a quiet sea.
Dianna N.
ellepaulette said…
This card will be such a blessing to someone! Wonderful!
Marian B. said…
Nice card. Thanks for sharing it.
Bonnie said…
I think I will have to purchase this stamp!!!. I love how everyone makes it there own with there creativity. Your card is awesome!!
SHELL said…
The stripes are kind of festive and cheerful. I think the colors make this saying come to life. How beautiful it is to have hope.
Janice said…
I love the many shades of blue on here.
Such a vibrant card and beautifully put together. :)
Deb said…
love the way your card came together. One day I'll have the time to just sit down and learn to create beauty like I see on this hop.
SavedbyGrace said…
The Anchor holds!! Gorgeous card.
Marjorie said…
What a great card! Love it!
Bonnie said…
What a pretty card! I love the charm on the bow. The DP is very pretty too!
Charlotte Odom said…
Such a pretty card!! I love it!
Flo said…
Love the stripes on your card and the embellishments.
jill said…
you are certainly intune with your choices of color, brilliant
JKB said…
The strips remind me of the rainbow and appropriate with the anchor and promise of safe habor.
Anonymous said…
Beautiful!Fabalous! card,love it!!!
Jan Castle said…
Nicely done...different look and I like it!
Mickie said…
The more I hop the more I make up my mind, I need this set. Makes great masculine cards.
Sherry said…
the more I see this set, the more I like it !!! love your card too, I always have have a hard time with masculine cards.
Wow Debi! You are a master of masculine cards! This is perfect! Love the designer paper and the anchor charm!!!
Barb said…
Awesome card. I love the layers and the sentiment is just perfect!
Tanja said…
Love the colours and colouring you have done!
queenofnanas said…
This a lovely design. I think it would be great so a man.
Anonymous said…
michelle f. said...

love the colors you have used on this card and the scripture.
Linda Carson said…
Beautifully done! What an encouraging card!
Donna D said…
Love the bright colors! Great choice. Keep up the good design work.
Sonia said…
I always love to see color combinations others put together. I do not know that I would have thought to use such a vivid background with the more muted foreground, but it definitely works! I want to try something like it myself but I am not sure I can put together colors that compliment each other like you have. Thanks for the idea- it is one I will be playing around with.
Unknown said…
SO very BEAUTIFUL!
Davi said…
So very pretty with the striped dp!!
Anonymous said…
This card is very different from most I have looked at and yet easily sticks in my memory! The rich, vibrant colors and design are wonderful. Well done!
Clelieq
bkmrich said…
What a stunning card!
Unknown said…
This card is so different from the rest in the blog! I like it! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Lovely card. Marie Sellers
Peggy said…
Love the splash of color. Very stunning!
Peachy Wessels said…
Beautiful card! How stunning!
Linda said…
The perfect paper for this quot. It's beautiful
Linda in SC
joycegc said…
Love the colors & quote
sdelong1228 said…
beautiful card and wonderful quote
Gretchen said…
It was nice to see someone inject a bit of color into a card using this stamp. It really shows how versatile this set is.
Anonymous said…
It is refreshing to see the use of different colors.
mary l
Rosie said…
Certainly enjoy the creativeness you do in your work.
Pati said…
Nice card, colorful with the stripes and I like the anchor stamp on blue with the white clouds.
Lorie said…
Oooo...I love the bright colors of the background paper! Great card!
pam kelley said…
Thank you for the beautiful work you do. You must have a very endless stream of ideas to keep creating so many awesome cards and
such.
Lori m said…
Beautiful card and colors used.
Clare said…
Wonderful card!
Lorelie Kim said…
Love the striped paper and how you colored the image in blues!! It really is warm and inviting!!
Judith said…
Love the colors and how this was designed.
Karen Linarez said…
This is a pretty card, and I think that verse has become my favorite of this set.
christa-peter said…
A lovely bright card.
Linda said…
Thank you, what a beautiful card.
Kathi M, said…
Beautiful card. Great colors.
Anonymous said…
THIS IS A VERY LOVELY CARD. JOB WELL DONE.
Peggy said…
Love the verse and sentiment. Great card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen
Wonderful, colorful card. The black makes it all pop.
Chrissy D said…
This is such a great card! Love the papers and embellishments!
Kris said…
Good use of the stamp and colors. I enjoyed this card very much!
Sue D said…
Great card--I like the striped paper and the anchor charm.
chucksusan said…
Loved the addition of the anchor charm.
Dawn said…
great card Debi!!!
Janet said…
Great card! I love this verse and have definitely put it on my want list! Thanks for sharing with us today. :D
Tameko said…
Beautiful card. Your sentiment & image stand out.
loftylass said…
Beautiful card Debi lovely colouring. tfs
Hugs
HW(UK)
Rosella said…
What a beautiful card! It's perfect!
Janeen said…
I like the way you did the oval, great technique
Anonymous said…
Bright and beautiful. A real eye catcher.
E. Marie said…
This is truly a great set and your card is perfect use of it. Love your coloring and paper and the embellishments just add to an already great card. Wonderful job.
Traci S. said…
Hi Deb~

Wow! This is such a powerful card. I love the Verse, and how it is set on the card. I love the use of black on the card. It reminds me of the storms in life. The bright colors remind of after the storm..."Looks Like We Made It!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
Betty Wright said…
This is wonderful, Debi! Love the colors, patterns, and your terrific coloring! Beautiful card!
Debby said…
It simply amazes me the different takes that can be made from this set. Your card is great. Very pretty...
Pam D said…
Nice touch of class with the black accents. These are all so nice. TFS!
Anonymous said…
Beautiful colors, beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich
Unknown said…
The ribbon really makes the card, great job!
Becky Dunham said…
Another beautiful card Debi! Love the background :)

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