Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ODBD Anniversary Kick-Off

Today begins a super fun week as Our Daily Bread designs celebrates its first year in business. Each day for the next week, two design team members will be posting fun projects, tutorials, and loads of blog candy. Then on the 17th, we'll culminate the celebration with the release of a very special anniversary stamp set and a blog hop too. I'm lucky enough today to kick off the celebration with teammate Angel Wilde. Be sure to check out her blog, Angelosity, for a demonstration of Shimmerz and some yummy blog candy!

I'll be showing you how to create a lattice background using a Scor-Pal, but before I get to that, how about a chance to win more great prizes? Play along in the Bread Basket {aka Design Team} Scavenger Hunt! You'll find each of the following items on one of the design team members' blogs. When you have found all of the items, copy the list below into an email, and include which blog you found it on, then send your list to our DT Coordinator, Judy Rozema, at lidaroseroz@yahoo.com. Deadline is Thursday, March 12, midnight CT. All correct entries will be put into a “bread basket” (lol) and three winners will be drawn on Friday, the 13th! It could be your lucky day! Prizes and winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Friday!

Here's your list of items (and remember the items can all be found on the main blog pages, not in the actual posts, so you only have to check banners, sidebars, and such)

A pink and green tree
A dancing giraffe
A NeoPod
A foggy river
A playlist with “Jesus Take The Wheel”
A snapdragon
A daisy with a ladybug
A duck
A red flower
A lemonade stand
A stamping sponge

And here's the full list of Design Team Members (you can also find the links on the lefthand sidebar of my blog):

Kelley Holland (owner of Our DailyBread Designs)
Angel Wilde
Angella Crockett (guest designer)
Angie Zublionis
Becca Feeken
Betty Wright
Chris Olsen
Dina Kowal
Holly McMillen (guest designer)
Jane Wetzel
Judy Rozema
Laurie Schmidlin
Lorelie Kim
Sandee Shanabrough (guest designer)
Sita Mahadeo

Good luck!!

Now, for a quick how-to on creating the lattice background in three easy steps using a Scor-Pal. This is not my idea -- I'm just showing you how to do it. The Scor-Pal and accessories are available in the Our Daily Bread Designs store. I held out on this gem of a product for a long, long time, but I can honestly tell you, I'm so happy I got it, because I use it every single day! I {heart} my Scor-Pal!

Today I'm working with one of my favorite older ODBD sets, Path of Life. The beautiful main image is large, so I chose to work on a 5 1/2" card base. I love the lattice look on white especially, as it is such a classy way to dress up the plain white background. I also love working with the Prismatics papers because of the nice texture. First you'll want to cut your paper to 5 1/2 x 11.

Step 1: With the texture side up (if you're using textured paper), use your Scor-Pal to score on the 11" side at 5 1/2" so you'll know where to fold to make the card base.

Step 2: Flip the paper over so the texture side is down and place your paper at an angle on the left side of the Scor-Pal bed so that the top right corner fits into the little notch at the 5" mark along the top. For this card size, the other corner should fall at approximately the 2" mark. Use your scoring tool to score every 1/2-inch.

Note: When your get to the middle score lines, you'll need to stop at, or even just a tiny bit past where your line reaches the middle of the card, as shown. Remember - you'll want the scoring to look perfect on the front of the card. If you go past a tiny bit, you won't even see it on the back once the card base is folded.

This is what it looks like after completing Step 2:

Step 3: Rotate your paper and move it to the right side of the Scor-Pal bed, lining up the opposite corner into the notch at the 7" mark along the top. Score at every 1/2-inch.

This is what it looks like after completing step 3:

Your background is done!

How easy is that?! Now you're ready to finish your card as you desire.

My main image was colored with Prismacolor pencils, matted twice and popped up on dimensionals. The Scripture was heat-embossed, cut out with Nestabilities and also popped up. I finished up with a simple ribbon along the bottom tied into a bow, a scallop border punched bottom, some Dew Drops, photo corners, and paper piercing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Path of Life (Our Daily Bread Designs)
White, Black, and Herbal Garden Prismatics, Georgia Pacific white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (for image);
Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment)
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, Gamsol;
Scor-Pal, Offray ribbon, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, SU scallop border punch, photo corner punch, and paper piercer; Robin's Nest Dew Drops


  1. Ok, I lied! I came before work!! AWESOME job, and such an incredible card!!! Beautiful work and great pictures!!!! Thank you for all your hard work!! (And for being first! LOL)

  2. beautiful Amy! great tutorail, thanks! =)

  3. Another STUNNING card Amy!! Your colouring is simply amazing! I'm heading off on the hunt...although I have to figure out what a NeoPod is????

  4. I love your card Amy - and thanks for the awesome tutorial on scoring. I needed it.

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the little dew drop accents and the background grid! Your coloring is stunning as usual! Thanks for sharing your tutorial (I'm going to give this a try:)

  6. Oh Amy, your card is wonderful! What terrific coloring & BG and details. Thank you so much for the Scor-pal tutorial-it looks way too easy and it certainly helps. :) Gonna have to play along with this blog game 'cuz it just sounds like too much fun! heheh. Thanks for the endless inspiration Amy. You're truly the best!

  7. Fabulous card - Amy!!! I love scoring too and it surely looks amazing on this card!!! Thanks for remindiung me of this fab ODBD Set too!!!

  8. Amy, I am speechless..well, almost, at all the time you put into this fabulous card and post!! And being sick on top of it! You are truly a very gifted and talented stamper and an awesome friend!! Thank you so much!

  9. Stunning card as alway Amy! Hope you fell better soon. Thanks for the tutorial too.

  10. Beautiful Amy! Wonderful coloring, great tutorial.

  11. Amy, Your card is lovely and you made this lattice look so simple. I'll have to give it a go! Great tutorial!!

  12. Your card is lovely and thank you so much for the tutorial.

  13. Thanks for that awesome tutorial, AND such a gorgeous card! Your work totally rocks! :-)

  14. Gorgeous! LOVE the scoring!! I too have been holding out on the Scor Pal, after seeing your tutorial, I think that I need to get one! Thanks for sharing! Your photos and explanation were simple and helpful!!! :)

  15. Amy, what a wonderful way to kick off the Anniversary Celebration!! Your card is a stunner!!

  16. Amy, I told you would be able to kick if off the Anniversary Celebration without a hitch!!! Beautiful card and wonderful tutorial!!!! You made it look so easy!!

  17. What a beautiful card and wonderful technique. Thanks so much for sharing that!

  18. Beautiful card, Amy and love your blog too. You have lots of wonderful creations on here. Thanks so much for the really great tut on using the scor-pal just love that lattice background on the card. Phyllis M.

  19. Oh, Amy! Your card is simply gorgeous! (What are the odds that I would use the very same verse today!) Thanks so much for the tutorial on the Scor-pal....I don't feel so intimidated to buy one now!

  20. This card is absolutly!!!

  21. Another beauty!! Love that image against the black/white and scoring. It just pops!! Your coloring is fantastic!! Fabulous tutorial too!

  22. Wow This is amazing! Love your card and the scored lattice!

  23. Gorgeous, Amy!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Beautiful colored image and the lattice background looks stunning!!!!

  24. Gorgeous, Amy!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Beautiful colored image and the lattice background looks stunning!!!!

  25. Gorgeous Amy!!! Love that lattice work!

  26. A beautiful card Amy, thank you so much for sharing the tutorial on the harlequin embossing, very helpful, the Scor-Pal is the perfect tool for this!

  27. I just got a Scor-Pal for Christmas (waited a year for my husband to get the hint!!) and I can't do a project without it! Love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Jeanne

  28. That scoring really adds a neat look to the front of the card! Too cool!

  29. That lattice design is so beautiful and simply elegant! I *need* a scor-pal!!

  30. I'm so glad you did this tutorial..now I'm going to be doing that for several cards...LOL! You are awesome as always!

  31. This is just beautiful and the tutorial was so easy to follow. Now I just need a scor-pal. LOL

  32. This is so beautiful I could CRY!!
    Viv xxx

  33. Your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the tutorial on the background. I have GOT to try it!

  34. Just love that lattice background and the scene is just so lovely, terrific coloring!

  35. Thanks for the awesome tutorial & absolutely gorgeous card - made it easy to dig out my Scor-Pal finally!

  36. Your card is divine!!! The coloring is perfect! Thanks for the clear tutorial!
    Yvonne Woods

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  38. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS card Amy! The lovely coloring is even more beautiful set against he B&W layout! Thanks so much for sharing the "how to"! :)

  39. very nice card - i just want to move into that garden!!! love the scoring tutorial - i so need to put my scor pal to more use!

  40. Oh thanks for showing us how to score those lines!! I have to try it now!! Hugs,

  41. Какой полезный мастер-класс! И не надо покупать папку для тиснения!


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