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Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Good morning!

The photo below is the inspiration for this week's challenge.
ODBD stamps used: Keep Climbing, Some Gave All, Good Man
ODBD dies used: Sunburst Background, Elegant Oval
My card today is an easel card.  I started with the new sunburst background die and embossing plate and a yellow panel of textured cardstock then I sponged on more color. I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the mountain with eagle soaring.  Whatever edge that was left I colored to match the background.  Next I stamped, colored and cut out the large patriotic eagle.  I colored in the stars since I wasn't going for the red, what and blue today.  Finally, I stamped the scripture from a Good Man set, die cut with the elegant oval and sponged the edges.  After everything was colored and cut out, I made the easel card and glued my main image to the top of the sunburst then glued that to the top of the card.  The inside is popped up so the it acts like a catch to keep the card in the open easel position.  I also added 3 decorative brads to help hold the card open.  When not displayed it folds to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, A2 card size.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC243 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:
Robin Clendenning (you are here)
Chris Olsen

Is. 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
God is our source, He is our shield and defense. He gives us strength.

Have  a great week,


Alshandra said...

Oh wow Robin! What a bright and awesome card! Love the easel card and how you've made the scene at the top and I love the eagle and verse you've used at the bottom. Love your take on the inspiration!

Diana Nguyen said...

Heehee - love it that we are on the same wavelength - only yours is bigger and better! Love the dimensions you've achieved and great idea to make i into an easel card.

Julie Gearinger said...

Robin- this is a glorious card!! Love the new sunburst die with the sponging along with your scene and eagle- perfect for Father's Day!!

Linda Hasz said...

Robin, I love your card. The yellows are stunning. Beautiful!

Graciellie Design said...

This is so nice. Love how you used the detailed background die, stenciled and embossed to create a scene with the stamped eagles. So clever! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me! Hugs.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning easel card, Robin!! I just love the sunburst background with the mountains. I had thought of doing the same, but 2 for the challenge was enough!! Exactly what I thought of when I created the inspiration photo. Your design with the eagle is perfect!! Stunning take on the inspiration my friend!!

laughingstamper said...

Wow Robin, this is wonderful and bright. I love the way you colored the sunburt and added the soaring eagles! Great for Father's day and so eye catching!

nwilliams6 said...

So beautiful Robin. Love the sunburst and the way you added shading and the images are wonderful. Majestic and wonderful!!! Hugz

CherylQuilts said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so rich with your sponging and this wonderful mountain range scene! I love the easel card and just think it's fabulous! Hugs, sweet friend!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Wonderful card! I love this new sunburst die!

TLady said...

Hi Robin! JUST THOUGHT I'd drop by....LOL Thanks for your comment on my card over at SCS! AND I should tell you that YOUR CARD IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOOOVE the images you've used...have them in my stamp collection! I didn't think I'd like the new sunburst impression plate, but when I saw your creation, I thought otherwise! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)