Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ODBDSLC #191 - Secret Admirer

For the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge this week, we're making a Secret Admirer card - Case someone you admire or a card you always wanted to case, for more details on the challenge, check out the Our Daily Bread Designs blog.

For my Secret Admirer card, I chose to case Chris Olsen who makes so many gorgeous creations. I was struck by this one while visiting Splitcoaststampers.com recently. I really love the bright colors in this card and the wonderful depth of these pretty ODBD flowers. You can see I changed the color, but I kept the gorgeous ribbon and bow and changed up the flowers. I really wanted to keep the great depth that Chris's card has, so I cut out the Ornate Heart die in the center and raised it with foam tape over the scripture. I've had some trying times at work the last couple weeks and I can't tell you enough, how much this verse means to me! I love making cards that inspire me as well as the person I'm sending it to!

for more details on her card, check it out here.

Our Daily Bread Images: The Lord Has Risen, Scripture Collection 10
Our Daily Bread Designs Dies: Ornate Heart Dies, Beautiful Borders Die
Other Supplies: Satin ribbon, embossing folder, jewel stickers, foam tape, waterpen, heat embossing, reinkers.

Check out the blogs of my talented friends for more inspiration.

Elizabeth Whisson
Linda Carson
Diana Nguyen
Cheryl Scrivens
Chris Olsen
Robin Clendenning



  1. Oh, DJ, what a beautiful CASE of Chris's card! I so agree with you about how Chris has such a wonderful ability to create such beauties! I love your beautiful shades of lavender and your coloring, and using the heart die with the Scripture verse inside is perfect! I totally love it, and Chris will be tickled and honored to see it! Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Gorgeous card DJ and you've CASE'd Chris so well. I LOVE her cards too :-) Gorgeous colours and your bow is beautiful (as always)! Wonderful verse and praying that work gets a little easier for you soon. Take care, Elizabeth

  3. OH DJ, I am so honored that you cased my card and your sweet words are so appreciated!! I just love all the dimension and your rich and gorgeous coloring of flowers. Your choice of verse framed in the heart is a beautiful touch!! I have that verse on a calendar as well. It is a great reminder before the day begins. I hear you on many trying times at work....I am so sorry for what you are going through and am praying for you sweet friend!! HUGS!! Thanks again for making my day and casing my creation.


  4. DJ your case of Chris' card is just amazing!!! LOVE the purple shades, and the beautiful embossed bg, the beautiful border and of course the great verse! It's just beautiful!!!

  5. DJ, this is so elegant and absolutely gorgeous my friend!! I LOVE that beautiful satin ribbon wrapped around the bottom of your heart and the bow on top! Wonderful letterpressed background embossing...love the rich colors you chose! Putting the bouquet of flowers in/out of the heart is beautiful!

  6. Oh, this is just gorgeous - love how you cased Chris! Love your bow and colors and layout. Beautiful!

  7. I absolutely adore this gorgeous beauty DJ! I gasped when I first saw it! Love the colors, background, oh let's just cut to the bottom line....it's picture perfect!

  8. What a Beauty. Love the rich warm purple colors. Lovely case and wonderufl pretty layers with that uplifting scripture...TFS..:0)