ODBD March Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month

Superstar 08515For my first card, I’m featuring the fun new Superstar set along w/ the wonderful new Double Stitched Stars dies. The stars were stamped w/ a combination of the versafine habanero & red satin inks then die cut w/ the Sparkling Stars dies. I used the evergreen ink for the star outline on the medium star and also for some of the smaller stars. For the medium star, I used the dies to make a reverse mask & stamped the inside using the large star image. The white textured layer was cut w/ the largest Rectangle die then matted w/ a piece of red/orange dp. I used the stitched stars to die cut through both layers of papers so that the turquoise paper would show through. The stars were all triple stacked for dimension before adding inside the cut out areas. The greeting was put on a die cut Pennant & a little twine was added w/ a star on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Superstar (retired)
Paper:  Neenah white,  textured white, dp (American Crafts- #Summer)
Ink:  Versafine habanero, red satin, Distress ink evergreen bough
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Stars, Sparkling Stars, Rectangles, Pennants dies,  Misti, bakers twine

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For my second card, I used the Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares & Squares dies to construct my shirt card. I didn’t use any particular measurements, just what looked about right. In case you’d like the lapel fold measurements they are:
Brown layer uses the inside layer of the largest Double Stitched Rectangle & I marked it at 1 3/8″ in from the left on the top edge & 3 3/8″ down from the left top then scored a line connecting the two marks to make the fold for the lapel.

I attached a piece of the brown houndstooth over this fold for the lining & used thin border of the stripe for the edging.  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles on the “coat” & “shirt” layers to better make them look like stitched clothing. The shirt placket was a left over strip & I just moved the die in on the sides to make the stitches & added a little corner for the collar. The shirt buttons were made using the center hole of the key in the pocket.

Pocket Keys 08519The jacket pocket was made using the Double Stitched Squares & Squares dies. After I die cut the greetingKeys, I added the key ring at the corner of the pocket & tucked the greeting partially inside the pocket. For the jacket button, I die cut the button (from the Matting Circles dies)  4 times & stacked them together w/ the houndstooth pattern on top & used some clear nail polish to make it shiny.

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Here’s a look at the inside..I left it blank for now.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Keys to Happiness
Paper:  Neenah white, metallic silver, dp (brown = Kaisercraft -Chapter One, houndstooth & stripe = Pebbles -Front Porch)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares, Squares, Keys (retired), Matting Circles (retired) dies, Scor-Buddy, nail polish

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Please be sure to visit all the DT blogs..it will be much appreciated & will also increase your chance of winning!

Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Sandee * Robin * Lori 

Angie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Sabrina * 

Melissa (Guest Designer)


38 Responses to ODBD March Release Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Melissa Teeling
    Melissa Teeling says:

    Wow! Love how you made the jacket card and al of the details. 🙂

  2. Avatar NANCY PENCE
    NANCY PENCE says:

    I love this pocket design card, Julie. Very creative!

  3. Your ideas are great!! I look forward to seeing them.

  4. Avatar NANCY PENCE
    NANCY PENCE says:

    Also like your cut-out techniques on the Star card. I’ll have to play with that!

  5. Great release! Love your cards, especially the 1st card with the peek through star frames. Also the man’s suit card is amazing!

  6. These are fantastic! Love the jacket and keys!

  7. Fabulous cards! The stars are so fun and I just love the jacket pocket and keys! Hugs, Robin

  8. Avatar Lori Smanski
    Lori Smanski says:

    wow your cards are gorgeous. you really used your stamps and techniques well. thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

  9. Hi Julie – both of your cards are amazing – I am loving the layouts of them and the stitched star die as well as the last creation with the keys and color theme – thanks for sharing your beautiful work! have a blessed week and thanks for the hop!

  10. I love your work but the keys are what really caught my eye. I am not sure if I have ever seen a stamp or die for keys. I originally thought they were the real deal!

  11. Oh Julie your star card is wonderful. I love your you made a cut out window for each star, such a great detail!
    Your shirt card is out of this world fantastic! I LOVE the gorgeous detail with the shirt that shows, buttons, plat down the front, seam lines…OMGosh! AND the coat is marvelous with it’s detailing! Love the pocket and the sentiment coming from it! Perfect for that sentiment!!! Did you make up that shirt/coat pattern or is it a pattern you found? Either way, it is brilliant!

  12. Love the dimensions in the starry card with the triple stacking and the cut outline! The shirt pocket is so clever – what a great and fun masculine card. And both the insides are beautiful too. Have a great day!

  13. The inside of your first card is pretty enough to be a card itself. Totally love your second card. Awesome masculine card!

  14. Avatar LaDawn Heinold
    LaDawn Heinold says:

    Love the colors for the superstar card. The keys card is amazing. Using a jacket pocket for the saying is wonderful.

  15. Julie, girl, I am at loss for words! WOW, both of your cards are absolutely stunning, but the second one is over the top creative! I absolutely love it! Thanks for inspiring and sharing your amazing talent! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  16. These are fabulous cards! I love how you popped up the stars on the first card. Great folds on the edge of the second!

  17. where do I start!
    Love the colors, design…and inside of the first card!! Great way to show this new set and dies!!

    Your second card is just to stinking clever!! LOVE it!

  18. Great designs and color combos.

  19. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    awesome cards! love the second one with the pocket! LOVE IT!!!

  20. Your cards turned out amazing, Julie. Your work is lovely. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop for Our Daily Bread Designs.
    Karen Letchworth

  21. The colors, details and design of your cards are awesome. I really like your creations.

  22. Avatar Kathy Krug
    Kathy Krug says:

    Loove both cards, but the shirt card is just too awesome. Love all the texture and dimension you have created.

  23. Julie these are fabulous cards. Love the color combo on the first one & that pocket on the second is just brilliant!

  24. Avatar Leanne S
    Leanne S says:

    So pretty!!

  25. Wow…both cards are awesome. Love all the texture and dimension!

  26. Oh, Julie, I love your first two cards with your combo of colors and stars but the card with the keys and pocket is so clever and creative!! I just love it!!

  27. Like the stars with cutouts. Like the layers w/ houndstooth pattern. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  28. Fantastic cards! I especially like the star one, love the colors and design!

  29. Your star cards are so fun! Your shirt card is just amazing, fantastic design on the card and love how you tucked the sentiment in the pocket, that is so cool!

  30. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Wonderful cards. Love the shirt with the sentiment in the pocket and your use of the keys. Fantastic idea.

  31. The superstar card is cute but I really like the key card. It’s a great masculine card. The stitching, the button, everything about it is so cool looking.

  32. Avatar Teresa Doyle
    Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Julie, love your cards. Such a lovely job on them.

  33. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Your cards are fabulous Julie but your houndstooth jacket card is jaw dropping amazing in creativity! Love it!

  34. Super cute, and LOVE the keys!!! beautiful!!!

  35. Avatar Vonnie B
    Vonnie B says:

    Your cards are very creative. I especially love how the inside of your star card so complements the front. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing the art work and the how-to.

  36. Wow, that shirt card is so cool. Love all the different pieces and how you put it all together!! It is awesome!! Your star card is super cute too!

  37. Stunning cards, Julie! The stars just pop right off the Superstar card, so many fabulous details on your shirt card!

  38. Hey Julie! I LOVE your star card! So fun and happy! And your key card to look like a man’s shirt is incredible!!!