ODBD April Release Another Look!

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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs April release! Aren’t the Quilt images & dies fabulous? And the papers are beautiful!

For my quilty/sewy card, I’m featuring this cute, cute, cute little sewing machine & greeting (from A Time to Mend), Log Cabin Quilt die & some papers from the Americana Quilt & Old Glory collections. Since the greeting is 1 line repeated 3 times, I had the idea to add 3 sewing machines in 3 colors but to get the best impression on this solid image, I stamped it w/ the Memento inks onto a semi-glossy photo type paper. It helped tremendously to have it in my Misti so I could stamp it more than once to get full coverage. For the print version, I inked just the outline of it & stamped it onto the paper then stamped it again on the photo paper & paper pieced it. I will mention, after I fussy cut that tiny outline, I realized it would have been much easier to just fussy cut the inside & attach it over the the other image. Oh well..live & learn!

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I die cut the Log Cabin Quilt 4 times..1 white, 1 blue & 2 different prints, then arranged them inside the solid blue version outline. A large square was die cut out of the white front & placed on top of the quilt w/ all the fussy cut sewing machines on top. I used the Misti again to stamp the greeting 1 line at a time using the blue & red Versafine inks. Some buttons (from the Matting Circle dies) were cut, stacked & attached.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  A Time to Mend, (insideLog Cabin Quilt, So Special)
Paper: Staples 110# white, dp (ODBD – Americana Quilt, Old Glory), photo paper
Ink: Versafine satin red, majestic blue, Memento nautical blue, love letter (inside- Memories sky blue)
Accessories: ODBD  Log Cabin QuiltSquaresFlourished Star Pattern, Matting Circles, Pennants dies, Misti

9 Responses to ODBD April Release Another Look!

  1. Avatar Melissa Teeling
    Melissa Teeling says:

    That is some mighty fine detail cutting there and I hope we all learn from your experience to fussy cut the inside next time. That is totally the kind of thing I would do (the harder way of course.) Your card is lovely and I love the paper pieced sewing machine. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us!

  2. How clever, Julie! Love the trio of sewing machines to mimic the three parts of the sentiment! Beautiful!

  3. I love your 3’s! your print button die cuts are perfect too! I love this Americana quilt and design!! I never would have thought of 3 machines to go with the 3 “let it sew”s…you are so creative and sew clever!!

  4. WOW! Love your card Julie! The idea of doing the three machines is great! One of these days I have got to get one of those Mistis! Great card!

  5. Avatar Joan Smith
    Joan Smith says:

    OMG What a Fabulous and Gorgeous card!! I was totally awestruck with what you created!! Yep took my breath away. You so did a super outstanding creative job!! YOU so ROCK!!

  6. Oh, Julie, this is beautiful, and I love the sewing machines! Yes, sadly at times, we realize we worked harder than we needed. But it was well worth the effort. It’s gorgeous! Hugs, sweet friend!

  7. Oh how cute! A different approach to using the die that works out to be beautiful. Love the sewing machines!

  8. Too cute! Clever you with the 3 sewing machines to match the sentiment. Love the print one!

  9. This is so beautiful.
    Thank for your always encouraging me