ODBD May Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Release Blog Hop! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month, so get comfy & prepare to be amazed!

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After stamping, coloring & over stamping this lovely Hatstand image, I die cut it using the new Pierced Ovals dies & matted it w/ pink polka dot paper (from the Shabby Rose paper collection) die cut w/ the largest Oval die. Behind them I added a slightly altered Doily die cut. Normally it is round, but I split it in two & spread it apart then added an extra, separate piece of one section of another doily die cut on top & bottom to fill in. On the background, I stamped the birdcage w/ the gray flannel ink & die cut it w/ the matching die. After I cut down this piece, I added a smaller piece of the blue paper on top & a die cut border covering the join. The die cut birdcage was put back into the same opening where I cut it out & I added the frame left from die cutting the largest Lavish Layer on top. This frame was also cut w/ the largest Pierced Rectangle die. The greeting was die cut using one of the Mini Tags…I just cut it once, then turned the die around & cut again to remove the hole part. A small bow was added underneath and a trio of Bitty Blossoms added in the lower right corner. A little stickles was added to the flowers on the hat & I used a pearl pen to add the centers to the flowers & on the doily.

Here are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Good Day, To the Lovebirds (retired)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah linen white, Neenah white dp (ODBD – Shabby Rose paper)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, flannel grayVersafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Pierced Rectangles, Birdcage & Banners (retired), Doily, Lavish Layers, Beautiful Borders, Bitty Blossoms, Small Bow, Pierced Ovals, Ovals, Mini Tags dies, Copic markers, stickles, Viva white pearl pen

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On my second card, I’m featuring the fabulous Majestic Medallion die & Medallion Sentiments set. I started by stamping the frame w/ the pink ink & die cutting it using the inside die of the coordinating Flourishy Frame die. The flourishy part of this die was used on a piece of dk navy card stock & layered underneath the stamped pink section. I added a white layer die cut w/ the Quatrefoil Design die (it fits around the Flourishy Frame perfectly!) The large pastel pink layer was cut using the outside frame die of the Majestic Medallion dies & I used the flourishy part of the die to cut the navy topper. This navy layer was added on top of the Flourishy Frame layers then both attached to the pink layer. I had also cut this Majestic Medallion out of white & I added just a few of the inside pieces into the matching areas inside the navy layer.
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The greeting was die cut w/ a pierced circle & inserted into the center of the navy frame. All the Bitty Blossoms & Pretty Posies were shaped a little before adding in the left corner. 

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the Medallion Bg to stamp over the inside in pink, then masked off the center & stamped the edges in denim. A navy Micron pen was used to define the line between the two colors.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Medallion Sentiments (retired), (inside – Medallion Bg -retired0)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white, navy (Paper Cut), pastel pink (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Adirondack denim, Memento angel pink, Versafine majestic blue
Accessories: ODBD Majestic Medallion (retired), Pierced Circles, Flourishy Frames,  Pretty PosiesBitty BlossomsLovely Leaves, Quatrefoil Design  diesnavy Micron pen, flower tool kit

Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs! It will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Lori Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee *
Cathy Dawn * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina 
Diana * Angie * Chris * Jan (Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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37 Responses to ODBD May Release Blog Hop!

  1. Julie, you are right, I am amazed!! But then, your cards are always amazing to me!! I really like how you used the birdcage in the first card. And your second card is so elegant!!

  2. Avatar PAULA HYMEL
    PAULA HYMEL says:

    these cards are absolutely gorgeous! Loving the vintage stamps!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Julie – I can read that much work went into creating your lovely art cards here – like the layout and dies used on the hat rack creation with that fabulous bow! On your second card the die cut is grand and those flowers in the lower left corner so beautiful – the inside is outstanding – a birthday card anyone would love to receive! Beautiful! TFS Gail

  4. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful layering and colors on these lovely cards!

  5. LoVe your cards…elegant!

  6. Avatar Leanne S
    Leanne S says:

    Very pretty cards!

  7. Avatar Sheri D
    Sheri D says:

    Very pretty but the hat and the colors you chose makes me swoon!

  8. Avatar Sue MacFall
    Sue MacFall says:

    Many thanks for sharing your designs with us – just love the stamps and dies and what you have done with them.
    Sue Mac

  9. Avatar Julie L
    Julie L says:

    Beautiful color combo! Your works are very inspiring!

  10. Avatar Sandee
    Sandee says:

    Oh my word!!!! Julie your first card is shabby and gorgeous! Love how you incorporated the bird cage! And the color combo of the second card is so striking! Just love it!

  11. Avatar Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new medallion set! These samples are so inspiring!!

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, sweet Julie!! Every card I see of yours draws me it as they are so marvelous. These cards are marvelous, too. The first card with the hat stand image is striking with all the different elements and your beautiful coloring! I’m impressed with your modification of the doily die cut and your use of the negative of the lavish frame die cut. The beautiful bird cage adds so much to the beauty of the card. I love the pink and navy (great colors together) on the majestic medallion card. The gorgeous flowers and leaves really highlight the card, and its inside is super! Wonderful artwork, Julie!

    Bev, Guneaux Designs

  13. LOVELY JOB JULIE!!! I LOVE how you’ve used the negative part of the die on your first card! 😉 AND I SO APPRECIATE ALL of the work you’ve put in on this card with the little flowers!!! WOW!!! SO FEMININE & VICTORIAN!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!! Your second card is STUNNING with the dark blue on the light pink/white background & your flowers on this one are BEAUTIFUL TOO!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER JOB on featuring these LOVELY IMAGES & DIES this month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  14. Avatar JoAnn Burnham
    JoAnn Burnham says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the medallion card and the navy/pink color combo, so pretty.

  15. Love ALL your cards, and appreciate the Copic color recipe

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the 1st card, as its so shabby chic, and LOVE the design paper you used too! Beautiful cards!!! Sure to brighten someone’s day!

  17. Both are beautiful as always Julie! Love the navy and pink combo and we were on the same wave length with using the medallion die on the sentiment panel. Love that you also used the quatrefoil die! Your second card is beautiful as well! Very elegant!


  18. Beautiful colors and designs!

  19. Pretty stamps and gorgeous dies!

  20. Beautifully colored hat. Love all the white.

    The second card reminds me of wrought iron. I love this look. Even the inside is absolutely beautiful.

  21. Both of your cards are stunning, Julie!! I so love your use of dies!! Your coloring of the hat and all the layering of dies is gorgeous!! Love it!

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

    Your cards are beautiful. Love the elegance of the hat card.

  23. Avatar Regena Waldner
    Regena Waldner says:

    beautiful cards..esp love the second one!!

  24. Oh, Julie, these are each amazing and so GORGEOUS! I totally agree with Bev! Beautifully done and perfect for each style! Luscious! Hugs!

  25. Beautiful samples, Julie!! Once again, GMTA! Love your negative frame on the first and the small bow…why didn’t I think of that! lol

  26. Wow, Julie! Gorgeous cards! Love the layers on both cards. The flowers on your second card really grabbed my attention! Beautiful.

  27. There are so many beautiful details on both cards! Just gorgeous, Julie!

  28. Avatar TracyM #6773
    TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards Julie!!!
    LOVE the designs, colours & layers inside and out!!! … Good Day and Tea Time had already won my heart, now I have so many more stamps & dies on my wishlist, the more I hop along, the more I NEED 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and your RECIPES for AWESOMENESS … I appreciate learning more about Copics too, I’ve just started my colouring adventures with them!!!

  29. Both of these cards are so beautiful and feminine! Love ’em!

  30. Julie, you always have the best designs! You are so creative my dear friend!! I LOVE your hat card and your coloring of it!! Just gorgeous! Love the papers, framing, flowers, everything!
    Your second is so appealing as well with the pink and black!

  31. Your cards are awesome! I am loving the hat stamp. Great job!

  32. Wow!! Such beautiful cards!! Love the die cut! Awesome!
    Moxie Craftie

  33. Such pretty stamps and the dies are just gorgeous. Hugz

  34. Avatar Melissa Teeling
    Melissa Teeling says:

    So many wonderful details on your Good Day card, the extra layers, the colors, the flowers, just wonderful!

  35. Beautiful cards Julie, using the new release! The vintage hat card is wonderfully colored and the Navy/Pink combination on the Majestic Medallion card is very striking!

  36. I’m happy to be a guest in the Bread Basket with such talented designers! Fabulous cards!

  37. Julie, amazing as always! The hat card is super pretty but the medallion card really is extra gorgeous!! Love the colors! Wonderful!