Hello friends! Welcome to the ODBD April release! I'm so happy to be feeling well enough to make a card to share for this release! I have completed most of my chemo, which I considered the most difficult phase, and I have my surgery date for April 6th. Thank you all so much for your prayers, and I would love it if you'd remember me on Wed. as I have surgery!
In the meantime, I was thrilled to play with a little bit of the April release. I used the new Log Cabin Quilt Custom dies, the Quilted With Love stamp set for my sentiment, and the ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection. I also used the previously released Layered Lacy Squares Dies, and Filagree Frames Dies.
My card is on a Very Vanilla base, and a much cherished Sage Shadow mat was used, which I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and ran white ink over the raised embossed parts. I then cut the various patterns out from the new Cozy Quilt Paper Collection, and began assembling my Log Cabin Quilt. I decided to use a vanilla base for the quilt, so I cut an entire quilt pattern from vanilla and left all the pieces in it, adhering it together on the back with tape. Then I adhered my patches to the vanilla, giving my pattern just a tad of lift instead of removing the corresponding vanilla strips and inlaying the patterned pieces. I like this look personally, but you could certainly inlay it if you preferred.
Folk lore says that the log cabin quilt represented cabins on the prairie with red center squares for the hearth, sunny warm tones on one side (representing the sunny side of the house) and cooler or dark tones on the opposite side representing the shady side of the house). Because all the papers in the new collection are patterned, I used the log cabin quilt die to cut a perfectly matched red solid from the packaging for the paper. I used the warmer yellows and reds on one side and the cooler greens on the other. I die cut a Lacy Square from vanilla card stock, and adhered the quilt to it. I liked how just a tad of the lacy edges peeked out behind the quilt, making it quite proportional to the over all size of the quilt. The sentiment is stamped and cut with a Filagree Frame die, and adhered below the quilt. Then I popped up the entire assembly using foam tape. To finish the card I used a couple button pins, which I passed through a seam binding bow and crimped to the back and cut off the tips, then adhered that to the card with hot glue. I love how it came out and I must say... in all my quilting years, I have never created a log cabin quilt so quickly!!!
I hope you have had time to see the entire release! If not you can see it on the ODBD Blog. Also, as always, there are prizes for hopping along with the design team! Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Code to the ODBD Store just for leaving a comment on the Design Team's cards! You have until April 2, 2016 at 9:00 EDT to leave your comments for a chance to win! Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
To recap, here are the new release products I used today:
Here are the links to the Design Team's Blogs:
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!