Now it is time to show you what I did. (or should I say, tried to do) I had a tough time deciding what I wanted to put onto a stamp. My first thought was to make a Photo type quilt for our son and his fiance. I wanted to make something special for their new home, and thought perhaps, I could incorporate it in. It almost worked. I took lots of pictures of them from moving to playing with their dogs in their new yard. I took some really good pictures. My thought was to make a collage type and have two stamps so it looks like it was mailed to them. Here are the two pictures that I wanted for my stamps:
After I downloaded all the pictures I did some fancy photo adjusting, and got my fabric sheets ready for the printer. First, I cut my white fabric,
Then, carefully, I glued it to my paper for printing.
I know....I am cheap, I always use quality white fabric and heavy paper so it will glide through my printer with ease. But you can always buy your fabric sheets. Here are some that I have purchased a while back. I didn't want to use these for they were an off white fabric and would not match what I had in mind.
Well, to my surprise....my printer DIED!!! Of all times! I tried everything. I cannot copy, nor print. (But, I did find out that it will scan pictures into my lap top yet. Wow, that is no good to me.) Guess I need to do some research and find out what is a good printer, I definitely need to get one. Any ideas as to which one is best?
OK...Plan B.....I need to re-think my stamp....So I drew the truck that my husband is dreaming of buying some day. He would love to purchase a 1930 Chevy, one that needs a lot of work, for he wants to restore it his way. I could not draw exactly what he wanted. So I drew this:
I decided to make it RED. Now when my husband gets his truck, he wants to make a Street Rod out of it. To make it all original is time consuming and VERY costly. Trying to find all the original parts and all. He says he wants to get it up, running and looking good, so we can go cruising together in it! I know it is not quite what he is thinking of but this is what my drawing turned out to be.
He seen it and just laughed. He said it won't look quite like this but he would take this. LOL
OK, next I appliqued it on very carefully with tiny stitches on the machine. Then I cut it a little larger then the size that I wanted my stamp. I added the lines on the truck to show the hood, door, wheels, etc.
I made it larger for I wanted to cut it with my Pinking Shears. Gee, I didn't use these for a long time. My mother got these before I was born. But surprisingly they are still very sharp.
Now that I got them squared and cut, I found a fabric that I liked for a background. I wanted to make it look framed on a board. I layered and quilted it along the pinking cut edges then around the truck. I also did the binding different. I turned it under and to the back and hand stitched it down. I painted the 12 cents on and then carefully drew the postage seal on.
OK, so it ain't perfect...but I tried.
Thank you for stopping by and seeing my stamp, now, lets go see what everyone else made. After seeing all the beautiful stamps yesterday, I can't wait to see today's. Ready? Grab your coffee and lets go:
BUT don't stop today.....here is the rest of the schedule.......
You will not want to miss a one, believe me!
After you have seen todays Stamps....come on back....I have a great Giveaway that you will want to check out.
I am so proud to be able to give this away to one lucky winner. It was given to me by a special person that wants to be kept anonymous. I can do that. Anyway, It is a great quilt book called: "Wonderfully Whimsical Quilts".
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HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!
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