• Category Archives Direct to Paper (DTP)
  • Clover Window

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    What a terrific color combo for today’s Color Challenge (CC352) on Splitcoast (vanilla, red & green)! Perfect for Christmas…if only this was a Christmas card, lol. I just finished making 40+ Christmas cards and I really wanted to do something else today. I think the red/green worked out OK for my spring card.

    The clover (all images are Our Daily Bread designs)was stamped twice on vanilla, water colored and die cut w/ the matching die. The daisies were stamped on white, water colored and fussy cut. The window was die cut and inked DTP and also sponged w/ the red Distress ink. The curtains were clear embossed on vanilla and sponged as well.
    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/ The vanilla honeycomb bg was clear embossed, so it’s kind of subtle. I arranged the clover and cut apart daisies around my window and added a sentiment across the upper left corner. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: ODBD – Simple Things, Honeycomb Background, Daisy
    Paper: white, vanilla, dp (DCWV – Christmas Stack)
    Ink: VersaMark, Ancient Page coal, Distress Ink festive berries
    Accessories: ODBD clover die & window die, Tombow markers, water brush, clear ep

  • ODBD June Release Blog Hop!

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    Welcome the the Our Daily Bread designs June Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Lorelie’s incredible blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and hop from there so you have a chance to win one of the FOUR fabulous prizes up for grabs this month!

    jAren’t the June Release images beautiful?  For my card I’m using the Dahlia and Crochet Border (from the Serve the Lord set) along with the Butterfly Single (& matching die) and a Birthday sentiment. The pink background and dahlia were done DTP (direct to paper) using pigment inks. After setting them w/ a heat tool, I went over it an Opalite ink pad then heat set again. I love the soft shimmer of the Opalite ink. The dahlia was stamped and black embossed several times, cut out and layered together for depth and color variation.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.comThe crochet border was stamped on the DTP background panel and the white panel w/ the green ink and I used the matching border die to carefully cut just the outside edge of the white panel (I used the Sizxix machine for this). Even though this is a fairly large card (5.5 square), I ran out of room for the sentiment. So I stamped it on the ribbon and attached it across the corner.

    Tip: If you don’t have the right ribbon (color or width), either color white ribbon w/ markers or turn the ribbon over to see if the back side will work. For this card, I didn’t have the right width of plain ribbon, so I turned a stripe ribbon over and saw the back side was a very pale pink and would work.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 

    Stamps: ODBD – Dahlia, Serve the Lord, Single Butterlfy, Happy Birthday
    Paper: Neenah white, evergreen
    Ink: VersaFine onyx, Archival library green, Colorbox pigments inks in Chiffon White, Shabby Pink, Rose Bud, Peony and Silver, Tsukineko Opalite in Crystal Blush
    Accessories: ODBD crochet border die & butterfly die, Spellbinders circles & lacy circles, ribbon, lg pink rhinestone, heat tool, Grand Calibur, Sizzix original machine

    I’m also adding this to these challenges:
    Flutter By Wednesday#157
    Fab ‘n’ Funky – What’eva!
    A Spoon Full of Sugar – #154 (something floral)
    Party Time Tuesdays PTT #18 anything goes

  • SNS Nontraditional Mother’s Day Hop!

    Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Nontraditional Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

    If you arrived here from Judy Rozema’s fabulous blog, you’re in the right place. If not, you may want to go to the SNS blog and start from the beginning.
    Hopefully you have been enjoying the beautiful cards presented by my fellow Sparkle Team designers. Our Mother’s Day inspired hop is nontraditional because we’re displaying cards which honor special women in our lives, whether they are Moms or not. We hope you will enjoy these feminine cards, and perhaps create something special for the dear women who regularly and meaningfully touch your life.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    For my cards, I made two different color versions of the same card. I think this will work well not only for Mother’s Day, but birthday, thinking of you, really anytime you want to send a card to special girlfriend or relative. The backgrounds were both done with pigment inks from the same collection. I used a little more coral and apple green on the pink card and more of the fresh green and amber on the green card. The floral background was stamped with the black ink and it was carefully cut out. The remainder of the background was used for the middle layer.

    The sentiment was stamped first with a combination of the same pigment inks. After lining it up with a SAMJ, I over stamped it using the black ink and die cut it. The ribbons were colored with markers to match and I tied them through the die cut buckles. The flowers in the backgrounds were colored in with the white gel pen and glitter was added to them. The finished cards measure 5.5 x 4.25.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/
    Thanks for leaving a comment before hopping on over to Linda Loew’s fabulous blog for further inspiration. Good luck to you!



    Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle – Leafy Floral Background, Love & Laughter
    Paper: white, marbled pink, mossy green
    Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Colorbox Arboretum Petal Point
    Accessories: Spellbinders buckles & labels 4 dies, ribbon, Tombow markers, Quickie glue pen, Bubblegum Pink glitter, white gel pen, black Permapaque pen, SAMJ (stampa-ma-jig)