• Category Archives Direct to Paper (DTP)
  • Pink Cat

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

    For my card, I turned the sketch on its side to better fit the images. I used parts of the super cute Meow Collage. I used a DTP (direct to paper) technique with chalk inks on white card stock. The images were stamped on top of this background. The cat was stamped again on white and I paper pieced the cut out cat and stripes onto the white image. I also added some paper pieced eyes I colored green onto to the pink version cat. The kitty stripes, nose & ears were colored with a white gel pen.

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

    For the yarn balls, I masked the first stamping and stamped it again.  On top of the panel behind it, I stamped the Triangle Stripes across it. The Posy and Posy Greeting Center were stamped and cut out and I added some pink sorbet twine behind it. The large background was also done DTP and I used a large corner rounder on the corners. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

    And here’s a look at my note book.


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

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Please drop in on my fellow Design Team members and check out their fabulous creations!

    Jenny Gropp
    Kecia Waters
    Lisa Silver (off today)
    Sue Kment
    Jeanne Streiff
    Julie Warner -me!


    Stamps: OutlinesMeow Split Layering Collage, Triangle Stripes, Sm. Round Posy, Posy Greeting Centers
    Paper: Neenah white, black
    Ink: Ancient Page coal, Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks in rose coral, rouge, warm red, pumpkin spice & dk peony
    Accessories:  Tombow Marker,  Pink Sorbet Green twine, Swarovski crystals in AB Crystal,
    lg corner rounder, white gel pen

  • 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