ODBD July Release Blog Hop!

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

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs July Release Blog Hop! 

I can’t tell you how much I love this new ship image! I’ve been wanting a great looking ship for so long and when Kelley showed us this Surging Sea set, I was over the moon! There’s just something about old sailing ships and nautical images that just float my boat, lol.  And it’s perfect for masculine cards.

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

For my card, I sponged on the rainbow of blues from a couple of Kaliedacolor ink pads, then stamped the image in permanent black ink. It was die cut using a rectangle die I resized to fit the image. These are some of my favorite colors and they work so well for a seafaring image. Since the Kpads are dye ink, they are highly bleachable. I used a tiny acrylic paintbrush to paint the bleach onto the ship and compass rose. After it dried, I added a little yellow to the flags. You have to wait until it’s completely dry before adding color w/ water based markers, or else it will just continue to bleach. You can help it along w/ a heat tool, but back away a little.

The single compass rose was stamped on the vertical white strip and some netting from a bag of lemons was stretched over it (it looked like fish net to me). I used a circle punch for the little blue circles under the eyelets. The  greeting (from Smooth Sailing set) was die cut, but not embossed, using the Spellbinders nested pennant set. I cut to the half way point, then turned the die around and cut the flag point again on the opposite end.  The edge came about because I bent one corner of my 5.50 x 4.25 card and it looked funny. So I took one of the larger Labels 8 and cut the card edge and added some die cut strips of left over background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: ODBD – Surging Sea, Smooth Sailing
Paper: Neenah white, small scrap of cobalt blue
Ink: Ancient Page coal, Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea & Blue Breeze rainbow ink pads
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 8, nested pennants, & rectangle dies, Tombow makers, lemon netting, yellow eyelets, 1/4″ circle punch, bleach & small acrylic paintbrush


83 Responses to ODBD July Release Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Irene Tetreault
    Irene Tetreault says:

    I like the ship image also…very creative recycling with the lemon bag…I’ve thought of using stuff like that too but never could fiqure out how to make it look that “Just right”. Great job!

  2. Avatar Vicky Schmidt
    Vicky Schmidt says:

    I just love this card. Your sponging is perfect. This card could also be used as a man card.

  3. LOVE this card!! SOOOO cool!! Love your green text too!!!

  4. Nice colors, TFS!

  5. Avatar Lorrayne Ingram/ caitiumom
    Lorrayne Ingram/ caitiumom says:

    i love the netting on this card

  6. I really like the “netting” and saw it right away (made me smile) : 0) Very nicely done!

  7. totally awesome, gorgeous colors…and genius with the lemon bag netting!

  8. Fantastic card! I like the netting. It looked like fish net to me too, when I saw the card, and I wondered where you found some that was yellow.