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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.

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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!”

  • Oh my, what gorgeous colors you have used! This is a super card Julie!

  • Holly Paulson:

    I love the card. It is very beautiful. I love the colors. These sets are at the top of my wish lish.

    Holly Paulson

  • Rebekka:

    What a gorgeous image and the colors are fabulous.

  • Debbie Dunham:

    Wonderful masculine card!

  • OMGoodness the sailboat is gorgeous!
    Miranda 🙂
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  • Heather C.:

    Gorgeous! I love how you did the bleaching and the colors you used for the background are perfiect!

  • Jennifer:

    I am always looking for masculine cards! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful one!

  • Julie, I love this one even more now that I’ve read your instructions!!!! Very cool technique and I LOVE the color scheme!!! You always know how to win me over with your techniques and clever ideas! Blessings, Angie

  • Janice:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors and stamps you chose.

  • Julie I too love these stamps sets!!! What a brilliant idea to use the bleach on the ship over the alcohol background, LOVE it!

  • love this card Julie and your bg sponging and bleaching technique-this is a great new ship image

  • Michel E:

    Great card.

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  • Jeanne:

    I absolutely love this card! WOW is all I can say. It’s so beautiful and you are so talented! Hugs, Jeanne

  • Oh my this is stunning! Beautiful colors – perfect for this image. Really cool technique!

  • Christine:

    Love the bold colors and the clever use of netting! So creative!

  • Sandee:

    Julie this is so amazing!!! Your coloring is awesome!!!

  • Wow how Awesome is your Card love the Ship Stamp such a perfect Stamp set for a Sailor. it will sure work for any man or boy. love love the Colors and the attention to details is awesome. thanks for sharing.

  • Beautiful ship card! I love all your elements and card design!

  • Sandra Mangrum:

    Beautiful card with soothing colors!

  • Sonia:

    I love your card! Blue is one of my favorite colors and the blue you used is wonderful! I love the netting! Such a great card.

  • Sabrina:

    Wow, wow, wow. What a fabulous stamp, it goes right to the top of my ODBD wishlist. I love the size of it – I gave in and got SU’s Open Sea, but it’s quite small.

  • christi:

    beautiful card. i love all the layers. i especially got a tee hee from the bent corner… no that’s not a mistake, i meant to do that! 🙂

  • Mary:

    Julie, WOW really this card is a work of art!

  • Tami B:

    The colors and the way you blended each into the other is fantastic on this. Very pretty!

  • michele:

    I like the saying and the “netting” on the left hand side of card.

  • Julie this is just gorgeous!!! LOVE the gradation of shades and the fabby layout! Stunning as always!!!

    Stay cool in this heat!!!

  • Fabulous card. Love that image against your wonderful background detail.

  • wow i totally love it.

  • This is just so Beautiful Julie…i love the Kaliscope of colours you used!! Awesome ship image to work with…and you did it up just perfectly!! I LOVE it!!

  • Cheri Goldsmith:

    I agree with all the above…WOW! Love the colors, too.
    Super card.
    tfs Hugs

  • Julie, your card is so lovely. Thank you for sharing about the bleaching. I love your “netting”, along with the circles/brads. They add the perfect pop of color. Very creative!!

  • Irene:

    Colors and layout are stunning and really show off this great stamp!

  • Aileen F:

    What an eye-catching card! The color scheme you used is one of my favorites, also. I loved the “nautical-ness” of the entire card. My favorite embellishment has to be the use of the lemon bag. I will definitely steal that idea because I love to do sea cards. I just loved your card.

  • Marie D.:

    This card is gorgeous…what beautiful colors you used.

  • Sue D:

    Gorgeous–I like your technique for coloring/bleaching.

  • Still chuckling over the netting from the bag of lemons….great idea. I loved this image when I saw it in black and white, then to see it colored, WOW, feel like I can feel the breeze blowing as I sail aboard. Lovely, Lovely card.

  • Queen Mary:

    Fabulous Julie! Your card is indeed fabulous! What an excellent use of the bleaching method! I confess I wasn’t anticipating that you had bleached the sails so I kept going back the beginning of the description to see what I missed! Beautiful, and thank you.

  • Linda R:

    Beautiful card/ship. I just love your “blues.” Thanks for sharing.

  • Terri S:

    What a beautiful work of art!!

  • This card is simply gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant. I love the idea of bleaching the image. I haven’t used this technique in years and had almost forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Kathy Neuser:

    You did an amazzing job, love the ship image too.

  • Margie Fulcher:

    Wow, what a gorgeous card. I love the colors you have used. Beautiful!!!

  • Wow! This is a stunning card! Your inking and details are fab!

  • Linda Bailey Bizjak:

    Love your choice of colors. It is such a nice “Manly” card.

  • Pati L:

    Wow! Very nice! Love the colors, your background and coloring with bleach! Very cool effect! I like the netting too. I have kept onion/orange/grapefruit mesh bags in the past to use like this but I have yet to, as my husband reminds me when he sees the pile (“why are you keeping these again?”). 🙂

  • Syd Egan:

    this is the most beautiful card I ahve seen in a very long time. It looks like it took so long to make, but you make it seem like it didn’t.Love to have this bundle, could make lots of masculine cards with this set as well. Great for pastor’s cards as well. Beautiful work!

  • Melody:

    Fabulous quote!!

  • Your card is beautiful Julie. That is the next stamp I’m buying! I’ve wanted one of those old fashioned sailing ship and background stamps for a long time too, and I got so excited when I saw it!

  • Sue S.:

    Beautiful card! I love how you used the ink pads to sponge in the colors of the background.

  • Jill:

    Amazing card…great colors…I will remember this card next time I buy a bag of lemons…so creative how you used the bag…

  • Julie, girl, I am absolutely blown away by this strinking card you have created here!!! You have got to be the most creative and thinking out of the box artist I know!! Who would have thought that a lemon bag could look so AMAZING? Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  • Candy Meyers:

    Great card. Love the embellishments. It made this seem so much more real. Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

  • Diana Newman:

    OH, wow! I didn’t appreciate how many layers and steps were involved until I read how you made this card. It’s wonderful and the sentiment is perfect!

  • Julie!!!
    You did such an uber great job on this card!!! My 90 years of age dad was in the navy and LOVES the ships like this. I’ve not been able to find any to put on a card for him—until now:)!!1 your color combos and spellbinder details are lovely:) Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to learn new techniques form you (bleaching)! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  • Kym:

    Beautiful! Love the colors.

  • Deb Saaranen:

    Beautiful vibrant tones and fabulous texture Julie!

  • Wow! Your card is gorgeous! So many creative ideas I’d like to try. Hugs

  • wendy2512:

    If you can call a ship pretty…this one is…lvoe how you did the goregeous colors….great guy card…TFS..:0)

  • Jan Brumbelow:

    Great card. I love the ship. Thanks for sharing your bleaching techniques.

  • Oh how absolutely stunning Julie!! I just love your hues of blue and green against the white and the added netting in your layout!! Stunning work!!

  • Wow…what a great rolling ship. The use of the lemon bag was very innovative…a really nice card for men…..well done!
    Kind Regards

  • Hi Julie~

    How creative you are! And, this card is stunning! I love the color theme you chose…and the fact that you bleached the sails out was such good thinking! And, the netting…I love when people use recyclable materials on their art! And, yes it is a great idea to put a net with such a fantastic old ship! The compass is great, too! I think this card is breath-taking!

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  • Mary B.:

    I love this card and the colors you used. Its stunning and great for a manor anyone who enjoys sailing.

  • Rona:

    This is gorgeous!!! I love the way the background is colored and I did not know that about the kaliacolor ink pads – if mine aren’t completely dried up I am pulling them out today!!!!

  • Wow! This is so awesome! Where’d you find the netting? How cool!

  • Happy accidents and lemon bags… sounds like the proverbial crafter at work? Beautiful job! I love those stamps!

  • janice:

    Love those colors. What a fabulous masculine card. After seeing your card, I would love to get that image. Just love how it all came together.

  • Rosemary D:

    your card is an absolutely masterpiece, julie!!

  • Hi Julie,

    I loved receiving this in my in-box. I love to see all of your new creations, and this one is no exception. It is truly beautiful. You got so creative bleaching out the masts and compass rose.

  • Meg:

    Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gerrie Johnnic:

    Fabulous card…I love the ship, your colors and layout.

  • Dottie Davis:

    Oh my goodness is this card a knockout! Right out of the park with those beautiful colors! You should be so proud of your work. We love it.

  • These are some of my favorite colors. Like how you kept the card and made it work even after you had a little boo-boo. That netting is also one of my favorite things to use…..especially on masculine cards.

  • LaDawn:

    Wow, I love the colors. The fishnet in the background is a wonderful added touch. Thanks

Your comments are so appreciated!