Sail Away ODBD Alumni Hop!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs  Alumni Team’s bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.   You may want to start at the ODBD Blog so you won’t miss a thing! This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD  embossing plates! 


Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

Embossing plates are a little different from embossing folders, but there are a number of techniques to really show them off. I love distressing the embossed card stock with a sanding block to bring out the little embossed fish. I made sure to use a white core card stock so that when embossed and sanded, the embossed fish would really show up. Before I embossed it, I also added a little ink to the c/s and afterwards, I really roughed up the edges.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

I paired the embossed fish panel with this wonderful new ship from Surging Sea and sentiment from Smooth Sailing. Water colors were used on thin water color paper (think kid’s w/c pad), then the image was stamped and bleached. Since I was into distressing, I continued on w/ roughing up the edges and even tore a bit off one corner. The sentiment was die cut w/ a little pennant die and also distressed. The white x’s on the orange dp were added w/ a white gel pen. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Stamps: ODBD – Surging Sea, Smooth Sailing
Paper: thin water color paper, blue textured (DCWV mat stack), teal, orange dp (Basic Grey -Lauderdale collection)
Ink: Ancient Page coal & calypso blue
Accessories: Spellbinders nested pennants die, ODBD Fish embossing plate, Peerless water colors, bleach & acrylic paint brush, Tombow markers, water brush, sanding block, Grand Calibur, white gel pen

27 Responses to Sail Away ODBD Alumni Hop!

  1. Wow….Your card is stunning. I love the vibrant colors, the embossing and the distressing.

  2. Avatar Queen Mary
    Queen Mary says:

    I’ve said it before on this hop and i’ll say it again, I am loving this embossing folder! I thought it might be “too much,” but on the contrary, it is perfect and I have you wonderful artists on this hop to thank for letting me see it in action! Thank goodness for the CHA sale! 🙂

  3. Wow how Awesome. love the Distressed look. love the embossing and the colors and blending is amazing. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  4. Julie……what an awesome card……I love you embossing plate fish, your distressing is awesome, and beautiful colours!!

  5. What a stunning card Julie! I just love the embossing and distressing!! What a perfect frame for the ship!! Gorgeous!!

  6. Cool card, Julie! I love all of the techniques you used! I really need to get some coordinations paper for sanding….i love how yours turned out! Beautiful work!! Blessings, Angie

  7. Julie this is GORGEOUS! Love the distressing and torn image… with the fish embossing folder it’s just perfect! Love it!

  8. I love the distress look of your beautiful card.

  9. Another stunning card – the embossing plate is just the perfect compliment to the ship stamp. Love all the tearing and distressing!

  10. That embossing folder goes perfectly with that stamp, I love those two sets. Great card!

  11. Wow, this is a stunning card! I love the distressed edges and the coloring with that stamp! The little pennant greeting is perfect too!

  12. What a great card. There are some great cards with this fish embossing folder. I love the distress and tbe colors. I may have to get this embossing plate.

  13. Great card! You went to town on that roughing it up! Great distressing!

  14. What gorgeous colors.

  15. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    gorgeous card!! beautiful colors!

  16. Julie I love this!!! The core shows up so nicely! Beautiful! And I love how you distressed it too!

  17. Beautiful card. I LOVE your bright colours. It’s neat to see so many different things being done with this image. You do awesome work.

  18. Avatar Rosemary D
    Rosemary D says:

    holey moley, julie!! your card is an absolute masterpiece… i think it should be framed!!

  19. I am so impressed with this card. There is so much detail to it. I really like the way you tore the paper of the image in two. I pinned it for future reference. TFS

  20. Stunning card!

  21. Great embossing and love the colors.

  22. Love your colors. So reminds me of the ocean!

  23. Very unique card. Nicely done.

  24. Awesome card! Love the distressing, colors, and that fish plate! TFS!

  25. What an amazing card! Your color choices are stunning! Beautiful design…great layering.

  26. Julie!!
    You are such a seer!!! The colors, techniques and stamps that you used in the creation of this card are outstanding together:) Thank you so very much for being who the Lord created you to be and for allowing me to glean form you:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  27. Julie, this is stunning. Love the embossing and all the distressed edges!!