ODBD October Release Blog Hop!

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

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release Blog Hop! This month’s hop is all about the upcoming holidays: Christmas and Thanksgiving! We are excited to be sharing our projects with you today!

If arrived here from the ODBD Blog, you are in the right place since I’m the first stop after the ODBD Blog.

For my card, I’m using the fabulous new Apple Wreath set! Isn’t it wonderful? I just love the apples and boxwood branches. They go so well with my branch punch.


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

After stamping, I colored the wreath in with Tombow markers. I stamped the apples twice more on another piece of white card stock and colored them with a combination of Copics and Tombows. Found out an interesting thing doing this and so here’s my Fun Dscovery Tip for You: If I lay down a light base color with the Copics (here I used FY1, Fluorescent Yellow Orange), then use the Tombows (water based markers) on top, the paper doesn’t pill or shred like it does when using water based makers and with heavy blending. The reason I did this, was because my Tombow red markers are so much brighter and clearer than the reds I have in Copic markers. And with the Copic base, they blended beautifully and easily with no paper shredding. So give it a try and mix things up!

I was in a hurry so I opted to die cut the wreath w/ a scallop circle instead of fussy cutting. I used both the lg and sm scallop circles to cut out the dk green and kraft circles to back the wreath. On the white background, I used an embossing folder and on the narrower strip on the right, I stamped the wood background with the desert sand ink before embossing it as well. I added a narrow dk green layer to make it stand out a bit. The sentiment was die cut using a small tag die. I cut to the middle, took it out, turned the die around and cut the other end to the middle in order to get both ends the same. I added a few more punched branches behind it and a tied green straw like ribbon at the top of the wreath. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Apple Wreath, Wood Background
Paper: Neenah white, dk green, kraft small scraps of various greens for punched branches
Ink: Archival library green,  Memento desert sand,
Accessories: Spellbinders lg & sm scallop circles & tag dies, Copic markers,  Tombow markers, stripe embossing folder (Paper Studio), branch punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon, woven green ribbon

130 Responses to ODBD October Release Blog Hop!

  1. Julie, oh my goodness, this is just too beautiful for words! Amazing coloring and to cut the wreath out using the Spellbinders die, so clever! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Avatar Colette McGinnis
    Colette McGinnis says:

    love the beautiful card. I am one of those “fussy cutters” but your idea with the scallop punch is one that I will try!

  3. Cedar that looks so real.The card is very applealing. The scallops are extremely cleverly used. What a great job.

  4. Avatar Gail Robinson
    Gail Robinson says:

    the colors are fantastic on your card. and so much dimension.

  5. Avatar Lois Sapp
    Lois Sapp says:

    I can almost smell the cedar! Beautiful card.

  6. I love the combination of colors and textures used to create this timely fall card. Awesome card!

  7. Avatar Holly Fotty
    Holly Fotty says:

    What a beautiful card. The apples look delicious.

  8. Avatar Juanita Braun
    Juanita Braun says:

    I love the idea of using the scalloped punch. The colors in this card are beautiful.

  9. Beautiful card – so realistic!

  10. Oh my, what a gorgeous Thanksgiving card. Love the way you layered the apples on the pretty wreath.

  11. Lovely card.

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  12. Avatar Deb Palmer
    Deb Palmer says:

    Love the layers! Thanks for sharing your creation!

  13. I love those layered scallops.. just wonderful!!! The wreath and the apples are wonderful!!!

  14. Avatar Allie Gower
    Allie Gower says:


  15. Oh, how I love the beautiful Apple wreath. I really appreciate you sharing your talent with us.

  16. Wow Julie…Beautiful to a “T”, I love these apples, and your wreath layered like that, and love the piece of fish net in your bow…that sure adds…WOW

  17. Avatar Brenda (LadyofCards)
    Brenda (LadyofCards) says:

    Beautiful!!! I just learned a new technique and would like to see how it will work with the apples.

    Hugs ‘N Blessings

  18. such pretty coloring and love the way you added the branch punch to it!

  19. Avatar Rhea Thompson
    Rhea Thompson says:

    Julie, Can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Thanks for the inspiration for a beautiful Thanksgiving card. The greens and red go so well together. Those apples just jump out from the card; sure gets me in the holiday spirit. I haven’t yet tried my hand at ‘coloring’ but I must get to that soon.

  20. Beautiful card! I love the addition of the pine branches under the apples!

  21. Those apples are colored deliciously!! Very pretty card!!

  22. Julie, this is stunning and has such a lovely fall feel! I love all the fiber and vibrant colors!

  23. Avatar brenda alsup
    brenda alsup says:

    beautifully done!!

  24. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    very pretty!!love your coloring of the gorgeous stamp.

  25. Nice layers.

  26. This card is amazing. I love the “easier” idea of the scallops instead of fussy cutting.

  27. Avatar Jonia Smith
    Jonia Smith says:

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

  28. Avatar Mathilda m
    Mathilda m says:

    Love the texture and colors of your card … tfs …

  29. Julie, this is just gorgeous! Those red apples look good enough to bite into! This is a beautiful set.

  30. The card is gorgeous. I especially like the colors used

  31. Avatar Christine
    Christine says:

    This card is a real treat for the eyes. I love the dimensionality of the wreath. The layers beneath the stamped image and the punched branches add so much. The mesh bow is a great touch. Thanks for sharing your art. The hop is a pleasure after completing a long day at school and an evening grading papers.

  32. Avatar Miriam White
    Miriam White says:

    What a beautiful card! I especially like the layers you have created with the apples and branch punch! The colors are fantastic! You are very gifted! Thank you for sharing.

  33. Love the card. I like the Fall feel to your card with the ribbons, colors, and branches. Also, thank you for the tip.

  34. Absolutely beautiful! You have given me even more inspiration! Thank you!

  35. This card is so elegant! I love it!

  36. Avatar Donna Garvin
    Donna Garvin says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colors!

  37. Love the Thanksgiving wreath! So colorful and beautifully colored. TFS!

  38. Love, love, love the vibrant colors you used to color the images! The layers work nicely, and your instructions are the most detailed of all-thanks for sharing your tip, too!

  39. Avatar Dianne Cancel
    Dianne Cancel says:

    Great card, perfect for Thanksgiving.

  40. The apple wreath is beautiful! Love the shading and highlighting on those apples!

  41. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

  42. A card that definitely gets into the fall state of mind. The apples are too cute!

  43. Avatar Kristy Tyra
    Kristy Tyra says:

    thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

  44. Julie!!!
    The way that you used the new release apple wreath stamp set by our daily breade designs–is super awesome!! I live the effect that you created with the Martha Stewart punch!!! And it is very enginuitive of you to use the scallop circles to cut it out:) thank you for allowing me to glean from you and for the op to win:). Be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  45. Beautiful coloring on this in apple wreath stamp. Got to see the stamp this weekend in Milwaukee. Really great stamp set.

  46. I just can’t find the right words to describe how lovely I think this is….I think it is brilliant how you colored this die and layered it over the scalloped circles, then the touch of greenery over the sentiment… just a downright gorgeous card.

  47. Your card is simply gorgeous Julie!! I LOVE your layered wreath and the textured panel in the background!! And that green burlap ribbon is fabulous!! WOW!

  48. Avatar Kathleen Baugh
    Kathleen Baugh says:

    I have to say that I love this card and the design with the pumpkin wreath. So very pretty, and the coloring is perfect. Thank you for all that you do to give the rest of us some beautiful ideas to add to our design asthetics.

    Most sincerely,

  49. Love this card—the little branches really make it look special

  50. Beautiful – the coloring is gorgeous!

  51. Your apple wreath is gorgeous. I just love the coloring on the apples.

  52. A beautiful card. Lovely wreath

  53. Avatar Rosemary D
    Rosemary D says:

    gorgeous card, julie!! those apples look so yummy!!

  54. Avatar Dottie Davis
    Dottie Davis says:

    This wreath card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the bow made with a little this and a little that. So creative!