ODBD March Release!

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March release!  And what a bee-u-tiful release it is! Flowers, bees, honeycombs, dies to match…you’re going to love these!

First, the prize details…Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until March 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first card features the fun Bee Happy set and Honeycomb Background. After stamping the beehive with deep lagoon chalk ink, I added a little yellow ochre with a Tombow marker. Normally I use a Copic marker, but they don’t play well with chalk inks. I did use the yellowish Copics to add color around the beehive, but I did so very carefully.I really wanted a hexagon die to mimic the shape of the honeycomb, but I don’t have one. So I die cut it with a square die then turned it 45 degrees and cut the corners to mimic a hexagon shape. The honeycomb embossed layer behind it was done by inking the embossing folder, embossing the vanilla card stock then die cutting with the square the same way. For the turquoise background, I stamped portions of  the Honeycomb Background with teal, butterscotch and white pigment inks. The seam binding was colored with Copics to match.


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Honeycomb Background, Bee Happy
Paper: vanila, turquoise dp (Authentique – Summer)
Ink:   Colorbox deep lagoon chalk ink & frost white pigment inks,  Adirondack butterscotch,
Accessories:  ODBD Ornate Borders & Flowers dies,  ODBD Zinnia dies,  Copic markers, Spellbinders squares dies, seam binding, Quickutz/Lifestyle Honeycomb embossing folder set, yellow ochre Tombow marker, mini bowdabra

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
For my second card I’m using the beautiful Zinnia set and matching dies along with the gorgeous Blooming Garden paper collection. After stamping the large zinnia once and small zinnia twice, I colored them Copics then die cut. One of the small zinnias, I fussy cut smaller than normal then layered them together and added a little stickles in the center. The greeting was die cut with a circle die and attached to a floral die cut along with some little leaves from the Fancy Foliage set. The vertical white panel was die cut with  the  Daisy Chain die and a  scalloped long rectangle die was added around it. A few colored gems were added for extra interest. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Zinnia
Paper: white, ODBD Blooming Garden collection paper, maroon
Ink: Colorbox black cherry chalk ink
Accessories: ODBD Zinnia dies, ODBD Fancy Foliage dies, ODBD Daisy Chain Bg die Copic markers, Spellbinders circles & blossom 4 dies, gems

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to check out all the DT blogs for more wonderful inspiration

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43 Responses to ODBD March Release!

  1. Good morning Julie! You know how I love your cards! I always look forward to seeing what you do with color choices! Always gorgeous!

  2. Julie both your samples are beautiful! You sure have a way with color! I would never have thought of a blue hive but I love what you did with this set! Love the way you colored the zinnia for the second one and the great framing of the daisy chain! Beautiful!

  3. Great cards. My favorite has to be the layered zinnia with the cute hummingbird. Wonderful March release!

  4. What Beautiful cards the blending of your colors and the stamps are Awesome. love the details and the new sets are amazing. thanks for sharing

  5. Both your creations are so creative and inspirational Julie!! I adore your blue beehive and your stunning coloring and details on the first and your coloring of the zinnia and layout with the beautiful dp on the 2nd. Stunning as always dear friend!

  6. I love the creativity that the cards are showing. The coloring is great and the design elements are right on. Stunning cards.

  7. Both fantastic cards!! Love the colors on both!

  8. Wonderful cards! Great release!

  9. Avatar Michel E
    Michel E says:

    Love both cards.

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  10. Love how you used the turquoise in your bee card it is unexpected and beautiful

  11. Avatar betty lou
    betty lou says:

    Love the colors!! Your beehive and zinnia are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Avatar McStamper
    McStamper says:

    Great cards. Especially love the new flower stamp.

  13. Oh, Julie, both are gorgeous cards! The beehive colors are so different and fabulous together! And the zinnias are gorgeous with the layered blooms against the fabulous new ODBD papers! Gorgeous cards, my friend!

  14. Wow!! your cards are beautiful. That blue bee hive is outstanding, would never have thought to do it in that color and it is stunning!!

  15. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Beautiful cards! I love your blue beehive, and the way you stacked your zinnia. Great job!

  16. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Gorgeous cards, I especially like the blue bee hive card. Thanks for the tip on how to get a hexagon from a square die.

  17. Julie, girl, you have done it again! Your color choices are amazing to say the least! I absolutely love your samples for this release! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  18. Beautiful! Love the blue and love your coloring!

  19. Lovely cards showcasing the March Release Julie! As always, wonderful designs and coloring!

  20. Julie, these are both such lovely cards. I really like these new sets!! If I had to pick a favorite, I’d have to choose the second one. those zinnias are so pretty. Your coloring is fantastic!!

  21. Great colors on both cards. I like how you improvised to make the hexagon on the first one.

  22. Oh, clever you, Julie…I’ll have to remember that for a hexagon!And I so NEED that embossing folder!
    Your second card is a beauty! Great use of the DP!

  23. Avatar Debbie Reed
    Debbie Reed says:

    Love the blue coloring in your first card. And the second card is breath-taking.

  24. Very beautiful cards. I love your color choices and appreciate your sharing of your talents.

  25. Julie – I always look forward to seeing your works of art!! Your color combo on the first card makes me Happy just seeing it – so unexpected and yet just so perfect :)!! And your second card with the graduated color on the Zinnia is just gorgeous. So creative and beautiful – love them both.
    Hugs and Blessings!

  26. Wonderful cards! Love the colors you used!

  27. Clever with the blue bee hive, I like that. And your second card using the paper so perfectly. Very pretty cards Julie.

  28. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE the UNEXPECTED BLUE in this card!!!! Chalk Ink, I haven’t heard of anyone using this for AGES!!! I don’t have any, but LOVE THE EFFECT!!!!!!!!!:)(I DROOL when I see a card made with it!) 🙂 JUST GORGEOUS!!!! AND your Zennia Card is GORGEOUS TOO!!!!!!!!!!! ALL that fussy cutting & copic coloring are GORGEOUS!!!!:)AND LOVELY COLORING!!!!!!!:) SUPERB JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

  29. Such colorful cards. I appreciate your showing the copic markers you used.

  30. Pretty coloring on the zinnias!!

  31. I love the use of the different colors stunning cards

  32. Hi Julie…Wow on your cards….so pretty, I love them both, the blue would have to be my fav. since its my fav. colour…but I sure like the other one too…Gorgeous!!

  33. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Can you hear me whistle Julie? Both of these cards are absolute beauties! Love the blue/orange combo and your zinnias are divine!

  34. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    Both cards are beautiful. My favorite is the blue and yellow ochre card. Gorgeous color combination.

  35. Wow, your cards are so bright and colourful, just the way I love cards.

  36. Beautiful color combo on the first, very sweet card, the second is so pretty, I like how you used the paper and great layout and layering on the flower!

  37. Very bright and cheerful cards! I’ve never thought to incorporate totally different colors for bees and hives than the usual black and yellow! Awesome!

  38. Gorgeous cards, Julie!! I love the Zinnia card! So beautifully colored and love the Daisy die panel! The blue is so clever, really like that background technique.

  39. Love the rich colors you used in both cards! Gorgeous!

  40. Avatar Christine
    Christine says:

    Love the rich colors of your zinnia card against the lacy daisy chain background!

  41. Julie, these literally took my breath away….so gorgeous!

  42. Both are so pretty, but I like the unexpected blue of the beehive!

  43. These are beautiful Julie! Love the fun zinnia card with the adorable paper! And that bee skep… SO COOL! Love the color choice!