ODBD April Release!

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April release! Can you believe it’s already April? Well, you won’t believe this month’s release, either! We are talking some fabulous dies, papers and images! I am really loving this Vintage Flourish Pattern die! And the chalkboard background images are terrific!

Prize Details:

  • Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps. 
  • You have until April 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! 
  • The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

 I kept picturing neon colors behind a black pattern so for my pair of neon birthday cards, I first colored half of an 8.5 x 11  piece of white card stock with a rainbow of fluorescent Copics mixed with a bit of neon Sharpies. On the one above, I did a  swirly hodgepodge and on the one below I  did rainbow stripes. Then I stamped the Chalkboard Fan background with versafine onyx.  I used versafine because I consistently get a better black coverage with large, detailed images like this one.  On the one above, I used the Vintage Flourish die to die cut the entire background, then die cut another out of white. I covered a piece of white paper with adhesive (just used my ATG big gun) and stuck the white version to it. Call me crazy, but I took all the neon piece (negative bits that are usually discarded) and pieced them into the corresponding spaces on the white version. Then I placed the die back over it and ran it through the embossing cycle again just to make sure it all stuck in place.  I used the largest center die to cut out the large neon center frame and used the smallest insert to cut the scrolly frame. So I actually got all of the neon pieces out of the one background! Not too shabby! The greeting was stamped w/ neon pink ink and the  frame w/ black then fussy cut.The white layer was stamped w/ black and die cut. 

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
This one was a bit simpler. I added a die cut white frame that I pierced all the way around and a smaller white frame that was stamped with black. The scrolly center was done the same as above except in white. So in reality, I actually was able to make two A2 sized birthday cards out of 1 piece of 8.5 x 11 white card stock (not counting the actual cards). Not too bad, considering all the parts and pieces! These are the Copics & Sharpies I used for both cards.Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!

 Chris * Sandee * Grace * Stacy * Dawn * Julie * Lori * Cathy * 

Sabrina * Silke * Wanda * Angie * Audrey * Lisa

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Flourish Label Borders, Chalkboard Fan Background, Mini Tags 3
Paper: X-Press It white
Ink:  Versfine onyx, HA neon pink
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Copic fluorescent markers, Sharpie neon markers, paper piercing tool



41 Responses to ODBD April Release!

  1. Julie girl, WOW!!! You know how much I look forward to seeing what colors you will use each time and I am absolutely blown away with your creativity here! I would never be able to pull off neon colors, but you have nailed it! Oh, and the parts and pieces….you are insane and I LOVE IT!! Fabulous cards, both of them! HUGS!!

  2. crazy for sure! LOL! but such a pretty result! love the colors, bright and cheery!

  3. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Beautiful!! That background is stunning! I love that die. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is beautiful Julie. Wonderful colors.

  5. Avatar Debbie V
    Debbie V says:

    Your fluorescent coloring of the backgrounds is outstanding 🙂

  6. Avatar Hannah Means
    Hannah Means says:

    Oh my goodness, those cards knock my socks off! Love that multicolor background showing through the grid!

  7. Avatar Jan Butler
    Jan Butler says:

    What a colorful and unique technique. Really pops on the black. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Avatar Debbie Reed
    Debbie Reed says:

    Love the contrast of both cards! That first card is really elegant looking. Great job.

  9. Avatar Diane Maki
    Diane Maki says:

    The neon colors really make you sit up and take notice of the beautiful background! Nicely done.

  10. Love ur backgrounds!!

  11. Two very clever designs Julie… LOTS of work piecing all the little cut outs back in and the eye popping colors certainly take the show!!! Just amazing and beautiful birthday cards!!!

  12. Avatar Leanne S
    Leanne S says:

    Very colorful & beautiful.

  13. Love how you created these colorful backgrounds.

  14. Avatar Donna Garvin
    Donna Garvin says:

    Love all the colors, great job.

  15. I just LOVE the jewel tones on both of these! They remind me of the most vivid stained glass windows! Thanks for brightening my day!

  16. Julie – THUD!!! I LOVE the bright neon colors you’ve shared today – I’m with Lori when she says Thanks for brightening my day :)!!!!!!! I love both your cards but the first is so stunning with the way you re-used the die-cut pieces. So so creative!! Thank you too for the inspiration. Hugs and Blessings,

  17. Those neon colors really pop behind that gorgeous die! Wonderful way to showcase these new products!

  18. Two very colorful cards. Great job.

  19. Beautiful Julie, love the vibrant background!

  20. Both of your creations are stunning Julie!! I just love the vibrant rainbow colors in your backgrounds with the black and your elegant use of dies!! Gorgeous!!!!

  21. oooo . . . those bright colors are just perfect with the white accents. Two fabulous cards!

  22. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    I love the colorful background stamping you did. The die cuts look great against it.

  23. OMG…the colors are awesome Julie! You have definitely created two stunners with the background stamps! Love it 🙂 Hugs ~S~

  24. So colorful and cheerful! I like this Julie, and the white frameing is awesome.

  25. Avatar Kelly Flaherty
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    Stunning background

  26. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    very pretty love the rainbow effect on the designer paper!!

  27. Avatar Karen Schroeder
    Karen Schroeder says:

    Your card is simply amazing! Love it!

  28. Your bright colored backgrounds are very cool!! At first glance in the email I thought it reminded me for brightly colored crochet, so pretty!

  29. What a neat technique! Thanks for sharing the details. I love the effect!

  30. Avatar Michel E
    Michel E says:

    Love the multicolor backgrounds.

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  31. Your colouring is so beautiful. I love the beautiful die you used on the top card.

  32. WOW! Love your gorgeous backgrounds! I will definitely be trying this. Thank you so much for sharing!

  33. sweet and colorful card!

  34. Beautiful background! Beautiful coloring!

  35. Julie, you have done it again! Such cheerful colors on those two stunning cards! They will both bring sunshine into someones day! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  36. What beautiful backgrounds!

  37. Your cards are so incredible and the promise of the rainbow shining through just brings them to an all new level

  38. Julie, both are so pretty! How can you not love all that glorious coloring!! Awesome!

  39. Avatar Irish Cherokee
    Irish Cherokee says:

    WOW! What standout cards these two are. They are both outstanding birthday cards.

  40. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Totally too cool Julie! Your neon colors ROCK! You’ve got some mad creative geans for sure!

  41. Wow! I saw this card on the ODBD website with the Vintage Flourish Die and had to see it up close. Amazing! Piecing all those bits to make inlay creates a stunning effect (but oh my goodness.) Thank you for sharing. 🙂