ODBD January Release Blog Hop!

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Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January Release! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month! They will have y’all “Wishing” you already had them!

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For my first Wishing card, I came across this white piece already embossed w/ the oval frame & thought it would work as a backdrop. I die cut 3 of each size of Aster then sponged 1 of each size w/ the stonewashed ink. The two little flowers are from the Bird & Nest dies & were already in my stash, so I sponged & curled them. The centers for all flowers were made by cutting a strip of white (about 1/2″ wide) & using fringing scissors all down one side (be careful not to cut all the way to the other edge). Then take tweezers or a quilling tool & roll. The longer your strip, the bigger around it will be. Add a drop of glue to the end & remove the tweezers & fluff a little. Then I sponged just the tips & added them to the flower centers. 
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I added white leaves & fronds from the other dies, then die cut one white Stitched Oval & one plain Oval out of the blue designer paper. I used the denim ink to stamp the Wishing on the oval & also the rest of the greeting on a separate piece I die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles & Rectangles.  

Here’s a look at the inside:
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Words, (Wishing Well – inside)
Paper: Neenah white, designer paper (ODBD – Christian Faith collection)
Ink:  Adirondack denim & stonewashed
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Asters (retired), Pretty Posies, Lovely Leaves, Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Ovals, Stitched Ovals (retired), Birds & Nest (small flowers) (retired) diesfringing scissors (Martha Stewart), Sizzix embossing folder (bird & wreath set)

I am adding the above card to Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes!


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My second Wishing card features this wonderful Wishing Well set & the Wishing die. There are so many different greetings for just about any occasion using this set & the Wishing Words set. Add the Wishing die, & you are able to cover a multitude of occasions & always have the perfect card! 
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For me, it’s a little challenging to use so much brown on an image. Of course, you can color the stones any color you wish, but I’m always up for a challenge. So I used a lot of different browns so it wouldn’t all run together. And I used the blender pen to add the mottled look on the stones. After I colored it all in, I over stamped w/ the Versafine (the image was still in my Misti) then die cut it using the Circles & Double Stitched Circles.  I sponged the vintage photo ink lightly around the edge of the image circle then put it back inside the stitched circle. For the white Pegboard background, I used my resizing technique to make a long rectangle die cut out of a square die then added the Double Stitched frame out of the designer paper on top.  The Wishing die was cut twice & stacked for dimension. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. 
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(To explain the browns..I used the E13, E15, E19 on the roof of the well. E55, E57, E59, N2 & N4 for the beams. E30, E31,  E35, E37, W1, W4, W5, W7 for the stone.)
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Well, (Living Water, Wishing Words inside)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, designer paper (ODBD – Vintage Ephemera )
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx & sepia, distress ink vintage photo (for sponging)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Circles, Double Stitched Circles, Pegboard dies, Copic markers, Misti

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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54 Responses to ODBD January Release Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Paula Hymel
    Paula Hymel says:

    Beautiful job. Loving this month’s release.

  2. Avatar Ina Eisen
    Ina Eisen says:

    Ah Julie, your cards are beautiful. I’m with you in that use of too much brown scares me. I am more of a ‘blues’ person. Having said that, I think your wishing well is charming. I just love the way you decorate the insides of your cards too. The blue and white card is gorgeous. I love the layered flower/leaf element. So beautiful. Happy New Year!

  3. Wow!!! Julie your cards are both so beautiful! As always your coloring skills are amazing! Happy New Year!!!

  4. Avatar Pam Homenick
    Pam Homenick says:

    Thank you for taking the time to spell out how you created these cards. I love to make cards but have no creative talents at all. Provided in detail how you created this card really helps. God Bless you abundantly in 2016

  5. Gorgeous cards Julie! I love the white and blue, so pretty.

  6. Beautiful as always Julie! Love the blue and white one!

    Happy New Year!!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous samples, Julie! Love the blue/white combo and design….and thanks for the flower tip! Happy new year!

  8. Avatar Victoria Wienke
    Victoria Wienke says:

    Great work Julie. It’s obvious you take great pride in your work and put extra effort into them to make them beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Avatar Pat Sakrismo
    Pat Sakrismo says:

    Especially love the first card. Thanks for the aster idea – just purchased that die!

  10. Beautiful creations! Love all the layers, and thanks for sharing the Copic colors you used

  11. Hi Teamie Julie! What gorgeous projects full of incredible detailing, dimension and textures. Fab uses of color too. I love your amazing work!! Happy New Year to you my Friend! 🙂

  12. Avatar Debby Boone
    Debby Boone says:

    Beautiful cards.

  13. Avatar Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive
    Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive says:

    Your cards are all beautiful. I absolutely love the first card in the blue and white. It is fabulous.

  14. JULIE! Your wishing well is spectacular! I LOVE the stones you created, they are so dimensional! Love the first card as well with your beautiful full asters!! What a great idea for the centers!
    Happy New Year my friend!

  15. Avatar Laurie Black
    Laurie Black says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the way you decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.


    Such lovely cards! The blue and white birthday card just takes my breath away! Best wishes for a very blessed 2016!

  17. All of your cards are amazing but the blue and white with the flower is my hands down favorite! It is gorgeous!

  18. As always Julie your cards are beautiful. I love the way you did the centers of the flowers. That wishing well stamp is gorgeous and the way you colored it is beautiful, the layers are the perfect finishing touch.

  19. The coloring is fantastic on the well card! I like the idea of being able to almost completely create a number of copies of the card, with everything but what the wishing is FOR, and then as the occasion demands, adding the final part of the sentiment. Nice.

    Love the blues and the flower … really amazing!

  20. Happy New Year Julie! Your first card uses one of my fav color combos, blue & white! Just elegant and simple; great tip for flower centers. Your coloring on the wishing well is amazing and I love all your layers! Hugs

  21. Julie – I like that die cut laying of your first card and the white used – the wishing well is a marvelous creation with your lovely coloring – Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year – blessings!

  22. Julie, these are both so beautiful. I really like the flowers on the first one & the pale blue wishing well on the inside!

  23. The layers and frames on your cards are always amazing with beautiful detailing and these are no exception! Love the beautiful blue and white card and the coloring on both is gorgeous! Both designs are fabulous. Happy New Year!

  24. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Beautiful cards. I just love the new wishing well stamp set.

  25. Gorgeous cards. Love them both, but I particularly like the blue one. Blue is my favorite colors. TFS

  26. Pretty cards! I really like the white with the touches of blue using the layers, very pretty!

  27. You’ve sold me on the wishingwell set Such a pretty card. Hugz

  28. WOW!!!! AND I thought your FIRST CARD was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOL You went ALL OUT on the release this month Julie! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! 😉

  29. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    Happy New Year!! love both cards but especially the blue and white one! gorgeous!!!

  30. Beautiful inside and out!

  31. Love all the blues and browns… a bit unexpected and thus very pretty.

  32. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What beautiful cards. Love this release.

  33. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the layering and dimension!

  34. Hi Julie…Gosh…what awesome cards…You sure did a wonderful job on your cards like always…I could never pick a fav. but sure like the well card!!

  35. Gorgeous cards Julie. Love your colouring of the well.

  36. Your cards are gorgeous! I’m really enjoying seeing all of the inspiration. Happy New Year!

  37. Avatar LINDA Carson
    LINDA Carson says:

    Both cards are absolutely beautiful!! Love the textures and layers and design!

  38. Avatar Sylvia Johnson
    Sylvia Johnson says:

    Julie your cards are beautiful. Your coloring is superb as always.

  39. Avatar Peggy Allen
    Peggy Allen says:

    Great cards. I especially like the flowers on the first card.
    God bless,

  40. Love your cards, Julie! Both are very nice but I especially love the blue/white one. Keep providing inspiration for us!

  41. Wow! both of your cards are so amazing! You used so many different details to make your cards come alive, including the inside designs. Two recipients will be so blessed!

  42. The blue and white is just lovely and such wonderful coloring of the well!

  43. Avatar Debbie Vasel
    Debbie Vasel says:

    Love the large size word Wishing. It will be so useful for lots of different projects.

  44. Your coloring on the well is excellent. Thank you for sharing your recipe for coloring. Happy New Year.

  45. That blue and white card is my favorite. Makes me think of my mom!

  46. Wow, both are total knock-outs! Love the blue and white design with the designer paper and awesome flowers on the 1st and the wishing well is colored to perfection….fantastic design on both!! HUGS!!

  47. Gorgeous flower on that first card, Julie. And I’ve got that wishing well on my wish list.

  48. Both cards so beautiful! Love especially the flower on the first one and the coloring on the second – makes me want to go back and copy you!

  49. the well is awesome! I love that stitched rectangle die! I just received it and haven’t used it yet, I can’t wait


  50. Avatar Melissa B.
    Melissa B. says:

    Beautiful artwork, I adore your blue card!

  51. Avatar Silke Ledlow
    Silke Ledlow says:

    Gorgeous cards Julie! Happy New Year to you ??!!!

  52. Julie, I love the wishing well card. The coloring is awesome! The white and blue card is so stunning. The flowers are so dimensional and are gorgeous!!

  53. What stunning cards Julie!! I just love your coloring of the wishing well paired with the die cut background. Your blue and white flower and design of the first is my fave!! Gorgeous! Happy New Year my friend!

  54. Stunning details on your cards Julie, so many pretty things to look at! Fabulous showcasing of the new release!