ODBD Aug Release Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to Our Daily Bread design’s Aug 1 release blog hop! If you came from Dawn Lusk’s blog,  you are in the right place, if not or if you get lost along the way or any links are broken, just return to the ODBD Blog for the full list of links! We hope you enjoy this months sets as much as we do!!!

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

For my card, I stamped the sunflowers, colored them with markers and used the out of  the box Nestie technique and a labels 8 to cut it out. It’s matted on a larger black layer. For the next layer, I used some fancy edge scissors, called sunflower, to trim around the rectangle, then sponged ink on the edges.

The grid background was done by covering the white c/s with some drywall mesh then sponging yellow and orangey inks over it. After removing the mesh, you get this wonderful grid pattern. I added a narrow black border (also trimmed w/ the scissors) near the edge of my 5.5 x 4.25 white card. A checkered bow and Happy Fall tag finished the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project today. From here, hop over to Connie McCotter’s blog to be inspired and blessed!



stamps: ODBD – Harvest Blessings, Happy Fall
paper: white, black
ink: Ancient Page coal, lemon peel, sunburst
accessories: Spellbinders labels 8, sunflower edge scissors, Tombow markers, ribbon, drywall mesh, sm. corner rounder (for sentiment tag)


141 Responses to ODBD Aug Release Blog Hop!

  1. How totally awesome. I simply love that black and white checked ribbon – a totally lovely card!!

  2. Oh my goodness Julie… this is the epitome of what a sunflower card should look like!!! I LOVE the ribbon choice and layout…. soooo pretty!!!

  3. It just POPS! love the checkered ribbon and perfect deco scissors to use too!

  4. Fantastic, it’s beyond beautiful!!! Love the ribbon too!

  5. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:

    Beautiful, Julie! So beautiully designed and colored!

  6. Very pretty Julie, I love the colors and they are so eye popping!

  7. Oh Julie – what can I say……this is the most stunning card – your detailing is incredible as is your colouring!!!

  8. Great out of the box card.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  9. Fantastic card. It is so nice to see the many different ways a same stamp set can be used. Loved your work.

  10. I really really really love this! I am 12 and love to get inspiration from more experienced crafter’s creations!
    Awesome job, this is gorgeous!

  11. Fall is my favorite season – love your card!! Really enjoying the hop!

  12. Each new hop, makes my jaw drop. So many takes on such cool stamps! Love the color combo here.

  13. Hi Julie!!! Your card is gorgeous!! Is that the perfect ribbon or what?!!!! LOVE everything about this card!

  14. The out of the box nesties technique is one of my favorites. It really adds so much to this card. I love the bold use of black to accent this too.

  15. I just love sunflowers and you did them proud! Beautiful!

  16. What a fun card. I love the colors and I love the checkered ribbon. Beautiful sunflowers!

  17. Avatar teresa read
    teresa read says:

    Love the sunflowers they are gorgeous.

  18. Love the sunflowers!

  19. Love the card.

  20. Avatar Conniecrafter
    Conniecrafter says:

    Beautiful coloring, neat way to do the background, love all the black accenting!

  21. Avatar marinemomoftwo
    marinemomoftwo says:

    Oh my, just beautiful. I have to have this set !

  22. Julie, very nice card. I love all the color, it says Harvest and Fall! Great Job!

  23. Beautiful card….

  24. Avatar Sheila - Ginger
    Sheila - Ginger says:

    Wonderful card…love the colours and the mesh idea.

    Love Sheila xx

  25. Wow, this is Fabulous. Thank you for the out of the box technique, I had never seen that. Love the colors, card and technique.

  26. Avatar Judy Covey
    Judy Covey says:

    Love the yellow and black theme here and your bow is gorgeous! Loving this stamp set too!

  27. Avatar Deanna Collins
    Deanna Collins says:

    Oh my! How I love that checkerboard ribbon! It looks so country and I feel that is what you were attempting to achieve with this beautiful card. I cannot believe all the layers and it is wonderful.

  28. Oh my, I love the strong bright colours and fantastic rustic/rural look to this. Can’t wait for our own sunflowers to move on from the budding stage…

  29. welcome to fall. this card says it all. the colors are great i love the layers.

  30. What a beautiful card. Those checks just make the sunflowers stand out.

  31. Avatar maureen Russell
    maureen Russell says:

    Oh my goodness! This is stunning. The colors are so vivid with this card. I love it. How could you not smile if you received this card? 🙂

  32. Wonderful card…. I always love checks combined with sunflowers!. All the black makes those pretty sunflowers pop right out!!

  33. Julie this is stunning..love the design paper and love this ribbon.

  34. What a great card! The colors are perfect for sunflowers- the black and white really show them off beautifully. Love all your layering!

  35. love this card!

  36. Julie – love this card. It is fun and warm and definitely gives new meaning to sunflowers and fall. Great take on this new set. Love the checkered ribbon and the total look and feel of this card. Very clever and so are these new sets and the addition of dies was such a fabulous idea. Luv it.

  37. Love the card, the black and white goes so well with the sunflowers, never thought of putting them together, duh! tks for sharing.

  38. Wow!!! What a showstopper!!! Your colours and layers are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  39. Avatar Joan R. Barnes
    Joan R. Barnes says:

    I love this card its different, the color, I would have never thought of this coloring with the sunflowers. Its fantastic.


  40. Avatar sharon l
    sharon l says:

    Love the background. Now, where is that mesh! LOL!
    Sharon L

  41. Love the ribbon and background paper. Very unique

  42. This is stunning Julie!! Love the black and white paired with the yellow. Gorgeous coloring and design!

  43. Avatar Linda Decker
    Linda Decker says:

    I love the grid idea as well as the out of the box nestie technique. I need to take time to check that link out and try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Avatar Kathy Oltmanns
    Kathy Oltmanns says:

    Wow, what a fun card!! Love the black, white and yellow theme! The ribbon is great!

  45. Such happy flowers, those sunflowers!

    And I’m glad you reminded me about the out of the box Nestabilities technique. Need to go try that!

  46. I like your card! The checkered bow reminds me of a finish line in a race, and all the sunflowers are racing! Very cute!

  47. Wow! Love the out of the box Nestie tech. here with the sunflowers, and that grid pattern sponged on the background is very cool!!

  48. Wow, Julie…this card is striking!! Love, love, love it, and the colors you chose. Oh, now I HAVE to get this set!!

  49. I love the colors and especially your use of the dry wall mesh. How creative!

  50. The black and white is stunning with this image. What a wonderful take on this stamp set. I see me ordering this set! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  51. Just love those sunflowers…nice card!

  52. You did such a great job coloring your sunflowers. Outstanding job,loved the ribbon too:)

  53. Wow! what a phantastic inspiration, thank you very much!
    Warm Wishes from Switzerland (with a bad english… sorry),

  54. Avatar Pat Jandacek
    Pat Jandacek says:

    Strikingly gorgeous! What a great idea the mesh is for this background. Black really does dramatize images, doesn’t it?! Your card is absolutely outstanding and thanks for sharing it with us.


  56. Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! Beautiful colors and the ribbon is fantastic! Great looking card!

  57. What a fantastic card!! I love sunflowers, they always look so happy!

  58. Avatar ArtsyGirl
    ArtsyGirl says:

    WOW! I mean W-O-W!!!!!
    This card is fabulous! Thanks for the candy.

  59. Such an amazing card. The colours are fab, a really happy card :o)

  60. This just screams…SUMMER! I love it.

  61. Beautiful! You have great dimentions in your card!

  62. Avatar JKButler
    JKButler says:

    This card has a great fall feel to it. Great job on coloring.

  63. Avatar Linda C.
    Linda C. says:

    Picture PERFECT artwork!

  64. So cute!!

  65. Avatar Cathy U.
    Cathy U. says:

    How cute! Love the nesties.

  66. Avatar Jeanne Szabo
    Jeanne Szabo says:

    Great card! I agree with the others, the B&W checked ribbon makes the colors pop!

  67. Avatar marilync
    marilync says:

    Love, love the card. The black and white make it soooo dramatic. Thanks for posting

  68. Avatar Martha Nicholson
    Martha Nicholson says:

    So beautiful

  69. Avatar Lynne Z.
    Lynne Z. says:

    Love your card and that out of the box technique! So cool. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  70. Avatar R. Black
    R. Black says:

    My daughter would have a fit over this card! The colors and the sunflowers are her favs – love it!

  71. Avatar Joyce Batty
    Joyce Batty says:

    The use of black is stunning. Love it.

  72. Avatar Rosemary D
    Rosemary D says:

    gorgeous card! i love the ribbon!

  73. Wonderful card and I love the ‘out of the box’ technique!!Thank you for sharing that with us and thank you for sharing your card with us.

  74. Avatar Janet Castle
    Janet Castle says:

    Yes, I guess Fall is right around the corner…I realllllllly like your card!!!

  75. Love the out of the box technique. That and the colors make a stunning card!