ODBD Happy Birthday, Kelley!


We all hope you have the best birthday ever, Kelley! So to start  you on your way, the Breadsticks put this little hop together for you.

I’m using images from  ODBD’s Sing to the Lord set. The bird, sentiment and one extra flower were all stamped in dk red. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some color and before you start wondering, I have no idea what kind of sparrow this is supposed to be.  I just colored him to go with my dp, lol. Oval Nesties and the out of the box Nestie technique was used for the bird image. Graduated sizes of ovals were used for the additional layers (I used both the Large Petite ovals and the Small Petite ovals to get these sizes) and I layered them offset toward the top of the ovals. All the ovals are backed with some thin chipboard to give them added dimension. A little soft sand ink was sponged around the edges of the image oval.

On the soft yellowish print layer, I added some doodling with a burgundy Micron pen. On the burgundy band, I used a branch border folder to emboss it. The sentiment was cut out of the box as well and attached to a burgundy layer.

Please continue on our little Birthday Hop by clicking on the following links:

Chris Olsen
Sabrina Jackson
Marcelle Schauer


Thanks so much for stopping by!




stamps: ODBD- Sing to the Lord
paper: white, dp (all are Basic Grey from the Boxer6x6 pad)
ink: Ancient Page bordeaux, Memories soft sand
accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders oval Nesties sets, Cuttlebug border folder (Just My Type), burgundy Micron pen

33 Responses to ODBD Happy Birthday, Kelley!

  1. Love the nesties layered on this sweet card. Such wonderful colors and paper to make this so special.

  2. This is so pretty!! Love all the layers on this card and your color choices are lovely!

  3. Wow! I love your card! The out of the box, the layers, the little bit of color, and your doodling around the edge, very cool!

  4. Beautiful card Julie, I love that bird and branch set also

  5. Love the rich colors on this Julie! Beautiful! Have a blessed Thursday!

  6. Julie love the soft colors and the pops of red. Great job on the bird.

  7. my favorite set… beautiful sample Julie!!!

  8. Julie this is so pretty and is still one of my favorite sets! Love all the soft colors and great layout! Kelley will love it!

  9. What a great color combo, Julie! BEAUTIFUL! Love the touch of color for your shading!

  10. Good morning Julie!!! This is one amazing creation! I love how you did the shading on the image and of course the out of the box tech that you taught me! Kelley will love to have this for her boards!

  11. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:

    Love the way you framed the beautiful image! Beautifully done, Julie!

  12. Oh Julie, this is a stunner of a card!!! I love it . Hurry up and send it as I want to see it at the show!!!

  13. This is such a pretty card! I love the muted colors and the cutting around the image!

  14. Beautiful Julie!!!! Gorgeous design and it looks fantastic in the sepia tones!!

  15. This is gorgeous Julie!! I love your colors and the design!! Great shading on the image. Kelley will love this!

  16. Oh my, Julie, girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! WOW, this is GORGEOUS and I am sure Kelley will love this card!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  17. Beautiful card hun!!! I love the stamps, and the color combo on this!!

  18. Julie,
    Beautiful card!

  19. Beautiful card. So much detail.

  20. Beautiful card. Reminds me of the song “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. I’m sure His eye is on Kelley today and her birthday will be special.

  21. I hope Kelley has a fabulous blessed birthday!!
    and I LOVE your bird card!

  22. Hi julie love your card!!!!meghan

  23. Avatar Darlene Gabriel
    Darlene Gabriel says:

    Such an elegant card. I love the out of the box technique.

  24. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday Kelley!

  25. Avatar CherylQuilts at SCS
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Julie, this is beautiful! I so love this set (and appreciate this inspiration)!

  26. Love this color scheme! Gives it a great vintage look!

  27. Avatar Luanne Ford
    Luanne Ford says:

    Wonderful cutting and “doodling” 🙂 Your card is so pretty! Love your soft colors.

  28. Beautiful card – I am with you – make it match the DSP! hehehe Really does look vintage like Mary Lee said..

    Hugs, Donna

  29. This is absolutely gorgeous, Julie. Love how you used the Nestabilities and the very vintage feel of this card. You Breadsticks could not have given Kelley any more of yourselves. She has to be so thrilled with her new collection of art. Thanks to you all for so much inspiration…

  30. This looks great stamped in red!

  31. Avatar Anna Dowdy
    Anna Dowdy says:

    Awesome!!! Just awesome!!!

  32. Julie. you card is stunning! I love all the detail work you have put into it! Thanks so much for being part of my birthday!

  33. Hi Julie~

    I love this mostly mono-chromatic card! I love the dp you chose, too.
    I had never thought to stamp images in a color and then shade it in with pencils or ink. That is such a beautiful technique. I will be sure to use it. This is one of my favorite stamps of ODBD!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.