ODBD October Release Blog Hop!

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

Happy October!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Dawn’s fabulous blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there where the entire hop is listed with links.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
For my long, tall red door, I colored it w/ markers and a water brush then used a Spellbinders square die and resized it to fit around my door. Since it’s not a standard or long rectangle size, this was the only way I could work it. I added a narrow dk red mat and some stickles on the pine boughs and wreath. The sentiment was stamped twice and I die cut them w/ a Ribbon Tag Trio 3, but turned and cut them in opposite directions. I used the one w/ the top curve above the door and the bottom curve below the door. The three little dots were leftovers after I used the Banners 2 for the trim and tassels. The scallop edge at the bottom is also a leftover from the same cutting. The finished card measures 4.25 x 9 and will fit nicely in a #10 business size envelope. The hardest part of this card was finding a layout for this long, tall card that would work w/ this dp! I only had this dp in a 6×6 pad so nothing was long enough. So this was my attempt to get the much shorter paper to fit a longer card! I think the little border strips really helped it out.

From here, hop to Lorelie’s fabulous blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



stamps: ODBD – Christmas Door
paper: water color, dk red, dp (Basic Grey – Nook & Pantry collection)
ink: VersaFine onyx
accessories: Spellbinders squares,  banner basics 2 & ribbon tag trio 3 dies, Tombow markers, water brush, striped ribbon, Grand Calibur, stickles


133 Responses to ODBD October Release Blog Hop!

  1. I love the red color, and the entire theme of the card. You colored it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Great card; love the layout and details. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Avatar Kaye Lang
    Kaye Lang says:

    The deep, vintage colors go so well with this stamp.

  4. So lovely! Tfs

  5. I love this card, from the colors on the door to the tassels on the banner! Beautiful card!

  6. Love the deep colors of Christmas. Wouldn’t you love to climb the steps to a door like this. So very inviting.

  7. Very nice card. Love the non traditional size. TFS

  8. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! Love all the details!

  9. Such a homey card and colored very well.

  10. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:

    Julie, this is beautiful! Fabulous design and coloring!

  11. Love this beautiful red Christmas door. Great ribbon and die cuts too!

  12. Avatar Shirley Lacroix
    Shirley Lacroix says:

    OMG I thought some of the other cards I have seen so fare where good but your’s it great love love love it. Its so beautiful.

  13. very pretty card, like the tall and skinny design you used!

  14. Stunning card Julie! I love the colors and that elongated design – just gorgeous!

  15. Love the border, brads, ribbon. Very pretty.

  16. Lovely card. Your door looks so real!

  17. Avatar Louise Pena
    Louise Pena says:

    Just beautiful. Very vintage and i like that you made it LONG! Keep up the great work…!

  18. Julie, I think this is one my favorites that you’ve done! I LOVE the tall format and it was absolutely genius of you to use the door for it. Lol, I keep going back to look at all the striking details!

  19. What a real beautiful card thanks for sharing with us.

  20. Very cool, love your coloring, the colors, how you made it all fit : )

  21. I love the tall card – it looks great and the Christmas door is excellent. Thanks for sharing. Kindest regards

  22. What a beautiful card! I’m really liking this door stamp. Your card design is so pretty!!

  23. So sweet and lovely use of colors, too! I just love ‘doors’ and the welcoming message they convey.

    thanks for sharing,

  24. Avatar Rhonda Sadler
    Rhonda Sadler says:

    Love the long card format and it suits the door stamp so well.
    Beautiful use of colour too!

  25. Your pretty card is so festive and Christmas-y! I love the watercolouring technique you used on the image and all the pretty diecut and embossed borders you framed it with. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  26. What a beautiful image! It’s how Christmas should be spent…home with family. TFS

  27. What a beautiful card you have made and just perfect with this wonderful image!

  28. Avatar linda patti
    linda patti says:

    so CHRISTMAS-Y!!! love the colors and images you chose!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

  29. Avatar Kathy Pelletier
    Kathy Pelletier says:

    Beautiful card, colors and everything

  30. Avatar Beth Mallow
    Beth Mallow says:

    Lovely card. Gets one in the mood for the holidays.

  31. Great coloring and shape of your card.

  32. Avatar Carol Froehlich
    Carol Froehlich says:

    Very pretty card. Good coloring.

    Thank you for sharing.
    Carol Froehlich

  33. Wonderful detail! Brilliant color. Just lovely! Thank you.

  34. Lovely warm card. Great job! Thank you!

  35. Avatar Queen Mary
    Queen Mary says:

    It is a stunning card and your tutorial on resizing spellbinders is clear and easy to follow! Thanks so much!

  36. Beautiful card! Love the details!

  37. Awesome – love the way you colored the door. It is incredible looking in the long card. Beautiful.

  38. I love this card. It’s very bright, cheery and traditional. Right up my alley. Blessings!

  39. Great coloring, and those tassels are just the cutest little detail.

  40. I always love the traditional Christmas colours of red and green. The door, of course is very homey and works so well with the colour scheme. Beautifully done!

  41. Avatar Anne Pask
    Anne Pask says:

    Hi Julie,
    Oh I love your card, and I also enjoyed your tutorial on how to extend your rectangular die. It’s got me thinking about all sorts of things I could do with my nesties . . .
    Hugs, Anne.

  42. Avatar Candy Meyers
    Candy Meyers says:

    What a cute card. So creative. I love it.
    Candy Meyers

  43. Wow! Awesome and simply eye-catching.

  44. Loving your long card and that you adapted everything to fit. Those little tassels are too cute.

  45. Avatar Christine
    Christine says:

    Beautiful coloring technique!

  46. You did an awesome job of putting this one together!! Love how it all turned out! All the details just add to the speciality of the card! Love the coloring on the door, wreath, and trim!

  47. Great elements. Wonderful colors. A very inviting card!!

  48. Avatar Jan Westcott
    Jan Westcott says:

    A beautiful elegant card.

  49. Avatar Carol from kiwi land
    Carol from kiwi land says:

    I love this card and all your comments about how you made it work with what you had available.Very cool card.

  50. Wonderful card! Love the bold colors and the creative ways you used the tag die!

  51. Your card is lovely and that door stamp is spectacular!

  52. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  53. Your red for the door is just beautiful. The image is gorgeous too. Beautifully done.

  54. This is such a happy looking card. It is lovely.

  55. Avatar Anjenic Gibson
    Anjenic Gibson says:

    love the colors. Very lovely!


  57. Love this card. i’ll come back when I have more time to learn about resizing the spellbinders.

  58. This has a lovely heritage feel to it. Wonderful work, as usual.