ODBD March Release Blog Hop!

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

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Becca’s Awesome 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 card, I stamped and water colored both of the images  ( Light of Life and Sweet Friendship) and used my out of the box Nestie technique to die cut it using a Spellbinders labels 18.  I added an extra cut out lantern on top of the base image for a little dimension.  On the frame, I cut the inside out and attached the quote  (from Spread Light) behind it.

The top background was done with a Cuttlebug distressed stripe embossing folder. I inked the top side of the folder using the Memento inks before I ran it through the Grand Calibur.  On the bottom, I stamped the Honeycomb Background on the dk brown c/s w/ the cocoa ink. It reminded me of chicken wire and I thought that would fit in w/ my rustic looking card. Two screw head brads complete the 4.25 x 5.50 card.

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Stamps: ODBD -Light of Life, Sweet Friendship, Spread Light, Honeycomb Bg
Paper: Neenah white, dk brown, tan
Ink: Ancient Page coal,  Memento potter’s clay & rich cocoa, Memories sky blue
Accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders Labels 18 & Grand Calibur, screw head brads, Cuttlebug distressed stripes ef


160 Responses to ODBD March Release Blog Hop!

  1. Julie I always love when you do the out of the box nestie technique! Perfectly done! And I love the coloring and combination of sets!!!

  2. I love that lantern image and you have given it such life! Wonderful creation!!!

  3. Julie this is soooo pretty! I love how you combined these sets and the coloring of the image is fantastic, as always!!! Love the screw brads! Perfect touches!!!

  4. Julie, this is so cool! I love how you used the two sets together! Gorgeous coloring and I love the inked embossing! Hugs and blessings, Angie

  5. Great Project, I love the dimension you gave the lantern by layering it. The embossing looks so real,awesome. Blessings, Linda

  6. What a great card and a fantastic sentiment. You did a great job.

  7. I love all your fabulous details, Julie! awesome water coloring and out of box image!! perfect ef too…I have some of those screw brads, why don’t I use them!!!

  8. Love the sentiment on this beauty! Fantastic coloring and details too!!

  9. LOVE this! So woodsy and nice.

  10. Love every single element on this fabulous rustic creation! It would make a great masculine card!

  11. A fabulous card! That is one of my fave CB folders. I love the rustic feel of this! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Avatar Melvena (Nena) Shaw
    Melvena (Nena) Shaw says:

    Love the out door, up north, effect on this card. It’s so woodsy. Living in the woodsy boonies in Northern Michigan, it just brings me home!

  13. Great rustic card. All the little touches work well to create the finished effect. I like the out of the box nestie technique – I cased the idea for some of my Christmas cards last Dec.

  14. love the embossing! great card 🙂

  15. Avatar Caryn S.
    Caryn S. says:

    I love the rustic masculine look of this card. All of the texture and the different backgrounds are just fantastic. I have to admit, I had to read the description to figure out that there was a honeycomb background stamp. It’s subtle but it absolutely works!

  16. Like how you used Label 18 behind the lantern with the background. Lovely coloring and great rustic look, I like the EF you used, with the little screw brads….great touch.

  17. Avatar Becky Green
    Becky Green says:

    VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!! PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!!!!! AND the verse is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m also LOVING the embossed background! 🙂 SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Another neat neat card. I have to have this set for some masculine cards. So an inspiration!

  19. Avatar Faith Palmer
    Faith Palmer says:

    Great card. I love the rustic effects.

  20. Avatar Mary Dinucci
    Mary Dinucci says:

    I do love that lantern image! It reminds me of camping…
    Your card overall and with the message you chose showcases the lantern beautifully. REALLY NICE card!

  21. Avatar Lisa Harris
    Lisa Harris says:

    This is a great card! I love how you used the embossed background to create a log cabin effect. I also think it’s really cool to see how you and Dawn chose the same set for this blog hop but your end result was so different. What a beautiful example of how versatile just one single stamp set can be.

  22. The combination of stamps, colours, texture and embellishments are amazing. Great masculine card!

  23. What a wonderful set for making masculine cards. Wonderful coloring.

  24. Avatar Dottie Davis
    Dottie Davis says:

    This is a great manly man card. Thanks for sharing this because it is so difficult to come up with ideas for those guys. You did a wonderful job and I like this card a lot.

  25. Avatar betty lou
    betty lou says:

    Great masculine card!! Beautiful job of water coloring!

  26. Wonderful card! I’m really liking this lantern image! You’ve used so many great techniques in this card! The cuttlebug idea for the texture in the wood is just super!

  27. Julie, oh my, you have done it again!! There is so much beauty in this card from the BG almost looking like an old barn or shed to the amazing detail in coloring the lantern…..LOVE it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  28. Avatar Ann robbins
    Ann robbins says:

    New to this blog and I must say, I like your masculine type of card and will probably be back to scraplift some ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Julie your cards are always gorgeous and this one is no exception.

  30. Avatar Linda Bailey Bizjak
    Linda Bailey Bizjak says:

    Another gorgeous card. Love the coloring and the layout.

  31. Oh Julie! I just love this card! What a wonderful masculine feel it has…the screws are the perfect accent! HugS!!

  32. Love this masculine card! So many techniques and great use of color! I LOVE the honeycomb idea!

  33. Wonderful card. Great masculine card.

  34. Love the combination you used to make this lovely card. This would be a great guy card!

  35. Beautiful coloring and dimension, perfect embossing!

  36. Wow, I love love love how you have done this card…so rich and detailed in the coloring…and the fussy cutting and pop up dimensionals are just amazing and add such a pop to this card it really draws the eye in….this is one of my favorite stamps….you have done a beautiful job here…thanks so much for sharing with us….

  37. Avatar Pat Hayrynen
    Pat Hayrynen says:

    Great card! Love the combination of colors with these particular stamps.

  38. Avatar claudia Swain
    claudia Swain says:

    love the rustic look Like looking at a still life

  39. Avatar Shirley Qu
    Shirley Qu says:

    So wonderfully done. I love the stamp set and how you gave your card the distressed look.

  40. Juli!!! WOW how ingenius it is to use the ‘stripe’ embossing folder to be like a log cabin—you also did a marvy job on creating depth and especially how you watercolored the images—wow!! THanks so very much for sharing! YOU are anointed for such a times as this!! woot woot hallelujah!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  41. Awesome job! Great card for a guy!

  42. Avatar Miriam Prantner
    Miriam Prantner says:

    What a neat card. The texture on top is very cool, and I love that you used those screwdriver brads. Great job!

  43. Avatar Rachel Brooks
    Rachel Brooks says:

    Thanks for reminding me about the out-of-the-box technique. Very nice card.

  44. I love to see the different takes on these new stamps. I love the watercolor technique with the stamped image. I think this is my favorite sentiment so far!

  45. very nice job on this with the water coloring it very pretty.

  46. Avatar Candy Meyers
    Candy Meyers says:

    This is a great idea. My mind is working on overload with way to implement this.
    Candy Meyers

  47. Wow! Now I see a use for several things I thought I would never need… my DH is not gonna like this! But, I love the card!


    Beautiful card! And the sentiment speaks volumes.

  49. Love this masculine card. It is so beautiful!

  50. Great, great card!! Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

  51. Seeing this image for the second time during the hop makes me want to buy the stamp. Great job!

  52. Avatar Rosella
    Rosella says:

    What a great card! Beautiful!!

  53. Lovely card and suitable for a man as well..

  54. Avatar Linda Hayes
    Linda Hayes says:

    I particularly liked the texture and masculine look.

  55. How life-like your card is…love the colors. It’s really awesome!

  56. Avatar Rosemary D.
    Rosemary D. says:

    fantabulous card, julie!! love it!!

  57. Avatar Bunnyfreak
    Bunnyfreak says:

    Love the rudged look especially with the screw brads.

  58. Avatar Gail L.
    Gail L. says:

    Oh WOW!
    Gorgeous coloring & cutting & everything!

  59. Lovely card, love the stamp of the lantern, reminds me of my dad’s.

  60. Avatar Victoria Merrick
    Victoria Merrick says:

    Great card!!!

  61. Such a great card for a man! Really
    I’ve it!

  62. Avatar Donna Garvin
    Donna Garvin says:

    Perfect for any man!!!

  63. Julie, this is stunning!! Perfect for a guy!!Love the masculine look and the wood look to it!!

  64. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    beautiful card!! love the new stamps and you did an awesome job coloring them!!

  65. Wonderful card design!

  66. I love your background panel and the out-of-the-box design.

  67. Avatar Rebecca W
    Rebecca W says:

    Love the card- the watercolors were a great choice for coloring the stamps.

  68. Avatar jean w.
    jean w. says:

    Love this quote, it is my favorite of the new group! Love the masculineness of the card too! And your coloring is great!

  69. Avatar scrap-n-happy
    scrap-n-happy says:

    Beautiful card. I love how you used water colors to do the coloring of this card. I must look into your out of the box technique. I’m always looking to learn something new. 🙂

  70. WHat a sweet card to match a wonderful sentiment!

  71. Avatar Beth Jones
    Beth Jones says:

    This is so effective; love how the distressed stripes look like
    log cabin walls, and your interpretation of the ODBD stamp is
    so appropriate and lovely!

  72. Very masculine, which what I have trouble with when I make cards, this is a great card.

  73. The unusable colors are refreshing and great.
    I also like the cuttlebug folder used.

  74. Avatar Holly Paulson
    Holly Paulson says:

    I really love your card. So far it is my favorite.
    Have a great day.

    Holly Paulson

  75. Avatar Syd Egan
    Syd Egan says:

    This is so amazing. Quite a work of art. Makes a manly card and special all at the same time. Love it so much.

    THanks for sharing