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. What a great masculine card with so many amazing details. I like how you used the cuttlebug folder in the background, the perfect touch.

  2. A gorgeous card! I love how you added so much dimension. Hugs

  3. Avatar Linda R.
    Linda R. says:

    Julie, your card is just stunning. Great job.

  4. Avatar Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    Julie, such a fantastic card, love absolutely everthing about the way you put it together, great new images

  5. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Most EXCELLENT artwork!

  7. Wonderful card!! TFS

  8. I love how you did this card with a look of natural elements. Wonderful work. TFS

  9. Great card, love how you put it all together.

  10. Lovely!

  11. This is such a lovely card!!

  12. Avatar Michel E
    Michel E says:

    Love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  13. Avatar Roberta
    Roberta says:

    Another very nice card!! This is great to see such a great card for a man!!

  14. Very interesting and totally unique in design & color .
    TFS…new follower
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  15. Cool card! Love all of the texture and fab by coloring!

  16. Very unique and love the screws!!!! Ingenious!

  17. Avatar Carol E Brooker
    Carol E Brooker says:

    Lovely card, thank you so much for sharing it.

  18. What a brilliant masculine card!
    Blessings Bernie

  19. Very cool! Great card layout, colors & stamp combo.

  20. What a stunning card for a man!

  21. Love that lantern, such a great image and you used it so well in a guy card. Those are always so hard to make!

  22. Avatar Pat Jandacek
    Pat Jandacek says:

    Fabulous card with wonderful textures and details! Your watercoloring is gorgeous.

  23. Julie, What a wonderful combination of great stamping, coloring, and texturing! Masculine cards are always challenging for me, and this one is just fabulous.

  24. Great card for a male! Love this stamp set! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Brenda

  25. Yea – my fav stamp again. Love how you used woodgrain background.

  26. Avatar Loretta O.
    Loretta O. says:

    Very pretty. Neat tropical feel to your card!

  27. Great job!

  28. awesome card. tfs

  29. Julie – Love the texture on this card. It is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Very detailed card! Love your colors, thanks for sharing your art.

  31. I love this card! I like the rustic look. It would be perfect for a man! You have done a fantastic job with this! Thank you for sharing!

  32. Eeeek Julie!! Love, love, love your masculine card!! I’m always so taken by the fabulous details and I love the phillips head screw brad. Sweet coloring detail too!

  33. Avatar Lorraine M
    Lorraine M says:

    Feels very tropical. Good feeling card.

  34. Love the card! Transported me to a hidden cove with beautiful, soft sand and gently lapping waves. Ahhhhhhhhhhh…thanks for the respite!

  35. Avatar Jan Keen
    Jan Keen says:

    Awesome Julie!! Love your card, all your elements, colouring, what a beauty!! hugs

  36. Avatar Hettie H
    Hettie H says:

    This is really awesome. I just love the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Avatar alsmouse
    alsmouse says:

    Such a beautiful card, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

  38. Very cool card, looks like an old sea shore item.

  39. What an awesome masculine card. You really nailed it with the screw brads!

  40. Avatar Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva
    Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva says:

    What a terrific card…….great masculine look. They are so hard to do.

  41. Yay! A masculine card. Well done; it’s all about the details and this one is strong, masculine, well done!

  42. A fabulous masculine card!

  43. What a wonderful masculine card! I love the background and the coloring is wonderful!

  44. Such a great card and I love the way you added the sentiment to it. Beautiful!

  45. Avatar Sandra ltb
    Sandra ltb says:

    love your style!
    Sandra ltb

  46. Love your work, and this card is awesome! This could be a great masculine card. Beautiful!

  47. Avatar Lillian F.
    Lillian F. says:

    This is a great masculine card love it.

  48. Avatar Pat Barger
    Pat Barger says:

    Julie, I love your card. It would be such a wonderful masculine card and they are sooooooo hard to get ideas for! Thanks for sharing!

  49. Avatar Linda F.
    Linda F. says:

    Very nice card. I love the texture and the masculine feeling to your card. Great job with the cards, very vibrant.

  50. Avatar Barbara in SC
    Barbara in SC says:

    beautiful card!

  51. I love the masculine look to this card. The technique you used on the embossed paper looks great. I love your use of dies as well. Great card!

  52. Awesome Card love the lantern very cool and the layering and the 3D effect is great makes the lantern pop out. the added screws adds that perfect touch. thanks for sharing

  53. Avatar Anne Davies
    Anne Davies says:

    Lovely card. Uplifting sentiment too.
    Welsh Annie

  54. at first i thought you used copics,but you mention water color. love the look thanks lori

  55. Great design and coloring!

  56. Avatar Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UK
    Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UK says:

    This is great. Nice to have some masculaine cards. I really struggle with them.

  57. Avatar Cheryl Stauffer
    Cheryl Stauffer says:

    Very creative and the design you created really makes this wonderful sentiment “pop”.

  58. Good job! Great masculine card. The screw head brads!!!…what a great touch. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  59. I love seeing the different ways these wonderful sets are being used. Love the way you used these sets.

  60. Great creativity with this card. I never have used that embossing folder now you have showed me how this can look. Great job.

  61. This is such a cool card, and I really like the sentiment. I hope to be one of the sources of light sometime in my life. Thank you for sharing!

  62. Beautiful – love the distressing on the wood element folder. I like the screws – it has added such a great detailing. Your coloring is wonderful!

  63. Avatar Danielle
    Danielle says:

    I love how masculine this card is!

  64. Wonderful rustic card! I love it! Great job!

  65. Very different but I like the rugged look. Would make a perfect card to send to a man.

  66. Fantastic masculine card. Great colors and design. TFS.

  67. Very nice masculine card…don’t see very many of those.

  68. Avatar Judy D.
    Judy D. says:

    Great rustic card. Love the extra details – layering, out of the box cutting, the coloring. Judy D.

  69. What a great background for this card — like a log cabin. So suitable for the lantern image. I like the fact that the lantern is given dimension, which really assists with the card layout and focus.

  70. Avatar Millie Speck
    Millie Speck says:

    Your card is very, very nice. Love seeing new ideas.

  71. Avatar JKButler
    JKButler says:

    Great use of embossing folder to create the woodsiness of the stamp set.

  72. Avatar April B/ Home Grown Joy
    April B/ Home Grown Joy says:

    Very nice card. I love your screw head brads! I’m always looking for fun brads. I was looking at that distress embossing folder just a couple a days ago. I love the way you used it to make a wooden look. Thank you for sharing!

  73. This is stunning. It looks so professional!

  74. Another man’s card.. just wonderful.

  75. Beautiful card. TFS