You Are a Blessing!


Julie Warner - justwritedesigns -

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs‘  Alumni Team’s bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from the  blog of thevery talented Rosemary Dennis, then you’re in the right place. If not, you may want to go to the ODBD Blog  and start from the beginning. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop for the For the Love of ODBD Backgrounds! 


For my card, I used two backgrounds: the Large Bird Background and the Wood Background.


The two backgrounds were stamped with the pigment ink and the edges sponged w/ the same ink and a little of the darker fluid chalk ink on the very edge.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns -


On the sentiment/label, I placed a mask where the sentiment would be and inked the rest DTP (direct to paper) with the pixie dust ink at the top, papaya cream ink in the middle and rose coral ink at the bottom. After it dried,  I removed the mask and stamped the label and sentiment with black ink.  I really wanted to use gray ink, but it just looked too washed out. I used a white gel pen to add the tiny white dots around the flowers. It was die cut w/ the coordinating Spellbinders Labels 18 die.  I die cut a flourish out of some left over DTP c/s and added the two little punched birds and a double bow. The finished card is 6.25 x 4.50 (A6).


Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m also adding this to the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast (IC328).

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Stamps: ODBD – Lg Bird Background, Wood Background, Flourished Verses, Bird & Butterfly Labels
Paper: Neenah white, peach textured (DCWV Matstack)
Ink: Ancient Page coal, Colorbox papaya cream pigment, Fluid Chalk rose coral, VersaMagic pixie dust
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 18 die, ribbon, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, Mini Bowdabra, white gel pen, Martha Stewart cardinal punch (for the wings), McGill bird punch

56 Responses to You Are a Blessing!

  1. This is stunning. Beautiful soft colors.

  2. Oooh, LOVE the soft pink with the black. The entire card is just stunning! Have a blessed day!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous – I love those colors! Beautiful work, as always!

  4. wow, how cool is this card. the more i look at it the more i find to admire. i live the tones used in this card. this is the color i want my bedroom. only problem is i can’t pick out a swatch. last time i did, i picked out a pink for my bath and when it got on the wall it was close to florescent. so, i’m not allow at the paint store any more. but know in my heart this is the color i really want it to be. i would end up with international orange! just a little story to get the day off on a laugh. back to your card, it’s just so pretty. great job.

  5. Julie wow!!! This is so soft and pretty! I love the use of the two backgrounds and I love how you added the little birds to the flourish!!! Stunning as always!!!

  6. Love the feminine feel of this project! The pink is just wonderful. What a wonderful way to incorporate the wood stamp!!! So very pretty!

  7. Avatar Jennifer Jones Mosher
    Jennifer Jones Mosher says:

    Great combination—I found myself staring at it, just
    enjoying the total effect. Thank you for explaining your
    process clearly, too. Jennifer in Ohio

  8. Wow I love this, all the layers and soft color are gorgeous!

  9. Love these colors and those little bird wings are SO COOL!!!

  10. The colors of this card are stunning. You did a beautiful job on it.

  11. Such a pretty card. Great attention to details.

  12. Simply stunning. Love the die cut birdies.

  13. Wow Julie this is amazing!!! The colors just pop!!! Love it!

  14. I think this is the prettiest pink I’ve ever seen. Love that pretty diecut and of course, I have some more ODBD stamps that need to be added to my wish list.

  15. What a stunning card! I really like the beautiful bow, and the color combo you used.

  16. Oh my gosh…this is jaw-dropping gorgeous! I sucked in my breath when I first saw it….the colors, the design, everything…beautiful!

  17. What a beautiful card to receive. Love all the thought that went into it. Love the colors and the whole effect. Just fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. very striking love it.

  19. Avatar Miriam Prantner
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Wow! This is amazing! I love the technique on that sentiment/label. Gorgeous card!

  20. Avatar Queen Mary
    Queen Mary says:

    Beautiful! Speechless – but I too found myself staring at it and noticing more and more — I was glad to see other commenters/viewers were similarly mesmerized.

  21. Combining so many techniques was very effective. Your card looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the details!

  22. Avatar Holly Paulson
    Holly Paulson says:

    Beautiful card.

  23. Avatar JKButler
    JKButler says:

    Great idea to layer on top of each other. Very subtle in the same ink color.

  24. Your card is so pretty! I love the pink and black. It takes a bit of planning to figure out getting all those steps in the right order to get such perfect results.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  25. Gorgeous card, totally love everything about it and these little birds add a beautiful detail

  26. Julie, this is so gorgeous in hues of soft pinks. Love how you incorporated two backgrounds to offered layered subtle texturing to the card! Beautifully done!

  27. This is so beautiful, I love it

  28. Avatar Caryn S.
    Caryn S. says:

    Wow the pink and black on this card is AMAZING!!

  29. Avatar Gretchen Wilson
    Gretchen Wilson says:

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Can’t say enough about. Wonderful design and color. Thanks for you talent Julie.

  30. ooh, fabulous, Julie!! I love the colors and your cute little birds!! beautiful!!!

  31. SPECTACULAR Julie!!!! Love the design and all the detailing!!!!

  32. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    very pretty!! love the color combo and the masking you did to get the sentiment on the same paper.

  33. Beautiful! These two backgrounds really work together.

  34. SOOOOO PINK-A-LICIOUS Julie!!! Love your card! Hugs ~S~

  35. Avatar Michel E
    Michel E says:

    Lovely card.

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  36. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:

    So very beautiful, Julie! Love the colors! Wonderful design and details!

  37. Avatar Rosemary D.
    Rosemary D. says:

    what a gorgeous card, julie!! love the pink & black combo!

  38. Avatar Lorrayne Ingram
    Lorrayne Ingram says:

    Card is great. I have that stamp, I loved it in the shades of pink/coral. Thanks for sharing abt using a mask

  39. This is GORGEOUS gasp!! oh wow!! I LOVE IT!!! Love butterflies, and love the colours of pink on black, GORGEOUS Bow too!! and love the verse.. Hugs

  40. Hi Julie~

    I love the combination of colors on this card. It is beautiful. I love the background stamps you chose for this card. The flourish of leaves and vines is so pretty. I just love this card!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!

  41. Another work of art Julie. What super details in this card and the color combination is stunning.

  42. Avatar Rebecca W
    Rebecca W says:

    Beautiful card- i love the stamp on the black background- it really stands out.

  43. Avatar Mary-Anne V.
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Beautiful card…the background is wonderful and light. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Aw Jules, I just love pink and to see how you have used these two backgrounds is inspiring…I have some of these stamps and can’t wait to play and do something similar – brilliant!!

  45. Avatar Debbie Erickson
    Debbie Erickson says:

    OH my! What wonderful shading and gradation of color. The combination of the subtle backgrounds and the solid birds on the Spellbinders is great!

  46. Absolutely lovely!

  47. This is just beautiful. Love the colors and the background stamps.

  48. Love the color combo; pink/black and that smashing bow!

  49. Beautiful card! Such attention to detail. I love it!!!

  50. So striking with the big contrast in colors!!!

  51. Avatar joanne/jojot
    joanne/jojot says:

    so very stunning….wowza, gf….just love the luscious pink with the black…..classy

  52. Avatar Linda R.
    Linda R. says:

    Ohhh! Very pretty card!

  53. Avatar Alison H
    Alison H says:

    AWESOME, Lovely combination black and pink. Every time you look there is something new to see. stunning………

  54. I like the soft colors and the way you used the two background stamps.

  55. How beautiful!! Love the colors and all the detailed work! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!

  56. I love everything about this card!! Great use of the backgrounds to create the layers and the pink with black is gorgeous.