ODBD May Release Blog Hop!

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


Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Dawn’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’m on the beach! I wanted a real tropical feel to go along with this fabulous beach scene from Happy Retirement. After stamping, I extended the horizon just a tad with a waterproof ink pen then colored it with a combination of  sponging, markers and water colors.  Highlights were added with a white gel pen. For the frames, I used rectangular dies to cut the inside out of the white frame then lined it with a black pen. The raffia frame is a die cut piece of cardboard wrapped with raffia then a little brown ink was sponged on top. I made one of these years ago and I thought it would be a good accent for this scene. The flower was die cut numerous times then sponged to get the right colors. I added a simple raffia bow behind it. The background paper was stitched together a little haphazardly for a little extra something. The finished card is 5 x 7.

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

Now I’ll send you on to your next stop…the blog of the Fabulous Angie!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: ODBD – Happy Retirement
Paper: Neenah white, dp (Basic Grey – Green at Heart collection)
Ink:  Ancient Page coal & chocolate, Memento dandelion, cantaloupe, Distress spun sugar, Fluid Chalk rose coral, warm red
Accessories: Permapaque black maker, Tombow markers, Spellbinder long rectangles die, Quickutz nesting rectangle dies & hibiscus die, Sizzix flower die, mini button, raffia, white gel pen, black Micron pen, sewing machine


142 Responses to ODBD May Release Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Lynn B
    Lynn B says:

    I love your project, the colors are amazing!! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Avatar Kathy Billings
    Kathy Billings says:

    I love how you used the rafia on the frame and your coloring is awesome.

  3. Avatar Cheryl W
    Cheryl W says:

    You truly achieved a relaxed and tropical feel for your card. Love it!

  4. What a fun picture frame. Love the tropical feel.

  5. Julie, this is so, so, so, so amazing!!!!!! Wow, I love absolutely everything about it! You are so clever!!!! Blessings, Angie

  6. Avatar Lynn Kent
    Lynn Kent says:

    Beautiful card.

  7. Avatar Rosa Smith
    Rosa Smith says:

    Great use of texture!

  8. This is my second try at leaving a comment. Awesome!!
    Blessings Dorothy

  9. Avatar Yvonne Weber
    Yvonne Weber says:

    All these retirement scenes make me yearn for a nice warm place right now.

  10. Avatar Rachel Brooks
    Rachel Brooks says:

    I could relax just looking at your creation. Very restful, colorful, and well designed.

  11. Makes me want to take a vacation!lovely

  12. Avatar stampindaybreak
    stampindaybreak says:

    Very nice. I love it. Thanks for sharing

  13. Julie, I just love the way you framed your relaxing beach scene. What a beautiful retirement card!!

  14. Very pretty colors!!

  15. Beautiful themed card Julie – just love, love, love the colors!!

  16. Avatar Melody
    Melody says:

    So pretty!!

  17. Avatar Rebecca W
    Rebecca W says:

    Beautiful card!

  18. Avatar Michel E
    Michel E says:

    Love the card.

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  19. Avatar Sue K (Australia)
    Sue K (Australia) says:

    This set is so versatile – just love it. Great card.

  20. Avatar Babs Y.
    Babs Y. says:

    Just looking at it makes me feel like I’m on the beach! Love, love, love the colors.

  21. nice

  22. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:

    Just beautiful, Julie! Fabulous framing and colors!

  23. Avatar Debbie Dunham
    Debbie Dunham says:

    Gorgeous card!

  24. Avatar Donna D
    Donna D says:

    So soft and tropical…can almost feel the breeze, just need a great little drink with an umbrella! Great card!

  25. Avatar Becky D
    Becky D says:

    This is beautiful Julie! I wish I was there right now 🙂 Love the colors and that raffia frame is genius! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Avatar Colleen Oxford
    Colleen Oxford says:

    Beautiful colors!!! Great tropical colors, love the pinks 🙂

  27. Avatar Alicia Walker
    Alicia Walker says:

    Those colors are amazing beautiful job

  28. Avatar Carol parker
    Carol parker says:

    these are wonderful tropical colors, soft and gorgeous! Thanks for your handy work!

  29. Avatar Charlotte
    Charlotte says:

    Great card! Love the way you wrapped the frame with raffia.

  30. Julie, this is totally fabulous and just screams sunshine and sand! LOVE the rafia framed detailing! The colors and design are absolutely amazing! Makes me think of coconuts for some reason! I love coconuts!

  31. Wow..Julie!! AWESOME hun…….wow…………stunning!!
    Looks like a framed scene of art!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!

  32. You’ve created a wonderful beach scene to go into your fabulous raffia frame. I can’t believe it is made of cardboard. Wonderful!

  33. Avatar Rosemary D
    Rosemary D says:

    what an amazing card, julie!! i love the raffia frame and the bright colors… takes you right to the beach!

  34. I LOVE how creative and talented you are with your color sponging and markers! It looks fantastic and I love the way the color blends together so smoothly!

  35. This is great! The raffia is a perfect embellishment. Your flower is wonderful. It looks real.

  36. Avatar Christine
    Christine says:

    Your great colors and textures make this project feel just like a tropical get-away!

  37. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    WOW!! love your coloring and how you did the sky! it really makes the trees pop! and love the rafia border too! just gorgeous!!

  38. Avatar Fernanda
    Fernanda says:

    Love how you colored the sky-it reminds me of sunsets in P.R.!!! What a great idea to frame your card with raffia-gotta try it! Thanks!

  39. Terrific card! You sure got the tropical feel you wanted!

  40. Love this! You did a fabulous job! Your coloring is just STUNNING! I love the raffia idea, too. It’s perfect with the image, as is the flower (which is beautiful, btw!). Thanks so much for sharing!

  41. Avatar Hettie
    Hettie says:

    This card really has the look of a relaxing vacation. I’m going to try your technique. Thanks!

  42. I love your card nice and relaxing, it just looks great

  43. Avatar Tanja S
    Tanja S says:

    Wow great card, love the frame and the stunning colours!

  44. Really beautiful card. Love the colours.

  45. Avatar kathy lincoln
    kathy lincoln says:

    the raffia wrapped frame looks great.

  46. Wow, I love your use of bright colors on this! It’s perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  47. Avatar KONNIE
    KONNIE says:

    Great colors and makes me want to go on vacation…retirement is a few years away!

  48. Ok, I’ve got my blanket and sunblock all ready. That’s exactly how this card makes me feel. Lovely!!!

  49. Avatar Edie Vatamaniuck
    Edie Vatamaniuck says:

    Love the raffia frame…how cool.

  50. Avatar Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    what a great project, worthy of being framed. Such great coloring, it just ‘pops’

  51. Avatar Joanne O'Brien
    Joanne O'Brien says:

    Your card relaxes me just to look at it! Thanks!

  52. Beautiful as always. Love the coloring job and frame treatment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  53. Julie, this is awesome! I love the way it just pops and makes you want to be there. I kept thinking it would make a gorgeous picture for a wall if it could be made larger. Just love the rafia wrapped frame idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

  54. Avatar betty lou
    betty lou says:

    Beautiful card, beautiful coloring!!

  55. Avatar LaDawn
    LaDawn says:

    Beautiful card. I am going to get lost in it at the beach.

  56. Avatar Gemiel M
    Gemiel M says:

    Beautiful!!! Love how you framed the image with the raffia frame!!

  57. This is great. love the raffia to frame it in.

  58. Beautiful card, love the colors-very tropical look.

  59. Avatar Sandy Lane
    Sandy Lane says:

    boy do I want that hammock setting

  60. You really captured the feel of the tropics with this one! I love the raffia frame and have already pulled my roll out! Thanks for sharing!

  61. WOW, what great detail. Very impressive. Very creative. TFS

  62. Avatar Laureen
    Laureen says:

    Love the colors you have used.

  63. Avatar Mary C
    Mary C says:

    I absolutely love this! The colors are fantastic! Has that real beach feel, as if you are already there.

  64. Wow! So stunning! I definitely want this stamp set! It is now on my list for my next order!

  65. Too much fun with the colors, nice, TFS!

  66. What a wonderful card! It makes me think of beaches and laid back holidays. Woop!

    Love your raffia frame too – it totally fits.