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 stampersuzz
    stampersuzz says:

    Love the happy tropical colors on your card! Beautiful! The wrapped frame is so clever and perfect on the card!

  2. Avatar Sandee
    Sandee says:

    Good morning Julie!!! I love this card so much! The colors are so happy and beautiful together!!! And cool frame too!!!

  3. Gorgeous, wish it was summer already!

  4. ok, this is just awesome! love the colors, your wrapped frame is just genius! and the white gel pen on the palms too!!! love it Julie!

  5. Avatar Linda R.
    Linda R. says:

    Just beautiful. You are an amazing artist. The trees and the water are just perfect!

  6. Wow Julie!! I LOVE your card. The colors are eye catching and you have colored the image to perfection. The frame is so creative and perfect!! Gorgeous card!!

  7. WOWSER! I do love this scene…it’s my kind of relaxation!!!

  8. Totally Tropical! Absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  9. Julie this is so over the top gorgeous! I’m in awe of the thought process that went in to wrapping this frame with Raffia and the coloring you did! Just LOVE it!!! You totally rock gf!!!

  10. Avatar Cathy U.
    Cathy U. says:

    The raffia is awesome. So totally tropical. The colors are so happy.

  11. Avatar Martha
    Martha says:

    I love how you created the frame.Awesome idea.

  12. Wow Julie – another show-stopper. I am crazy about that frame! What an awesome idea. Love your coloring as always.

  13. Take me to your place!!!

  14. Avatar Caryn S.
    Caryn S. says:

    So great! Love the sunset background and your flower is perfectly coordinated with it.

  15. Avatar Loretta O.
    Loretta O. says:

    Very dramatic! Rich gorgeous colors and a beautiful design! Your blog site is awesome, too!

  16. Wow. Really nice! Makes me want to book a trip right now! Lovely color choices!

  17. These colors are soooooo tropical – LOVE IT!! Edging the frame in raffia is just brilliant – What an awesome card Julie, so creative.

  18. Avatar Rebekka
    Rebekka says:

    What a beautiful card, and that frame is so creative. Wonderful colors.

  19. Avatar Becky Green
    Becky Green says:

    Julie! You REALLY got into this stamp I see!!!!!! LOVE the raffia!!!!!!!! It REALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS CARD!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  20. I really like this card. It reminds m of the beach.

  21. love the colours of your project! very bright and cheerful! 🙂

  22. Avatar Rhonda
    Rhonda says:

    Really cute!

  23. wow Beautiful Makes you feel like you are in the Tropics. love the Attention to Details of the Blending of your colors. love the added flower. thanks for sharing

  24. Beautiful card, lovely colors.

  25. The colors are awesome! Beauty.

  26. Avatar janice
    janice says:

    Oh how lovely. Love the rafia wrapped frame, it added just the right touch. Lovely colors…I can almost imagine myself right there! Great job!

  27. So pretty and cheerful! The first thought I had when I looked at it was it’s so tropical. I love it!

  28. Avatar Kathy O
    Kathy O says:

    Great, great card! Love the raffia and flowers! Julie, you said you wanted a card with a tropical feeling and you certainly achieved you goal! It is wonderful!

  29. Avatar Rebecca Slocum
    Rebecca Slocum says:

    I love the raffia frame work! I am really enjoying bog hops, too. I learn so much and get great inspiration. Thankx

  30. Avatar Heather
    Heather says:

    WOW… Love the frame – what a treasure. You just want to be there.tfs

  31. Avatar Welsh Annie
    Welsh Annie says:

    Stunning colours which really capture the theme. Anne

  32. Julie, oh my word, is this GORGEOUS!!!! I seriously love the bold colors and stunning coloring, but what really added just that perfect touch to it is the way you have framed this masterpiece with the raffia…what an awesome idea!! Your card truly brought back memories of one of those amazing beaches I have been to while stationed on Okinawa, Japan!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  33. Avatar Lois Kennedy
    Lois Kennedy says:

    Love the way you colored this card. I can almost feel the ocean breeze! LOL! I also love the way you used the raffia to finish off the frame.

  34. Avatar Kristine Vencel
    Kristine Vencel says:

    What a way to showcase the ocean stamp—beautiful colors & all the little touches that make it seem so real. Wonderful job matching the Plumeria colors on the flowers! I think I might copy your idea of the raffia sometime. LOVE IT!

  35. Julie, I CANNOT describe to you how this card speaks to me…LOL!! Those colors are the BESTEST!!! The frame is even better!!! AWESOME!

  36. Avatar Anne Hartschlag
    Anne Hartschlag says:

    I can feel myself swinging in the hammock on the beach. You did a wonderful job of creating this scene and I really like the raffia frame. I am going to have to try that.

  37. Terrific coloring wonderful job of the sunset. The raffia framing is a great idea gives it a great tropical feel!

  38. Nice project. Makes me want a long tall drink in my hand and a nice relaxing chair with my toes in the sand!! Great job.


  39. This is beautiful! I love how you captured the beach feeling and your colors are just perfect.


  40. Avatar Kim Rudisill
    Kim Rudisill says:

    This card is so relaxing. Love the frame and how the background ties into the colors of the sky. Blessings.

  41. wow, love the tropics. great card x

  42. Avatar GG Judy
    GG Judy says:

    Your card is so bright, I can just hear the waves.

  43. Avatar Dottie Davis
    Dottie Davis says:

    If you stare at this card long enough, like in C.S. Lewis Voyage of the Dawn Treader, you can almost see the saves move! Lots of work for great rewards!

  44. Oh My Stars, this is absolutley gorgeous!!!!

  45. Avatar Cynthia Xavier
    Cynthia Xavier says:

    Your card would look greated hanging in my bedroom. I love how you made it look like a hut. You are awesome.

  46. Very beautiful!! Love the beach scene, the lovely flowers, and the raffia frame you created!

  47. Beautiful, and so vibrant.

  48. Avatar Pattie Jns
    Pattie Jns says:

    Hawaii, here I come. Beautifully colored, and invites you to the peace of the beach and ocean, just relax or have fun. gorgeous…..hugs and smiles.

  49. can i get a pina colada any one… ahhhhhh

    god bless

  50. Avatar JKButler
    JKButler says:

    This is so beachy looking. Great colors for a sunset.

  51. Your card puts me in the mood for vacation!

  52. Love the details!
    How inviting!

  53. Avatar Laurie
    Laurie says:

    What a neat way to wrap the frame. How fun! Great card.

  54. Avatar Leigh Scherzer
    Leigh Scherzer says:

    Oh, I love the tropical colors you chose for this design! Looks good enough to eat! – Leigh

  55. Avatar Lisa Ransom
    Lisa Ransom says:

    Oh I love love love these tropical colours and the image of the hammock!! show me the way to it lol
    wish i was laid down on one right now.. dreaming of the cards to make with these fabulous stamps!!


  56. Avatar Christy
    Christy says:

    Love the colors you used. Just fantastic. Makes you want to smile.

  57. Avatar Pati L
    Pati L says:

    Love your colors, esp. the sky! Very cool with the raffia frame and your flower!! Very nice card.

  58. Avatar Sherry
    Sherry says:

    I love your card, it is so creative. Love the colors.

  59. Julie
    What a ray of sunshine. Lovely colours. Here in the UK it has rained nonstop for 4 days.
    Your card brightened my day. Thank you

  60. Avatar alsmouse
    alsmouse says:

    Lovely card, the colors are so pretty together.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

  61. Since I am from Florida, I LOVE this frame…especially the extended horizon…beautiful! The idea of the raffia is terrific!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  62. Avatar christi
    christi says:

    what a great job coloring this. i love the rafia wrap around the frame too.

  63. Avatar Queen Mary
    Queen Mary says:

    Wow Julie. Wow! Fantastic coloring! I too love the raffia! Beautiful.

  64. Avatar Bert Rivera
    Bert Rivera says:

    Beautiful card. I can just see myself on that beach.

  65. Avatar Marie D.
    Marie D. says:

    Now I really feel like I’m at the beach.
    Bravo to you for this wonderful card. I love all the colors and the set up for the photo op. Bravo!!!

  66. Avatar Kathy Serrahn
    Kathy Serrahn says:

    awesome project

  67. I so need a holiday to craft all day long and your project makes me dream of one.

  68. Beautiful coloring of this image and I love your wrapped frame!!

  69. So bright and refreshing~~

  70. Avatar Barbara S
    Barbara S says:

    Paradise! Love the colors and feel of your card. Gorgeous!!

  71. Avatar TrinaM
    TrinaM says:

    Such a Tropical Card – love the wrapping on the frame. TFS.

  72. Avatar Maureen Coomer
    Maureen Coomer says:

    You really captured the tropical mood with this one.

  73. Avatar Beth Jones
    Beth Jones says:

    This really makes me feel like I’m on a tropical beach
    and it is a very creative use of all the supplies to achieve
    that goal!

  74. Love your card, reminds me of my vacation in Hawaii.

  75. Avatar Vee Ramsden
    Vee Ramsden says:

    I want to be there ….. absolutely stunning card and very evocative.