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  • ODBD Feb Release Blog Hop!


    Welcome to the Feb. release Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread designs! If you got here from Angella’s Blog, then you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog and hop from there so you don’t miss anyone!

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

    For my card, I stamped the anchor twice on vanilla card stock and colored them with markers.  I painted on some bleach with a small acrylic paint brush on the anchor and clouds. I used a circle die to cut one out and sliced off the bottom edge. I die cut a larger circle out of a multi color paint chip and attached the image on top. After cutting out the other image, I attached it on top of the base image with a little foam tape to elevate it slightly.

    On the larger, shades of blue paint chip, I placed it back side down on the fish embossing plate and ran it through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur. With the die still in place, I used a sanding block over the raised fish on the right side.

    The sentiment panel was punched on two sides and torn down the left side. I attached two eyelets and tied some twine through them. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5.

    From here, hop on over to Dawn’s Blog and prepare to be amazed!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: ODBD – Anchor
    paper: vanilla, various paintchips
    ink: Ancient Page indigo
    accessories: ODBD fish embossing plate, Spellbinders circle dies, eyelets,  twine, Tombow markers, sanding block, small rope border punch (All Night Media), bleach, small acrylic paintbrush


  • Quick Desk Calendar

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

    The ISC Architects have some little mini calendar projects to show you today. Wouldn’t these make great little gifts for friends and co-workers?  To print the mini calendar, we used a free calendar print program from Red Castle. After I printed mine out on vanilla paper, I cut it apart and stapled the pages together.  I attached them to a piece of card board for support then to a slightly larger piece of black c/s. (Click any picture to enlarge.)

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/All images are Innovative Stamp Creations.  After cutting three layers, 2 of the labels 8 and 1 of labels 16, I left the dies in place while stamping various images from different sheets, I sponged on colors on the largest two and used markers on the smallest one. Each layer is backed by card board for stability. I then cut a smaller labels 8  out of white card board for my easel back and attached a smaller piece of card board covered with sticky back black felt. I also used the felt for the hinge because it’s more durable and flexible than card stock. The horizontal felt the calendar rests on will fold up flat between the easel and the calendar back for easy mailing. When opened, the calendar bottom rests on the felt which keeps it from sliding.

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

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    stamps: ISC – Mini Ledger, Odd FindingsMake a NoteDestination, Time
    paper: vanilla paper, Neenah white, black
    ink: VersaFine Onyx, Kaleidacolor blue breeze, Memories soft vanilla
    accessories: Red Castle free calendar print program,  Spellbinders labels 8 & 16, card board, black sticky back felt, Tombow markers, staples


  • Ombré Watercolor Resist

    Supplies Needed
    Supplies Needed
    1. Watercolor paper
    2. ¾” Flat Wash Paint Brush
    3. Adirondack reinkers in Butterscotch, Ginger, Raisin and Eggplant (I keep drops of mine in these little round, divided craft containers-it’s fine when they dry out; just reactivate with a little water)
    4. Tiled Quad Cube stamp (Stampendous)
    5. Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold ink (Tsukineko)
    6. Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Tool
    7. Water


    (Click any picture to enlarge)

    Step 1
    Step 1 & 2

    Step 1:

    Stamp image repeatedly onto watercolor paper using the gold ink. Coat with clear powder and heat emboss.

    Step 2:

    Use the paint brush to wet the entire piece.

    Step 3:

    With the water loaded paint brush, pick up some of the Butterscotch ink and begin washing it across the wet background. Begin at the lower edge and work your way up. The ink will become lighter as you move up the page. When adding more ink, always begin at the lower edge.

    Step 2


    Step 3 after application of Butterscotch ink
    Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4:

    With the water loaded paint brush, pick up some of the Ginger ink and float in only on the bottom ½ of the piece

    Step 5
    Step 5


    Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 5 & 6:

    With the water loaded paint brush, pick up some of the Raisin ink and float in on the bottom 1/3 of the piece. Finally, float in a little Eggplant ink on the lower 1/3. I used Eggplant because I don’t have a darker brown reinker. Since the dk. purple Eggplant is the opposite (or complement on the color wheel) of the orangey yellows it will produce the brown color I need.


    Let the piece dry for a few minutes, then load the paint brush with water and add a little Eggplant ink. Tap the paint brush against your other hand while holding it over the piece. This will produce a splatter pattern.

    Finished background
    Finished background

    Finished Piece:Comparasion: left was done with reinkers, right strip was done with traditional watercolor paints.

    Comparison- reinkers on left, tradional watercolors on right
    Comparison- note reinkers are slightly more transparent


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    Finished card using the background


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