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  • Make Music

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

    What a wonderful site for today’s Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast (IC325)!I had such a hard time picking just one so I may be back later. For this one, I was really inspired by the colors and pattern in the pottery at the bottom of This Page.

    This is pretty much all dp; three sheets from the Scarlet’s Letter pad. The images are all from Our Daily Bread designs. The chickadee and greeting were stamped on vellum and I used a white pencil on the back side. They still didn’t stand out as much as I wanted so I backed them w/ a piece of white paper. This time no fussy cutting…I picked up the matching die for the chickadee recently and I love it.
    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
    The hymn was stamped w/ the Memento ink and I added two lines of the punched bird border on top and bottom. The 3 little dew drop like thingies were done w/ a product called Glass Effects. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: ODBD – All is Well Hymn, You Will Find Refuge
    Paper: dp (Basic Grey -Scarlet’s Letter collection), ivory vellum
    Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk dk brown, Memento potter’s clay
    Accessories: ODBD chickadee die, Martha Stewart bird on a wire border punch, Glass Effects, white Prismacolor pencil

  • Peaceful Cardinal

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

    Happy Friday!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and  I’d love for you to drop in and check out my card on the DRS Designs Blog today.

    Julie Warner- thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
    Ever have one of those days where you know exactly what card you want to make? Clear picture of it in your head and you sit down and make it. Happens to me all the time… NOT!! I still have the picture of that card in my head but it really isn’t thiscard. The scenic bg oval is close to what I pictured but it didn’t have the cardinal in front. But the Cardinal on Branch wanted to be there and he was downright insistent! So there you have it!

    So maybe the cardinal worked out to be a good choice and in the end, I’m pretty happy w/ it. For the oval snow scene, I picked a couple of oval dies for the pine green and top white layer and after cutting them, I penciled in the oval on the front of my 5.50 x 4.25 white card. I placed a reverse mask (the same oval cut out of a piece of scratch paper placed over the surrounding card front). Using torn edge strips for masks for the ground, I sponged in the sky and added a little blue for the snow.

    I used pine green and dk brown markers to ink the Pine Bough and stamped it on top of the scene. For the top layer, I used the same markers to ink the pine cones from the cardinal image and used a stamp positioner to place them. The cardinal and one pine cone were stamped on a separate piece, colored w/ markers and cut out. The sentiment only from the Three Wisemen Peace image was stamped in the lower left. I added stickles on the branches for a little sparkle.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

    stamps: Cardinal on Branch, Three Wisemen Peace, Pine Bough
    paper: white, pine green
    ink: VersaFine onyx, Memories sky blue, Distress ink dried marigold
    accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders oval dies, stickles


  • Sparkle N Sprinkle & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

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

    Welcome to our February Blog Hop! We at Sparkle N Sprinkle are teaming up with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon to show you some amazing projects using SNS glitters, flocking, stamps and embossing powders and some really pretty ribbon from the February Ribbon Kit from RRR.

    If you came here from Cheryl Walker’s Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you may want to go to Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you’ll be able to start from the beginning.

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

    For my card, I started by doing a brayered background on white c/s using only the yellow/orange/pink sections of a rainbow pad. All of the images were then stamped using black ink and I sponged on a little more color under the ducks. With a very small acrylic paintbrush, I applied bleach to the flowers. Since I used a non-waterproof dye ink, the color bleached out perfectly. I used a white gel pen to help accent the swirls on the ducks and then applied  glue to these areas as well as the flower centers. I sprinkled on Sparkling Snow glitter on some flowers and Sunny Daze glitter on the rest then edged it w/ a black marker.

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

    The only real difference in these cards is the treatment of the black layer. On the top version, I used a border punch on three sides and on the bottom version, I used a scallop edge die. On both, the sentiment was die cut w/ a small oval die and part of the crochet lace ribbon was added at the bottom of the image panel. I used a sunny yellow diamond ribbon for my bows and threaded a piece of the same crochet ribbon through the knot. Both are attached to 5.5 x 4.25 white cards.

    In addition to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog candy, Sparkle N Sprinkle is giving a stamp set to one lucky hopper!  Leaving a message on every blog increases your chances of winning, because it’s a mystery which of the artists’ blogs has been chosen to house the prize! On Tuesday February 15, a name will be drawn from the comments on the mystery blog. Winner gets to choose a stamp set of their choice from SparkleNSprinkle.com!

    Next, hop on over to True SJolander’s Blog. I’m sure she’ll have something wonderful to show you!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you!


    stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle – Spring Swirls #425, Spring Backgrounds #399
    paper: Neenah white, black
    ink: Kaleidacolor Birthstone rainbow pad, VersaFine onyx
    accessories: February Ribbon Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon,  Spellbinders petite oval, plaid border punch (EK Success), scallop border die (QuicKutz), brayer, Quickie glue pen, black Permapaque marker