• ODBD April Release Blog Hop!

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

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

    For my card, I’m using the beautiful new Mother’s Day set. To make it even more fabulous, there is a matching poppy die for the gorgeous poppy image! Sweet! After copper embossing, coloring and die cutting, I layered a second die cut poppy on top of the base image for a little dimension. I used the exclusive ODBD Elegant Ovals die (made by Spellbinders) for the double frame around the poppy. I made a lattice behind it using a trellis border punch and raised the entire rose pink panel from the white layer to enhance the lattice window effect. I doodled around the edge w/ a white gel pen and added a lg daisy punch border across the bottom.

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

    The proverb has rounded corners to mimic a long word window punch. I added a dp layer before attaching to a 4.5 x 6.25 (A6) white card. A large yellow gem was attached to the center of the poppy.

    Next, hop on over to Debi Southard’s blog to see what amazing project she has to share!

    Thanks for stopping by!




    Stamps: ODBD – Mother’s Day
    Paper: Neenah white, pink rose, dp (SEI SunnyDay collection)
    Ink: Encore UM bronze metallic pigment, VersaFine Onyx
    Accessories: ODBD poppy die, ODBD Elegant Ovals die set, Tombow markers, water brush, Ranger copper embossing powder, lg yellow gem,  Martha Stewart trellis edge punch, EK Success lg daisy border punch, sm. corner rounder, white gel pen

    I am also adding this to these challenges:
    Paper Romance #44 (add bling – well, that’s a big honkin’ jewel, isn’t it?)
    Tuesday Throwdown (floral)
    SCS Ways to Use It (Flower Frenzy WT316)

  • Flower Squared

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.comHappy Friday!


    I hope your week has gone well. Today I want to share a card using parts of a couple of images. One of the reasons I love DRS images is that they are so versatile. For both of the images on the card front, I used only a part of the image. Sometimes it’s good to take a look at stamps you have and see how they look as a partial image or if they can be used in a different way.

    TIP: Die cut or punch a square (or other shape) in a piece of scrap paper. Take the punched opening and move it around on your stamped image to see what looks best. Then lightly pencil the frame so you know where to cut or punch.

    The bloomin’ huge flower was stamped a few times and I used a small square die to cut the four flower parts out. After coloring w/ markers and a water brush I attached them to slightly larger black die cut squares. I used a stripe embossing folder on the top 2/3 of the white layer and attached the squares.

    For the sentiment, I used only the first line. I liked the pretty script font of the greeting and it’s really large enough to stand on its own. I used a small corner rounder to mimic some of the word window punches. I die cut a fancy tag out of black and inserted my greeting. Stickles was added to the flower centers. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.50.

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

    stamps: Bloomin’ Huge Flower, Sm. Fun Flowers (inside), Thanksgiving Thinking of You
    paper: white, black
    ink: VesaFine Onyx
    accessories: markers, water brush, stickles, square & fancy tag dies, stripe embossing folder. sm. corner rounder


  • SNS Nontraditional Mother’s Day Hop!

    Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Nontraditional Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

    If you arrived here from Judy Rozema’s fabulous blog, you’re in the right place. If not, you may want to go to the SNS blog and start from the beginning.
    Hopefully you have been enjoying the beautiful cards presented by my fellow Sparkle Team designers. Our Mother’s Day inspired hop is nontraditional because we’re displaying cards which honor special women in our lives, whether they are Moms or not. We hope you will enjoy these feminine cards, and perhaps create something special for the dear women who regularly and meaningfully touch your life.

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

    For my cards, I made two different color versions of the same card. I think this will work well not only for Mother’s Day, but birthday, thinking of you, really anytime you want to send a card to special girlfriend or relative. The backgrounds were both done with pigment inks from the same collection. I used a little more coral and apple green on the pink card and more of the fresh green and amber on the green card. The floral background was stamped with the black ink and it was carefully cut out. The remainder of the background was used for the middle layer.

    The sentiment was stamped first with a combination of the same pigment inks. After lining it up with a SAMJ, I over stamped it using the black ink and die cut it. The ribbons were colored with markers to match and I tied them through the die cut buckles. The flowers in the backgrounds were colored in with the white gel pen and glitter was added to them. The finished cards measure 5.5 x 4.25.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/
    Thanks for leaving a comment before hopping on over to Linda Loew’s fabulous blog for further inspiration. Good luck to you!



    Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle – Leafy Floral Background, Love & Laughter
    Paper: white, marbled pink, mossy green
    Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Colorbox Arboretum Petal Point
    Accessories: Spellbinders buckles & labels 4 dies, ribbon, Tombow markers, Quickie glue pen, Bubblegum Pink glitter, white gel pen, black Permapaque pen, SAMJ (stampa-ma-jig)