• 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





  • 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


  • Many Butterflies

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

    What an interesting color challenge (CC307) at Splitcoast! I wasn’t sure I’d like these colors, but they’re growing on me. I wanted to use a purple c/s, but I don’t have eggplant, so I used the black and layered it w/ lavender. I used the eggplant, suede, red and a little green (for some reason I had it in my head that artichoke was one of the colors) for the colors in my butterflies.

    All images are Our Daily Bread designs. For my bg, I stamped the lg butterfly bg image w/ the white chalk ink and did what I think is close to the Black Magic tech. I actually learned this tech around 1999 or 2000 in a class I took from Helene Metievier (from Magenta Rubber Stamps). I don’t think it had a name then and Helene used pigment ink, but the chalk works just fine and it dries much faster.

    After I stamped the bg, I used the Prismacolor pencils to color over the solid white images. It may look like I made a lot of layers of this bg, but it was actually only one 5.25 x 4 pc. I cut it into 2 frames w/ lavender layers in between. On both of the layers, I made a faux layer by drawing a frame w/ a white marker.

    The large butterfly was stamped on white w/ black ink, colored w/ the Prismas and die cut using the matching ODBD butterfly die. The sentiment was stamped on the lavender and die cut w/ a Spellbinders diamond shape. A few curled strips were added for the butterfly tail.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    stamps: ODBD – Lg Butterfly Bg, Single Butterfly, Faith, Brocade Borders
    paper: black, lavender
    ink: Ancient Page coal, VersaMagic cloud white chalk
    accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders classic diamond die, white Permapaque marker