• Sunflower Day

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

    Happy Columbus Day!

    This card was made for two challenges at Splitcoast: yesterday’s Featured Stamper (FS192) and today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge (TLC294). For the FS challenge, I chose Jenn’s CAS Trees. I kept the 3 repeated images and horizontal layout, but used different images and offset them slightly. I also changed the colors. For the TLC challenge, I used damp water color paper but instead of stamping with ink, I scribbled water color crayons directly onto the stamp, misted it, then stamped onto the w/c paper.

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    All images are Innovative Stamp Creations. After I colored, misted and stamped  the sunflower block  individual sunflower 3 times, I used a lt brown gel pen to add a little definition and cross hatching to the images. I used deckle scissors to cut out the blocks and attached them to a piece of turquoise card stock. I stamped the greeting in the lower right then used a white gel pen to highlight and a dk orange pen to shadow the letters. It’s attached to a white, 5.5 x 4.25 (A2) card. The sunflowers were added and a cut out butterfly. I made 3 faux brads and attached them to the lower right card front.

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    stamps: ISC – Nesting, Flowers Watercolor Effect
    paper: water color, turquoise
    ink: Ancient Page turquoise
    accessories: Caran d’ache water color crayons, white & dk orange gel pens, deckle scissors, mist sprayer

  • ODBD Happy Birthday, Kelley!


    We all hope you have the best birthday ever, Kelley! So to start  you on your way, the Breadsticks put this little hop together for you.

    I’m using images from  ODBD’s Sing to the Lord set. The bird, sentiment and one extra flower were all stamped in dk red. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some color and before you start wondering, I have no idea what kind of sparrow this is supposed to be.  I just colored him to go with my dp, lol. Oval Nesties and the out of the box Nestie technique was used for the bird image. Graduated sizes of ovals were used for the additional layers (I used both the Large Petite ovals and the Small Petite ovals to get these sizes) and I layered them offset toward the top of the ovals. All the ovals are backed with some thin chipboard to give them added dimension. A little soft sand ink was sponged around the edges of the image oval.

    On the soft yellowish print layer, I added some doodling with a burgundy Micron pen. On the burgundy band, I used a branch border folder to emboss it. The sentiment was cut out of the box as well and attached to a burgundy layer.

    Please continue on our little Birthday Hop by clicking on the following links:

    Chris Olsen
    Sabrina Jackson
    Marcelle Schauer


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    stamps: ODBD- Sing to the Lord
    paper: white, dp (all are Basic Grey from the Boxer6x6 pad)
    ink: Ancient Page bordeaux, Memories soft sand
    accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders oval Nesties sets, Cuttlebug border folder (Just My Type), burgundy Micron pen

  • ODBD Oct Release Blog Hop!

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

    Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs’ October Release Blog Hop!

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    BEST OF 2010

    For my card, I used the new Randi’s Song set. I love the leaf block and beautiful script. I had some left over background from long ago projects and the colors just said Fall to me. I stamped the leaf block image 6 times onto an alcohol ink background (polished stone technique) and cut out three of the leaves to pop them up on the base image.  On the marigold layer, I stamped the script multiple times with the gold ink. I also stamped the shadow leaf with gold ink and the leaf veins using a Kpad. It’s attached to another background I call Gilded Rainbow (here’s the tutorial for this technique). The dk redwood brown layer was cut with deckle scissors and all layers were edged with a gold leafing pen. I wrapped some gold thread around the brown layer then attached it to a 8.5 x 4 (fits a #9 business envelope) card. The card was also marigold in color, but since I couldn’t find just the right color of rich paprika, I sponged it with color until I liked it.

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    stamps: ODBD – Randi’s Song
    paper: marigold, redwood brown, alcohol ink background & gilded rainbow background
    ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Ancient Page coal
    accessories: deckle edge scissors, Krylon gold leafing pen, gold thread