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  • Spring Gardening

    It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS789) and a big congrats to Colleen! She has such a fun, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & spring theme, but used different dies & colors & made mine a gardening instead of Mother’s Day.

    For my card, I die cut all the pieces..the umbrella, the rain boots, flowers, fence & grass out of a mix of solid & printed papers then assembled them all. The watering can was cut out of a stone colored, textured paint chip & I added a little detail w/ grey & white Prismacolor pencils. I also used a lt grey pencil to shade the fence so it would stand out a bit more. I added a strip of flower print paper down the left then attached all my die cuts.

    I have few extra pics showing how I elevated the umbrella. I’ve tried several different ways but this seems to work the best for me.

    First, I used a narrow strip of card stock, folded each end in on itself & added a drop of glue & stuck it down to make each end a little sturdier. Then I fan folded the middle section as you see above.

    Another drop of glue was added to the backside of the top umbrella piece & I stuck down one end of the zigzag spring & held it w/ tweezers until it set. (The small piece of the flower print was just an extra from when I cut it so I stuck it to the back side of the umbrella to make it sturdier.)

    Then I added glue to the edges of the umbrella & the other end of the zigzag spring.

    I used a pair of tweezers to hold the ends until they set, then added a dot of glue at the center of the umbrella & held it until it set. So the umbrella top is attached all along the upper edge, but the zigzag spring props up the bottom center of the umbrella. This zigzag spring will allow the umbrella to flatten a bit inside an envelope but is sturdy enough to pop back up when taken out.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Spring
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, stone paint chip, textured yellow, dp (Echo Park- Spring Fling)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Umbrella, Mini Slimline Stitch, Rain Boots, Watering Cans, Hanging Flowers, Tulips, Grass #2, Tabbed Grass, Picket Fence dies,  Misti, Crossover II

  • ODBD September Release Blog Hop!

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/
    Best of 2011

    Hello everyone!!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs September release blog hop! This month’s release is super fun!! I just love all these sets with a plant and seeds theme!!!Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

    For my card, I colored the wonderful image from The Good Seed and cut it out. It’s attached to a Scrolly Border which was also colored and die cut w/ a Spellbinders Long Rectangle that I resized to make shorter. The green card stock was embossed w/ a journal folder and added some raised dots w/ a black glaze pen. The very colorful dp is some I’ve had in my stash for a while. The paper bow was made from some Twistel (tightly wrapped paper) that I unwrapped before tying it in a bow. I used a 1/2″ circle for my faux brad made from the same dp. The finished card measures 5 x 6.5 (A7). [Note: to those who asked about lining up the sentiment w/ the embossing folder. I figured out where the image panel would go, then stamped the greeting on the green c/s. Then I placed the green c/s in the embossing folder and lined it up. It’s much easier to align the folder w/ the stamped image than vice versa. 🙂 ]

    Julie Warner - The Write Stuff - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: ODBD – The Good Seed, Scrolly Borders
    Paper: white, yellow, moss dp (Sulyn Industries)
    Ink: VersaFine onyx
    Accessories: Spellbinders long rectangles, The Paper Studio flourish journal embossing folder, Tombow markers, 1/2″ circle punch, black glaze pen, Twistel