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  • ODBD December Release Blog Hop!

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

    Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December Release Blog Hop!  You might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don’t miss anything!

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

    I love these new snowflake sets! To me snowflakes are just so happy! I’m using the new Sparkling Snowflakes, Bookmarks-Snowflakes and 2 previously released sets for the sentiments, Perfect Gift and Holly Tag. I also used the Bookmark Dies to die cut the bookmark.

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

    For the bookmark, I stamped it with the indigo pigment ink and embossed it with the stardust powder then die cut it with the bookmark die. The sentiment was stamped with the silver pigment ink and embossed with the same powder and die cut with an oval die. I made the bookmark double sided thinking it would make a lovely Christmas tree ornament until after the holidays. Then it could be used as a traditional bookmark. On my coordinating card, I embossed the snowflakes on the cobalt blue background and also stamped most of them again using the cobalt dye ink. I embossed one extra small snowflake and die cut it w/ a circle die to add in the center of the white holiday tag ornament star I hung from the white bow. The sentiment was also embossed on white, die cut attached to a larger cobalt oval then to a white die cut fancy tag. I added some crystals for a little extra bling.

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

     Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Julie2 sigSupplies:

    Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Sparkling Snowflakes, Bookmarks-Snowflakes, Holly Tag, Perfect Gift
    Paper: neenah white, cobalt blue
    Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic silver pigment, Versacolor indigo pigment, Archival cobalt dye ink
    Accessories: Spellbinders circle, petite oval, holiday tags & fancy tags 2 dies, ODBD exclusive Bookmark dies (by Spellbinders), stardust embossing powder, ribbons, crystals, mini bowdabra


  • Winter Snow

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



    For my winter card, I used this wonderful Tree Branch and stamped it with indigo ink on the slate blue c/s. I shaded it just a bit using Tombow markers and added snow with a white gel pen. The two sizes of Flurry snowflakes were stamped in indigo and also denim inks. I added a few of the smaller flakes stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. More highlights were added with the white gel pen and the centers dotted with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

    The greeting was also white embossed on a gold flecked navy piece of c/s. I attached it on top of a sentiment frame and colored in the dots. The finished card is 6.50 x 5.00.

    Just for fun, I thought I’d show you my color inspiration for this challenge. I had this snowflake dp and while I was hunting for c/s to go with it, I found this Martha Stewart paint chip in my stash and those are the colors I used. This is a page in my little 9.5 x 7 notebook.  I keep little leftover paper and ribbon swatches and bare bones notes on the card. It helps me remember what I did and what I used. I don’t know how many of these I’ve gone through, but they’ve really come in handy plenty of times and I don’t have to guess what I used.

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

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see your creation for our Monday Challenge and please stop by and check out the details on all of the DT’s cards.

    Jenny Gropp
    Kecia Waters
    Lisa Silver
    Sue Kment

    Julie Warner -me!
    Jeanne Streiff




    Stamps: OutlinesTree Branch G-37, Flurry lg C-820, Flurry sm B-821, Shower C-424 (for the sentiment frame), Tiny With Warm Wishes AA-864
    Paper: white, vanilla, slate blue, gold flecked navy, dp (Anna Griffin Christmas stack)
    Ink: Ancient Page indigo, Adirondack denim, Colorbox frost white pigment
    Accessories: Tombow markers (lt sand #990, tan #942, deep blue #565),  Viva Pearl Pen ice white, embossing powder, snowflake punches (Paper Studio, Marvy, Michael’s), Snowflake border punch (Martha Stewart), white gel pen, snowflake ribbon

  • Skating Away

    Best of 2011 Happy Friday before Christmas! 
    Are you ready? I always plan to be ready ahead of time. Best laid plans, right! Like this happy little fellow, my best plans are skating away, but at least the happy thought is there!
    For my skating scene, everything except the cut out and added penguin was done on the one layer. I started by stamping the tree line then masking the snow and sponging the sky. There’s just something about a pink winter sky that I really like so I tend to use this color for winter skies. I flipped the mask to cover the sky and sponged in some snow w/ a lt blue ink. All except the pond. I penciled in where I wanted it and left it white. A little shading was added around the trees w/ markers.

    After I determined where my skater would go, I stamped him again on the plastic sheet of my SAMJ (stamp-a-ma-jig), lined up the foot under where his right foot is, masked the edge of the pond, and stamped the reflection using the image on the SAMJ sheet as the stamp. It’s really harder to describe than it is to do. It’s just a simple reflection technique. After that, I covered the pond using a VersaMark pen and embossed w/ clear powder twice. Then I added a few scribbles w/ a white Permapaque marker and embossed w/ another coat of clear ep. We used to call this super embossing. It really makes it look like an icy pond.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    stamps: Interlocking Snow Bg, Snow Background, Tree Line Border, One Line Happy Thoughts greeting, Skating Penguin
    paper: white, pink
    ink: VersaFine onyx, Memento angel pink & summer sky, Archival library green (for the tree line)
    accessories: VersaMark pen, SAMJ, clear embossing powder, Tombow markers, Cuttlebug snowflake die, rhinestones