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Fishing Line

>> Friday, May 7, 2021

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! We've had a week of wild weather here..thunderstorms, high winds, lots of rain. Even a couple of tornados further south of me. So I guess the lion that roared out of March is hanging around thru May.

My card today is pretty easy. I was looking thru some backgrounds & couldn't find one I liked, then I saw a folder I keep of stuff I want to recycle. So my bg is actually one of a couple of tissue boxes I saved. I liked the way it resembled a splash of watercolor. I positioned the greeting & silhouette fishermen where I wanted them in my Misti & stamped them w/ Stazon. Memento just wouldn't do it because the surface of the cardboard has a coating & Memento just doesn't stick very well. I die cut the panel w/ a stitched die, then added a black zig zag frame & larger black layer behind it to punch it up a bit.

Here's a look at the inside. 

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

paper:  Staples 110# white, black, recycled tissue box
ink:  Stazon black (Kaleidacolor Riviera also used on inside)
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchRectangle Combo #4  dies, Misti



Happy Father's Day

>> Thursday, May 6, 2021

Good morning!

Father's Day is around the corner!

For my second card I started with stamping Fishing Birthday Greeting then embossing
 with a folder of some trees then  sponged some 
Frayed Burlap on them.  I stamped my image, Proud Catch Fisherman on a
separate piece of white, die cut then sponged the edges with the same Distress Ink.
They are mounted on Kraft and have a jute trimmings with 3 little 
brown pearls.

Thanks for visiting today!



Let's Play Billiards!

>> Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Were you wondering if I would make a wreath from the new Billiard Balls image?  

Of course!  I put it off because fussy cutting a bunch of balls takes just a bit of time so I had to wait until this past weekend to stamp and cut a bunch of them out.  

I originally stamped only the  Eight ball, but I realized it needed some color so I stamped a few of the other balls focusing on the number 5 to pull out the orange in my crazy watercolor background.  I needed it to be a bit fuller, so I tucked in some leaves from Bountiful Basket. For the sentiment, I split the new Racking Up Another Birthday Greeting.  I drew in the framing with India Ink and a stylus. 

I was happy with the result, but I kept thinking it needed something elso so I added in a Tim Holtz Paper Doll who might be a pool shark or billiards enthusiast - lol.  

Funny how the addition of one thing can totally change a card.  It seems to have more of a story now.  I actually couldn't decide whether to add him or not, but hubby said to add him so I did.  

I made another card with the Billiard Balls and the Racking Up Birthday Greeting.  I cased THIS card by Elizabeth  Hurst who is this week's Featured Stamper at  

Lots of circles underscore the tiny balls, and I focused on just a few colors.  It was very hard for me not to add a bunch of  Vintage Photo Distress Ink on this card!  

I had fun playing with the Billiard Ball image - hope you try it out too.




Best Fishes

>> Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Hi Everyone,

Boy this looks like a rainy week for me, which isn't bad news, because that just means more stamping time for me!  

Masculine cards are always a challenge for me.  I usually go for neural colors or a pairing of orange and blue, like I did below.  I sponged a sky and also sponged the water, using some sticky notes, a scallop punch to aid me along. The photo makes the water look more splotchy than it does in real life, and I'm not sure if the gel pen waves show up to well either.  You'll just have to trust me on that. 

I stamped and embossed the Silhouette Fishermen and also stamped the Best Fishes Hook, coloring in the hook with a sliver pen, to give it a look of metal.  I then paper pieced the actual phrase on top. The two fish were stamped a colored using Copics and a bit of that white pen again. 

The fish came from these 2 stamps:

3 in 1 Ocean Floor Designs

4 in 1 Ocean Designs

Here's a card from the previous release that I forgot to share here on the blog.  This one is the opposite of masculine, but it's pretty simple in it's design as well.

I stamped the birds multiple times, and wrapped the panel with the ribbon, before attaching the sentiment, which was die cut.

 The stamps I used are:
Flowering Bird Branch  
His  Blessings Faith Greeting

 I then added a big gem embellishment to finish it off.

Thanks for visiting today!


Chalking up another birthday!

>> Monday, May 3, 2021

Happy Monday Everyone! Can you believe it is already May?! Time certainly seems to be flying by quicker and quicker. I have a masculine birthday card today that features some of the new Billiard images. These are really fun to work with!

I started by stamping and coloring the new Billiard Balls image with Copics. After die cutting 
 and layering the image onto black CS, I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the balls. The picture doesn't do it justice, they look really cool in real life. The new Billiard Birthday Greeting was stamped onto the white panel, die cut and layered onto the black card base. And the card is complete! I really like how this turned out.

I must thank fellow team mate, Robin for sharing the correct color scheme for these balls. I knew they were specific colors, and found the colors when I googled it, but it didn't tell me which colors went with which numbers. Not a lot of help there Google!

You can check out these two images and all the other new images from DRS Designs here.

Thanks for stopping by today.




Out Fishing

>> Sunday, May 2, 2021


Oh how this calm scene looks so inviting.

For this card I started with stamping the MOUNTAIN & TREELINE 2 IN 1 SCENE - 045P and then used a sharpie to color in the mountains. I did not take much care in trying to overlap the sharpie for them so that it would add a depth to the silhouette mountains.

I then sponged the sky with a few yellows and oranges and sponged a couple of blues for the water.

I finished the scene off with SILHOUETTE FISHERMEN - 663G and some hand drawn birds in the sky.

Thank you for stopping by to check  out my card this week.


Holiday Fishes

>> Friday, April 30, 2021

  by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! In case you're wondering, since it's time for the Splitcoast Fan Club Christmas Challenge again & we have this new Best Fishes greeting, I thought I'd see if I could combine the two. Years ago I sent my brother in law a Best Fishes Holiday card since he & his wife love to fish so that gave me the idea for this card. Plus I love this Jumping Fish image.

After I stamped & colored the image, I added some wink of Stella to the fish & Christmas lights & I'm really surprised it shows up as well as it does. The Best Fishes was stamped on the white frame along w/ the Christmas lights then I used my "into the window" to cut out the oval opening. I added a black oval frame then attached my fish image behind it. 

Here's the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

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

paper:  Staples 110# white, black
ink:  Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchOvalOval Stitch Frame dies, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella


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