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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

ODBDSLC229 - Pastel Colours

The challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs is a Pastel Colour challenge, ODBDSLC229. Here is my card:

And here is the colour palette (choose 3 or more colours).

When I saw the pastel colours I thought of using vellum! For my card I have taken a piece of vellum and stamped the butterfly from Our Daily Bread Designs Butterfly Single using Distress Embossing Ink (you could use any clear sticky ink like VersaMark Watermark etc.) and then embossed using white embossing powder. 

I've then turned the vellum over and coloured the butterflies using my Copic markers (make sure you're colouring on the side that does NOT have embossing powder). Copic marker colours that I've used are: V12, Y13, G12, B12 and R22. Copic markers do not blend on vellum very well and they tend to leave streaky marks. So I coloured always in flicks (not in circles or back and forwards or anything) and I've just flicked the two colours together from opposite ends of the butterflies. The second colour will pick up the first colour that you've laid down so you will need to scribble this off on a scrap piece of paper to ensure your markers do not become contaminated.

When I've attached my vellum piece to the white card I've used a large sheet of double sided adhesive so you won't see the "joins / sides" of the tape if I was to use thin double sided tape.

I've stamped the same butterfly on a piece of white card in Memento Summer Sky ink and diecut using the ODBD Butterfly die. I then added some Stickles Waterfall to the butterfly's body.

The sentiment is stamped in the same blue ink and comes from Our Daily Bread Designs Birthday Doily stamp set.

Lastly I added three icicle sprinkles to the top right corner of the card.

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC229 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 8 March 2015 EDT to join us (or 9 am Monday , 9 March 2015 AWST). By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate that can be used towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” in the ODBD store; or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge! The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Oh how beautiful and creative Elizabeth!! I so love how you embossed the butterflies on the vellum and reverse copic coloring to create your own patterned background!! Stunning creation my friend!!

  2. So gorgeous Elizabeth! I LOVE your beautiful vellum butterflies colored so strikingly! It is topped with your cut out butterfly making it look just perfect! Love it!

  3. What a creative and fun way to add detail to a card with only one stamp. Stunning design friend! Hugs, Gracie.

  4. Love your use of vellum! And I adore butterflies and yours are gorgeous.

  5. So pretty! Love the white embossing. And it's so well-balanced visually. Lovely card :D

  6. Oh, Elizabeth, this is gorgeous! I love how you've used the pastel colors and this lovely butterfly! Stunning! Hugs, sweet friend!

  7. Wow, your vellum butterflies are so pretty! They look like beautiful stained glass pieces!!!! Way to go with just one stamp too!!!!

    1. Okay, technically it's two but you know what I mean!

  8. Beautiful! I love these butterflies on vellum..one of my fave ways to use them. And the pastel colors are just lovely!

  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll attempt to CASE this beautiful card!!


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