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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ODBDSLC235 - Inspiration challenge

Here is the card I made:

And here is the inspiration:

The plain cardstock that I have used is Bazzill heavyweight and textured card. The DP that I've used is from the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection.

To make the background piece of my card I first made my own stencil by diecutting into a piece of card using ODBD Clouds and Raindrops dies. Here is a photo of my stencil:

I then used the stencil to ink the clouds and raindrops onto my DP using Distress Ink Worn Lipstick.

I've diecut two umbrellas using ODBD Umbrellas dies (from plain cardstock) and then diecut the umbrella top pieces (from ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection) using the same ODBD Umbrellas dies and stenciled them using Distress Ink Worn Lipstick. I ended up covering the base of the umbrellas more than I originally intended... but the umbrella on the right has actually been flipped over (the handle curves around to the left, instead of to the right like it normally would). The top of the umbrella die is symmetrical so the top pieces still fit perfectly.

I've stamped the sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs April Showers using Memento Tuxedo Black and diecut using ODBD Pennant dies. I've then matted this with a piece I cut using ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies.

I've also diecut some leaves using ODBD Fancy Foliage dies (inked with Distress Ink Pine Needles while still in the die) and a fence using ODBD Fence die.

Lastly I added some flowers and pearls from my stash.

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC235 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 26 April 2015 EDT to join us (or 8 am Monday, 27 April 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. You made your own stencil! How clever! And I was wondering how to use that smaller umbrella inset die! Haha! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful card.

  2. The background idea was quite brilliant and the umbrellas are sensational. The sweet pink flowers are a sign of hope of things yet to come. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.
    Blessings, Carole

  3. Elizabeth, I love all of the pink!!!! This is so bright and cheery!!! Love your stencil and how you used it direct to the designer paper!!!!

  4. Very cute Elizabeth! Love the stencil , I did that with the balloons and it turned out so cool! Love your little fence at the bottom and your TWO umbrellas!

  5. Elizabeth, What beautiful colors! I really like the idea of stamping ink over a patterned paper. I am going to give this a try if you don't mind my CASEing it!
    Blessings to you, Linda

    1. Thanks for your comment Linda. Definitely welcome to CASE my card, I'd be honoured :-)

  6. How beautiful, Elizabeth, and so clever to make your own stencil! That's the fun of dies! Beautifully done, and I love these sweet umbrellas and the flowers! Wonderful inspiration card! Hugs!

  7. What a stunning card Elizabeth!! I just love the umbrellas in both in the pink and in the lighter floral pattern!! The stencil is so clever!! I love what you did with the inspiration!!


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