Skip to main content

Lovely Pastel Colors for ODBD Challenge

March is here and I am already enjoying seeing all the beautiful Spring designs papercrafters are making. We at ODBD are also gearing up for Spring with a stunning new release (here) and of course the challenge team has prepared some inspiring Spring themed challenges for you! This week our challenge at ODBD is Pastel Colors. If you visit the blog often you know how much I love to use pastel colors on my cards, so I couldn't wait to start making my card for today! I can't wait to see what you create with this lovely color combo too!

I created a background using the Beautiful Borders die set, die cutting different pastel colors and adhering them vertically. I like how delicate these borders look and how much texture they add to the card. I adhered a piece of pink ribbon accross the center to unify the colorful design. The color of ribbon that you add to the center becomes the predominant color and of course I wanted this soft pink to stand out the most and to tie the color combo together.

I stamped and heat embossed in silver a sentiment from an older stamp set called Faith (which is one of my favorites) on white cardstock, that I then cut with a label die from Vintage Flourish Pattern. To add a Spring touch to the design I also heat embossed some butterflies from the same set on vellum, fussy cut them and add some around the label that I previously stenciled with coordinating pink ink.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to join our challenge this week! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC229 or to join the challenge click here. You have until March 8, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the chance to visit my talented teammates to see what they created for the challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon!

I'd like to share my card with:
Mod Squad Challenge - Spring Forward

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Spring Colours
WOW Embossing Powders - Spring


  1. You always have such a creative eye when putting together your layouts and designs, Gracie!! I just love the different colored border strips going vertically with the addition of the silver embossed butterflies. So elegant and just gorgeous my friend!

  2. Beautiful embossing of your sentiment and butterflies! I love the look of it! And don't ya just LOVE those borders? You have them in all those lovely pastels making this a wonderful springy card! Love all the dies with the piercing as well, adds so much to the detail! Beautiful my sweet friend!

  3. Gorgeous card, very creative and delicate!

  4. So funny how many of our cards have vellum this week! This is great - love your layers of the beautiful borders.

  5. Beautiful card. Great idea the way you layered the border strips.

  6. Love this card! Very clever, the way you used the border die, and the little vellum butterflies are just darling :D

  7. Beautifully done, Gracie!! I so love the Beautiful Borders, and your colors are so delicate! The embossed sentiment with the delicate bows make for a gorgeous card! Hugs!

  8. so gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. Stunning, lacy, and soft it! Thank you joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge!

  10. Graciellie, you did a fabulous job layering those dies. Beautiful colors too. Thank you so much for playing along with The Mod Squad Challenge this week.

  11. Love all of the texture and color on your background! I probably would not have thought of using the die as you did by introducing different colors and texture with the Beautiful Borders die. It looks so good!!! I think this is my favorite use of this particular die. You go girl!!!

  12. This is lovely, Gracie! Your stacked borders in all these pastels are just beautiful. So lacy & springy!

  13. Gorgeous card Gracie. Love how you think "out of the box" with the dies. Love the silver embossing too.

  14. Stunning and beautiful creation and lovely colours chosen for our challenge this time..Thanks for sharing and joining in...♥aNNie{Crafty Sentiments DT Member}

  15. Wonderfully done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  16. I love making cards like this yours is beatiful


Post a Comment

Thanks so much for your kind comments!

Popular posts from this blog

NEW Unity Stamp Co. Release with Graciellie Design! - Fall/Winter Rubber Stamp Collection + 3 Prizes

We are so excited to announce our new rubber stamp collection with Unity Stamp Company is out! We've been working behind the scenes to create a complete Fall/Winter stamp selection inspired on our digital shop with the purpose of giving traditional stampers the chance to try out our designs. There are 8 new stamp sets available now at Unity Stamp Co. and we are celebrating the ocassion with an amazing blog hop and of course we have lots of prizes for our readers!
Before we go into today's giveaways details, I would love to share the first card I made with my new rubber stamp sets! This is one of my favorite flowers in the collection and I had to play with it right away! This set is called Amazing Things and it includes beautiful inspirational sentiments.

I stamped the flowers in black, using Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Ink and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Makers Purples and Reds. I fussy cut the images using Westcott's Titanium Bonded Microtip Precision Scissors (…

Dreaming of a White Christmas
gilded & elegant christmas card

I have a confession to make... This year I've been drawn to make white and gold Christmas cards. I can't even think of traditional Christmas colors when I want to make a project! So today's poinsettia card and tutorial translate very well what Christmas is gonna be like this December at home.

White and gold look so elegant together! Since the holidays are all about sparkle too, I used one of my favorite glitter techniques and I'm sharing a quick and easy tutorial with youHERE.

I created the background myself, layering snowflake stamps in different designs, first in a very light beige, then in gold embossing. Afterwards, I dry embossed the stamped mat with a sutile polka dot design and used a brayer to apply light beige paint to the raised pattern.

As for the very layered and beautiful center of the card, I started out with an intricate die cut (see tutorial HERE) and continued building layers, with large snowflake die cuts and finally with a large handmade poinsettia …

Bible Journaling with Pan Pastel, Deco Foil, TCW and Unity Stamp Co.

I promised I would be back with a new art journaling inspiration project today... This might as well become a habit! This time I have a page from Psalm 31 that I handdrawn and colored with PanPastel. The softness of the PanPastel goes so well with the bible pages and it so easy to blend and color with.
I knew I wanted a bold floral image on this page. I love floral illustrations and I had to try out this Magnolia here. I handdrawn the flower in pencil first inspired by a photograph online. This time I did not feel the need to prep my page because I was not going to be using any wet media on it. Then I started shading my flower starting with a 430.5 Magenta, adding highlights with 380.8 Red Oxide Tint and 100.5 Titanium White (trying not to touch the rest of the image and only blending it on the lightest spots of the flower). I also added 470.8 Violet Tint to create a little bit of shadows but since my coloring is usually whimsical it is ok if the tones shadows and highlights are so r…