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Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Many Marvelous Markers, Sale-A-Bration, Tin of Cards | 2 comments

Global Design Project color challenge #gdp021

I am loving the colors for this weeks color challenge over at Global Design Project!  Brian did a great job picking out these fab. colors!!!!  They remind me of a soda shop or maybe a old time ice cream shop.   I like to call this type of color palette “bubble gum”  GDP021

I started working on several ideas I had for this color challenge.  Butterfly’s came to mind as one Idea.  Then, I was flipping through some of the paper from Sale-A-Bration and thought….Hummm….. maybe I should color that while I decide what to do with my butterfly’s.  I even did a little ink test on some new watercolor paper  in thinking about this card.   So, I was coloring and thinking….And in my coloring (for the new 30 day color challenge)  I found my cards main focus..

The Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum is so very pretty.  And even better it colors beautifully with the Many Marvelous Markers by Stampin’ Up!  IMAG2815

The card base is Basic Black cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  I colored the Vellum using Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Wisteria Wonder markers.  The layers are Melon Mambo (5 3/8 by 4 1/8( and Bermuda Bay 5 1/4 by 4).  The sentiment  a happy hello is from Tin of Cards stamp set.  After stamping the sentiment in Basic Black on the Bermuda Bay layer, I tore the three top layers  (Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, and Vellum) to add contrast and interest.   Then layered them over the Bermuda Bay layer.  Using the Melon Mambo and the Wisteria Wonder markers I added a little distressing to the tearing layers.


A few tips:

  • coloring vellum really makes the beauty of the design shine.  After coloring this vellum, I layered it on each color before deciding witch to adhere it to!  I picked the one I felt made the vellum design shine.  You, many decide another color is your favorite.  Go with what you like the best :>
  • When adding vellum to card stock be sure to use a adhesive that will not warp the vellum.  I used multipurpose glue.  I add a small dot of glue to the card stock and then spread it out with my finger.  Then add the vellum on top.
  • The Black as a base really makes this color combination pop!  Be sure you are using neutrals that are best for your color combination!!!
  • Be sure to decorate the inside of your card.  Especially when you are using a very dark card base….this really makes the card extra specialIMAG2814


Here is the supply list:


Also, don’t forget to go over to Global Design Project and see all the Fab. projects that the Design Team has created and the projects by all those playing along….And you still have a little time to play along also…So go and create something wonderful…and color everyday….it’s good for you
Much Love,



  1. Jennifer, I really love how you colored the Botanical Gardens Vellum. The result is so lovely. Thanks for joining us for this week’s color challenge at Global Design Project.

    • Connie- Thank You so!!!

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