Colour challenge - pastel shades

This week's challenge at Less is More is to use pastel shades in a CAS style.

I have always loved pastel colours so this week I'm very happy - here is my card, and a few more that I just had to make!

 This was the first card I made for this challenge, but had to leave the sentiment off - lack of planning on my part!  Inside, I stamped my latest favourite:  'Sending hugs and happy thoughts' from an Altenew stamp set - Beautiful Day.  The pastel pink butterflies are cut from paper from the Cocoa Vanilla collection - 'Free Spirit'.

This card is now my favourite and is the one I selected to submit for the challenge.  It also has room for a sentiment!  The pastel blue butterflies were cut from a watercolour card I had coloured with Distress Inks.  The glitter mat and one butterfly are the only accents.

This card is much smaller at 4" x 4" and holds fewer butterflies, but I am often finding I need little note cards like this to send to friends who just need a lift or a 'paper hug'.  The card used here is also watercolored with Distress Inks.

The butterfly cover plate die is by Kaisercraft.


  1. You've chosen some gorgeous paper for those butterflies - so pretty! I wouldn't be able to choose a favourite card as they're all lovely :)

  2. 3 Beautiful cards. I don't mind cards without sentiments - especially if making for my stash - I can use for a few things that one. How lucky to get one of your "paper hugs" :)

  3. Beautifully done here. You've certainly been busy here and what gorgeous use of pastel colours. Love all the added dimension from those sweet butterflies too. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  4. Such pretty and delicate butterflies. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. Well there's a whole flutter of butterflies here Ann... all of them are just lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Ann, I love your design ..... very effective !

  7. This is a really pretty card. Love the design.

  8. Great design as usual Ann and such a fab use of pastel colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  9. Sorry to be so late with my commenting, what a pretty bunch of flutterbyes Ann, all your cards look fab
    Thanks so much for joining us
    "Less is More"


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