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A Shower for You...

>> Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Happy Spring!!  Not only does my card today make me think about weddings and babies, but it's also got me thinking about warm spring rain showers - as opposed to the snow and sleet and hail and icy rain we've been getting recently!  Spring weather is coming soon...right???? 

This was a fairly simple card to make after I figured out how I wanted to color my umbrella :)  It was so hard to stop coloring it in striped sections.  I should mention that the umbrella and both sentiment designs are new this week - just in time for those wedding and baby showers I mentioned!

I started my card by stamping our new Umbrella Stamp and then cutting a piece of scrap paper the width of the umbrella and masking the white cs.  The Raindrops were stamped using turquoise ink that I blotted on scrap paper.  Next I stamped a second umbrella, our Scroll Wording Frame (and the new For Your Shower sentiment inside it) and the Rain Down Greeting on a separate piece of cs.  The sentiments I cut out and attached as shown, and for the umbrella I cut off the handle and after fussy cutting the top I turned it over on a mouse pad and used an embossing tool to give it a little dimension and then attached it to my card.  I didn't have quite enough room for the greeting, so I carefully cutout the umbrella handle and moved it upward, in between the top parts of the umbrella

Here's a close up of the double top and the shortened handle!  I added 3 tabs to the top of the umbrella so the top would be attached to the card and the bottom pops out about 1/4".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget you have until next Wednesday to link up your "basket card". Then stop in on Thursday to see if you're the winner and see what new challenge we have for you!



Jennifer E. said...

What a lovely card! Great job on that umbrella Sue!

Shelia said...

Love that umbrella!!! Cute card!

Pam said...

Simply fabulous! Love how the umbrella has so much dimension.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Super cute, Sue! Love this umbrella and the sweet color combo you used. Great job making it dimensional.

Janett said...

So pretty. Love the rain drop background.

Karin said...

How clever! Love how you altered the umbrella image and the sentiment fits perfectly inside that frame!

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