Thursday, November 15, 2012
In Sunshine or Rain...
I love to paper piece. When I saw the umbrella in this stamp set by Daydream Designs, I knew it was just made to be paper pieced. I ended up paper piecing the entire image. I did take a little help from my Copic and colored the top of the pocket instead of trying to line up that tiny piece. Copics also added a tiny amount of shadow around the image.
After die-cutting the image panel, it was matted on a petite scalloped oval panel. To go along with these beautiful Prima papers, I added quite a bit of pearl & sparkle. A pair of tweezers made applying the individual pearls a breeze. A pearl was also added to the center of the umbrella. Pearls were also added to the decorative photo corners.
The entire umbrella was given a coat of stickles for some extra pizzazz. The large flower in the upper left corner had some glitter already on it. However, it also got a little attention from the Stickles bottle as did the two smaller flowers. The ribbon used to keep this gate-fold card closed also has some shimmer so as you can tell, this card is not lacking for sparkle!
I enjoy making gate-fold cards and just can't help but do "interior decorating" on them. I used two of the sentiments that coordinate with this stamp set and printed them to be one thought: "Sunshine or rain...I'm here for you." I didn't want to cover up all the pretty patterned paper, so I matted the sentiment on an oval and let the paper be the star.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzill (Two Scoops - Cherries Jubliee)
Patterned Paper: Prima (Madeline)
Stamps: Daydream Designs digis (Sunshine and Rain Sentiment Set, Sunshine and Rain Digi Set)
Ink: Copic Markers (C0, E29, Colorless Blender)
Embellishments/Tools: pearls (The Paper Studio), ribbon (Ribbon Trends), flowers (Prima), Spellbinders (Decorative Photo Corners, Petite Ovals Small & Large, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large), Stickles (Star Dust)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Divas by Design #61 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #54 - Anything Goes/Sentiment
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #25 - Use Stripes (mine are on the interior of my card)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #165 - Something broken brought back together (the front panel of my card is "broken" and brought back together by the image panel & ribbon)
Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
The two sets I used on this card also have a coordinating digi paper set and a pre-colored image set available. Daydream Designs has stamps for all occasions. I hope you'll stop by the store and pick up some for yourself.
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