Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Well Soon

Today is one of those boring days ... you know, housework - uggghhh!  But before starting that, I need to make a card - priorities, ya know! :)

Today's Color Challenge from SCS (CC375) is Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie - a fabulous color combo!!  The dessert is Father's Day, but I decided to skip dessert today.  I used one of my "go-to" layouts ... clean and simple.  Hope you like this paper-pieced CAS card made from all SU! products.

"Get Well Soon"

Here's a close-up of the paper-pieced umbrella:

Stamp:  Ain't Love Grand (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie polka-dot DP, Night of Navy polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Night of Navy; Stampin' Write markers: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Scalloped border punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, sponge, glue, sticky strips and adhesives

I stamped the image three times; once onto Whisper White card front, once onto Pumpkin Pie polka-dot DP, and once onto a scrap of white (for cutting out the raindrops for on top of the umbrella).

I colored in the water puddles with my Bashful Blue Stampin' Write markers and the handle with Gray and Pumpkin Pie.  I cut out the top of the umbrella from the polka-dot DP and glued it onto my card front.  I colored the raindrops (from the scrap white), cut them out and mounted them on top of the umbrella.

I punched the scalloped border from the Night of Navy polka-dot DP.  Tip:  when punching borders, especially with darker colored patterned paper, I find that the cut edges show white - so I sponge them with the corresponding ink color - here I sponged the edge with Night of Navy to give it a cleaner look.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the photo above onto the card front and then mounted the whole thing onto a card base of Night of Navy for stability (this also ensures that the ribbon is glued between the card front and base to hold it securely.

For the inside I used a Whisper White panel, adding the scalloped Night of Navy polka-dot border (same depth as the front), but mounted it at the bottom of the panel, adding a straight piece of Pumpkin Pie ribbon (no knot).


Anonymous said...

I love the layout and the little umbrella is darling.

Pam Sparks said...

Sweet! I LOVE umbrellas! Gorgeous CAS card! love it!