Saturday, April 24, 2010
Hi everyone!!! Today is really special because it is not only Saturday which means I get to hang out all day in my PJ's and stamp but it is also my 40th Birthday!!! At work yesterday I was officially invited to the old ladies club, LOL!!! After I get today's mail I'll take a group photo of all the cards that have been trickling in to share with all of you!!! A HUGE thanks to all of you for the wonderful cards and birthday wishes... it means a lot to me!!!
It is raining here today which gave me the incentive to complete my Stamps R Us monthly challenge card. The monthly theme is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" and the challenge is to create any card that has to do with showers... an image with an umbrella or rain drops. The My Umbrella stamp set from My Favorite Things is the first thing that came to mind and I love paper piecing whenever I use the Pure Innocence stamps and today was no different.
My card base is Pure Poppy cardstock layered with a slightly smaller piece of Regal Rose patterned paper. Next I added a 2 1/2 x 4 distressed piece of So Saffron cardstock. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece of PTI White using the My Umbrella stamp set and colored in using Stampin' Write and Copic Markers. I paper pierced the edges and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Pure Poppy cardstock before attaching to the card base.
I stamped the image twice more in Memento Tuxedo Black on the Regal Rose patterned paper and cut out the umbrellas. I attached the first one directly on to the image then layered the second one over it using mounting tape. To embellish the card I added a felt flower finished with a button threaded with DMC White.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Stamps: My Umbrella (My Favorite Things); Paper: PTI White and Pure Poppy, So Saffron and Regal Rose Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Patterns Pack II); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00 and E57, Regal Rose, Rose Red and So Saffron; Other: Paper Piercing, Edge Distresser (CTMH), Felt Flower and Button (Making Memories), DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape.