I am sorry it has been so long between posts - I have been having withdrawals from lack of time to make cards, but this time of year just seems to get busier and busier and with school finishing up in a week, its all happening!
I have had a stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I have been itching to ink up for ages - Scattered Showers. This set is so versatile and can be used for many different occasions, but I thought this time it would be lovely for a birthday card. I used Lemon Tart cardstock as my base and added a layer of Kraft. I then used my favourite paper I have - My Minds Eye Quite Contrary paper. It is so cute and the paper is so thick and sturdy. I used the reverse side of the paper for the bottom and the umbrella image for the top. I added some Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and a cream button tied with twine along the join.
The image was stamped with the flower umbrella from the Scattered Showers set on Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped it in Riding Hood Red ink and then clear embossed it. I also added some glitter to the centre of the flowers which is much clearer in real life. I have tried to show a close up of the embossing.
The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink as well as the umbrella handle. I used mixed fonts for the sentiment with Happy from Scattered Showers set and Birthday from Birthday Basics set. This layer was matted with Kraft cardstock. To add a little bling to the card, I used some silver rhinestones on the dotted paper.
The inside of the card also uses a sentiment from Scattered Showers stamped in Vintage Sepia on Very Vanilla card and matted on Kraft. I used the flower and leaf images from the Scattered Showers Additions set in Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze ink and finished off the centre with a silver rhinestone.
Anyway, I had better go as I have a Christmas tree to finish putting up - I LOVE Christmas - my favourite time of the year!
I am a mother of three children aged 6,8 and 11. I work in the Special Education field and recently taken on a role of interpreting for Hearing Impaired children. I absolutely love it! 3 1/2 years ago I first looked at a Stampin' Up catalogue and I was instantly hooked. I am very passionate about cardmaking and fortunately have a very understanding hubby!! I guess you could describe my cardmaking style as mainly Clean and Simple but sometimes I like to throw in a card with a lot of detail. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations!!