Wednesday, March 9, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I am a proud member of Tracy's Design Team over at Craft Junkie Too!! I adore Tracy and her DT assignments are always so perfect.  This week, she asked us to create a project with the theme of:

"Bring on Spring"

How cute is that?? :)

So here is my project. Most of the paper is from DCWV's Flower Shower paper stack (I grabbed it last summer on clearance and have been using it ever since).  Even the sentiment block is from this paper stack! :) The purple metallic paper and purple glitter paper is also DCWV. 

Here you can see the little rain drops that are all over the back ground paper as well as the bigger ones I added. All raindrops are coated with Glossy Accents.

I tied a little bow with the same sheer ribbon I put on the sentiment block.  The umbrella and sentiment block are attached with pop dots to give them lots of dimension.

I just couldn't resist putting my little white gel pen doodles all over the umbrella, sentiment block and around the outside of the card body. I put little self stick rhinestones on the umbrella tips, the bow and the sentiment block too.

When I can't burn the edges of the ribbon to keep them from fraying I use clear nail polish on the ends.  On this kind of sheer ribbon, the lighter burns the ribbon.

The cuts on this card are from the following cartridges:
Umbrella and Raindrops- A Child's Year
Card body - umbrella + boxes from Plantin Schoolbook and I welded them together to get the shape of the card body.

Other supplies used:
Self stick rhinestones
white gel pen
pop dots
sheer ribbon
glossy accents

Click here to download the Gypsy cut file for this card.

Now head on over the Tracy's blog and link up your Bring on Spring project for a chance to win a guest designer spot at Craft Junkie Too!! 

I am also entering this card into a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge :
April Showers : Use an umbrella or hat

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Libby Beach said...

GREAT job on the challenge Cheryl!!! There is so much awesome detailing on this card! So pretty :)

Crafting Katie said...

What a fun card, Cheryl! I love how you welded the umbrella to make a cool shaped card!

Tracy said...

Love your shaped cards Cheryl -- you are the QUEEN of shaped cards. :) Thanks for the tip on the clear nail polish too.....:)
Great project my friend!

Unknown said...

I love it!!! The pattern on that umbrella is divine and that ribbon is perfect :)

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...I love the shape of card you made,AWESOME!

Celeste B. said...

What a beautiful card!! I love it; you're amazing!!! TFS! :)

Georgiana said...

The umbrella is great and those rain drops are even better.


Patti Ross said...

I love the colors and layout of this card - this is so pretty and so "springy".

Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge!

Patti Ross

Jennifer said...


What a beautiful card!!! :) I love your color/paper choices and the way you did the ribbon!

Thanks so much for sharing the Gypsy file!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Dana said...

I like how you shaped this card. Nice job. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

Larelyn said...

A really cute card - love how you welded to make the shape. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

BugBites said...

this is a very nice card. I like all the special touches with the raindrops and bling. TFS with us at FCCB this week.

Maquel said...

Great job! I love the paper you used! It's beautiful! Thanks for playing along at FCCB!!


Tamara said...

Very pretty! Love the use of Glossy Accents! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!


Ashley said...

LOVE this card, so unique! TFS!


Lisa Norris said...

So cute...I love the purple! Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB!

Lisa N.