Joanne James is hosting the sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week – and her sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to showcase the Weather Together set. Yes! When I set out to make this card for her sketch, I fell right into the colors from my PPA challenge for this week. While I added a lot of Crumb Cake to the Pool Party, Night of Navy and Real Red combination, they are all present in this pick-me-up card. Here’s my card:
And here are the banners for the challenges that inspired my card:
- Weather Together. What a versatile set! Weather Together can used to create a perfect pick-me-up or a playful thank you card. Perfect for a wedding shower or baby shower, too! The colors, layout and presentation of the umbrella can quickly and easily change the direction of the project. You can even create fun cutouts along the edge of your canopy. I wasn’t initially “sold” on the umbrella set, but I picked it up, anyway. Just what I needed for this challenge, so I’m glad I had it on hand. 🙂
- Foxy Rain Paper. What’s more perfect than this fun umbrella? There’s a page of designs in A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack with rain on it. A perfect match! I’m fighting myself to not use this paper every day – cute patterns with great colors. Add in some clouds above (I cropped them with the Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies), and you’ve created a beautiful, rainy scene. How easy is that?
- Changed My Mind. I’m allowed to change my mind, right? After I had glued everything down, I felt like something was missing. My card just needed a touch of something different, and I wanted to update it without starting all over. Here’s a picture of the first version of my card, followed by the final version. Only one thing changed – do you see it? I knew you could find it! 🙂 Just stamping and cropping the center panel on the umbrella on Pool Party cardstock made all the difference in the world – it pulled the Pool Party from the background of the card into the center of the card. Yay! It worked.
Stamp Sets: Weather Together Papers: A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake (on umbrella handle) Accessories: Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, Classic Label punch, Blender Pen (on umbrella handle), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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