Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring....Happy Umbrella Day!

So, I am a fan of Cardmaker Magazine on Facebook. Today they posted a challenge to create a card for one of the totally bizarre holidays for this week. They included a list and everything. I decided to go with Umbrella Day...which is actually 2/10. I used this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch as my layout, and the challenge from the Creative Belli Blog this week (which is to use ribbon), and here is what I came up with. So...does it look like an umbrella? I was going for that look. I used clear acetate as my base (which was recycled from a GS Cookie mom manual this year), and cut it into a circle. I used kraft CS as the umbrella top. I used ribbon for the "handle". Instead of DP I used an umbrella stamp (from TAC...a retired set called seasonal cuties) on the one side, and stippled green ink on the other side. The main image is from a TAC skunk stamp set. I stamped the image and colored it with markers. I sponged some light blue around the image, and rounded the corners. I cut out some little "raindrops" from blue CS, attached them, and added some blue stickles to them. I used blue stickles for the "dots" next to the image, and added some flower brads.
Thanks for stopping by! And Happy Umbrella Day!
Jessica

7 comments:

Korin said...

How fun and creative!!! The image is too cute :). Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Woooowhoooo! So good to see a TAC image on my blog hop! Very creative card! Thanks for playing with the Creative Belli challenge tis week!

Krista Driessen said...

Cute ! Love the rain drops !

CreaRenata said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.

Chrissy D said...

Jessica, this is so fun and creative! Love your take on this sketch! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Join us again next Wednesday!

Nancy said...

How creative. I love the umbrella look of your card.

Thank you for playing along at the Sweet Stop Challenge Blog. Please join us again Saturday.

Joan Ervin said...

You did a wonderful job on that adorable umbrella card....sooo fun and fabulous!!!! Love how you created the handle with the ribbon, too...sooo clever!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!