It's a very Proper Umbrella kind of day here in Seattle...let's pretty it up with flowers from So Many Things to Love! Hi there, Jean Okimoto here, with a bit of rainy day inspiration.
Our newest umbrella die is quickly becoming another favorite - it's classic, versatile and great for watercoloring. Imagine Crafts Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor's turquoise, blues and purples were perfect for a winter rainstorm card.
Kaleidacolor Inkpads have a special locking mechanism to keep the colors separated while in storage. You'd normally slide the colors together for stamping - but keep them apart for today's card. Just press a large acrylic block across the inkpad to transfer the inks. Paint the smoother side of watercolor paper with Blue Breeze. Heat-set the inks with a dry iron on the cotton setting.
Stamp the flowered hearts from So Many Things to Love onto the watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black and heat-set it. Diecut three umbrella - just the tops. Paint a few of the flowers with colors from the Blue Breeze inkpad.
Diecut three whole umbrellas from gray cardstock. Attach the stamped umbrella tops over the gray umbrellas.
Stamp the greeting - from Watching the World Bloom - with the 4th color on the Blue Breeze inkpad.
Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" x 3-½" Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die - leave both pieces in the die. Attach narrow strips of Scor-Tape along the edges. Flip the diecuts (still in the die) over onto a Violet Notecard and press them firmly onto the notecard.
Diecut the greeting with the smallest die and attach it using the same process.
Attach the umbrellas - use foam dots for the top and bottom umbrellas. Add purple and tiny clear sequins.
Venture outside the box when you're designing cards. There are so many ways to use the great dies and stamps from the Memory Box collection. Hope I can inspire you to look at your supplies in new and different ways!
Thanks for stopping by...see you again on Saturday.