Umbrella Blooms Slimline Card
For my first card, I used the Umbrella Bloom dies to create a vertical slimline card.
First, I die-cut all the dies in the Umbrella Bloom die set. For the umbrella pieces, I die-cut them several times to make a total of 4 umbrellas. Next, I glued together all the umbrella pieces, and the floral pieces. For my background panel, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to be slightly smaller than a slimline card, then used Distress inks to create an ink-blended panel.
I adhered 3 of the umbrellas to the upper portion of the background panel with foam squares. Then, I adhered the 4th umbrella upside down to the bottom of the panel. I added in the florals to the bottom umbrella, letting some spill out. One of the dies for the tulips looked like little raindrops to me, so I added a few of them to the card.
For the sentiment, I stamped “Life’s Showers Bring Love’s Flowers” on blue cardstock with Versamark ink, then heat set it with white embossing powder. I used a sentiment strip die from one of my Spellbinders sentiment glimmer sets to trim the sentiment strip. I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip. I used foam tape to attach the panel to a white slimline card base. To finish off my card, I added a few gold gems, and added detail to the die cuts with a white gel pen.
Duck with Umbrella A2 Card
I began by die-cutting all of the pieces from the Duck with Umbrella dies. I used a little bit of yellow distress ink to add some color to the duck, then assembled the duck. I also die-cut the large umbrella, and the detail pieces for the umbrella, from the Umbrella Bloom die set that I used for my first card. Then I assembled the umbrella.
Next, I started working on the background. I used the same Distress inks as the first card, to ink blend a piece of white cardstock. I used one of my A2 layering dies to trim the panel. Then, I used the water drops Raining Hearts die to die cut the background panel. I adhered the panel on top of a white glitter foam piece that I die-cut using the same A2 layering die that I used earlier.
I glued the background panel to a white A2 card base. Since I layered the glitter foam, I already had the dimension that I usually get using foam tape. Next, I adhered the umbrella and duck, so it would be positioned perfectly under the water droplets.
For the sentiment, I used a combination of sentiments. I die-cut the “hello” from the Raining Hearts die set from the same white glitter foam. I also die-cut the shadow of the hello from white cardstock, and added ink blending. Then, I stamped the “Showered with Love” sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark ink, and heat set it with white embossing powder. Again, I used the sentiment strip die to die-cut the sentiment. I adhered the “hello” to the upper center of the card, and then the sentiment strip right under it. To finish the card, I added a few details with a white gel pen.
Rain or Shine Slimline Card
For my third card, I used the Rain or Shine die set to create a horizontal slimline card.
I die-cut the pieces from the Rain or Shine die set. I die-cut the cloud multiple times. I assembled the umbrella, the sun, and the rainbow.
Next, I die-cut 3 squares from white cardstock and added ink blending for different sky scenes. I attached the squares on a white slimline card base that I had already stamped the “You Can’t Have a Rainbow Without a Little Rain” sentiment on. Then, on the darker panel, I adhered the darker clouds and the lightning. On the middle ink panel, I adhered the light grey and blue clouds and the umbrella, and finally, on the lighter panel, I adhered the rainbow and sun.
To finish off the card, I added a few gold gems, and a little die-cut heart (which I die cut from the Raining Hearts heart panel die). I also added a little detail with a white gel pen.
I love, love, love how these cards turned out! I really love umbrella images on cards, and the sentiments from the stamp set coordinate so perfectly! I hope you found my post useful and got some inspiration from my cards. Thank you so much for stopping by, and we will see you next time!
Distress Ink, Versamark ink, white embossing powder, white gel pen.