Friday, March 25, 2016

CASology Week 190: Weather, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #6

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I am off today and have been doing a lot of chores, making a birthday cake for my husband's birthday tomorrow and have spent a bit of time in my craft room. I love days like today!!

I have been busy crafting as of late but have not been able to share. Good things have been happening to me! I will let you all in on my secret in a couple of weeks.

That said, I made a card this week to enter into two challenges. First, I am playing with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #6. It is my "reject" card that I created for an upcoming blog post I have this week. There is nothing wrong with it but I created two cards that day and liked the second card better.

I chose the top row across for my card-showers, glossy accents and umbrella.

I am also playing along with CASology, Week 190 and the theme is "weather."

I also decided to play with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge this week. The theme is "Rain or Come Shine."

Here is the card I created:

I started off with a white card base and adhered three strips of red patterned paper across the card front. The paper I used were just scraps that I had in my scrap drawer. I have so many that I could probably make a hundred cards like this!!

I then I die cut the white panel using the My Favorite Things "Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames" die and adhered it over the patterned paper. I stamped some raindrops from Pretty Pink Posh's "Rainy Days" stamp set in My Favorite Things "Sno Cone" dye ink  at the top right corner and used glossy accents over the top to give it a "wet" effect. I also stamped the sentiment in black at the bottom.

My next step was to stamp the umbrella from the same stamp set in My Favorite Things "Persimmon" dye ink onto white card stock and die cut it out using the matching die. I also stamped and die cut the long part of the umbrella, as well as the handle. I adhered all to the card, using foam adhesive for the umbrella itself.

I added some Studio Nova drops in "Buttermilk" over the umbrella for some texture, as well as some clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on the handle.

This is the perfect day to post this card as it is has been raining on and off here today. I thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!!



Tracey McNeely said...

Nora this is so pretty and I love all the clean white space surrounding your umbrella! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is the perfect card to cheer somebody up! Love that you covered the rain drops with glossy accent!

Happy Dance said...

Sweet card! Love the umbrella with its glossy accents handle, not to mention that MFT frame! Easter Blessings to you. Can't wait to hear your news. Bev

Virginia Lu said...

Absolutely delightful, Nora! Love the stitched details on the die and how you use the colors! Can't wait to hear your GOOD news! Yay!

Claire said...

Loving those colours you've used. Fab combo of all those challenges!

I Card Everyone said...

OUtstanding, Nora!!!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Hi, Nora!

I got your post on my blog, but I don't have your email address to reply to you! My email is Could you please send me an email there so I can get you the information you need?


(Beautiful card, by the way! I'm partial to umbrellas!)

Jen W. said...

Love your gorgeous card, Nora! Those red strips of paper really make the whole thing pop! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Nora, this is wonderful! I love the reds and the soft blue raindrops...and perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Hannelie said...

Nora this beauty will make anyone feel bright and better!
Thanks for joining us at Casology!

Caryn said...

So pretty - I love the colour and gorgeous CAS design.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful your sweet orange umbrella.

Stephanie said...

SO cute, Nora! I love the glossy accents, it really makes the card pop! :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. (hehe)

Taunya Butler said...

You seem to know just what details to add to complete a card!! This is a lovely card with colorful get well wishes!! So perfect!!