Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My...Card??

It has been raining for what seems like an eternity down here in VA, so this seemed like the perfect time to post this little card. This is another 4 1/4" inch square - see, I really love this size!
This was yet another challenge - there are stamping geniuses in this world and lots of them hang out over at Splitcoast Stampers, so if you are ever in that online neighborhood, you should stop by - there is inspiration galore!
And for this Inspiration, we got to check out some of the cool umbrellas by a company called Marimekko. They had lots of styles, but the happy colors on this one would make any rainy day brighter, so this was my choice.
I loved how the circles on the umbrella were not quite perfect and had a really "mod" feel, so after I punched my circles, I trimmed them by hand to get that same look.
I added the white-on-white circles by dry embossing with my Seeing Spots Classy Brass template, then adding a little Crystal Effects. Kind of made me feel like there were real raindrops! Had to have a touch of black, so I added it with the Gingham Ribbon and the words.
Very simple and not too outside the box, but hey, an "Inspiration challenge" is all about how something makes YOU feel. What are YOU inspired to create? Rainy day or not, go make something fun!

1 comment:

Kylah Marro said...

Awesome Job!!! Thanks for the link a few days ago...hoping I can make one very soon!


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