Todays challenge at Crafty Cardmakers has been set by Tracey, who has chosen the theme 'April Showers bring May Flowers' and her criteria is 'cards that include an image of something rain related and are embellished with at least 2 flowers'.
(Remember in order to qualify for one of the prizes from our two sponsors this time - (a $10 gift voucher to spend at Di's Digi Downloads and a £10 voucher from The Stampman (and Lady of course!))
So here's my DT card - have you ever come up with something that you think is a good idea? And then when you come to try and execute your idea you wish you hadn't bothered??? Well this was one light bulb moment that maybe I should have turned off as soon as the light came on!
I fiddled about with it for ages until the finished article looked half way presentable! And then trying to photograph it was a nightmare as the light was terrible!
The shape is a template from Whimsy Stamps and this is why I had so much trouble - not the template itself but as I don't have a cutting machine I had to cut it by hand - and I am really bad at following lines!! Consequently it's a bit hit and miss if two sides actually turn out looking anything like each other!!!!
But it's not too bad now..... I don't think!!
I used 300gsm card for the actual template then covered with papers are by K and Co. The handle is simply colored with a promarker and finished with two eyelets.
Once all layers were assembled, I covered the inside with plain cream paper and stamped a few flourishes using Shabby Shutters DI to leave a suitable surface for writing a greeting.
Tracey wanted at least 2 flowers so I attached these tiny pink flowers to the points of the brolly and added a die cut flourish, some pink ribbon and a couple of suitable blinged Victorian Velvet Distress inked butterflies.
The sentiment was a freebie from BrossArt, printed onto cream card and cut out with a nestie. I attached it using a tiny peg.
Using the heavyweight cardstock as a base meant that the card stands up without any props (thankfully!!!).
Well there it is, hope it has inspired you to come over to CCM and have a go this week!
I am currently in the process of moving house! Will try and catch up with you all as often as I can over the next few weeks - Hugz from me. x
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