It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS789) and a big congrats to Colleen! She has such a fun, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & spring theme, but used different dies & colors & made mine a gardening instead of Mother’s Day.
For my card, I die cut all the pieces..the umbrella, the rain boots, flowers, fence & grass out of a mix of solid & printed papers then assembled them all. The watering can was cut out of a stone colored, textured paint chip & I added a little detail w/ grey & white Prismacolor pencils. I also used a lt grey pencil to shade the fence so it would stand out a bit more. I added a strip of flower print paper down the left then attached all my die cuts.
I have few extra pics showing how I elevated the umbrella. I’ve tried several different ways but this seems to work the best for me.
First, I used a narrow strip of card stock, folded each end in on itself & added a drop of glue & stuck it down to make each end a little sturdier. Then I fan folded the middle section as you see above.
Another drop of glue was added to the backside of the top umbrella piece & I stuck down one end of the zigzag spring & held it w/ tweezers until it set. (The small piece of the flower print was just an extra from when I cut it so I stuck it to the back side of the umbrella to make it sturdier.)
Then I added glue to the edges of the umbrella & the other end of the zigzag spring.
I used a pair of tweezers to hold the ends until they set, then added a dot of glue at the center of the umbrella & held it until it set. So the umbrella top is attached all along the upper edge, but the zigzag spring props up the bottom center of the umbrella. This zigzag spring will allow the umbrella to flatten a bit inside an envelope but is sturdy enough to pop back up when taken out.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Spring
|Paper: Staples 110# white, stone paint chip, textured yellow, dp (Echo Park- Spring Fling)
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black
|Accessories: Rubbernecker Stamps: Umbrella, Mini Slimline Stitch, Rain Boots, Watering Cans, Hanging Flowers, Tulips, Grass #2, Tabbed Grass, Picket Fence dies, Misti, Crossover II