Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Chance of Rain

It's Time for A New Challenge at Sew Many Cards!

May 14-20

Sew Many Challenges - Easel Card

Easel cards are easy to make and lots of fun!
The sponsor for this week's Sew Many Challenges is Soft Pencil Digital Stamps.


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"Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs.

My illustrations are a homage to the Nature and their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become protagonists. I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous characters and to enjoy creating with them!"

Here's the Easel Card I created:

I used the Sew Many Cards Springtime Umbrella image.

With all the springtime rains we've been having, it seemed like a very appropriate image to use. (Rain! Rain! Go away!)

I used lots of layers of designer paper and cardstock to create a sturdy card that stands up well when propped in the easel position.

To create the image, I printed it out twice: once on a soft yellow plaid designer paper and once on blue cardstock. I colored the hearts and patch with a variety of colors of gel pens. Then I carefully cut out the images and glued the umbrella onto the frame.

For embellishments, I used heart-shaped brads, in keeping with the design of the image. I also used a piece of ribbon that features glittery umbrellas and a single tear drop to create the illusion of a droplet of rain dripping off the edge of the umbrella.

Here's a close-up view:

I'm looking forward to seeing your easel card, too, so be sure to play along in this week's Sew Many Challenges.

Image: Sew Many Cards Springtime Umbrella
Ink: Gel Pens
Paper: Stampin' UP! Glorious Green (all other papers are from my scrap file)
Embellishments: American Crafts ribbon, an aqua Tear Drop, and four pink heart-shaped brads


:: BlueInks :: said...

Love that rain droplet! Now how did you find ribbon with umbrellas?! Perfect.

Michelle said...

Adorable card! Love the rain drop. Where did you find the cute ribbon?

April said...

SEW cute!!

Sandy O said...

The paper piecing looks great with this image. Really makes the card.

Unknown said...

Fantastic job love all the umbrellas and the papers are great....super job....I too wonder about that ribbon????

Marlene said...

Sweet easel card!

Maria Matter said...

adorable Jeanette, perfect ribbon!

Deanette said...

Really cute Jeanette, love the raindrop!

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome job Jeanette! I love the dewdrop gem coming down from the umbrella! Adorable work!

Anonymous said...

Love the rain droplet. I think your umbrella is awesome!!

Unknown said...

I love your card Jeanette! You really know how to make everything come together! And what perfect ribbon for the image!