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Life’s Showers Under My Umbrella

Umder my Umbella

“Life’s Showers” seems like an appropriate saying for these crazy times.  I hope that you are weathering the storm of this virus and perhaps you might you get some unexpected crafting time.  And if you know of someone who needs a little cheering up, a card like this would be perfect!

I got this cute card from a fellow demonstrator, Angela McKay from BC, using the Under My Umbrella stamp set.

The paper on the umbrella and the background Designer Series Paper is from the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper which is available for a short time (while supplies last or until March 31st). You can see a flyer that shows the Pleased as Punch DSP and other Coordination products HERE.

Pleased as Punch DSPThis paper is unique because every page has images that you can punch out using Stampin’ Up! punches including these punches from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalogue: Umbrella Builder Punch (151293), Heart Punch Pack (151292), and the Tulip Builder Punch (151295). Also, the paper with the small flowers can be punched out using the Small Bloom Punch (152316) from Sale-A-Bration.  You can see a card I made with the Small Bloom Punch here.  And the backsides of the papers also have great patterns like the raindrops on the background paper on this card.

boots and umbrella

A fun element added to this card is that the background panel is one of the new dies that I’ve been loving and using a lot!  The shape was created with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies from the January-June Mini Catalogue.  I’ve been using several of these die shapes over and over again (check out this post showing my favourite small shape for sayings).   See the full list of supplies at the end of this post.

I also loved how Angela coloured the boots with her Blends alcohol markers (see more about Blends markers here) and added in some flowers decoration from the Under my Umbrella stamp set.  She also coloured these with Blends markers and then cut these out with Paper Snips scissors.  Finally, I love the little accent bling on the card created with the adhesive-backed rhinestones.  The clear version of the sequins work perfectly on a “rain” card.

To see another card that I made with these sweet rubber boots and the paper piecing technique,  click here.

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