Monday, April 20, 2009

Scattered Showers Birthday

Today's card is completely CASE'd from a card made by Nichole Heady during the most recent Papertrey Ink release countdown. I fell in love with her card (scroll down in that post to see it) and had to order the set so I could replicate the idea!

I stamped the umbrella in Fresh Snow ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder because I didn't want to wait for the white ink to dry. After attaching the ribbon, I adhered the Aqua Mist piece to the card base and used a craft knife and my paper snips to cut out the umbrella.

To do the peek-through sentiments (see the inside photo below) I arranged a number of the sentiments from Birthday Basics on an acrylic block. I traced through the umbrella window so I'd know where to put the sentiment and I also put post-its on either side of the stamping area so that I could have a neat sentiment block on the inside. With the sentiments being different lenths, had I not used the post-its there would have been a raggedy bunch of uneven
sentiment lines. I don't usually do anything on the insides of my cards, but since I have the sentiment block going on, I decided to add a strip of polka dotted patterned paper to finish it off. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out - just a fun and springy birthday card!

Stamps: PTI's Scattered Showers and Birthday Basics
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Fresh Snow
Paper: PTI white, Aqua Mist, Bitty Dot Basics
Other: clear gemstones, white embossing powder, Berry Sorbet swiss dot satin ribbon, SU scallop border punch


  1. So pretty! Love your perfect bow and the polka dot strip on the inside of the card is the perfect finish!

  2. OMG! I love your version!!! The line of bling and the scallops...everything! Perfect!

  3. You did a really nice job on this card - I love the colors you chose, too!

  4. This is fabulous, love the colors and cute little window! So clean and crisp!

  5. This card is hella fabulous!!! So cute!