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