Monday, 8 April 2013

Under the Weather: KIS #11 and DD #47

Here's a sweet and simple card to help bring on those April showers, which will hopefully result in some GREEN around here. Although the colours of the card are anything but!
I used the current challenge sketch at Keep It Simple!:
and the colours for this week's Dynamic Duos bold-n-sassy combo:
and created this card:
I used a Simon-Says-Stamp Circle Border die for the perforated panel across the top of the card, popped it up over some CRYSTAL BLUE card-stock, inking the edges of the panel in the same shade. I hope you thought "raindrops!"
The stamp set featured is from the Stamps of Life umbrella4you. I stamped the umbrella in TULIP ink, and hung it from the perforated panel (following the cue from the KIS sketch). The polka dot section of the umbrella is a separate stamp, so you can colorize your umbrella to your heart's delight.   I felt the white polka dots were  a little too plain, so added some round jewel Dazzles from Paper Wishes, in teal.

These are a great product! They are little stickers cut from holographic material, with a silver or gold edge. They add bling without bulk and you get 100's on a sheet for just $1.99. Bar-goon! Plus they come in several colours and shapes. Anyway! Enough product placement. The sentiment is stamped in GREY WOOL and I placed it UNDER the other elements...(get it).

Here's the inside:
So go check out the challenges at Keep it Simple! and the Dynamic Duos. Lots of great inspiration for your spring-time crafting!
Edited to include: Just saw the Heart2Heart challenge this week: Raindrops Keep Falling... Have to link up to that, too! Card-stock and inks used were all CTMH.

Happy stamping,


  1. Awesome take on the sketch Caroline! I love the umbrella image and your color choices.

    Your blog keeps dropping from my blogger follower list so I added you again. Sorry I've missed your creations for so long :(

  2. What a cute card! Love the die-cut panel with the umbrella hooked into it - so clever!Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  3. What a beautiful card!
    Love that you decorated the inside, too!
    The diecutting is amazing and the holographic dots are a lovely detail!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!

  4. What a cute card! Thanks for sending us a little sunshine @H2H!

  5. LOVE the circle border die! It adds so much cool texture! What a super mix of both challenges! So glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  6. LOVE it! That die is "to die" for! Great sentiment to tie it all together, you did a fantastic job with this! :)

  7. Super cute. That border die is fabulous. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  8. Great card. I love how it is beautiful and yet simple. The inside is as good as the outside. Thanks for joining us, Caroline, at H2H!

  9. Wow! will have to case this one. Very cute get well card. Will file it away for future use. Thanks for sharing your amazing inspiration at Heart 2 Heart.

  10. LOVE, LOVE this Caroline - FAB negative die-cut & LOVE that you placed the umbrella up-side-down :)

  11. HUGE Congrats on your KIS win Caroline :) :) :)


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