Monday, 20 April 2020

Two Cards featuring Umbrellas

The April TWOFER card challenge #26 theme is Rain/Umbrella  ...   I chose an umbrella stamp for my two cards.

For my first card I stamped the umbrella twice to resemble a butterfly and gold embossed using an embossing pen to add the body and then fussy cut it out .... then made another one.  I used Magical Micas to watercolour the top butterfly and Twinkling H2Os for the bottom one - added some white spots to this one with a gel pen.  I used a panel from my stash made with a Twinkling H2O water wash as the background and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment. I moulded  the butterfly wings and attached with foam tape.

For my second card I stamped the umbrella in black on pattered paper  and then on navy card, fussy cut them both and did some paper piecing.  From the patterned paper set I cut two gumboots and then die cut the word Spring from gloss card, smooched it with Distress Oxide and then wiped away the 'oxide' with a damp baby wipe.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment on navy card and white embossed it.  From my background stash I found this smooched Distress Ink watercoloured panel and attached it to a matching layer of pale green and to finish added all the elements.  I drew on the umbrella shaft with a silver pen.

I am also playing along with the Daring Cardmakers challenge - Umbrella.
Thanks for stopping by my blog   ---- have a Happy Day and stay safe

Daring Cardmakers
Card Recipe 
Stamps: Clear Impressions - Summer in the Garden (umbrella), Inspired by Stamping - Spring Bouquet (thinking of you) , Clear Impressions - Christmas Florals (wishes)
Dies: CUTplorations - Sweet Spring Wishes,
Inks: Versamark, Versafine - black, Distress Ink - Evergreen bough, Distress Oxide -Abandoned coral
Other: clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, gold embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os - blues, Magical Micas - Bachelor button, Yellow rose of Texas, Patterned paper, white gel pen


  1. Clever use of the umbrella to turn into butterflies Robyn! 2 lovely cards.

  2. Very clever butterflies, Robyn! Love all the shimmer and the gorgeous shades of blue! The floral umbrella and wellies are so pretty with that splashed background! Two fun uses of umbrellas, my friend!

  3. Your butterflies are exquisite, Robyn! What brand of embossing pen do you use? I haven't had much success with the ones I've purchased, but yours makes a lovely then, but juicy, line. The coloring, white dots, and plumping of the butterflies and the waterwashed background make this design just glow! And your paper-pieced floral, navy and red spring wishes card is so bright and cheerful! The smooched background from your stash worked perfectly! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #26! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Two FABULOUS cards Robyn!! Your umbrella butterflies are STUNNING and I just love the translucent look you achieved and all the gold embossing...lovely, lovely card! And your red and navy paper pieced card just couldn't be any those colors together! Great designs and well played for the challenge!! Hugs. :0)

  5. OMG!! I didn't realise those gorgeous butterflies were umbrellas!!! How clever are you! And in case you didn't know, I'm a sucker for wellies and umbrellas... Love your cards!

  6. Who doesn't love those fun rainboots!? Quite cute, and really beautiful butterflies from the umbrellas -- clever!

  7. Amazing card! Those butterflies came out so well!

  8. Great cards. Very clever use of the umbrella stamp for those gorgeous butterflies

  9. Two amazing cards! I'd love those boots and umbrella:) The butterflies are gorgeous and genius!

  10. Two beautiful cards Robyn! LOVE how you've used the umbrellas to make your gorgeous, gold embossed butterflies. The shades of blue are so pretty and so is the shine! Your flowery gumboots and umbrella are sweet! Love the rain in the background. xx

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn