Sunday, April 16, 2017

Umbrellas, Clouds & Rainbows


Hi there!  I've got cards for several challenges today.  First up is for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge.  I was inspired by the grey day, the umbrella and the stripes although I went for rainbow stripes instead of black and white stripes.  I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches but I flipped it upside down.  This was actually my second attempt at the card. My first one used different papers.  Can't decide which one I prefer...






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Rainbow stripes from Everyday Collection 6x6) Avery Elle, Grey stripes from Dots & Stripes 6x6) Echo Park, (Plaid from Perfectly Plaid) Lawn Fawn, (Grey dots from South of Market 6x6) Studio Calico
Stamps:  (All from Weather It) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Cloud border) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections



Finally I have a card for the CAS-ual Fridays rainbow challenge.  How fabulous is that rainbow glitter tape?  Once I laid the tape I embossed the sentiment from Shenanigans to really make it pop and then I added a generous helping of gems for a bling-tactic celebration!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Shenanigans) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Washi:  (Glitter chevrons) Duck
Gems:  Recollections

13 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful cards, Jen!! The umbrella cards look so cheerful - especially the rainbow colored umbrellas against the neutral backgrounds. I wouldn't mind having a plaid umbrella like your second card in real life. As it is, I have a pretty distinctive umbrella - blue with happy white clouds on it. The guys I commute with love my umbrella because it reminds them to look at the positive side of the rain. :) LOL That CAS-ual Fridays sentiment is so bold and contrasts beautifully with the glitter tape!

Hope all is well with you guys! How is Tex doing? are you still doing pilates? I'm still doing barre and loving it - hope to get back into a regular routine as I had some challenges the past few months which really hampered my ability to get to class. I have really missed class (mentally and physically) so fingers crossed that I can start a fairly consistent routine again.

Lisa Elton said...

Fabulous cards Jen! Love that fun umbrella!!

Jen Brum said...

Great set of cards! I love those umbrellas and their cheery colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lindsey said...

It seems funny to read that you were *inspired* by a grey day, but you definitely were with cute results! Love the bold graphic design of the celebrate card.

Kim S said...

I like both color schemes!! The neutral backgrounds, which both look like rain, are perfect for the pop of color in the rainbow!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Bobby said...

I'm partial to the first background, Jen. It kind of looks like rain coming down to me. And that's glitter tape? Wow does it make a fantastic card.

Reneé Matarese said...

Love all of these but the polka dots are just the best!!

Karen Day said...

Wonderful cards, Jen! I love that you were inspired to do get well cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things :o)

Karen B. said...

Again, awesome cards. The paper rocks on the second!

Mimi said...

Your umbrella card caught my eye on my feed... I love it! Terrific layout, perfect mix of colors and patterns!

Marcie Sharp said...

Great cards Jen! That paper pieced umbrella is just perfect for this inspiration! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By!

Anita in France said...

What pretty brollies against the grey 'rain', Jen ... and amazing graphic shimmer ... so cool! Hugs, Anita :)