Saturday, March 15, 2008

Candy Rain

Hi Everyone! hope you are having a good Saturday - it's the weekend again - Yay!! We've had a mixed bag of weather this morning - first it was snowing - then it was raining and now it's just cloudy and the temp is about 34 degrees. A good day to be inside and stamping!!

First I wanted to show you my new stamp that I just got from Paper Angel that I use on the back of my cards and paper crafts (seen above). I also have one with my e-mail address on it - but since I started my blog - I wanted people to be able to look me up - so I had this one made with my blog address on it. Check out their site - they have lots of fun stamps other than signature ones and they have really great prices and are often running special sales!

My card today was made for two challenges - the Inspiration challenge on Split Coast where we were to be inspired by some fun clothing items (including an umbrella) that were made with colorful material in a candy print. The second challenge is from Sharon's blog at No Time to Stamp - to use paper piercing on your card.

So - I used my circles brass template from SU for my piercing and I used a wonderful new DP that I just got from Michaels by The Paper Company called Florentine Green and Gold. It's not a candy pattern but it has lots of bright colors and I think looks just as cheerful as candy!

I used the technique of paper piecing on the girl with the umbrella - where I first stamped it in black on a piece of very vanilla card stock - then I stamped it again in black on a piece of DP - then I cut out the parts of the stamped image from the DP that I wanted and attached it to the image stamped on the vanilla. The umbrella piece is mounted on dimensionals so it stands out a bit. A fun and pretty technique don't you think?!

The card is embossed with my new Cuttlebug folder called Distressed Stripes. I had stamped the raindrops from Rubber Soul on the card before embossing.

I stamped part of the raindrop stamp over the sentiment from Hero Arts in a light ink - Memories Soft Baby Blue so you could see it but it didn't obscure the words.

The girl and the sentiment panels are mounted with dimensionals.

So a rainy umbrella card for a rainy grey day - but the bright colors of the DP and me being able to stamp today - makes it a sunshiny day for me!!

Thanks for coming by on your busy Saturday and spending a little time with me!

Paper: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Black, DP - The Paper Company - Florentine Green & Gold.
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Shower Time, Rain - Rubber Soul, Sentiment - Hero Arts.
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack, Memories Soft Baby Blue
Supplies: Paper piercer and pad, Brass Circle Template SU, dimensionals, CB folder- Distressed stripes.


Anonymous said...

yipeeeee, I'm the first!!! Congrats on your 2000 #, Julia. I love your card today that paper is just the coolest and an awesome job you did! Very nice blog candy I might add...put me in the hopper!

One4Joy over at SCS

Linsey said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I am loving this fabulous designer paper and how you coordinated it with a paper pieced blouse and umbrella! Just so pretty! I really love your new personalized stamp and thank you so much for the deets on where to get it. I've been thinking seriously of getting something like this made, but I really didn't know where to start! Now I can add informative to my very long list of things I *heart* about Julia! tfs and stay toasty!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Gosh Julia.. this card is FANTASTIC! I love that dp... your paper piecing and piercing is really fabulous! I also love your new stamp for the back of your cards... I've been looking around lately for one of my own.. I'll have to check this site out.. tfs!

Deb said...

Wow, I absolutely love this card!! That paper if just fabulous!!

dpkennedy said...

I love this card! That dp is gorgeous! Fantastic rain drops over the sentiment too! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Julia, this is such an adorable card! I love it! The design is great, and I love the colors. I'm so excited for you that your blog has over 2,000 hits already! :)

Julie - AKA juliemlacey

LeAnne said...

I LOOOVE this card! I love the image, the raindrops, the PAPER, the piecing, the piercing, everything! What a great layout!

Maren said...

WOW! This is so so beautiful! I love that paper piecing (fabulous dp) and the rain in the background!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this one over at SCS and I think it's just gorgeous! Love the paper piecing, and colours! I put it into my 'Today's Faves' on my blog!
Deena (moonrise)

Vikki m said...

Oh that card is beautiful!! I love the way you used the paper!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this entire card -- it is just so much fun!!! Wonderful job -- thanks so much for playing and linking!!!

Elizabeth said...

What detail! WOW! I am just browsing all over your blog and your work is gorgeous.