Friday, April 5, 2013

April Showers . . .

Well I'm back with my card for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens.
Here are the requirements for this challenge:
  • Use Yellow, Black and White
  • Use a Frame
  • Use something to do with Spring (parasol, umbrella, etc.)
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.
 (click on photo to enlarge)

On the last post I shared with you photos of all the new goodies I purchased at Joan's this week so of course I couldn't wait to incorporate a few of them onto this card.  
Here's what I used (I will highlight those purchased through Joan's Gardens):
Die-Versions 'Floral Parasol" die
Cheery Lynn Designs DL233 Italian Flourish Tiny Doily
Spellbinder S5-159 Gold Labels Four dies
PinkPaislee Butterfly Garden 6x6 pattern paper
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Kaiser pearls
Art Glitter Adhesive (dries clear)
Provocraft Cuttlebug embossing folder
x-Press It High Tack Foam Mounting Tape
White Gelly Roll pen for doodling
Yellow Vellum for flowers

Project tips:
  • After die cutting the parasol from black cardstock, I traced around it onto my design paper and cut it out just inside the pencil lines to use as the patterned backing of the parasol.  Then glued the black die cut parasol over the patterned paper with Art Glitter glue.
  • From the yellow vellum, I die cut two of the Cheery Lynn Tiny doilies, accordion folded them, pinched them closed at the bottom with some glue to form a flower base.  Once they were dry, I snipped off the excess base, fluffed out the 'petals' and glued them to my card.
Here are a few other challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

DL.ART April Linky Party - Anything Goes
DRS Designs - Paper Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky - April Showers
Paper Pretties - April Showers bring May Flowers
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday
Simon Says - Happy Birthday
Broken Box Stock - Think Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

26 comments:

Janett said...

Very pretty, love the flowers.Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

April said...

Such a pretty card! I love the umbrella die. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Ginny B. said...

Darlene, that is the most gorgeous parasol. And your technique on the flowers has made me want to go try it. Thanks for sharing how you made them. They are just beautiful! :)

Pssequimages said...

Thank you so much for those two tips. The doilies made the most beautiful little flowers, and oh my --that parasol! GORGEOUS Card, Darlene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful card! Love the umbrella :)
Hugs,
Asmah

Nan G said...

Love this! The umbrella and butterflies are fab! Looks like you had a great time crafting and 'shopping' at Joan's. hugs from FL

Shelia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love those yellow flowers! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

Creative M said...

WOW! Such a BEAUTIFUL card! Saw it at DL.ART Linky Party!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

Joann said...

Oh WOW Darlene, your card is fabulous! I LOVE that Die-Versions umbrella die you used but your flowers made from the Cheery Lynn Tiny Italian Flourish Doily OH MY!... are too sweet for words! Hugs xx

Desire Fourie said...

Loving the striking colour combo and the lovely umbrella.
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Diane said...

My goodness you have been busy with all your new goodies!! Very pretty Dar...so classy and elegant!! That umbrella is so delicate!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.....good luck on the challenge!!

Stef H said...

hi dar! wow! absolutely gorgeous!

have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Joann said...

WOW Darlene your card is gorgeous! I love that Die Versions umbrella, I've not seen that one before! Simply beautiful. Your embossing is lovely but OH MY, I am LOVE with your flowers using the Italian Flourish Tiny Doily! Wonderful! Hugs xx (p.s. I tried to post this to you last night but I don't think it made it through, hopefully this time...)

Basslady said...

a fantastic and very creative birthday-card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Pat said...

Lovely card, great image and colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Hope to see you again.

Pat xx

Ellis said...

Beautiful card you made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty I love the umbrella great design and colors.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- the umbrella die is so pretty- and here comes the Spring- you can use it again, and again probably!!!

Paula Huiras said...

Love the umbrella and all the extras-great card.
PH

Mrs. Swandog said...

Awesome card...love how you created your flowers!

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the colours! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles 'Happy Birthday' challenge xx

cheiron said...

Wonderful. Love the yellow and black...fun combo. Thank you for playing along with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Beccy said...

Ooooohh loving those dies - the flowers look brilliant - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week hope to see you again soon.
Beccy x

Karin said...

Love the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs!

Memaw said...

Just love those flowers. So much fun have a great week.
Judy

Anne-Marie said...

Your parasol is lovely.

Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky, and of course the best of luck.

We've had rain here in Oxford today, so I picked a great theme.

Anne-Marie x x