I used both prompts for my cards using a new SU! set called Under My Umbrella and came up with these:
Have you ever made a stair step card? I hadn't made one in years and decided it was time to try one again.
I followed directions and a video from Angie Juda HERE to make my card. The DSP is from an older SSS kit where they give you a partial 6 x 6 pad, so I'm afraid I can't tell you who the manufactuer is, but isn't the paper with the rainboots so cute?! The umbrella was stamped from the backside of the DSP and then I used a coordinating punch to cut it out. The boots and the flowers were stamped (flowers colored with Copics) and then fussy cut.
Here's a side view so you can see the folds better. I admit it did take me a few tries to do the folding the right way so it would actually stand up, so I'm glad I practiced first with a piece of plain white cardstock! Once I figured it out though, it was really easy to put together and fun to decorate!! Figured this card would work great as an encouragement card with all that's going on in the world today!
My 2nd card is a friendship card and I used the same umbrella but turned it around so it would look like what happens when the wind is so strong that it turns your umbrella inside out! I started with a water colored background and then added a bunny from Penny Black (Flying By) that was holding a flower that I surgically removed (I didn't hurt the bunny, I promise!!) so I could have him hold the umbrella!
The bunny was stamped and colored with Copics and then fussy cut before adding to my background. I used several pop dots behind the umbrella in the middle to give it a bit more definition and then finished by adding the raindrops and sentiment, both of which come from the SU! set Under My Umbrella.
So there you have my 2 different cards using the same umbrella and raindrops. You can check out what the rest of the DT did right HERE and then play along with us. Don't forget that you need to show both your cards in one photo and they both need to be for different occasions and be of a different design. We're looking forward to seeing you in the gallery with your cards using RAIN and/or UMBRELLA'S! This challenge is open till the 24th.
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