Friday, April 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #26 - Rain/Umbrella

Hello friends.  Welcome to a new Twofer Challenge!  This month we're looking for RAIN and/or UMBRELLA'S...


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.  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


17 comments:

  1. Marcia, love your umbrellas. You've created such cute scenes and your fancy fold is fabulous.

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  2. Two beautiful cards! While I know you put a lot of work into card number 1 and the love you put into it shows, I have to say card number 2 is my fave. I absolutely love your innovative idea to turn the umbrella inside out!

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  3. I recognized that bunny, Marcia, and what a great idea to give him the inside out umbrella. I've never made a step card but I can see how fun it would be to decorate. Yours is fantastic!

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  4. Your stepped card is so beautifully detailed and pretty, Marcia ... great choices for your paper piecing ... and so wonderfully put together! That little bunny being buffeted by the rain and breeze is just a delight ... he's adorable ... and what brilliant idea to make the brolly inside out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Two really adorable cards, Marcia! I love the boots full of flowers and your little bunny is just as cute as can be!
    Happy Easter to you and your family. Stay safe and well. Hugs, Rosi

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  6. Your stair-step card is impeccably made, Marcia! Every detail is so pretty and I love how the border of Wellies works so perfectly for your design! And your bunny blowing away in the storm is a wonderful card of friendship, beautifully designed and colored! Take care and stay safe, my friend! Happy Easter! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. ADORABLE! Love these two sweet cards, and your stair step card is fab

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  8. These are both so cute. I've not made a stair step card but you have inspired me to try. This is so pretty and love the boots paper. The bunny is so sweet and I really like the papers you chose for the umbrellas.

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  9. These are both just darling Marcia! I love the fold on the first one! I keep saying I'm going to try one of those :) The little boots with the flowers are adorable! Love the little bunny too! Fun fun cards!! :)

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  10. Oh, my, I love this bunny with his red and white polka dot umbrella! I hope he finds a soft landing! LOL! And your step card is amazing! Love those rain boots and such a perfect sentiment for these times! Two lovely cards, my friend!

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  11. I have never made a step card, how fun is this! But the darling bunny with the inside out polka dot umbrella wins my heart tonight!

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  12. Two fabulous cards Marcia! Your step card is beautiful. Love the colorful rain boots. Turning the umbrella upside down on the bunny card is pure genius! I'm glad to hear that the bunny was not harmed during the procedure. So, so cute! Have a blessed Easter my friend.

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  13. a what? Oh, Marcia, I have never, nor had I even seen one! Yours is truly fabulous, and yes, I do love those DSPs you've chosen! But this bunny? He stole the show for me today! Such a perfect representation of getting carried away! Happy Easter, bunny hunches!
    =]

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  14. So sweet!! I love the bunny with the umbrella turned inside-out! So cute!! And great job with the step card. I made a few of those several years ago. They are fun to do! xx

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  15. Great Twofer, Marcia - just love both cards!! That step card looks amazing with the umbrella and boots! The bunny with the inside out umbrella is darling!! Happy Easter!!

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  16. I've never done a step card but I love your and I love those boots!! Then the bunny... Oh this captured my heart with his (cleverly) upturned umbrella... I love it!

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  17. Oh how DARLING!! I LOVE that little bunny card with the fun, red umbrella. The step card is amazing!!!

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