Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wishing Umbrella

I made this card for a friend of my dear daughter in law. She and my son (AND their 10 month daughter) were all going to be in this young girl's wedding. It was so exciting for all parties involved. 
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 


      One of my favorite stamping techniques is using Distress Inks for the background of a card or for objects to embellish my cards!
      For this card I took some water color paper and used several pink and yellow Distress Inks. I used a broad brush on very wet paper to create the mottled look, cut the basic umbrella shape by hand (didn't have an umbrella die at the time!) and then used  a Spellbinders die for the detailed edge, A2 Scalloped Borders One. I also used a white gel pen for the broken stripes.
      The card stock was white shimmer paper, dry embossed with a Darice Embossing folder on the right side and corner punched with a Fiskar punch; then added to a light pink card base.
      The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Wishing stamp and die set.