Friday, April 20, 2012

CardzTV with Mary Stamps Challenge # 8 "Color Me a Rainbow" Day 1 April Showers

This is the first day of the CardzTV with Mary Stamps Challenge "Color Me A Rainbow!" (Use the colors of the, blue, yellow and green can use a small amount of white and black also). Here is an Easel card that I made. I have only ever made a handful of them. Hope you like it.

Finished Card (when closed): 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Card stock: White (for the base), Blue, Blue Patterned, Pink and Yellow Patterned, Green and Green Patterned
Cricut Cartridge Everyday Pop-Up Cards Umbrella, page 36 (Pop-Up Base)
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Think Spring "How does your garden grow?" and "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life"
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Jolee's Boutique Stickers Vellum Tulips
Sugarloaf Whipsers Strokes Marker (Pink and Tan)
Mounting Tape

The base of the card is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I scored it in the middle at 4 1/4" and then half of that at 2 1/8". I cut the umbrella out at 6" twice (once in white and once in patterned paper). I cut off all the tabs on the patterned piece, colored the umbrella handle tan, then glued the top to the white base.  It's hard to see but I added stitch lines with the tan marker to the umbrella also. I glued the blue patterned paper to a separate piece of white card stock (cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). Next, I added the popped-up umbrella (the tab from the handle goes under to the back of the separate white base). I added the Glossy Accents to the blue background and the umbrella. After it was dry, I single mounted the sentiment. I glued green patterned paper to the "inside" of the base card, added the mounted sentiment and then adhered the tulips. Finally I glued a piece of blue card stock to the back of the umbrella piece and then glued it to the easel base. Now I will confess, that before I added the blue card stock to the back, I started to glue it to the easel base but realized that I only have to glue half of it to fit on there. So that's why I added the blue card stock. Mistakes? There are NO mistakes...just lessons learned!) lol

Mary at CardzTV is giving away one of her stamp sets (your choice) to the winner of the challenge. The Challenge runs April 20, 21 and 22. Check out all the other projects also. 

I am entering this card into several other challenges:
CardzTV "April Showers" (Any occasion using an umbrella, rain boots, clouds, raindrops, puddles, etc)
My Cuttlebug Spot, Make an Easel Card
Made Especially for You, Use 3 Flowers
My Craft Spot "Make It Pop!" (Use dimension)
Fantabulous Cricut "April Showers" (Use an umbrella, rain or clouds) 

Thanks for stopping by today. (Leave a comment). Don't forget to drop by on Sat and Sun too. I have two more cards. 

imagine what you could do...


  1. Cute!

    Hope you will stop by to see my new projects.
    Carson's Creations

  2. So Cute. Love the raindrops.


  3. This is a very lovely easel card! Thank you for joining us at fccb!
    ♥ Cyndy

  4. What a lovely easel pretty! So very glad you joined us at FCCB this week!

  5. Wonderful easel card.Love the pretty umbrella and raindrops.Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  6. Cute easel card and I love the raindrops. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  7. Cute easel cards, love how you added the raindrops to the umbrella!
    I need to make more of these easel cards, they are great!

  8. Beautiful. Love the easel design. Thanks for playing at MEFY

  9. This is so cute! I love the easel fold! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!

  10. I love the easel fold card! The umbrella is soo cute!!

  11. Lovely card. I like the glossy accents on the umbrella. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  12. This is lovely, Dana! The "raindrops" on the umbrella look fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. What a beautiful card, love the raindrops and the background! Love your take at this weeks challenge!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs


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