Monday, February 27, 2023

April Showers Birthday


New sketch #514 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this morning!

And I had a great deal of fun playing with a new fancy fold I learned watching Gina K Designs (see here), and with a new set of dies from Spellbinders- Umbrella Bloom from the Vicky Papaioannou collection. It's an amazing set of 27 dies to cut umbrellas and flowers and foliage.

I began by cutting and scoring the main card base, and before folding I placed an oval stencil over the center and ink blended with blue and green inks. Actually just using residual ink on the brushes.

Then I die cut the umbrella, flowers and foliage from colorful card stock scraps and assembled the umbrella and filled it. I did use a Wink of Stella pen on the umbrella segments.

I also adhered a small bouquet of flowers on the inside of the narrow top folding card base attached to the back. Some sentiment strips and Twinkle Raindrops from Queen & Co. finished the project.  It folds to one side to fit perfectly in an A2 envelope.  Tough to photograph, but just thrilled with how this came out!  I hope you can see the sketch here...I did take a bit of creative license.

Also linking to Double Trouble #132 - Hoodie-Hoo!  and Creative Creases #51- Happy Anniversary


  1. A stunning creation, Dena. I love the design and the fold. xx

  2. I love your cheery card and the fold. Thank you for entering it in the Creative Creases challenge.
    Karen, DT

  3. What a gorgeous card! Love how you combined the fold with the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  4. What a beautiful card, Dena! I just love how you created your bridge and having the back for a personal message is great! Thank you for playing at Double Trouble and our Creative Creases Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  5. This is gorgeous, Dena! Great design and I love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  6. Wow, love your floral arrangement in the umbrealla , so colorful and pretty... great fold. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Creative Creases 2nd Anniversary.