Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Don't Worry

Hi there and welcome to the New Year!  
We are so excited to bring you January's Creative Cafe KOTM.  
It is jammed packed with awesome stamps, colorful papers from Fancy Pants Designs and embellishments to match.  The images on these stamps will surely put a smile on your face and just wait to see what our design team will do!  

 I am excited to be the  first to share my beginning of many creations with you.  I had to do something with the beautiful umbrella covering two love birds which is the add-on stamp set this month - Believe.  Here is my card.

I first started by creating an A2 dark gray base with a slightly smaller white block raised with foam tape on top of it.  I began by choosing my umbrella colors.  

I stamped the image on the white paper included in the kit and fussy cut it out.  I then cut the triangles from the paper you see and stamped each wedge onto the color I wanted.  I kept track of the colors and the wedge because no two wedges are the same size.  I then fussy cut those out and attached them to the umbrella with foam tape.

Here is where I had to stamp and stamp again onto the colors I wanted the clothes to be and layer them in a manner that would be appropriate.  You can see that I added foam tape behind each layer. 

I used a 3 1/2" circle punch I have, you could use any Spellbinder circular die.  I stitched down each line of hearts to replicate rain.  Turning my hearts into raindrops.  A few sequins provided color and brightness.

With a black marker, I colored only the words of the phrase stamp a row at a time.  Stamped it on white paper and cut it to thin to help it stack to the bottom right of my card.  

I hope I have inspired you to find color and happiness on what could be a dark cloudy day!

Until next time,

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM: It's A New Year "Believe" Add-on stamp set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM - It's a New Year - Fancy Pants Design "True Friend"
Ink:  VersaFine - Black, black marker
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue,  Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM (sequins)
Tools:  Sewing Machine, Fine Tip Scissors, 3 1/2 " circle punch

1 comment:

Michelle Pearson said...

very cute! love that umbrella image...and your card!