Hello, there has been a lot of rain around and Diana has the perfect challenge-"April Showers." The new Challenge over at http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/ is April Showers. Show us your project that features rain, umbrellas, puddles, faucet, tubs etc. I immediately thought of a Baby shower card. My friends daughter is expecting a little boy any day now. I decided to make a shaker card-I thought the falling sequins looked like rain. For this project I used Baby Blue from the baby bundle. I also used blue and brown Basic Twine which I anchored with a beautiful gold floral button from the Elegant Button Collection.. Diana gives my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.
This project was quite a challenge-first attached the image upside down. Then I tried to use tinsel inside the shaker and it stuck to the clear plastic. I almost gave up. I began by stamping the Joy Clair image on watercolor paper. I paper pieced the umbrella, using Echo Park papers. I watercolored the rest of cute picture. I cut the frame for the shaker out of designer paper by Paper Studio, then 2 layers of fun foam. I used My Creative Time Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle dies. Then I mounted the shaker piece onto a piece of Echo Park Paper. I added some pretty Baby Blue ribbon and bow made from brown and blue Basic Twine.
DL.ART for inspiration. Of course you can always substitute a Thank You card. I can not wait to see your projects.