Monday, September 19, 2016

Umbrella card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about being inspired by music. Music in general, a musical instrument or a song.

It was fun to go for a song title this time, in these kind of challenges I'm normally inspired to do a project in general and in this case a music inspired one. I was going back and forth between Set Fire to the Rain by Adele and Rihanna's Umbrella. That's why the background colors are red and yellow/orange to represent fire. But finally I chose for Umbrella as I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp Umbrella Shaker die.


The colors I used for the background are Barn Door and Amber Fossilized Distress Ink, along with a little Ground Espresso and some Black Soot Distress Crayon. I'm still absolutely in love with the effect of the effect it gives.
tI went around the edges of The umbrella with black and white for extra contrast. I also made umbrella transparent with Glossy Accents. The letters I cut out foil cardstock that I had found when I cleaned my craft room the other day.



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Maura said...

Wow! Awesome mix of the two songs, Sandra! Love the "Queen" umbrella you made for the card. Very striking in the reds and yellows! hugs, Maura

Kleri said...

I absolutely love your card!From the colour combination and the washi tape details to how the glossy accents made the umbrella pop!Really beautiful!

Stephanie said...

What a clever project! Love the bold color for FIRE to the rain (shown literally :)) Neat-o!!

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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

The music is perfect for this! I laughed out loud! LOVE your bright and fun!

Catherine said...

To say I love your background and the rich colors is an understatement, Sandra! I love, love this project and seeing how you put it all together. Awesome!

Cathie ♥

Kath Stewart said...

love the background Sandra...great tribute to one of my favourite songs...hugs kath xxx

Kath Stewart said...

love the background Sandra...great tribute to one of my favourite songs...hugs kath xxx

Barbara said...

I'm in love with your ability to use black color in your projects! It's your signature! Wonderful as always! Barbara

Emma Williams said...

A great song and a GREAT card...LOVE your background and colour palette and as always the detail is amazing! Wonderful work, Sandra! Hugs :)

Macarena said...

Love it! Love it! The colors of the background are just amazing and so warm. The umbrella filled with glossy accents is such a great idea! Hugs, Marzena

Meihsia Liu said...

The background on your creations are always amazing, Sandra. I love this gorgeous project! :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Very cool piece! I'm so impressed at how dimensional your umbrella looks! I also really like how you added the word "umbrella" to the bottom in that great font.