Sunday, June 29, 2008

Umbrella Card

Linsey and Barb have been having so much fun making shaped cards lately, I decided to be like them and make one, too. :) An unexpected fold or shape always makes a big impact!
To make the umbrella, I scored and folded my Cameo Coral CS to A2 size, and glued a piece of white CS inside (to have a nice contrast after I did my umbrella cutaway). Next I took a thick, black marker and sketched out an umbrella (look at the stamped image as a guide) with the top left side going along the fold and the handle extending down to the lower left corner. I trimmed out two pieces of Cool Caribbean CS for the contrasting sections, (they're not a perfect match, that's okay!;). I cut through both layers around the top side of the umbrella, then just through the top layer around the underside of the umbrella and the handle. Now the handle and umbrella top will rest on the table when your card is standing up. Isn't that cute? Inside I added the two flamingos I'd colored with Copics (Light Prawn (perfect with Cameo Coral!)and Blush for the flamingos, and Pale Aqua for the water and umbrella) and cut out, then popped up on dimensionals. The umbrella top and puddle are from Just So Hoppy. I thought I should accentuate the unique arc inside by curving my greeting, which I did by cutting my greetings apart, laying the block on top of the card, and placing them in a curve to match.

Hope you're inspired to go make up a shaped card of your own, I'd love to see what you do, so if you come up with something I hope you'll share by linking it here!

13 comments:

Alexandra said...

This is adorable, I just love it - and the colors are fabulous!! You are so very creative, what a cute card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carol said...

this is very unique and oh so sweet! Love the colors and the great look to this card!

Mary Dawn said...

how fabulous is this? goodness gracious, that's cute...i sound like my grandmother LOL

Stampmouse said...

sooo very clever

Erin... said...

Sooo cute!!! Love the umbrella shape, very clever!! Just gorgeous!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSS........I'm working on a shaped card as we speak since my CUDDLES and HUGS finally got here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm lovin' your umbrella card.......but now I totally have that song in my head......."under my umbrella, ella, ella, ella........."!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Just adorable! So Creative! Love the shaped cards.

Carolyn King said...

omword...super clever. I love the design...wonderful job!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just adorable!!! I love the umbrella shape!!

Tanya said...

Soo cute!!

Donna said...

pretty darn cute!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a unique and adorable card, Melanie!!

Christi said...

Man I wish I could draw!! This is fantastic!!! If I tried to make a unique shaped card no one would be able to tell what it is! LOL