Friday, April 20, 2012

After the Storm Card

The challenge going on right now at Cricut Cardz Challenge is April Showers. To make a project using an umbrella, clouds, raindrops, boots etc. You can make it for any occasion and use any colors you like. This is what I came up with.

I started with a white card stock card base cut and folded to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I added a blue mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then a polka dotted mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5". The polka dot paper is from Echo Park, so is the green paper for the Grass.I thought the polka dotted paper gave the impression of rain. For the grass I used the grass cut from the Easter 2010 Seasonal cartridge. Using my Gypsy I welded 3 pieces of the grass together. I size the image to 1 3/4" X 5" and then cut the grass out of the green striped paper and adhered it to my card.

My little girl image is from Kate's ABC's and she is cut at 3 1/2" I used my Imagine the Nursery Tail cartridge to color and cut the layers for my little girl. Her face and hands are an RGB color. I adhere all the layers of my little girl together with my zig two way glue pen. I finished the image with some Glossy Accents on the boots, coat and hat so it had the shiny rain coat look. I used some pink chalk to give my little girl a rosy cheek. I adhered my little girl to my card with some foam tape.

My sentiment mat is cut at 2 1/4" from the Elegant Edges cartridge. I used the same blue for the sentiment mat image as I did for my card. I inked around the white layer with some Summer Sky Memento ink and then stamped my sentiment with the same ink. The sentiment says You're the Rainbow after the Storm and is from The Greeting Farm. I adhered the sentiment mat down directly to my card with my ATG gun and then added some small blue buttons in each corner.

I am also entering this card in the April Showers challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. I hope you like my card. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Oh my gosh Deanna!!! This is ADORABLE!!!

  2. This is just too cute! I love Kate's ABC's!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  3. I love your card, Deanna! this is precious! I never thought about using glossy accents. Nice job.

  4. What a great springtime card, Deanna! I love the little girl -- and especially her raincoat!

  5. How adorable!!! Love the colors!! :)

  6. Hi. Your card is super cute! That cut is adorable. Great job! Thanks for playing with us at CCC! :)

  7. Wow, what a great spring time card:) I love this cartridge-has such adorable cuts. Great job on your card and thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  8. Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for going us at FCCB this week!