This week's challenge at CASology the cue word is umbrella. I had to think about that one for a bit, then I remembered that I had a Memory Box umbrella die that I'd never even taken out of the package! I seem to have
quite a few unused items in my craft room! So I dug out my umbrella die and made a couple of cards for the CASology challenge and I think perhaps I'll also put these cards in Darnell's NBUS challenge.
I cut the umbrella in black card stock, then cut it again in red, blue, and yellow. I cut the sections of the colored umbrellas apart and put them back together on the black umbrella. I colored the handle and the little knob on top with a gold pen, leaving the handle black. I cut the umbrella out again in a 4 x 5.25 white card stock panel, then put my colored umbrella in the cut out on the white panel. The sentiment is from PTI. I clipped the corners with a deco corner chomper. I backed the white panel with a blue to match the blue on the umbrella and adhered it all to a white card base (and clipping the corner of the card base too). I also added a few beads of glossy accents to the umbrella.
Since I already had all the pieces of the umbrella cut out I decided to used those leftover pieces to make another umbrella card. I had to cut another umbrella out of a piece of white card stock, then I inserted the pieced umbrella back into the opening. The sentiment is from Flourishes. I cut this panel down quite a bit, backed it in the blue and centered it on a white card base. I rounded the bottom corners of the card base and added a thin gold line around the edges with a gold metallic pen.
I couldn't decide which card I liked better, so I'm decided to post both of them. Which is your favorite?
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