Hi friends! It’s Bobbi here with a card to celebrate just about anything. There’s something so fun about brightly colored umbrellas. I was inspired by a trip to the Dominican Republic where we visited, Calle de las Sombrillas, a street of brightly hanging umbrellas. When I saw this Rainy Days Dies set, it reminded me of all those hanging umbrellas over the street.
This 5″ X 7″ card begins with a watercolor background in blues, greens and aquas on watercolor paper. Once my base layer was dry, I splattered blue watercolor paint over it to look like tiny raindrops. Next, I die cut twelve colors of umbrellas in bold brights and combined two tones of each color to make the six umbrellas you see on the card. I glued all the pieces together and added a few highlight marks using a white Gelly Roll pen. I assembled all of my remaining die cut pieces and made six more umbrellas to use on a later project.
Using some white cording, I attached two strings diagonally across the card front. I attached the six umbrellas, positioning them so that they look like they are hanging from the strings. I attached them using Scrapbook Adhesives foam tabs to make them stand out, too. I die cut the Hayley letters to spell out, “OH, happy day” and attached them to the card front. Lastly, I attached blue and white die cut teardrops to the front and added some clear drops using Pearl Pen transparent.
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