Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Sweet April Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying rather better weather than we have had up here. It's been snowing! It's almost May ... so not so sweet April after all :)
This card, with it's inappropriate sentiment for the moment, was made for this month's UKPC swap. The theme was 'rain' hence the little quote from the 16th century poet, Thomas Tusser  - 'Sweet April showers, Do spring May flowers'.

Here's a list of materials used:

  • White die-cut easel card base from Creative Crafting World
  • Mustard yellow smooth cardstock - American Crafts
  • Patterned paper, black with multi-coloured polka dots - KI Memories Flourish Delightful
  • White cardstock for stamping and printing - Neenah Solar
  • Stamps - Water Droplets stamp - Designs by Ryn; Rubbernecker's Poppy Field
  • Ink pads - Tim Holtz Black Soot & Scattered Straw distress inks; Archival Black
  • Watercolours - various mixed to create the shades of yellow/oranges used
  • Dies - Spellbinders Nesting Labels Twenty-five; Tattered Lace Mini dies - Butterflies
  • Embellishments - white pearls and yellow printed ribbon

As can be seen in this photo the card is a back to front easel shape. I decorated the part that props the card up to give it a bit of rigidity, otherwise it was in danger of flopping down due to the weight on the front.

Well, would you believe it ... the sun has come out!!! You would never guess it had been snowing an hour or so ago :)

Thanks for visiting. Take care and have a good evening.

Happy Crafting,


Carole Pollard said...

So classy a fab design love and hugs Carole x

Craftychris said...

Ooh your weather sounds quite contrary! Love your super bright and pretty card. The water drops are awesome! xxx

scrappymo! said...

This back to front easel is so lovely...I had not seen that before. Another one to add to my growing list of new folds to try!

Veerle said...

LOve your card Elisabeth. I really love the raindrops background. Nice. Greetings Veerle

Jacee said...

Very pretty design Elizabeth
hugs Jacee
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Jackie said...

We've had lovely weather until today, now we have rain and grey. Better than snow though!
Wonderful card Elizabeth :o)
Jackie xx