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Mar 10, 2008

Pretty in Pink Umbrella

After using my Rubber Romance umbrella girl for the last couple cards, I remembered I had another SUPER CUTE umbrella girl set from My Favorite Things I had never used! I bought it the day it was released after seeing an adorable project made by my friend, Carole Burrage.

There are lots of little details I want to point out on this card so you don't miss them. :)

  • This card uses my drunken watercolor technique.

  • I used a Marvy punch to punch a half circle out of pink patterned paper (SU) and then used scalloped scissors to create the scalloped edge. The set does come with an umbrella, but it is solid and I wasn't able to make it work with what I had envisioned for the card.

  • I used a chocolate chip marker to draw the rest of the "pole" of the umbrella so it looks like it is extending up into the umbrella.

  • As I was looking at the umbrella in the stamp set, I noticed there was a little peak on it. I needed to replicate that so I snipped off the prong portion of an aged copper brad using some wire snips. Then I adhered one of the prongs to the inside of the umbrella to make the peak. isn't it cute?

  • When adhering the umbrella to the card, I lined it up with the hand drawn pole and then arched it slightly, so it would give a rounded appearance to the umbrella. I love the effect!

  • The water that is pooled around her feet is covered with a clear glaze pen.

  • The dogs shirt is paper pieced and matches the umbrella and lower patterned paper panel.

Stamps: MFT Rain or Shine, SU polka dot

Ink: Stazon timber brown, pretty in pink, so saffron, soft sky, blush blossom, versamark

Paper: pretty in pink, so saffron, chocolate chip, paper trey white, pretty in pink PP (SU)

Accessories: My Minds Eye pink crystals, Marvy circle punch, aged copper brad prong, glue dots, Janome sewing machine, Heidi Swapp mini ghost shape flower, Swarovski crystal (center of ghost shape), dimensionals, rubbing alcohol filled aquapainter, clear glaze pen (Sakura), chocolate chip marker

DEW DROP UPDATE: I received an e-mail today saying that the order is being processed today. She mentioned they have been very busysince CHA and have had a hard time keeping up with orders. I will keep you updated. :)


  1. Great minds!! I love all your little details!

  2. This is GORGEOUS, Jody! Love her blingy umbrella!

  3. I love the umbrella. Great job! =)

  4. Fabulous work Jody! Loving your blog. Just noticed that you don't always use ribbon on your cards.... I know, you can't bear to cut it up can you!!! ha ha I'm the same! Keep up the good work Jody. By the way your in my blog roll.
    Justine, Surrey, UK

  5. Oh I LOVE it Jody! All your details are fabulous! I would have overlooked the top of the umbrella for sure. It would not have crossed my mind but you have such an eye for's amazing!

  6. Totally adorable!!!

  7. The amount of detail work that you do is amazing. It really makes each card stand out. Thanks for sharing these.

  8. Love all the details! ;)

  9. these cards are sweet! love your stitching & BIG ol' umbrella, smart


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