Monday, June 7, 2021

Bright Umbrella


I don't often paper piece my images, but I did on this CAS birthday card, and love the results!!

The image is from Simos Says - Follow the Rainbows

The sentiment (one of my originals) was gold embossed using WOW Rich Gold Sparkle EP

You can see the raindrops on this shot, which I added Glossy Accents to.
I also accented the paper piecing with pencil shading

WoS was used on the umbrella as whole, to give the impression of it glistening from the rain.

The inside was finished with a strip of the metallic paper that I used to layer the image over.

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Mac Mable said...

Thanks for the reminder about paper piecing Maxine.
What a fabulous card with great paper piecing and love the extra shading on the umbrella and those glossy raindrops x. Unique and creative card x.

aussie aNNie said...

lOVE PAPER PIECING and love this card. Beautiful stamping too.xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Maxine , long time no visit sorry . Have not tried paper piecing for ages so thanks for the inspiration with your adorable rainy day card .I must have been away from blogging longer than I thought as I could not work out what Wos stood for LOL .great look on the umbrella though . love the card .

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love stamps with umbrellas in them - so of course I love this woman. Such a pretty birthday card!

brenda said...

So beautifully done Maxine, it's one of my favourite techniques I have to confess and I love the image and clean CAS design.

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'coloured or paper pieced' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

B x

HilaryJane said...

I think paper piecing is an excellent technique as it can really add something special to a card as you have so ably demonstrated here. I love your umbrella and her pretty green outfit. Excellent use of extra little touches to enhance the effect, well done. Thanks too for joining us at we love Chocolate Baroque xx

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: I so admire your willingness to try new techniques and products! The ways you made the card to glisten and sparkle are terrific! Pretty card!

Chrissy said...

So glad you enjoyed your paper piecing, I love the result too such a fabulous and pretty card..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..


Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine. Love the paper pieced umbrella and it's sparkle

mamapez5 said...

That's lovely. You can't beat a bright umbrella on a rainy-day. I paper piece sometimes but I am not as good at putting it together as you are. (It reminds me of a challenge I entered a good while ago where one of the challenges was to use paper piercing, and half the entries had read it wrong and did paper piecing!) I hope the sun is shining for you. Kate x

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a lovely stamp and great paper piecing.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen Dunbrook said...

delightful the polka dots.
xx Karen

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and love the paper pieced image.THank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and playing the twist -hope you will join us again
Carol DT x

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent design. Paper piecing is fun and adds a bit of interest to a card. Adore CAS cards for the ease of subject presentation. excellent coloring.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Cynthia said...

Lovely CAS design, Maxine! The paper piecing is perfect for this image and the shimmery border is perfect.

Di said...

Wonderful card Maxine - this is exactly what I look for when thinking which entries would inspire our Playmates to do something similar. Just perfect paper piecing and I do love that you also did a bit of shading on the umbrella. I'm very intrigued by what looks like a lovely drop of rain on the umbrella itself - it keep drawing my eye to it and really is a lovely little touch. Not sure if it's glossy accents or a clear domed gem - but it's fascinated me since I spotted this card the other day!


Di xx

Chana Malkah said...

Maxine, I love your results, too! Your CAS design is awesome, and your paper piecing is seamless! Thanks for a spot-on response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
The Color of Cards, Owner

Neet said...

This card is so bright, despite the rain, and it gives one a happy feeling. What a lot of different things you have done within this one card and they all work so beautifully. I think it is lovely but I bet it is even better in real life when you can see the raindrops (great idea to use Glossy Accents) and the sheen on the umbrella.
Blessings, Neet xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card and I love how the umbrella turned out.
Thanks for joining the AG chalenge at Catch The Bug.
xxx Margreet

Julie Odil said...

Wow! Fantastic paper piecing on this! Thanks so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member

Carol W said...

This card is awesome. You did a wonderful job with the paper piecing. perfect!

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CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loved this when it came in my inbox, brilliant card Maxine. Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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OlgaB said...

Wow! Gorgeous colouring!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
Hugs from Africa!

Kristine said...

Oooh, Love this Maxine! :) From the foil paper to the gold embossing to the cute image, great job ♥

Gerrina said...

Oh mai! I have mist a lot of your is definitaly in the way of my hobby the last couple of weeks...
Love the paper you used on this one and I love the image! Hugs, Gerrina