Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Card Concept Challenge 8 - Umbrella


Today's the start of a new Card Concept Challenge! The challenge is to use an umbrella.


Coincidentally, I was asked by a friend to make a shower card for a wedding that has a black, silver and white colour theme. It took me a while to come up with a fun (and clean & graphic, of course!) way to incorporate the umbrella in my card. I cut a square white panel, and then cut a curve out of it. I stamped and embossed the heart-rain and stamped the sentiment and adhered it to a black card base. I then took a circle punch and created the scalloped edge. When the card's closed, you can see the inside white panel and that gives it a bit more definition.


Now it's your turn - what style will you try this week?

Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, April 28 at 3:00 pm EDT.

18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome card Ardyth. That embossing looks dangerously like embossing paste--jus' sayin! ;)

Linda said...

Wow, that umbrella is so amazing. Always love a black and white card. Beautiful and clean.

Geri said...

Awesome!!! Love the heart drops - so clever! And so gorgeously graphic!!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Oh wow, I wish I could create cards like yours! Fabulous as always, Jo x

Tanis Scott said...

Brilliant!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I love that you see things from a different view! Great card!

Toni said...

Really clever and simple. will be tucking this into my someday idea mental drawer--maybe for Halloween.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! I love the city brolly feel of it and the heart rain is perfect for a wedding shower card.

Julia Aston said...

I just love coming to see what graphic cas design you come up with for these challenges Ardyth! This is totally cool (and I'm totally old for saying that phrase!)

Anita in France said...

Wow ... so striking and original, Ardyth ... love the sweet heart rain with the formal black brolly! Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Brilliant! So so clever! And I've been waiting to see it ever since your comment on my "wet" card. LOL!

Happy Dance said...

Often, these days, when I see a theme, I think..."What would Ardyth do?" I'm always delighted to see how you always find an inventive way to take something and find the CAS in it. This is up high on the "brilliant" scale. Love this! Blessed Easter, my dear friend. Bev

Cat Craig said...

WOW, too freaking cool. LOVE this card. You knocked it out of the park!

Sherrie M. said...

SO AWESOME Ardyth! So clever how you incorporated the umbrella.

Celia said...

I think your umbrella card is quite clever.

Sheila H said...

Your design is ingenious. The black and white really pops.

Hammers said...

I love your card Ardyth, so inspiring. Love the monochrome. Cx

Cornelia W said...

OMG - I just discovered this card - only you can come up with something as amazing as this - AWESOME!!!!