Card Concept #8: Use an Umbrella

Welcome to the Card Concept Challenge #8.  We have had some fabulous cards submitted for our challenges making it very difficult to choose a favorite.  Make sure you check out the favorites from Challenge #7 here.
If this is your first time joining us at the Card Concept...our challenge is very unique.  Each challenge you make a card using the theme and one of the Card Styles listed below: 


The styles are divided into 6 style themes:

Clean & Simple
Clean & Layered
Clean & Graphic
Freestyle Collage
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant


Challenge #8 has been one of my very favorite challenge themes so far...Use An Umbrella.  
Not a lot of rain here in CA, but when I think of umbrellas, I always think of some type of shower...wedding or baby.  I recently found out that I am going to be a first time grandma...and I have hardly thought of anything else since.  I have a long time to wait, the baby is not due until the end of November, but I expect you will be seeing a lot of baby themed projects from me in the very near future.  
I am one of the designers representing the Classy & Elegant style.  The elegant umbrella from Marianne Creatables (Vintage Parasol) is the star of the show on this card.  If you look close you can see there are tiny embossed polka dots on the upper portion of the umbrella.  I turned my umbrella into a mobile using silver thread and cute little baby icons (Memory Box Baby Stuff) dangling from it.  The background dies are from Spellbinder (Filagree Delight and Floral Ovals) popped up with dimensional foam.  I added a little rhinestone bling and a very delicate sentiment die (Simon Says Stamp Baby).

So, whether you think of raindrops, sunny beaches or even baby showers, I hope you will join us at the Card Concept challenge and show us your card with an umbrella on it.  You have two weeks to play along, submissions close on Monday, April 28th at noon, PST.

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic

15 comments:

Alanna said...

WOW Cathy, this packs a punch. So pretty. Congrats on becoming a new grandma -- how fun!

Cathy what a cute baby card--love the purple!

What a great little umbrella with all the baby things on it Cathy!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness this is superb, love the dies u used and the way u hung those baby things on the umbrella is so cool :)

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous...elegant card Grandma to be!!

Cathy, I'm so EXCITED for you! I've got a few years to go before I can expect to join the grandma club, but I can't WAIT! Your card is gorgeous and so creative!

Lisa said...

Love all of the fancy die cuts Cathy, this is marvelous!!

Robin K. said...

Congrats on being a grandma soon! Your card is super adorable!!!

Sharron said...

Yeah, I'm so happy for you! Your card is just precious! Love the gorgeous umbrella and adorable baby charms. And all those die cuts are amazing!

Karen D said...

Your card is so gorgeous Cathy! Hanging charms from an umbrella is so creative.I love the ornate frames too.

Karen D said...

Your card is so gorgeous Cathy! Hanging charms from an umbrella is so creative.I love the ornate frames too.

Celia said...

This is a really charming card.

Just had to add my hearty congrats to the gma to be, and once again, a WOW! To my favorite designer in the lineup!
OMG, Cathy, this is so over the top wondrous, I adore every baby die cut dangle! Well done lady!

Hammers said...

This is an impressive card! Congrats on your news..I have no doubt give this beautiful creation that your grandbaby is going to be showered with wonderful cards. Cx

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh this card is soooo gorgeous, so pretty, so clever and so creative, one talented lady. Thank you so much for finding time to comment on my blog. Just loving your creative genius x Beverley x

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