Friday, March 15, 2013

Paper Piecing Spring Easel Card

Remember the song, Rain, Rain go away, come another day? Or this saying: April Showers, bring May Flowers? Rain is always a sign that Spring is coming or Spring is here! - at least to me.
Today's card features Paper Piecing. Click HERE for a tutorial on Paper Piecing.
 I am using Mark's Finest Paper Rain Cloud Stamp Set for this creation.
I stamped the Umbrella and rain drops on a Die Cut Sizzix Frame - then I took scraps of paper and stamped the Umbrella on the scrap pattern pattern papers. I cut portions of the rain drops and trimmed around the top of the Umbrella only from the pattern pieces - these pieces were then glued to the stamped images on the frame.
Spectrum Noir Markers were used to color the handles of the Umbrella, the knob at the top of the Umbrella and portions of the raindrops.  
Hawaiian Blue Ink by PowerPuff was used for distressing. 
The sentiments are included in the Marks Finest Paper Stamp set and Memento ink was used to stamp them on scraps of bright green cardstock.
I created this Easel card using scraps of paper and cardstock. Kraft Cardstock was used on this card.
Thank you for stopping by today - enjoy your weekend! 
Winner at Tuesday Throwdown March 19, 2013 Thank you

I will be entering this card in Sandy's Crafty Creation Monthly Challenge [Anything goes with a twist (the twist is green).] I will enter this Card in other challenges as listed below - as I believe it meets the guidelines.
Ends March 15 Glitter and Sparkle - CH #23 Green - St Patrick's or use some green unlimited
Ends March 16 Creative Inspirations Paint  Go Green unlimited
Ends March 16 Red Carpet 2 Shades of Green - umbrella and sentiment unlimited 
Ends March 17 The Kraft Journal Lucky Green unlimited
Ends March 17 Paper Playtime - anything goes unlimited
Ends March 17 Desert Diva Linky Party anything Goes unlimited

Ends March 19 Tuesday Throwdown  Paper Piecing 3E(#3 
Ends March 18 Paper Take Weekly 1, 2, 3 (1 Blue ink) (2 sentiments) (3 papers) unlimited
Ends March 19 Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with sentiment 5E(#4)

Ends March 19 Crafty Creations Singing in the Rain 2E(#1)  
Ends March 20 Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes unlimited
Ends March 21 Cardz TV Theme:It's So You - Your Favorite Colors (Green & Brown) unlimited
Ends March 21 Wags & Whiskers -  Go Green (add green or recycle something) - unlimited

Ends March 21 OKR Stampeded Dream of Spring 3E(#1)
Ends March 21 Totally Paper Crafting Easel Card 3E(#1) 
Ends March 23 Gingerloft Challenge Go Green - have green on your project-unlimited
Ends March 27 Milk Coffee -  Go Green Challenge 3E(#3) 
Ends March 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now anything goes unlimited
Ends March 31 DL.Art Thankful Thursday - March Linky Party - Anything Goes unlimited

Ends March 30 Sandy's Crafty Creations - March - Anything Goes with a Twist - Shades of Green unlimited -cards or projects/no more than 2 postings per day as of 3/8/2013 - this is posting #1 for 3/15

If I have entered a card in your creation that does not fit the expectations, I would appreciate a private email rather than a post to my blog so I can make the correction. Thank you. 


  1. Cute umbrella and rainy day easel card! Love how you paper pieced the umbrella! Thanks for sharing it with my Shades of Green/March challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  2. Rain rain....go away! This is that time of year when the rain comes - YUK! I'm ready for sunshine, how about you?
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    The Kraft Journal

  3. Gorgeous card Gail :-) I love this ,, very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  5. This is great!! Such a gorgeous card.. Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  6. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  7. Wonderful April Showers Bring May flowers umbrella paper pieced card. I made my paper piecing cards & posted them today 3/16.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Lovely card, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

  9. I love your rainy card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations and I hope you get to play along again real soon!

  10. Great job Gail on your paper piecing. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  11. Cute card, Gail! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  12. What a fun card, Gail!
    Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft once more...
    Ardilla :)

  13. yep, that would be Spring! Great Umbrella Easel card. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  14. fabulous easel card! Thanks for joining us at TotallyPapercrafts! Kim x DT

  15. Wonderful card.. I love easel cards. :) Thanks for sharing this with us at CI Paints!

  16. Fabulous paper piecing. Love that image.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at TPC this week.


  18. cute paper pieced card, Thanks again for joining in the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight,

  19. Oh how awesome, love your cute umbrella....
    Thanks for joining us over at Milk Coffee Stamps Challenge.


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~