I am not a huge fan of all shades of green but I was challenged by a friend to do this particular challenge for Colour Dare so I thought long and hard about exactly what I was going to do. And then I found out that my computer and all related devices had been completely hacked... That cost me a couple of days as I had to deal with that. No access to the internet, photo editing, etc... It is amazing how much we rely on our electronics these days.
However, my card is done and it has two major components to it - the exterior and the interior. The exterior has the main sentiment and the general idea. That's here:
The inside is a pop-up card that I found on Pinterest. I really liked the idea but I struggled with what to use as my "pop-up" item. That was what drove my idea for this card when I decided to use an umbrella. I also wanted to use watercolours to paint that the umbrella so the greens are not an exact match... it's tough to match colours exactly with the paints.
There is another co-ordinating sentiment at the base on the inside of the card and the umbrella is popped up with foam tape. I paper-pieced the jacket using the Fundamental cardstock and Pear cardstock. I like the way this whole card came together.
I wish I could show both parts of the card on the challenge site but that's not possible so I do hope that the judges take the time to visit my blog to see the entire card.
Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Pear Cardstock, Topiary Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Green Glitter Paper (ret.), Adventure Fundamental Cardstock Pack (Topiary)
Stamps: Rainy Day (ret.), Words of Comfort (ret.)
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Topiary
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Liquid Glass, Foam Tape, Olive Baker's Twine (ret.), White Shimmer Trim, Green Diagonal Washi Tape (ret.), Topiary Washi Tape (ret.), ShinHan Markers, Watercolour Paints, Paintbrushes, Transparency Sheet (not CTMH)