Umbrella Trio

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this with the theme “Showers and Flowers”. You can use anything in the picture as inspiration for DD_Showers&Flowersyour creation – we would love to see what you come up with. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a beautiful umbrella die!

I was inspired by the bright colours, flowers and umbrellas in the photo. I used a floral designer paper which I layered onto vibrant yellow card-stock for my background. I die cut three umbrellas in colours to match the background paper and then embellished them with die cuts, wax cord bows and roses. The umbrellas were then added with mirror tape for dimension on a oval border for interest. I finished off with a stamped sentiment a few raindrop shaped gem stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:


The umbrella trio


A close-up of the flowers and bow


The sentiment


A peep at the inside


Project details

White, yellow, purple and pink card-stock — Prima designer paper “Meadow  Lark” — Spellbinders “In’spire” die “Umbrella Trio” (IN035) — Nellie Snellen filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — KaiserCraft clear stamp “Antiquities” (CS352) — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Raindrop shaped gemstones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed”, “Victoria Velvet” and “Milled Lavender” — Glitter glue.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful today and you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by!



11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Woodland
    Apr 29, 2020 @ 01:42:10

    Such a sweet card. I love all your die cuts, and your colors are fabulous. Lovely creation, my friend.



  2. Becca Morris Sadler
    Apr 26, 2020 @ 05:21:50

    Amelia: what a beautiful card you’ve created! You’ve layered your card front with wonderful depths, textures, and colors! So many pretty details to look at! Definitely a work of art and heart! FAB!!! Thanks for joining us at APTS blog in April! –Becca/resident designer with APTS



  3. Chana Harris
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 16:37:17

    Beautiful use of die cuts You have inspired me to break out my trellis die that I have not used in years! Love the composition and the palette! Very nice! Thanks for accepting the challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner



  4. Barbara Campbell
    Apr 16, 2020 @ 14:41:40

    I love the flowers on the handles and how you embellished the umbrellas to make them so cute. As always your photography is great. I love the close ups.



  5. Vicki R.
    Apr 16, 2020 @ 04:46:57

    Beautiful, fun and happy, Amelia! You’ve captured so much on this card with the colors and fancy trim on the umbrellas.



  6. melgeecrafts
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 18:44:59

    Beautiful. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams https://
    Mel DT



  7. Darlene Pavlick
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 16:42:44

    This is just beautiful Amelia! LOVE your umbrellas and your design is exquisite! I always draw inspiration from your designs … thanks! Happy Day and Good Health to you! Hugs



  8. Donna J Phelan
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 14:53:46

    Love your rainbow of pretty layered umbrellas especially with those adorned beautiful blossoms! Delightful!



  9. Birgit Norton
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 13:34:17

    Your trio of lacy umbrella’s is beautiful Amelia! What a lovely die and paired with the trellis background makes this perfectly elegant.



  10. Diane H
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 12:44:00

    What gorgeous umbrella’s these are and you made them ever more beautiful by adding your pretty~pretty details, another beautiful creation Amelia!!



  11. anyasofia
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 10:09:09

    Beautiful trio of umbrella’s Amelia, love how you make this for the challenge.x



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