Tuesday, 4 April 2017

SUO Challenge #171 | A Favorite April Theme

I love the April Showers, Spring Flowers theme of this challenge...Anything that inspires April.  What a great way to welcome in spring. I'm so excited to submit the simple project below for this fun spring challenge:

card base:  Whisper White (#100730) 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"

Stamp set: Beautiful You #143637
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #122923
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad #131203
Smokey Slate Classic Stampin' Pad #131179
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #122922
Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad #101889

Block H #118488
Stampin Spritzer #126185
Aqua Painter #103964
Paper Snips #103579
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

Ink up the bottom third of your H clear block with Smokey Slate Classic Ink, the centre third with Soft Sky Classic Ink and the top third with Island Indigo Classic Ink.  Using your Stampin Spritzer, spritz  water onto the entire block.  This will help the colors blend and will give you the spotted/dotted look when the paper absorbs the ink. Set aside to dry.

Next, stamp the Lady with Umbrella Image over the stamped background using StazOn Ink.  On a scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the image again and fussy cut using paper snips. Using an Aqua Painter, apply Smokey Slate Classic Ink to the umbrella, Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink to the skirt and Perfect Plum Classic Ink to the blouse.  Once complete, adhere the cut out image to the card base over the stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Add the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Awesome effect!! What a great card!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenges this week!!

  2. Great background technique on your card!!! Perfect for your image! Thanks for playing along with the spring challenge this time on SUO Challenges.

  3. What a fabulous technique- love the colors and use of the new stamp set! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  4. Fantastic card and I love the paper piecing technique combined with the clear block stamping in the background. Just perfect for our challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUOChallenges.

  5. What a delightful CAS card! LOVE the background you created and the perfect for your image! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

  6. Nice colors. Beautiful job!