Under My Umbrella

After having taken a break at the end of July I'm back with my monthly classes, albeit online.
Last week our monthly Just For Fun classes resumed, starting with the Under my Umbrella stamp set featured in the annual catalogue.  Below are the three cards we made, each person had enough supplies to make two of each.

Our first is a fun fold - a Bay Window card. This is a simple and easy to create fold.

Here the front of the card is shown laying flat so that you can see each panel more clearly.

And the inside, the right hand side can be seen when the card is standing. Hence the reason the sentiment is stamped to the right side, leaving plenty of room for you to write a message which will be hidden behind the window when the card is standing.

Our base card is Bermuda Bay, layer 1 is Smokey Slate onto which we added a layer in Whisper White onto which we stamped.

The second card is created using mainly patterned paper (DSP) which I had stashed away from a special promotion a couple of months back. The DSP was designed particularly to coordinate and be used with 3 of our punches - small bloom,and also the tulip and umbrella builder punches.

The top part of this card has been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed as a resist before blending ink over. 

Our final card has a little bling in the form of brass foil card punched hearts (punch is retired). The umbrella has been stamped onto Mango Melody All Occasion DSP which is from the brights pack.

The floral border around the stiched nested label was created by lightly drawing around the label onto the Whisper White layer and then stamping flowers randomly across the pencil line before colouring and attaching the label. Edging the images with Pool Party light Stampin' Blend gives the floral images a little depth.

Have you spotted this stamp set in the catalogue or is it one that you skimmed over and didn't really notice? It really is worth revisiting our catalogues as they're great for ideas too!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing todays cards!

If you'd like to learn how to make cards like this then do contact me -

email - lesleylendon.co.uk or contact me via links on my blog.