Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - April Showers

Hi crafty friends! It's time for another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about creating an April Showers/Spring Flowers-themed card. The winner of this week's challenge will receive a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store (woohoo!).


In honor of Spring, I decided to make a fun April Showers card featuring the "Abby's Spring Showers" set by Simon Says Stamp.

SSS Wednesday Challenge - April Showers by Handmade by Yuki | "Abby's Spring Showers" by Simon Says Stamp

I decided to keep this card very CAS and try a little something different with the sentiment. I always love the way it looks when a portion of the main panel is cut out. Laura Bassen does an amazing job showcasing this technique and I always think it looks so pretty. I colored the image of Abby and her umbrella with Copic Markers and then fussy-cut them out leaving a white border. I then layered all of my panels onto some SSS "Audrey Blue" cardstock and pattern paper from the Pink Paislee "Hello Sunshine" paper pack. To add a little something extra to the upper right-hand corner, I die cut two small banners from the same paper pack and stapled them to the main panel using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R01
Hair: E71, E74, E77
Rain Coat & Boots: C2, C4, C6, T1, T3
Skirt & Socks: BG15, BG18
Umbrella: BG13, BG15, BG18, C0, C2

I hope you enjoyed today's CAS but cute Spring-inspired card. I found the card a little ironic since it hardly ever rains in Southern California (edit: of course after I write this post, it actually rained haha!). But this card doesn't have to be a seasonal card, it could also be metaphorical and make for a good encouragement card for someone going through a difficult time. I hope you were inspired today and I cannot wait to see what you create! Don't forget to visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog to see more amazing inspiration and to play along! ♥

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  1. Ah - you reached for the same set as me! Love your card - the blues are the perfect colour - so pretty.

  2. Adorable card Yuki!! Such a sweet design and image! Wonderful coloring!!

    So happy you are with us all month!!


  3. this is SOOOO pretty! i love those cool grays with the pattern papers your chose :) have a great week!

  4. Yuki, your card is absolutely adorable! I love it!

  5. That raindrop paper couldn't be more perfect, Yuki! Such a fun card!

  6. That raindrop paper couldn't be more perfect, Yuki! Such a fun card!

  7. LOVE THIS! Your coloring...swoon! And the colors themselves are so lovely! I love that patterned paper and the cut out cardstock for the sentiment! Love how much interest it adds! ❤️

  8. Such a cute card, I LOVE the colors!

  9. A gorgeous card Yuki, a lovely design and gorgeous papers.......lovely colouring of the cute image and super details!!

    Heather xx

  10. Adorable card! Love your colors and gorgeous coloring! I love the split in the card for the sentiment too! :)

  11. Gorgeous colors and design, Yuki! I love the blues and greys. It makes perfect sense to coordinate with the rainy day theme :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Ah, she is so darling. Love that paper, too. Oh, I just noticed how you cut that paper to add your sentiment. Cool. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Adorable card!! Love the monochromatic look!!

  14. Abby is adorable ! love the colours of your card today, very cute!

  15. Adorable card and great design, Yukari!

  16. super sweet card, so glad you are with us this month! hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  17. This is crazy adorable!! The color combo you used is so soft and pretty & loved the way you did your sentiment! Looks awesome!