Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - April Showers


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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!).

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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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17 comments:

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

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

    So happy you are with us all month!!

    hugs...

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

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

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

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

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  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! ❤️

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

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

    hugs
    Heather xx

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

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

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  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.

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

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

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  15. Adorable card and great design, Yukari!

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

    sparkle & shine *~*

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

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