Spellbinders Raining Hearts and Umbrella Bloom

Posted by Vicki Fedor on

Hello ScrapbookPal friends! I wanted to share a set of cards I made for the ScrapbookPal Design Team using the new Showered with Love Collection by Vicki Papaioannou. The Spellbinders Raining Hearts die set comes with a shaped half panel die of falling hearts, and one of rain drops. It's shaped to go with the Umbrella Bloom die set, which I used as well. There's an adorable rubber duck die set in this collection too. So cute!

My first thought was to use this for a monochromatic baby shower card, and I think it would also be nice for a bridal shower. The sentiment I chose is also from Spellbinders. It's a hot foil plate that comes in the Crossed Lines Cardfront set. I started this caard by cutting the raining hearts out of an A2 sized panel of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock. I first had an idea to make a shaker pocket behind the hearts, but thought the cut outs were a little too small to see the shakety bits, so I went with making the umbrella canopy a shaker. When deciding exactly where to put the umbrella, knowing the umbrella's shaft and handle would be underneath it, I decided to have the umbrella tilted to one side, so my sentiment would fit. I went ahead and added the hot foil sentiment at this point, using my Glimmer machine, so I could position the umbrella shaft around it to fit. I happened to have a pretty pink shade of hot foil in a Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Variety Pack that worked nicely on this card.

I used the umbrella die to cut the white base panel, tilted to one side. I decided the umbrella would stand out more if I created an outline of the umbrella in pink cardstock. I cut the umbrella out of pink cardstock, and then used the three decorative panel dies to cut windows into the umbrella for the shaker element. That way, the ribs of the umbrella are still visible, and it sets off the panels. It's a little hard to describe, but hopefully you can look at the photo included below and see what I did!

Next was to flip the card over and add a piece of acetate for the shaker panel window. This gave me something to glue the umbrella on the front to. I realized I had to build up the shaker element with very thinly cut foam tape, so it wouldn't be seen from the front of the card. Here's where I almost changed my mind about the shaker... but I managed to cut down some foam tape into very thin strips, and make it fit between the heart cut outs and the umbrella cut outs. I filled the shaker up with some sequins and beads from my stash, and then used the umbrella die as a template to make a cover to seal in the shaker. I probably should have done this sooner, but I decided to trim off a little of the card front so there would be a border after I attached this to the base. I trimmed off about an eighth of an inch from each side of the card front, making it 4 inches wide by 5.25 inches tall. I added Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape and squares to the rest of the back of the card front, positioning the little squares between the heart cutouts. I added the panel to a piece of 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch pink cardstock, and then attached that to an A2 card base.

After adding the umbrella handle, I die cut some tiny hearts out of pink cardstock, using the Raining Hearts die. I attached them to the front of the card, continuing to trail down of the edge of the umbrella, and land on the "ground" at the bottom of the card. I added Glossy Accents to the pink hearts to make them look like enameled embellishments.

I made another card in shades of blue. I didn't have blue foil, so I used silver. I'm planning on making a few more of these to have on hand, in more gender-neutral colors. Yellow? Green? What would you use? I'd love to see your take on this project!

I hope you enjoyed these baby shower cards, and are inspired to check out these fun sets from Spellbinders, available at ScrapbookPal.com!

Products used in this project, available at ScrapbookPal.com:
Spellbinders Paper Arts Raining Hearts Cutting Dies
Spellbinders Paper Arts Umbrella Bloom Cutting Dies
Spellbinders Paper Arts Glimmer Hot Foil Plates Crossed Lines Gradient
Spellbinders Paper Arts Glimmer Foil Variety Pack - Satin Pastels
Spellbinders Paper Arts Glimmer Foil - Silver
Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue - The Bundle (with precision tip)
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares White Variety Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Tape
Glossy Accents

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