Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Around The World On Wednesday April Blog Hop April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome to the Around The World On Wednesday April Blog Hop. It's hard to believe we are celebrating our 4th Anniversary of our little blog hop and to celebrate our theme is, "April Showers Bring May Flowers." Visit with our talented Design Team members as we share projects and ideas to help inspire you. 
For my card design, I just had to use the products in the Rain or Shine Suite Collection in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, as they are a perfect fit for this month's theme. I am so sad that the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper is retiring, so I decided to use the designs to create my focal design for this card. I love the shine on the raindrops in the background and on the coat and hat that the fox is wearing. I used the Playing In The Rain Dies to die cut the fox and the puddle images from one of the sheets of designer series paper and I fussy cut two of the flower bushes to embellish the frame around the focal image. The colors are so fun and perfect for Spring and the design gives us hope that with a little rain, we will soon be enjoying flowers blooming in our gardens once more. 
Products Used:
Rain Or Shine Suite Collection (item #160556)
 - Playing In The Rain Bundle (item #160551)
 - Raindrops  Embossing Folder (item #160554)
 - Rain Or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #160540) Retiring
Layering Diorama Dies (item #155565) Retiring
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (item #153081) Returning Color Sneak Peek
Balmy Blue Cardstock (item #146982)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Balmy Blue Cardstock
Card Front Layer - 5 1/4" x 4" (Opening die cut with the Layering Diorama Dies)
Rain Or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper 
Background Layer - 5 " x 3 3/4"
Fox and puddle die cut with the Playing In The Rain Dies
2 sets of flowers fussy cut with Paper Snips
I am so excited that Misty Moonlight is returning and couldn't resist using the cardstock for this card design. It works so well with Balmy Blue and felt that it was the perfect combination for this design. I used the Layering Diorama Dies to die cut the opening from the Balmy Blue cardstock layer and then embossed it with the Raindrops Embossing Folder to tie it in with the background layer. I attached the raindrop designer series panel to the center of the Misty Moonlight card base and then added the Balmy Blue die cut layer with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. To create the focal design, I adhered the puddle to the designer series paper layer and added the fox die cut with Stampin' Dimensionals so that it looked like the fox was about to walk through the puddle. I added the flower bushes on either side of the opening to decorate the frame. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Playing In The Rain stamp set using Silver Embossing Powder and then die cut it out with the Stylish Shapes Dies. I attached it to the top right corner of the Balmy Blue layer to complete the card design. I decided not to add any other embellishments, preferring to let the shimmer of the designer series paper and the Silver embossing powder add a subtle bling to the card.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative and explore creating your own beautiful Spring themed projects.
Now it's time to visit Teri's Blog and see what she has created for Spring. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. LOVE the use of the Diorama Dies within your layout. An absolutely adorable card x

  2. Great card Tricia .. the Diorama dies are fantastic here. xx

  3. What a cutie! I wish I could look so happy in the rain.

  4. Lovely use of the diorama dies! So cute.

  5. Such a cute and adorable card! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such a cute card. Loved that you used the diarama die for your opening.