Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to me! It’s been a low key day celebration-wise given my daughter ended up with strep throat — not exactly the type of present I was hoping for! But, at least we know what it is and she’ll be on the mend quickly.
Today I have for you my card for the Use What You Have challenge over at Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog. Now, I know I’m not alone in saying I have a number of stashes! I recently picked up their It’s Raining set — for some reason, I love umbrellas and I love paper piecing them. Maybe because we keep having days full of rain lately! LOL! I opted to use this set on my card and new I had some rain drops in my stash some place.
First, my card…
I decided to keep this very simple — the card base is Stardream Metallic Silver. I stamped my umbrella on Cryogen and then paper pieced it with a fun pattern from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pack — did you know this is 36 pages of 36 different designs? I knew I had rain drops in my stash and they were a touch on the green side (acid rain??). I cut out a cloud in silver using a PTI cloud die and added some twine underneath.
I really like the subtleness of the silver — not as dark as gray card stock! Oh — looking at this I realize I forgot to add a pearl or rhinestone to the top of the umbrella! Oops!
My stash that I used came from two different things — first up is the rain drops. I think I’ve had these for a good number of years. Here’s a picture of one of my stash drawers.
In here are mainly adhesive embellishments. Lots of rhinestones, stars, pearls, etc.
The other stash is from my twine stash. Below you can see two upcycled candle jars (I love these jars!) chock full of twine. I also have a glass jar from the dollar store full of twine!
My selection came from a bunch of MME twine I ordered when a shop was going out of business. I had to have all of these colors, you know! Most haven’t even been started yet! Oh well — if I didn’t have the stash, I wouldn’t have had the right color for this card! LOL!
Sweet Stamp Shop — Use What You Have #4
Through the Craft Room Door — Anything Goes
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop It’s Raining
Paper: Stardream Metallic Silver, Cryogen, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: rain drops, twine, glossy accents, PTI cloud die
Thanks so much for stopping by today!