04 June 2014

MCT Inspiration Wednesday: Umbrella Baby Shower Card

by Veronica

Raindrop Paper by American Crafts

Hey there! Today the Design Team is sharing projects that we were inspired to create. Last month, I attended the Scrapbook Mega Meet with my Mom and Grandma and had my heart set on buying some fun patterned paper.

When I came across this raindrop paper from American Crafts, I fell in love with it! I knew I had a baby shower coming up soon, and this paper inspired me to create an umbrella card.

To be honest, I'd never used my Stitched Umbrella Die and had been itching to - this was the perfect time!

The backside of the paper had the gray/white stripes - perfect for my little rain clouds! I also cut the clouds out in white to 'shadow' them. When I originally layered them (without the white), it was difficult to see where one cloud ended and the other began. 

Shadowing your die cuts is a great way to add some extra oomph! And you don't have to have an actual 'layer' die that's larger - just off-set them a bit.

MCT Products Used
Stitched Umbrella Die
Fly Away With Me Dies (clouds)
4x4 Journal Die + More (raindrop square layer)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the MCT blog to see what the other designers have been inspired by lately.

I hope YOU were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Veronica ~ Oh this is just so PERFECT! I of course LOVE the paper and those clouds with that paper I totally adore! FABULOUS as always!

  2. This is just gorgeous, beautiful colours!!! Lee-Ann :)

  3. I love your colored raindrops and your striped clouds! :) the colors are so pretty! TFS

  4. PS lol I also like how you layered your clouds.

  5. Somebody will be lucky to get this beautiful card. I like the offset clouds...now we can see them much better...great tip. Shhh! I have not used my umbrella yet either. Maybe you have inspired me to do just that and use it. Fabulous job on your card.
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  6. Very cute card. That background paper was a perfect choice. Love the umbrella die cut.


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