Guest Designer for Inkspirational

Hi everyone.  I am here today to share another spring themed card as the guest designer for Inkspirational challenge #132 Spring.



My card was based on rainbows and the phrase April showers.



The sky background was created with a diecut cloud border stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink on a white Stitched Rectangle.



The NBUS umbrellas were die cut from scraps of smooth Bristol paper.  The solid umbrellas were coloured with various rainbow colour distress Oxide inks with a mini blending tool.  They were then spritz with water, and after a few seconds, blotted with a paper towel.  Once completely air dried, the umbrella outlines were adhered on top.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to each section. Had I thought of it beforehand, I would have added the shimmer to the whole solid umbrella before attaching the outline.



The NBUS sentiment was stamped with Archival black ink before the panel was mounted to a white top folding card base to be assembled.





I am linking to the following challenges:
Time Out – #80 Inspired by Words “When it rains look for rainbows…”
Uniko – Spring with optional twist of Easter
SSS MondayMake a Rainbow
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up #30
NBUS –  April Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11





23 thoughts on “Guest Designer for Inkspirational

  1. LOVE this! Your ink and stencilled BG is a wonderful backdrop to the falling rainbow of umbrellas. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

  2. This is a wonderful card! Love the cloud background and those umbrellas are awesome! Great Spring card! So glad you could be GD for us over at Inkspirational!

  3. This card is so pretty – I just love the combination of soft colours – it definitely captures the feel of Spring and the inspiration words for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out and congrats on the GD spot at Inkspirational! Jill

  4. Love these pastel shades – they’re happy and full of life! So glad you joined us at SugarPea Designs!

  5. From the stenciled clouds sky to the fabulous array of umbrellas, your card is a breath-taken-away knockout! Absolutely gorgeous! So thrilled to have you as our guest designer for this challenge; your card is incredibly inspired and inspiring!

  6. What a beautiful card! Those umbrellas are lovely and the cloud background looks stunning! Congrats on the guest design position!
    – Shauna

  7. Hi! Saw your card on the NBUS challenge and I had to come and see it in person. It is glorious!! I adore all the pretty pastels and your cloud background is scrumptious!

  8. Dreamy, striking and oh so beautiful Trina. Perfect for spring with all those April showers too.
    Great to see you play along with us at Uniko this month. x

  9. Oh my goodness this is so pretty!! The background is perfect and I love all the pretty colours and sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

  10. Congratulations (again !) on your guest post ! You must have been a busy bee recently ! But a very inspired and creative busy bee because this card is also fabulous ! Love all these umbrellas with soft rainbow colours, it is a delight for the eyes ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

  11. What a fabulous card. I love all the soft , shimmery colours. How perfect those clouds are! Thank you for being our wonderful Guest Designer at Inkspirational.

  12. Such a sweet card. . .the soft rainbow coloring on the umbrellas just makes this card a gem. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Congratulations on guest designing, Trina! Your NBUS-packed card is a pure delight! The colors are creamy and schparkly and perfect for springtime! I also love your cloud sky! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  14. A beautiful card. This will probably be the only time April showers makes me smile. You have such a great eye for design and your sponging is so soft yet effective. TFS

  15. Trully a wonderful creation! I’m a big fan of your cards and this card is no exception being one of my faves! The cascading design for the umbrellas looks great and I love the soft pastel rainbow colors. Thanks for being our GD at Ink and thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  16. So excited to have you as our GD at Ink. Your card is stunning. I love how you created that background and superb sponging for the umbrellas. So pleased you added this to Time Out x

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