Good morning! Heather here this morning, and I’m excited to be starting off the new year with a new tutorial theme – Something Old, Something New! I thought it would be fun to mix together both some brand new products, and some older ones – to show how AMAZINGLY well Pretty Pink Posh products work together! Today I’ve paired up the darling new Birthday Friends stamp set and coordinating dies, with Rainy Days, Rainy Days Additions, and Rainy Days Dies– as well as some of the classic Scallop Frames!
While these cute little friends are designed perfectly to hold the balloon image in the Birthday Friends stamp set, I thought it would be perfect for them to hold an umbrella as well!
For a change, I started off by stamping them on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock (my favorite kraft paper) – then colored them in with my Chameleon Color Tones Double Ended Colored pencils which make for easy blending of the colors. I also used the coordinating Birthday Friends dies to cut them out.
Next up, I did the same with the top of the umbrella from Rainy Days Stamp set, and used the coordinating Rainy Days Dies to cut the handle of the umbrella from a dark brown cardstock. I also adhered the handle onto the post of the umbrella.
Then it was just a matter of putting all the elements together! I used some creme cardstock to adhere the frame, stamp the rest of my sentiment from Rainy Days Additions in a dark brown ink, and add the fun friends at the bottom. The only thing I adhered with foam adhesive was the top of the umrella to give it the feeling of coming out over the top of them. I tucked the handle between there hands so it looked like they were sharing holding it!
It felt like it STILL needed a touch more, so I added some layers of torn vellum on the bottom so it looked like they were standing in a huge puddle (I live in the Pacific Northwest – so this is VERY realistic! Haha!) – and then added a Scallop Frame cut in white around the edges before mounting on a card base made with the same dark brown cardstock.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!