Welcome back for another MMM challenge. Here in Central Florida we had a few days of storms last week. Rainy days are perfect for reading or crafting, but I was working. However, I did create an April Showers card using the Under My Umbrella photopolymer stamp set and coordinating punch.

Here’s my card:

This Ornate Garden DSP retires in just a few short weeks, but I’ve really enjoyed using it throughout the year. Since January I’ve really come to love Terracotta Tile and Rococo Rose and will be sorry to see them go!

The clean and simple layout is from the Try Stamping on Tuesday #503 challenge, which ends on May 2nd, so you have time to play along with it and with this MMM challenge.


  • I used Terracotta Tile for the base, and it measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
  • The Pear Pizazz mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I did crop the oval shape for the sentiment panel from the center of this mat.
  • The floral Ornate Garden DSP is trimmed to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • While I was trimming this floral DSP, I trimmed a piece for the envelope flap to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the Terracotta Tile cardstock to 2-1/4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. The Pear Pizazz DSP 2 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I cropped the ovals from scraps of white for the sentiment using the Layered Ovals die set.
  • The white cardstock panel for the inside of the card measures my usual 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches.

Putting It Together

  • I picked a single color DSP from the Ornate Garden DSP for the umbrella and boots. Then, I stamped the umbrella and boots from the Rococo Rose DSP and punched the umbrella out.
  • I did stamp the boots on a scrap piece of white as well. After coloring in the soles and top rims of the boots, I fussy cut both of the boot pieces. I adhered the DSP boots to the white boots.
  • Since I was using a photopolymer stamp set, I was able to stamp the sentiment using the Momento Tuxedo Black after cropping the oval.
  • Even after outlining the white ovals with the Terracotta Tile Stamping Write Marker, I knew the top oval needed something more. Therefore, I used the raindrop stamp and stamped it randomly using VersaMark. Then I heat embossed the drops using clear stamping powder. These drops are very subtle, but do make a difference.
  • Here’s a close-up of the raindrops:
  • The only dimensionals I used are under the scalloped oval, the umbrella and the boots.
  • Since I created this card for my daughter, I used a sentiment from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set for the inside.
  • Finally, I adhered and trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap. I also punched a 1 inch DSP circle using the DSP from the umbrella and boots. I ran this circle and through the XYRON create-a-sticker to use to seal the envelope.
  • This card./envelope/seal coordinated set was finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

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