You Can Stand Under My Umbrella

Hi readers! Happy Sunday to you!  Do you ever think that sometimes the sentiment can really MAKE a card? An image is worth a million words, sure, but sometimes a sentiment articulates just what you wanted to convey.  One of the many things I love so much about Art Impressions, is their attention to sentiments. They are unique, appropriate, & often funny.

I called on designer Cheryl Valadez to return as a guest on our blog to share an example. I hope you enjoy!


Sometimes the sentiment makes the card and that’s why I love that Art Impressions adds 2-3 really great word stamps to each of their sets.  This particular sentiment is one of my absolute favorites and can almost stand alone.  I started to do that here, however, I couldn’t resist those sweet Girlfriends and ended up adding the image, as well.   I did hold back a bit on the coloring and left a lot of the image white in order to make the sentiment the star of the card.  I added just enough color to give the card a finished appearance.

Pretty much everything that Art Impressions offers is fabulous including their sentiments, however, the Girfriends stamps have a special place in my heart.  They remind so much of my wonderfully wacky group of gal pals. Each set includes just the right words, from silly to serious, to convey exactly what I want to say and you just can’t beat that.


Skin- R20, E00, E000
Hair- E37, E35, E31 (brown), E18, E09, E07, E02 (red)
Umbrella- Y17, Y13, Y11
Clothing- C3, 0 (coats), BG02, BG01, B0000 (accessories),C5, C3 (belt, shoes)

Thanks for reading today and thanks to Cheryl for being our guest!

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  1. Love everything about this card from the sweet image and sentiment to the great coloring and the neat twine/crocheted lace treatment

  2. What a wonderful card! I just adore that AI stamp and love all of the wonderful layers and textures you added to your card!

  3. This card conveys precisely a situation I’m experiencing right. this. minute. My dad suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 20th, and remains on life support. I’m doing my best to be strong for my mom, who I’m staying with, and my friends – particularly those I’ve met in this amazing, warm crafting community, are buoying me up like you wouldn’t believe. This card = truth! Love it…

  4. i love Art Impressions glitter. The best ever. I only have one stamp set from them though. This is a fabulous card. I like the plaid background on the label and the silver around the edge.

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