Sunday, April 26, 2015

Can You Case It No. 67 - Mother's Day Inspiration

Hello everyone.  I hope you guys had a great week.  My week has been a bit crazy.  Ruy left for NYC to take care of some business, leaving me here alone in the countryside of Sao Paulo for the next 2 weeks!  Just me, 5 dogs, 3 cats, and a lot of time on my hands.  So, I am getting a few projects that have been festering in my head done and watching a few movies he would never watch - like Sharknado.  Trust NOT watch this.  LOL

Today is Sunday, which means it is also Can You Case It day. This week's challenge, CYCI No. 67, is all about Mother's Day.  A few weeks ago I came across a card on Pinterest that I loved.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to re-do it as a StenDoodle with a few of my favorite stencils from StencilGirl Products.  It has been ages since I picked up a stencil and it felt great to be using a few again.  I am really pleased with how it came out and I hope you guys are too.

Below is the card that inspired me.  You can click on the photo to be taken to the original blog post.

And here is my version!  

How To Make It:

Start with an A2 base of white cardstock.  Take another piece of the same white cardstock and die cut the largest die from the Die-namics Stitched Rectangle set.  Place one of the umbrellas from the Rain stencil on the cardstock and trace with a permanent black fine tip marker (i.e. Sharpie, Copic Multi Liner, Faber Castell Pitt).  If you plan to color with Copics, you MUST use a Copic Multi Liner pen!

Now make a mask with the same umbrella and a sticky note or scrap of paper.  Place over the umbrella you traced. Then, stamp your images so that the flowers are coming out of the umbrella. You might want to use a stamp positioner for this part too.  Do one side, then the other.  

On a piece of scrap white cardstock, stamp the flower image twice and trace the umbrella.  

Place the Slices 6 stencil over the umbrella and trace the sections with the permanent marker.  Then place different parts of the Doodle It Inchie stencil over each of the sections and trace those designs.  

When done - color the umbrella and also color the large flower from the images you stamped on the scrap cardstock.  Then cut the umbrella and the large flowers out with a scissor.

Stamp phrase above umbrella.  Then adhere the white cardstock with the stitched border onto a piece of colored cardstock (optional) and adhere that to the card front. Then, using pop dots, adhere the colored umbrella to the card front and the small flowers you cut out.  Add Stickles if you want to make it glimmer a bit.

Now just write a nice message inside and send it out!  

Hope you liked this card.  Don't forget to enter your own card into the challenge!!  Click HERE for the details!

Hugs from Brasil -


Supplies Used:

Messages for Mom by Stampin Up (Retired)
With Love On Mother's Day phrase by Inkadinkado (95344)
Die-namics Stitched Rectangles STAX (MFT)
Copics Used - BG05, G07, G14, RV11, RV21, RV34, YR04, and Y08
Copic Multi Liner 0.3
Stamp Positioner (optional)
Sticky Notes
Yellow Stickles by Ranger


  1. I love your card! So bright and fun! Great job! :-)

    1. Thanks Justin! Glad I inspired you to use an umbrella too. LOL

    2. Thanks Justin! Glad I inspired you to use an umbrella too. LOL

  2. Awesome Michael. I love the colors and the composition, and, as always, the way you make stencils so fresh and new. I would LOVE to receive a card like this for Mother's Day (just in case any of my kids are!).

    1. Thanks so much Jessica. I love using your stencils in my art!!

    2. Thanks so much Jessica. I love using your stencils in my art!!

  3. Wow, Michael...this is awesome! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us! You ROCK this challenge!

    1. Thanks so much Sharon! Glad everyone is loving this card!

  4. Hi Michael:

    This card was just awesome. I love all the colors and flowers. I think any Mom would really feel special receiving this.

    Just to let you know, for some reason I get your posts the day after they post. Today is the 27th and it just showed up on my computer. Kind of weird if you ask me.

    Have a great day.

    1. Hi Grace. Thanks for another great comment. Glad you like the card. As you can see from my work - I love bright colors!! As for the blog posts...I really do not know why they show up the next day. I think it's in your settings on when you get the posts. Hmmm...maybe Mr. Justin will know. LOL. I will ask him.

      Hope you have a great day too!

  5. Your card is amazingly beautiful! I am very impressed! :)

  6. What a fun card Michael! I have some new stencils and a frog digi I may have to try this on :0)

    1. Thanks Cara!! Oh...if you do a StenDoodle...please share and let me see!!