For my card project, I have actually used 3 different Polkadoodles files, but the first one I planned on using was Cute Chick with Umbrella, which then turned into adding Cute Chick with Flower for a sweet "missed you" card:
The cute umbrella paper comes from the Pretty Spring Papers set, and for the sentiment I took one from the Lets Hang Out sentiment bundle. Honestly, this is a great set of sentiments, as there is so much variety! My card base is 5.5" square, to which I added an olive green mat layer that is just slightly smaller. On top of that is the umbrella panel cut to 5.25" square. I sized the image layer to be 4.5" square, which I matted with another olive green layer just slightly larger. I also wanted to add some umbrella embellishments, so I found an umbrella in my library, and as luck would have it, it's very similar to the one on the paper! I used the eye dropper tool to pull 3 colors from the umbrellas on the paper so everything would match well. All sizing of the digital elements was done in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition program, and the cutting performed by the Silhouette Cameo 3. I colored the cute images with alcohol markers also to match the paper and went around the cut edges of the umbrellas with a corresponding marker to hide the white of the paper. Everything was glued down flat using my favorite Bearly Art glue.
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Thanks so much for dropping by today! Don't forget to head on over to the Digi Choosday challenge and join in for always Anything Goes! Before I sign off, I wanted to leave you with a picture of me and my brand-new granddaughter!