I was leaning toward the rain interpretation, as in "April showers bring May flowers", butI have already done a card called "April Showers" and also one called "May Flowers" in other recent challenges and I didn't want to copy them, so what to do?
I received the Summer 2017 issue of Cardmaker (Volume 13, No. 2) this past week and in it was an article by Robin Arnold (page 12) entitled "Dandy Diagonals". It was a fold technique that I wanted to try, so I thought I'd use it in this challenge. And because of the size the card ended up being more like a gift card than a greeting card (roughly 3.25 x 4 inches), I thought it might work for a baby shower to be held in April for a baby expected in May (if I knew of such an event --- I don't)...
I followed the instructions for cutting and folding, using two-sided Basic Gray paper, which resulted in this 12 inch long trapezoidal shape:
- Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps “Mini-Formal” (00377)
- Stencils: Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil “Stripes” (THS004)
- Inks: Archival “Jet Black”, Distress Ink “Tumbled Glass”; Distress Markers “Worn LIpstick” and Crushed Olive”; Pigma Micron 05 pen “black”
- Embellishments: Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis “Mini Butterflies” (WCMM 010)
- Papers: Basic Gray Lily Kate Collection “Twinkle” (LIK-550) and “Cherry Blossom” (LIK-560)
- Adhesives: Scor-Tape; EK Tools 3-D Dots; Glossy Accents
I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for April 12, 2017: Spring Color Inspiration. The blue, pink and green colors in the palette in that challenge were used in this card in the papers, the blue Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass" was used for the "rain", and the "Crushed Olive" (green) and "Worn LIpstick" (pink" Distress Markers were used on the butterfly.