Showered with Love

Happy Wednesday

Hope you are all having a wonderful week despite the weather.

I am on the blog today sharing a  card featuring the adorable set from My Favorite Things called “Rain or Shine”.  This seemed pretty fitting considering out weather right now.

This set made me think of my three year old b/g  twins.  My daughter just loves to jump in “cuddles” aka puddles, so when I saw it I knew I had to have it and the puddle jumper sets which you can see is stamped out in the picture below.

I started the card off stamping the images out with Memento black ink onto Neehna solar white card stock. From there I went in and coloured the images with my Copic markers. I haven’t coloured with Copics in so long feel and felt very rusty.  So much so that I had to have a few takes at the little girl.

For the skin I used E000, 00, 02 and 11.  For the jacket I used R32, 30 and RV42, and the hair was E34,35 and 15.  For her pants I used W3, 4, 5.  For the hill I used C7, and finally for the clouds I used N0, C1, C3.

I die cut some Bristol card stock down to 2 3/8 x 3 3/8  to  create the back ground using my lovely, delicious, can’t get enough of, distress oxides and Tim holtz blending tool. I blended mermaid lagoon, blue print sketch and peacock feather onto the Bristol card stock and then used my distress mister to add some water splotches to add texture to the background.  I set that aside to dry and worked on the rest of the card.

The card it self is a standard A2, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, which I created out of heavy weight black card stock, I added two layers to the card base for extra interest.  The first layer was cut from silver mirror card stock which measured 5 1/4 x 4, the second layer was some coloured card stock from my stash which I ran through my die cutting machine using a 3D embossing folder. I love the extra something it gives to the card.

When it came time for the sentiment I decided I wanted to add it onto some clouds which would help to complete the scene.  I had some pre die cut cloud boarder from a previous project which ended up to be perfect for the size for the top of the distressed panel.  I added some Copic marker to the clouds in just the right areas to make it look a little more like a storm cloud and add that extra detail.  I then stamped the sentiment using my stamping too, I didn’t want to come this far and mess up now.

Finally I adhered all the layers together.  The first two were flat and the middle portion was all foam taped up, except for the cute little girl and the hill. Lastly I added some mini heart sequins from my stash to tie in the sentiment and add that little bit of sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed the process and found some inspiration.  I know I will be using this set over and over again.

Hope the rest of your week is filled with crafty fun!



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