I had a bit of time yesterday to make a just for fun card. I have a ziploc bag full of fun Art Impression stamps that need to get their first inking not to mention be mounted. There is so much to see and take in at Splitcoast Stampers that most of the time I just get overwhelmed, but I did managed to see an interesting challenge that they were having with the theme of rain. While thinking about what I might have that would fit, I remembered that I had this wonderful Girlfriends stamp in that bag so I got it out, mounted it and inked it up to make this card.
I also took a peek to see what the challenge was this week at the Art Impressions challenge blog and it happened to be "Sheer Perfection". They wanted to see vellum used on your project. My friend Jinny Newlin got me hooked on vellum and I've been trying to work it into my projects as much as possible. For this card I used a layering of circles with vellum as the top layer to back the girls. They obviously were using that umbrella so they needed some rain. I got out my dotty stamp, Versamark, and some clear embossing powder to create a little shower for them. You can see the rain drops a bit better here.
And here's a side view. Here's a little tip. Make sure you keep your clear embossing powder away from everything else. I was really happy with the way this card came out except I had a few stray dots of other dark embossing powders that had gotten mixed in with the clear. You may not even notice them if you weren't looking hard, but I see them. grrrrr
It's a beautiful day here today other than the billowing smoke I can see north of us where the forestry department is starting it's yearly burn off of the underbrush. Hope it's lovely where you are.Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Under My Umbrella", Papertrey Ink "Friends Til the End", All Night Media wood mounted dotty stamp
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versamark
Tools--Fiskars Circle Cutter, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Lil' Inker Designs Of the Heart die, Tim Holtz ruler, Marvy Uchida Heat Gun, paper piercer, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Miscellaneous--Zing Clear embossing powder, Scotch vellum tape