Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mists, Drizzles and Showers!

The April Dreamweaver Stencils challenge of "Mists, Drizzles & Showers!" perfectly describes the weather outside as I prepare this posting. It is a gray, gloomy day here, though I'm not complaining because our relatives in MN are getting more snow! I'll take a rainy spring day instead, the daffodils seem to be liking it. 
This week I am sharing a card that I made for Lynell a couple of years ago. I have always loved how it turned out, so I hope you don't mind seeing it again, it is perfect for this challenge.

LJ905, LJ908, LG738
This uses three great stencils and is a bright and cheery card, perfect for lifting someones spirits when you include a personal note inside! Here are the steps I used:
  • Use a light box or die cut machine to emboss the Umbrella bkg (LJ908) stencil on white cardstock
  • Leave the stencil in place over the embossed image and use 1/4" stencil brushes to add various colors to the umbrellas (tape the stencil in place with removable tape)
  • Clean off the Umbrella stencil and place back over the colored umbrellas, taping it down
  • Tape the Rain stencil (LJ905) over the umbrellas
  • Use a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader to apply a coat of Translucent Embossing Paste over the Rain stencil
  • Remove and clean stencil, let paste dry
  • Tape off the word you want from the Rain words stencil (LG738) and use a 1/4" stencil brush to stencil the words on white cardstock
  • Remove the stencil and add a little of the same color around the edge of the words
  • Mount onto coordinating cardstocks
  • Finish the whole thing off with some fun ribbon flowers.
We are happy to welcome back our guest designer Alison Heikkila. This weeks designers are:

Happy Creating,


Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! Love those brightly colored umbrellas with the rain drops. Looks like I'll have to get the rain stencil... looks so versatile and fun.

Pam Hornschu said...

You and Lea both managed to make your rainy day cards seem happy! Love the translucent rain over the umbrellas, and the cute trim/border at the bottom.

Lea said...

Louise, I love this card! The colors are cheery and it makes me want to play in the rain! We're supposed to get some this afternoon here in my neck of the woods so I might just splash in a few puddles with my inner child! Would love to know what you colored the umbrellas with. So adorable!

Louise said...

Lea, I used my favorite ink, Brilliance, in Coral, Lime and Orange. Thanks asking, I should have put that in there!

Cherylynn said...

Definitely do not mind that you re-posted this card! Its is gorgeous and I love all the colors.

Alison said...

This is so pretty, Louise! I am so glad you decided to share it with us, as I had not seen it the first time you posted it. It's so cheery! Beautiful job.

rose s. said...

luv the bright umbrellas and the raindrops on them. the flowers are cute too.