Monday, January 16, 2012

Rainy Day

Today I decided to make a surprise you say? Well if you knew everything I should of been doing you would of said, "Are you crazy?"  Yep..guess I am.  One of the things I try to do here is to challenge myself in doing cards that look different.  I sure hope I do that.  I don't want my blogger guests to be bored and I hope I surprise you every once in awhile. So here is another one....Let me know what you think.

I cut this card base 4-1/4" x 11" on a sherbet Bazzil cardstock and folded it to make a tent fold card.  I edged the front using my Ink Applicator and  Distress Ink Stormy Sky.  The image is from Graphic 45 ABC Primer collection "Happy Go Lucky" #4500388.  I trimmed it out and distressed the edge with Walnut Stain and my ink applicator. Then it was attached it to a piece of dark green cardstock and trimmed the green leaving about 1/16" border. The brown crinkled background was created using Tim Holtz' Kraft Glassine paper.  I spritzed it with water, crinkled it up and then opened it up flat and using a craft iron to dry it.  Don't try using double sided tape to attach this glassine paper.  It won't work. I used Crafter's pick glue to attach it to the card base.  Oh, the floral embellishment was colored with my Copic markers so it would coordinate with the image.  Y38, G29 and W9.  Also I used glossy accents to create rain drops on the umbrella.  Thanks for looking! Any questions leave me a comment and I will reply.

Close up of Rainy Day

Showing markers, distress ink and crinkled Glassine paper
Graphic 45 ABC Primer collection "Happy Go Lucky" #4500388
Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky
Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Glassine papers #TH92916
Recollections Floral Embellishments 191319
Copic Markers:  Y38, G29, W9


  1. Very nice card. Like what you did with the glassine too..not tried that yet. All the elements combined to make a real pretty card. TFS

    1. Thanks for the comment my friend!

  2. nice card Mary..the glassine looks like mulberry paper...nice look!! Terri

    1. The glassine has the feel of wax paper but thicker like a brown paper bag. Glad you liked it. Working on an Easter card today.


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