It’s surgery day for me tomorrow and I’m busy making the final arrangements for after I’m discharged from hospital. Then there’s no lifting or activities that require core muscles for the next 6 weeks. Thankfully crafting isn’t affected as I’ll need something to keep me occupied. My craft room reorganisation is complete so I’ll be able to spend time playing with my toys. I’ve got stuff from the new Mini Catalogue on order, but meanwhile here’s this week’s simple Sunday card created using the Playing In The Rain Stamp Set.
PLAYING IN PUDDLES
I began with the cute rabbit image from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set. Using Smoky Slate ink I stamped him in the bottom left corner on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic White Card and stamped the rabbit in the centre towards the bottom. Finally I stamped the rabbit in the bottom left corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
To colour the three rabbits I used Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
TIP: Stampin’ Blends are designed to saturate the card/paper, so before colouring on my envelope I slipped a piece of scrap paper inside it. That way the excess ink is caught on the scrap paper rather than leaking through to the back.
I set to work using light Pool Party for the puddle. Then I switched to dark Petal Pink for the noses and inside the ears. For the rest of the rabbits I used light and dark Smoky Slate. Finally I added a bright accent, colouring the raincoats with light and dark Lemon Lolly,
With the colouring complete I went back to the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set for my sentiment. Using Smoky Slate ink I stamped “Rainy days are better with you” immediately above the rabbit on the narrower piece of Basic White Card.
Now all I needed was to cut and prepare the remaining pieces.
For the A2 card base I decided to use Pool Party Card and my Stampin’ Trimmer. First I cut the card at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score a line at 4-1/4″. With that done I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder.
Next, using Mutlipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the larger of the two white layers on the inside of the card base.
Finally I cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Lemon Lolly Card. Using liquid glue again I mounted the final Basic White piece onto the yellow card, leaving an even border at the two sides. Then I simply added the layered pieces to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, leaving an even Pool Party border at each each side. Job done
So that’s all from me for today. Thank you for continuing to support me while I get back on track with my blogging. Hopefully it won’t be another two weeks before I’m able to bring you more papercrafting inspiration.
In case you’re interested… the Playing in the Rain Dies (not used today) coordinate with the stamp set.