It is actually storming as I write this, and the grey skies that come with spring are one of the first signs of nature brightening up--ironic, no? Without the rain we could not expect to see green grass or brightly colored springtime flowers. I absolutely love sentiments that use this concept as inspiration, and I found the perfect one to use on this card I made for Heart 2 Heart's latest challenge to make something with a rainy day theme.
I used the Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit My Acrylix set to make this rainbow colored umbrella. I used my Five Faves #2 to add a sparkly little scallop border and handle....Glitter Paper!!! I had to add some sparkle as a reminder on this one that in the gloom of rainy days there is the promise of hope for things to come. :)
I stamped these little raindrops using a teeny tiny stamp from the Chantilly Cardmaking Kit with Sky Pigment Ink from the Whimsey Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set. These pigment inks sit on top of the paper so show up a bit brighter on colored cardstock. Dye inks soak into the paper, thus loosing just a bit of its own color in the process. Look at the difference below when stamped on Whisper CS...
|pigment ink on the left with glitter glitz, dye ink on the right|
I added some Glitter Glitz to the raindrops after they dried.
I decided to give the inside of the card the royal treatment too...
This card came together just as I imagined it, so major WIN for me today! :)
Now, I realize this sentiment I chose isn't available any longer, but one of our newest Close to My Heart My Acrylix stamps has JUST the perfect expression included...B1421 Scrapbook Statements--Women. It is the one on its side, of course, lol! The only reason that I didn't use this one, is that I don't have it yet! ;)