Card Spotlight Sunday: Dancing in the Rain

Hi my crafty friends! Welcome back to another installment of Card Spotlight Sunday. This week I made a cute card appropriate for friends or family using the the Simon Says Stamp ‘Showers and Flowers’ stamp set. I think the ducky is just the cutest little ducky and I hope you like it too!

As I said above, I used the ‘Showers and Flowers’ stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. For the blended background I used Distress Oxide ink pads in the colors Tumbled Glass (bottom), Broken China (middle), and Salty Ocean (Top). I was pleasantly surprised at how well this blended because it did it on Neenah Solar White 110 lb instead of Bristol paper which is what I usually use for ink blending. I did fussy cut the duck which turned out to be easier than I thought even though there are a few white parts in the really tight spots. For the coloring I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils because they blend together nicely without the use of gamsol. Personally, I thought the little booties turned out the best. I popped up the front sentiment (which came from the same stamp set as the ducky) with 3M foam tape. I used some grey woodgrain cardstock I got in a Hero Arts kit for the sentiment base. For the finishing touch I used a flicking motion with my glossy accents to create a raindrop effect.

On the inside I, again, used stamps from the ‘Showers and Flowers’ stamp set. I used Hero Arts Intense Black Ink to stamp the sentiment and then I used the Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to stamp the rain boots. I wanted to use a second generation stamp for the boots but when I tested it, it was uneven and I didn’t like how it looked so I stamped it down beneath the sentiment at full strength.

That’s it for this week my friends! What have you created this week that you’re proud of or really really love? I would love to know, please share down below 😊 I’ll be back on Tuesday for another Step by Step tutorial, have a great start to your week! XO

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“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.”
– Yo-Yo Ma-

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