Sunday 26 September 2021

Dance in the Rain


Meet today's card.
A very simple one featuring this stencil called Big Fat Drops from ACLD and this fun silhouette image from Technique Junkies.  
I thought it was a fitting card since we have had sooooo much rain here where I live and my little kiddos just love going out and splashing and dancing in the rain.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by creating this simple background using my Gel Plate.  I pressed my Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide pad directly onto my Gel plate near the top.  Leaving some spaced between, I pressed my Peacock Feathers DOX ink right underneath that then I brayered the colours together creating sort of an ombre effect.
  • Next, I laid the Big Fat Drops stencil over the Gel Plate and using the end of a paint brush handle, I gently pushed against the stencil to get good contact. 
  • I lifted off the stencil and rubbed a piece of white cardstock over the plate and lifted the print.  It had a fun, watery look to it which is what I wanted.
  • I splattered with some diluted Mermaid Lagoon ink to help with the feel of the raindrops.
  • When it was all dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the image and the sentiment.
  • I glued it onto a piece of blue cardstock, then black to tie in with the black silhouette images, then onto a white card base.

Here is the stencil I used:
Big Fat Drops

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Rain Dance (Technique Junkies); Rain Sentiment (TJ)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Big Fat Drops stencil (ACLD); black gems;
paint brush; Gel Plate; Speedball brayer


  1. What a beautiful card Karen, love the pretty image and the fabulous background, Kate x

  2. Another great print using your gelli plate Karen and love the two colours together and the silhouette figure and apt sentiment both look great over the top. x

  3. LOVE this card. Great background and silhouette.
    Faith x

  4. Great background and lovely silhouette image going so well with the sentiment. Super card x

  5. A perfect background and sentiment to complement your lovely silhouette stamp- beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  6. Beautiful! Love the subtlety of the raindrops in the background!

  7. How gorgeous is this Karen - love the 'watery' background you created and the silhouette stamping over it is perfect!
    Stay safe


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