By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Spring is coming. It really is! Rain will soon be replacing the snow and it’s time to welcome a fresh new season. Why not celebrate everything? Send this card to someone who is on your mind and give them a smile and reason to celebrate all things fresh and new.
The card base is created by using a paper trimmer to cut a piece of 12” x 12” cardstock (pink used here) to measure 6” long by 8” wide. Place the cardstock on a scoring board and score it at 4” and then fold it in half to create a 4” x 6” card base. By using a scoring board to score it you will get a sharp fold which gives the card a better overall appearance.
Add a patterned paper on top of the card base to add more color and another dimension to the card. This card uses a 3 7/8” x 5 7/8” piece of paper from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity line by American Crafts. Attach the paper to the base using a tape runner and lay it aside.
Now, you can create the cloudy sky background. Begin by tearing a piece of paper (post its work well for this) to form a ragged edge as shown in the picture. Begin at the top of the 3 ¼” x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock and place the pieces of paper below the area that you want to ink. Add the ink (blue ink) using a sponge (wedge) or dauber using a dabbing motion. Move the paper down and repeat this step. Use a darker blue ink towards the bottom to add some contrast to the sky. Lay it aside for a little bit.
Cut the umbrella from pink cardstock and the design piece from a sheet of the Serendipity patterned paper using the Umbrella die by Spellbinders and your die cut machine. Assemble the umbrella and attach it to the cloud background using a Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura.
Practice making rain drops on a scrap sheet of paper before doing them on your project. Hold the bottle of Stickles (Waterfall used) slightly above the paper and lightly squeeze the bottle allowing the glitter glue to form a small puddle. Make a quick downward motion towards you as you lift the bottle upwards and away while releasing the pressure on the bottle. Your practice drops should look like this picture.
The easiest way to form the drops on your project is to turn it upside down and use the same method you practiced in the previous step.
Allow the Stickles to completely dry and stamp the “celebrate” stamp onto the front of the card using black ink. Finish off the card by stamping the sentiment using the Riley and Company Funny Bones Celebrate Everything stamp which says, “Until further notice celebrate everything!” This stamp is just too cute not to use!
Celebrate the small and large things in life with friends and family using this card. Send a smile to someone who needs it or give a surprise to someone just because you can. There are no rules in giving a card especially when you celebrate everything!