Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Showers and Rain Boots - Crazy for Challenges #177

We haven't exactly had rain showers, but a lot of snow showers, but since it is almost April they will be coming soon.  Happy Spring by the way!  It arrived yesterday (by the calendar).  To honour the changing of the seasons I made a spring-like card for the Crazy for Challenges here




 


I started by stamping 2 rain boots with Black Stazon ink and colouring them with a Marina Mist marker leaving the clouds white.  The entire surface of the boots were covered with Crystal Effects to give it that wet slick appearance.  While they were drying (it takes 30 minutes), I made the rest of the card.
The base of the card is Marina Mist, layered with Bashful Blue embossed with the clouds embossing folder.  The size of the card is 5 by 5"

I then die cut two 3 1/2" circles, one in Whisper White, and one in Sunshine and sprinkles DSP.  The Whisper White one was embossed with the clouds embossing folder and the entire surface as well as the edges were lightly sponged with Marina Mist ink.  Three yellow brads were inserted in the left outer edge of the DSP circle.  It's edge was also sponged.

A strip of DSP (stripes) was attached to the lower part of the card.  The DSP circle with the umbrellas was attached behind and above the striped paper, and the Whisper White circle in front of the striped DSP and the umbrella DSP.

Isn't the sentiment spring like?  It was actually under the boot, but I separated it out by inking it with a black marker and stamping it in a 1 3/8" punched circle.  It's edges were also sponged.

Once dry, the boots were cut out and attached to the 3 1/2" circle, the top boot with dimensionals.

Here is a summary of the supplies/materials used:

Stamp: Bootiful Occasions
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist ink and marker
Papers: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Accessories: 3 1/2" circle die, 1 3/8" circle punch, yellow brads, Clouds embossing folder, Crystal Effects, dimensionals

I am also entering this card is the following other challenges:
1.  Pile it On  -circles and squares
2.  Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
3.  Through the Craftroom Door  anything goes
4.  card mania  Lots of layers
5.  Oozak  Anything goes & spring
6.  Card making mamas spring colours
7.   A Lota Rubber stamps 

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