Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm With You Rain or Shine


This little square card is 4 and 1/4 inches.  I started with a Kraft colored base, and drew the white stitching lines with a Uni Ball Signo Gel Pen.    I cut the adorable little penguin from the Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge at 3.5 inches.  I added some tiny little googly eyes, and I pop dotted the top portion of the umbrella. 

I didn't attach him right away, but I did lay him on the card to help me determine where to do my stamping.  I used SP & Company's Rain Boots set.  I stamped in Versamark Ink and used a WONDERFUL Stampendous product called Stamp n Stuff embossing powder, this color is Blue Tinsel.  It is breathtakingly pretty, but very difficult to photograph well because of the sparkle.  

I stamped and embossed the sentiment first, and then moved onto the rain drops.  The stamp set comes with a set of 4 rain drops all in 1 stamp, but I didn't want my rain drops very close together.  So, I took some sharp scissors and cut the stamp.  As long as you don't cut through the portion that actually stamps the image you won't hurt your stamp.  You can cut apart sentiments to fit on your cards differently, and all sorts of things.  It made all the difference in this case to be able to use one little raindrop on it's own.  Masking that many times would have been possible - but not very convenient. I can still stamp all 4 rain drops in their original pattern, simply by sticking them to the block at the same time, and nestling the cut piece in where it was before.

This will likely be the only project you see from me this week!  I am SUPER busy prepping for a big party - and I've been very crafty, but I can't share what I've made because it will spoil the surprise for my guests.  My daughter is in a kids' blog hop on Sunday, and then I will be sharing a bunch of fun things next week :)

25 comments:

Sarah said...

super duper cute penguin.
Good luck with your party!
~Sarah

AmandaB said...

Awww Amber, you card is so very cute.. I just love the little penguin holding the umbrella..

Amanda:0)

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
I love the card, the penguin is adorable
Hugs
Stacy

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Now that is CUTE!!! Great job! The umbrella is the PERFECT touch!
Hugs,
Kimmy

Summer said...

so cute, love the glitter.

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, love the card and the sentiment -- soooo cute!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

What a cute card and a fantastic sentiment too!! :) Great tip with the acrylic stamps too... it's saved me a few times.

TFS,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Monica said...

Cute! I love the shinny rain drops!

Kiehn said...

very cute card...great job

Kim V. said...

Awww...how cute!!! I love this!

Katy said...

so super cute!

Jacqueline said...

(already following your blog)
I love the penguin card - so cute!

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

This is so cute. What an adorable penguin!

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Marlene said...

LOVE penguins! What an adorable card. Never thought to do a penguin with an umbrella...super cute!

Linda said...

This is adorable Amber! I love what you did with the rain drops. I wanted to get that cartridge so bad. I still look in every Wal Mart and on line but no luck and I just can't afford what they are asking on EBay.
I can't wait to see what you are up to. I love surprises.
This really is the cutest card and I can see the sparkle.

VICTORIA said...

Girl that is such a cute card. I like it a lot. :) Victoria

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So super cute!

Renee said...

oh love him!! to stinkin cute!! Good luck with your party! hugz n blessings.

Elena said...

That is so adorable!

Linda Kaiser said...

Super cute!! I love the colors!

Linda

Summer said...

Amber- there is a little something for you on our blog!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Such a super cute card! I love the embossing! TFS!!

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Coach fans said...

Those glitter raindrops are a great touch.

Nicely done,
Georgiana

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