Sunday, 10 January 2016

Raindrops ...

With the amount of rain that has been falling this month in the UK it seems apt to create a card with a droplet stencil!

I added this photograph to show the shimmer from the clear texture paste
I took a panel of white card and sponged distress inks through a droplets stencil before removing the stencil I applied clear texture paste to create the shimmer.  I trimmed the panel using a stitched rectangle die and wrapped the panel with vellum before adhering it to the card base using foam pads to add dimension.  I die cut the sentiment from white card before heat embossing (twice) with silver embossing powder.

Apart from the rain, my starting point for this card was the January CASEplorations challenge at STAMPloration - this month the challenge is to CASE this card by Laura Bassen:

I love Laura Bassen's design so I'm thrilled to have an excuse to CASE one of her cards.

I used:
STAMPlorations - Droplets Stencil
Distress inks - Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphir and Dusty Concord
Versamark Ink
Personal Impressions Silver Dollar Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste
Lawn Cuts - "Happy" and "Birthday"

I'm entering the following challenges:
STAMPlorations - January CASEplorations
STAMPlorations - ongoing Anything Goes Challenge
TIME OUT - Challenge 47 Birthdays with the optional twist of adding sponging.



  1. Oh wow, I love the sponging you did through the stencil, Elaine. And applying clear texture paste for shimmer is genius! It's an awesome CASE of Laura's card. Thanks for adding this beauty to the STAMPlorations CASEplorations and AG challenges, as well as to the TO challenge!

  2. Ooooo! I really love the look of that clear texture paste over the vibrant sponging! Super pretty design!

  3. love how you have sponged your raindrops, and the sentiment on vellum finishes your card perfectly.

  4. That's so beautiful, love the bright colour, the paste really brings it alive. The heat embossed die is a great idea and one I may CASE!

  5. Stunning Elaine, love the changing colours and adding the paste is inspired.Thanks for joining To

  6. Laura would adore this, Elaine! You did her proud with this stunning art work!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Oh no - sorry for all the rain (would you rather have snow?!?) but I love your rainbow of raindrops and I bet Laura B. would too ;) Thanks for joining us at CASEplorations this month with this beauty.

  8. Wow, you totally rocked that stencil and love the idea of using the clear embossing paste over top. The effect is gorgeous. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

  9. Such a lovely card Elaine, I love all the colour and pretty raindrops ;) Viv xx

  10. That is some happy rain you created here! So pretty with that shimmer - I love it! So good to see you playing with us at STAMPlorations, Elaine!

  11. Wow, that looks amazing, I love the shimmer, so elegant! Great card! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  12. Love the shimmery stencilling, Elaine! Thanks for playing along at CASEplorations :)

  13. STUNNING raindrops!! Thanks for joining in at CASEplorations!


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