For this card, I guess I have a combo of air & water...clouds in the sky, rain falling from the sky. And I've been having a lot of fun w/ this umbrella die..I have a real "thing" for umbrellas..love 'em!
I made a bg on water color paper using Distress Inks, a water spritzer & a teflon craft sheet. I smooshed one ink color onto the mat, spritzed, then lightly pressed the paper to it. After drying the one color, I wiped off the mat & proceeded to the next color. I used 3 harmonious colors in all & the reason I did it one at a time & dried in between was to layer the colors & not have them all run together. I like the way the bg reminds me of a rainy day, but with happier colors.
I die cut the bg & used the outermost die from the Flourished Star Pattern die to cut the pierced layer behind it. The umbrella & umbrella topper were die cut from 4 colors of card stock & the Happy die was cut from 2 of the colors & stacked, offset. I used it to replace the Happy in the greeting & used a stamp positioner to rearrange the rest of the wording.
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Registered: January 19, 2014 Location: Central Indiana Posts: 45661
Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 9:31 AM
What a fantastic BG you have created with this delightful card. I just added the umbrella to my wish list last night. This is out of this world beautiful. Thank you so much for making such a fantastic card for my elements challenge.