Crafty, Stamping

Weather the Storm

Although I spent half of Sunday making cards at a shoebox swap with the always fabulous Liz Ballard and friends, I couldn’t resist making at least one more in honor of World Card Making Day. It has a few sources of inspiration:

  • All of the rain we had this weekend, at home and on the golf course in Connecticut.
  • The adorable cards and pretty colors in the Lawnscaping World Card Making Day challenge gallery.
  • And most importantly, this week’s One-Layer Wednesday, where we were challenged to create a card inspired by Janelle, an incredible member of our one-layer community who has been sharing her fight with cancer on her blog. I chose her Cheer up, Buttercup card for it’s lovely colors, happy message, and soft watercolor feeling.

To create my version, I started by inking and spraying the umbrella with water before stamping it on my card. The sentiment, in gray, came next. Then I masked the top of the umbrella before giving the entire card a gentle spray of Mister Huey’s in the new Dewey color. It really is the perfect shade for rain.

And if it’s raining where you are, maybe a little blogiversary gift will cheer you up. I’m giving away a couple presents, including a brand new Market Street stamp set, to celebrate my 10th blogiversary, but you have to put your name in by Wednesday morning.



  • Annette A.

    October 3, 2011

    beautiful card…

  • Glenda J

    October 3, 2011

    Fabulous card! Perfect for the sentiment.
    So *jealous* that you got to see the always fabulous Liz…

  • Mynnette

    October 3, 2011

    These are so wonderful! And they are perfect to go with Janelle’s story! :)

  • Carol B

    October 4, 2011

    Gorgeous card…love your interpretation!

  • Laurel Beard

    October 4, 2011

    Oh love this… This is fantastic. Love the look of rain you created with the mists!

  • Janelle

    October 4, 2011

    Great card! Love your interpretation and that is a really fabulous sentiment! So glad you played along with OLW!

  • Susan Raihala

    October 5, 2011

    Oh how lovely…and what a way to honor Janelle! Those mists are fabulous!

  • Susan

    October 5, 2011

    I love the misty look you’ve achieved! So pretty!!

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