Brightening A Rainy Day

Hello friends!  Are you longing for that rainy Springtime showers with lots of flowers because you’re tired of snow?  I know that I’ve been wanting Spring to get here very soon!  I thought I’d bring some of that feeling into my blog post this morning:


It’s my turn to post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog today…so CLICK HERE to check it out if you want to see my post there or you can read details below too!

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I started out with my images from these gorgeous stamp sets that were released as a bundle set from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month called May Showers Spring Bundle.  (They are rubber stamp sets which contain both the Showers of Tulips rubber stamp set as well as the May Showers rubber stamp set.  You get a slight discount when you buy the bundle set of them.  There are also digital versions with the May Showers Bundle Digi Set as well as the individual Showers of Tulips digi and the May Showers digi.)

I wanted to incoporate both of these rubber stamp sets into my design, so I heat embossed the parasol image from the Showers of Tulips set and the bows from the May Showers set with SNS White EP over some Bristol Smooth Watercolor paper.  I colored them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them out with my scissors and set them aside.


For the background panel, I took another piece of watercolor paper and spritzed it with water to get it good and wet before sprinkling on some Nuvo Blue Blitz Shimmer Powder.  I spritzed it again to really get the water moving around and manipulted the panel so that I could get the water drips going down the panel.  Once this dried, I cut it out with the Tonic Basics Scalloped Square Dies.

Using my cut out parasol image for placement, I heat embossed the sentiment from the May Showers stamp set with the SNS Coffee EP where I wanted it over the watercolor panel.  I then took the raindrops image from the same stamp set and stamped it with VersaMark ink repeatedly over the background and heat embossed it with that SNS Magic Speckle EP.  (Remember this gorgeous pearly sheen it gave to my Winter Deer card from last week?  I told you that I would be bringing it back out for another project!  I am loving the look it gave the raindrops here.  Don’t forget that this powder is a tad bit thicker than normal embossing powder, so heat from underneath your project to help melt it so it doesn’t blow all over.)  I’ve also added some Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the center of each drop for more dimension and shine to get a nice wet water look to it!  This was set aside to dry for a bit.

I took another piece of cardstock (slightly larger than the watercolor panel) and rubbed my VersaMark Ink pad along the edges to heat emboss it with the SNS Coffee EP.  I attached these layers together and then glued some craft foam behind it for dimension.


I’ve used a blue 5″ square top folding card base for my design and took a piece of white doily I had from my stash and glued it on with some SNS Dimensional Glue.  I then added a strip of white cardstock covered with a piece of 1/2″ Tear-iffic Tape going diagnolly across the card base and burnished some Sunny Daze glitter over it.

Finally I added the watercolor and embossed layers over top of the card base and then took my fussy cut images and added them to the design with some foam dots.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Spring Showers card today and it’s inspired you in some way!  I thank you SO MUCH for dropping in!  I appreciate all of the kind comments and a big welcome to my new followers…love meeting fellow crafty friends!!

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Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Cardz 4 Galz – Weather (any condition)
  2. Moving Along With the Times – Little Bit ‘Shabby Chic’
  3. The Flower Challenge – Use Latest Stamp/Dies + flowers (SNS stamps)TFChallenge#29
  4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – (PIP1907) – Anything Goes
  5. Try it On Tuesday – “Powder Your……..” (Shimmer powder, Embossing powder)


36 thoughts on “Brightening A Rainy Day

  1. What a lovely card, Vicki! I especially like the way you have used the raindrops in your gorgeous background! Fantastic creation! hugs, de


  2. I love it, Vicki! It’s beautiful! It’s interesting to see how you put your background together. The card I’m sharing on Friday has the same background…but different! If that makes any sense! lol That Coffee EP is gorgeous! 🙂

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  3. So pretty and spring-like. I really really like the white embossing on the watercolor paper. And it’s quite nice how you share you process with us all to give us something to ponder – and possibly try some day.


  4. Such a happy card …A beautiful card, after the rain x. Love the pretty parasol and how you’ve coloured and fussy cut it and ‘wow’ to the watery background and drips. Such a pretty bow, love the die’s you’ve used for the matting layers and the raindrops look fabulous x Thanks for the tip about the embossing powder being slightly thicker. Fabulous card, great layout and so very pretty. Thank you for stopping by my blog Vicki and leaving such kind, encouraging and friendly comments. I really do appreciate it and I am always amazed where time goes. I am always inspired by your unique and beautiful creations Vicki…..Thank you x.


  5. Your beautiful card will brighten any rainy day. The effects with the embossing powders look great.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.


  6. What a stunning card Vicki! I love that image and all of the embossing, the rain drops are gorgeous! So glad you joined us over at C4G!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. What an incredible card, Vicki. I was so impressed with all the embossing you did on it. Of course, I also loved the image you chose and how well you fussy cut it (both, actually). It’s the perfect entry for Try it on Tuesday’s powder theme this fortnight.


  8. Oh, wow! I love your card, Vicki! The umbrella with flowers is a marvelous image with your great coloring. The card design is awesome too! Great artwork, my friend! Hugs!


  9. Love the umbrella – brings images of spring – soon I hope. This snow and ice Mother Nature has been giving us is enough already. Love how you tell everything step of your crafting, I enjoy reading it. Great card.


  10. Hi, Vicki! I’m back with my other hat: Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us.We hope you will visit again. Please check back to see if you were one of the Top Picks. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
    {Creative Smiles – my little crafting world}


  11. Ohh!! I can’t wait to see May Flowers in my garden, your card is so beautiful, fresh and colorful, just like a Spring Day.
    Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.


  12. That’s such a fun little card and a great welcome to spring! I love that gorgeous blue background, but I must admit – with so much rain we’ve had this past summer and winter, I’m ready for some brilliant sunshine! My bones don’t like rainy weather anymore LOL


  13. Beautiful image, I love that you white embossed the lines. And the blue background with raindrops is lovely as well. Pretty card.


  14. Adorable Color of the umbrella Vicki and woooww I love that waterdrops Looks like a real one and make your Card wet but no it is not wet Right
    adorable Card again miss Vicki
    happy Weekend and big hugs


  15. Hello Vicki,

    I really like your water color background. I am glad you have enjoyed my umbrella stamp design.
    Thank you for showcasing it in your blog.

    Jan Mahew


  16. You HAVE inspired me Vicki! I love how you have used heat embossing so well, (I do tend to shy away from doing heat embossing) I shall be remembering this post when I do some stamping!! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx


  17. Outstanding background, Vicki !! I love delicate drops of water. I regret that my English will not let me know the secrets of how to do it. I try to guess, but I’m not sure: – (( BożenA xx


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