March is many things: The end of Winter (yay!), the beginning of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, lots of birthdays…and whatever it means to you. I wanted to do something along the St. Patrick’s Day line, but I don’t really have many stamps that apply. I do love to send uplifting cards so I just broke out the Green Distress Stains and Inks and voilá! Your brain goes right there, doesn’t it?!
For Spring, I had to use Umbrella Man! I just love him! And the sentiment mentions rain – so we’re all good!
- Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Old Paper Distress Stains were applied to a Craft Sheet. A 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Manila Cardstock was spritzed with water, swiped through the inks and heat set.
- It was then tapped onto the remaining inks several times and heat set again.
- The surface of the card stock was inked with Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks using a Blending Tool
- Water was then flicked onto the paper and heat set, causing some of the Distress Ink colors to lift off a bit – creating water droplets.
- The edges of the card stock were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.
- To create a background, the clock from Life’s Possibilities was stamped in Black Archival Ink along with the numbers stamp from the Perspective Stamp Set and the NYC Skyline Stamp from Cityscapes (NYC born and bred! ;).
- Umbrella Man was stamped onto the background using Black Archival Ink.
- Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress Stains were used to dye Crinkle Ribbon which was attached to to the front of the post card and secured behind with Glue Dots.
- A Triple Bow was tied using the Ribbon (See a VIDEO HERE of a Quick and Easy Way to tie a Double/Triple Bow using your Fingers!). The bow was attached to the Ribbon with Glue Dots.
- The Manila Cardstock post card was attached to a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Basic Black Cardstock that was scored at 4-1/4″.
- “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.” was stamped onto a prepared piece of Manila Cardstock and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.
- The edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and it was layered onto a piece of SU! Basic Black Cardstock and attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The umbrella from Umbrella Man was stamped onto AALD Black Diamond Craft Metal and cut out. Metal Embossing Tools were used to “puff out” the umbrella. Embossed Metal Backing Paste was used to give it more structure. It was then attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Idea-ology Charms were distressed with Black Soot Distress Paint and adhered to the bow and the Mini Corner to the bottom of the card front.
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