Thursday, February 15, 2007

I made the topper for this card a few days ago but it just ended up sitting on my desk til now. I decided that today I was going to finish some stuff. This card is made with the SU square premade cards. I love them because they have lots of room to have fun with and the envelopes actualy fit them! I inked up my canvas background with Brocade blue and then, because I couldn't find my squirt bottle...imagine that...I wet my hands and flicked water on the stamp. I wanted to go with the "water/rain" theme on this one. The splash made little water spots ont he background. It looks cool in person. I stamped the canvas on my card base but it was a bit short on the top and bottom so I added strips of brocade blue cardstock all the way around. To finish them off I added the silver mini brads. I brushed a bit of white memory paint on the background and stamped "sparkle" over it so it would be seen. Kind of a reverse puddle if you will. The image is actually stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with the water color crayons. I used my Versamarker to blend the colors around and then dumped clear embossing powder over it. I cut out the girl and the duck and mounted them on top of the image I had stamped on watercolor paper previouse. I brushed brocade watercolor crayon all over the 'background" to give it that rainy day look. To finish it all off, I added some crystal effects to the puddle and to the raindrops. I did a big ol fancy bow to really jazz it up. This is a perfect card for is getting ready to rain here. Gotta love this rumbly weather! Enjoy!

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