April Showers

I've seen this topic come up a lot in the challenges this month.  It's one of those themes that I don't ever think of to apply to a card so I have just been skipping over them, until I saw this sentiment at Ginger's House.  It seemed perfect for a card, so I had to use it!
It's not an elaborate card...very few details...but it was fun putting together.  I'm apparently in to trying new techniques and such lately...this week at Friday Mashup the suggested technique is "Ghosting."  All the guides say to use the Versamark stamp pad in order to get the ghosted affect.  Well, since I don't have a Versamark stamp pad...I started using what I had to see if it would work.  The only way that really gave me a decent result was when I used a clear embossing pad to stamp my rain drops.  Once I had swiped my color ink pads over my photo paper, I used a paper towel and rubbed really hard to get the ink to wipe off the rain drop stamp.  It worked pretty well...it's certainly not as beautiful as what the design team did at Friday mashup...but I'll take it :)
The sun and the tulips are cut from my Create-a-Critter cartridge and the clouds are from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I added some stitching around the edges with a colored pencil and then put some glossy accents around the bottom of the clouds.

I used an absolutely adorable image from Saturated Canary-Let it Rain.  She's colored with my pencils and I added some glossy accents around her as well since she's standing in the rain :)
I took the sentiment from Ginger's House and retyped it out into a shape that would fit on my card.
The hearts coming out of the cloud was an idea I got from a card Karen Giron recently made...I follow her blog religiously...every card she makes is absolutely beautiful!...I get jealous :)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Friday Mashup #55-I ain't afraid of no ghost!
    Cardz TV #106-April Showers
    Saturated Canary #15-April Showers
    Cardmadfairy's Digi Days-April Showers
    Raise the Bar #101-Cloudy Skies

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love this CAS design you've come up with using our sketch. The colours are amazing and I love the little hearts that are raining from your clouds.

    Thanks for joining us.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. Fabulous card! The image is adorable. That's awesome that you're trying new techniques. The rain drops look great. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC! :)

  3. Such a fun take on the sketch! I love the raining hearts! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  4. She's adorable and what a super sentiment. Love the little hearts coming down from the rain cloud. x

  5. I love your card and the way you applied the technique! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

  6. Emily she is adorable! I love SC images, they always have such great movement, and this one is perfect for a rainy day. Thank you so much for playing along in our cloud challenge at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  7. Emily how beautiful is this , I love how you craft , what a great style Hugs Elaine

  8. I'm so glad you tried the stuff you had.. Your clear embossing pad is the same as a VersaMark pad.. and the look you achieved came out great! I love the image you used as well. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  9. Such a fabulous card! So glad you joined in the cloud challenge at Raise The Bar!