Playing in the Rain
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope your week is off to an amazing start. I had to work on some taxes today (bleh!), but I also got to do some “work” in my craft room. I love working there, because it’s never work!
I wanted to use a few more of the products I ordered from the January-April Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration, and I had such fun.
This card uses most of the products in the Rain or Shine Suite from the Mini Catalog. I think this was the first set on my list after I saw the new mini. My granddaughter loves rabbits, so I had to get this suite! When she was “little,” she loved cats and horses. Now that she’s a responsible eight year-old and all grown up (!), she wanted a pet for her birthday, but a horse was out of the question and they already had a cat. She found a beautiful little bunny that she fell in love with and named him Havana (but they call him BunBun). He is a sweetie, and Wesley is happy to have another male in the house.
For this card, I started with a Calypso Coral card base. After embossing a Daffodil Delight layer with the Raindrops Embossing Folder, I adhered it to the base. The Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so fun! Many of the images have a little shimmer to them. I cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of the DSP and adhered it to the Daffodil Delight Cardstock.
Using Basic White Cardstock, I die-cut a circle from the Layering Circle Dies, stamped the bunny (from the Playing in the Rain Bundle) in Basic Gray, and the sentiment (from the Easter Bunny Stamp Set) in Old Olive Classic Ink. I colored the bunny with Smoky Slate, Polished Pink, Petal Pink, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The bunny was darker than I liked, so I lightened him a little with the Color Lifter.
For the little rain puddle, I used several colors. I didn’t want it to be mud, but puddles aren’t usually a pretty blue either. First I colored it with Balmy Blue, then colored over that with some Pool Party. Finally, I added a little Crumb Cake over that. It’s still not perfect, but it’s ok and he seems to be happy with it.
When I pulled out the die from the Playing in the Rain Dies, I realized that the puddle wasn’t part of the die, so I used the “Out of the Box” technique. Basically, you cut whatever you don’t want the die to cut (the puddle and spashy drops), then tuck this behind the die before you die-cut. I added this to the die-cut circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added that to the card front.
I created a banner edge on the sentiment, then slipped it behind the bunny. He just looks so happy, dancing in the rain! And the DSP umbrella is keeping him mostly dry while he plays.
Remember – if you order the Rain or Shine Product Suite, you get the Playing in the Rain Bundle (Playing in the Rain Stamp Set & Dies at the bundle discount), Rain or Shine DSP, Raindrops Embossing Folder, and Loose Daisy Embellishments. You can also order all of the products separately, but if you order the Playing in the Rain Bundle (or the Suite), the bundle is 10% less than if you order the stamps and dies separately. And you will want the dies with this set!
If you’re free, join me for my Facebook Live later today. I’ll be showing you how to make the Spring Shaker Card with this same suite of products. If you can’t make it, it will be recorded to my Stamping with Buffy Facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!