I began with a piece of watercolour cardstock, onto which I stamped the Hero Arts fresh cut raindrops background stamp, and embossed with white embossing powder, but not over the entire piece – I left the bottom left empty. (This stamp is unfortunately now discontinued, but the Rainy Day Bold Prints stamp would work just as well.) I then added a little bit of Distress Ink in various blues, and sprayed the panel with water.
I then stamped the little girl with her umbrella from Studio Katia‘s “Hello Alice” onto some white cardstock, fussy cut and coloured her with Copic markers, then added a spot of white to her eyes. I then decided she looked a little lonely all by herself, so I also stamped and coloured the cute little kitty in the set.
Before assembling the card, I coloured a strip on the left side of the card with the same Copic marker I used for her jeans. I cut the watercolour card down so that it was a smidgeon narrower than the card front, and adhered it down to show some of the blue stripe. I used some grey Copics to make a shadow underneath the girl, before adhering her and her little cat to the card. I then used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts “Thoughtful Messages” (This is also discontinued, unfortunately, but Hero Arts has so many wonderful sentiment stamps, and there are lots of sentiments that would work equally well on this card). By the way, the Copic colours I used are B37, B45, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, E02, E08, E53, R20, R22, R24, R29, YR14 and YR27.
If you’ve seen the challenge theme for this month, you would know that it is the finishing touches that I added to this card that make all the difference! I added some Wink of Stella to the umbrella and to the blue strip on the left. I added some Star Dust Stickles to some of the raindrops, and I added some of Studio Katia‘s fabulous clear rain drops. These seriously look like drops of water on the card!
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