April showers bring May flowers

Hey, everybody! Hope your Monday went without a hitch and you’re all geared up for Tuesday! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Before the evening gets away from me I wanted to share a card I whipped up this morning for The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge where the theme is ‘Rain Rain Go Away.’ I’ve had the most perfect digi set featuring rain boots in my stash for a number of years, and have only used it once, so out it came for this challenge! And I’m stoked that I was able to make the rain boots look worn and muddy, lol! ;)

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis 80# Light Lime cardstock and a strip from Colorbok green Seeing Dots cardstock that I adhered to the bottom of the light green layer and then adhered the panel to the card base. Using the ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ digital set from Imagine That digis by Kris, I printed front and inside sentiments along with two pre-colored images on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and fussy cut one of them, leaving just a tiny white edge, and then fussy cutting just the flowers on the second one. I adhered the fence and sentiment to the background panel with foam strips.

I covered the rain boots in Glossy Accents and let them dry for about 45 minutes and twisted the cardstock so it would crack. This technique is similar to the shattered glass technique where you twist clear embossing to get a cracked appearance. I’ve never tried it with Glossy Accents and was super stoked that it worked! I let it dry another 15-20 minutes and then rubbed a good bit of brown ink over the boots (and a little on the fence) so it would get down into the cracks and make them look muddy. I adhered the fussy-cut layer of flowers on 1mm thick foam squares for just a little dimension. The finishing touch was adding several tiny white flat-back pearls.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock on which I had printed the sentiment, embellished it with strips of green dotted and light green cardstock, and layered it on the green cardstock.

And one more peek… love, love, love how this turned out! I was so happy I remembered I had this digital set in my digital images! I really prefer to stamp with rubber/clear stamps so I don’t use digis that often anymore. And I was double-happy that I was able to make the rain boots look worn and muddy! Score! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Light Lime cardstock, Colorbok green Seeing Dots cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Stamps: Imagine That digis by Kris ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ digi set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Glossy Accents, Darice double-sided adhesive strips, 1mm thick double-sided adhesive squares, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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