Thursday, April 14, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello Stampers!

Well I got 20 of my hand sanitizers completely finished.  I have all the pieces punched, cut, scored, and assembled as much as possible.  To finish the ones that are left all I have to do is assemble the holder and stick on the embellishments.  I am certain I can finish them today.  Then I can deliver them next week.

I also finished my online class last night but now I have quite a bit of work ahead of me over the next few months.  I will be using a schedule as that is the only way I can accomplish all I have to get done.  Wish me luck!

My card today was one I wanted to do when I saw the 2 challenges.  I saw the challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday  and the description helped me decide what I wanted to do.

Since the description mentioned April Showers I thought the Technique challenge at Just Us Girls would be the perfect compliment.

It has been a while since I have played with the smooshing technique so I thought I would use it to create my background.  I used my mat and reinkers so I could get a darker color.  I did the Pool Party first and let it dry.  Then I came back with Smoky Slate on top to get some gray in it.  By doing it this way, you avoid getting a muddy background.  After the background was dry I used the raindrops from Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  I then cut my designer series paper and attached it.  I used the tear & tape as the watercolor paper is usually warped from the water and I want to make sure the designer series paper sticks.  I then attached my ribbon and again used tear & tape to attach the layer to the card base.  I then punched my flowers and sponged the edges.  I assembled the flower and added to my card.  I finished the flower with a rhinestone.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be finishing up my hand sanitizers and making cards to post this weekend.  I am headed to a knitting retreat and so looking forward to it.  We even have a tour of a yarn maker and his warehouse!  Fun, Fun, Fun!  Have a Great Day!



Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card is so soft and lovely! Your background turned out beautifully and I really like the little raindrops on it paired up with the pretty flowers. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Krafty Kaylin said...

cute card. thanks for joining us at try stampin on tuesday

Super Stamp Girl said...

Robbie, what a great use of this DSP to showcase all of it's loveliness off, plus adding in the shower theme. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! xo Crystal

Vicki Milyard said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Try Stamping

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Your card is so pretty, Robbie! I love your background and the added raindrops. Perfect way to combine the sketch and theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.
Sara H.