Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Too Much Rain!

And more lives are torn apart by violence!  Too many sad days lately!  No way to understand what makes people want to destroy others.  It leaves me speechless.

And my card today has to do with rain.  Too much rain, but looking toward the hope at the end of the rain.  Which is all we can do.

I was in a light-hearted mood when I first started this card, but then heard about the events in Boston, so it seems much too lively and busy to my eyes now, but this is what I had and no time to change it.

Using the colour palette of the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP can make a card really busy, but the main image from Bootiful Occasions is very simple.  I used masking to stamp the image on one panel, and the sentiment on another.  The layout for this card comes from the MOJO Monday sketch challenge #289.

This sketch is well-balanced but definitely busy in itself.  It would have helped if I had had smaller Brights Selection brads.  I do like the sun made from a punched panel of Daffodil Delight along with one of the images from stamp set, Round Array, which will be available until May 30 as a sneak peek from the new catalogue along with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch from the Spring Mini.  It is topped with a Brights Designer Series Button threaded with white Baker's Twine, and popped up on Dimensionals.

And as always, as the card says, the sun will come out again!

Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions (w126595; c126597); A Round Array (c129090) or bundled with the punch (c133899)
Paper:  Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (126922); Pacific Point (111350), Lucky Limeade (122926), Daffodil Delight (119683) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Lucky Limeade (126984) and Pacific Point (126951)
Accessories: 3/8"  Brights Glimmer Brads (121006); Brights Designer Buttons (119747); White Baker's Twine (124262)
Tools:  Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127750); Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335); Delicate Doilies Sizzlets L (126999); 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (127811); 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 3/16" Corner Punch (119871); Paper Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199); Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187)
A Round Array

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Bootiful Occasions

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