I have made a card with one of my favourite Bugaboo Stamps, 'Make it Snappy - Thinking of you'
I recently won a challenge on our RSA (Rubberstamping-South Africa) Yahoo group and one of the prizes was a packet of these really beautiful paper paper strips in gorgeous metallic shades, and that's what prompted me to use this colour palette. They are something I have never tried before and I had real fun using them! The image is coloured using various alcohol markers (I have Copics, Spectrum Noir, Nellie Snellen and Pantone) and the highlights are made using a white gel pen.
I covered the raindrops in Glossy Accents and the umbrella in a great glitter glue that is exactly the right colour - what luck!
Here's what I did to make the umbrella look all puffy : I added a little too much glitter glue so the cardstock started to bulge, and then to dry it off I used the hairdryer on a higher heat setting and whilst blowing on the back, I 'coaxed' that area out so that it bulged a little more and stayed that way. hey - I think I just invented a new technique - by mistake! LOL!
Another bit of luck was that I found the perfect colour in a DP offcut! A beautiful satin ribbon bow is the only embellishment.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: