Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend. ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to all the awesome Mums out there.. hope you get some YOU TIME today!

We have another fantastic card to inspire you here on the blog today.

Becca Cruger has been getting inky with our rain lady…

March in North Dakota usually means blustery snow and cold. But this week, right before we got walloped by a blizzard, there was a thunderstorm and tons of rain!

In honor of our rainstorm, I busted out the Sparkle in the Rain stamp set by Visible Image and let my inner optimist shine with this card design.

I began by embossing the umbrella girl in black and then scribbled over her with shades of yellow gelatos.

I blended the gelatos with my fingers and then used a damp paper towel to wipe off the excess gelato from the embossed image.

I masked over my image and most of the yellow portions of my card and then stamped some raindrops using blue Distress Inks.

I thought the card paired perfectly with this big ol’ happy sentiment from the Express Yourself set.

I embossed it on black paper and then painted in the sunshine with a bit of yellow Distress Oxides, followed by a healthy does of Spectrum Noir sparkle markers – because who doesn’t love all things GLITTER!?

A little background of patterned paper and viola! My design was complete!

Thanks for popping by my friends, and be sure to head over to the Visible Image blog homepage to check out some awesome inspiration!

Such a fabulous card Becca! Love it! Thank you  ♡

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We will be back a little later with a beautiful tag by Veerle Moreels.

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Mark & Helen xx


Rainy Day Sparkle – Visible Image

Hi there! We are sharing some more awesome inspiration by Elina today.

As we head into winter we expect lots of rainy days! So keep this sentiment in mind…


The backgrounds of these cards were first inked with Distress inks and the patterns were added with plain water: On the larger card I let water just drip down creating light vertical lines. Once dry I added more water on the bottom of the card, and splashed some drops on the upper part of the background.

On the smaller ATC card I first inked the background, and placed a stencil with vertical dot lines on the cardstock. I misted the stencil with water, pressed dry with a paper towel, and removed the stencil. Creating fun patterns on your project background could not be easier!

Cardmaking: Stamped ATC card with inked background

On the larger card I stamped and fussy cut the quote text, but for an ATC sized card the text was too big. I used the same lovely quote, but wrote it with tiny rub-on letters. I have bought the letter set from craft flea market and I love it! The set is years old, but the rub-ons still work well. Originally the set was needed for correcting machine writer typing errors- a little piece of history, isn’t it!

On the ATC card I stamped the image with Archival ink. For the larger card I used black embossing powder that had a hint of sparkle in it.

The ‘Sparkle’ word on the larger card was heat embossed twice; first using black powder and then a second time with a hint of glitter powder.

The stamps are from Visible Image: ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ and ‘Smile Sparkle Shine’. Love them!


Cardmaking: Stamped card with inked background

Despite any the rainy weather I wish you a sparkling day!


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