Monday, April 20, 2020

Showers of Love

Update: This card was a Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers for the week ending April 25, 2020.
Double Trouble Challenge #55 is up on the blog beginning Monday, April 20, and ending Sunday evening, May 3, 2020. This is a biweekly challenge that offers you options and twists. Our theme is "Spring Things".

For specific details, visit our blog but here is a photo, which serves as a brief explanation of the requirements.

As you can see from the photo, we are partnering with Artsy Stamper Digitals, owned and operated by artist, Beverly Cole. When you post your card to Challenge #14, we urge you to browse through her Etsy shop - you won't be disappointed!

Artsy Stamper Challenge Badge

For my card, I used a stamp and die bundle that I've had for two years and never used. When I read the challenge description, I knew these were the stamps for my card. I was inspired by an artist and paper crafter named Jan Tink and shamelessly CASE'd her card. I do not have a link to her card. 
I stamped and colored the image then added the background and rain effects. The image was cut using a circle die. The clouds were created with a stencil. Once the clouds were completed, I die cut the panel with zigzag stitches. The sentiment was stamped and trimmed to size. Onto a white card base, the layers were added, mostly using foam tape. I added the banners toward the right edge to bring color to that side of the card. The inside was decorated with a sun and two ducklings, leaving sufficient space for a personal message.
Be sure to join us at Double Trouble #55 for this fun challenge and don't forget to link up with Artsy Stamper's Challenge #14 and visit the Artsy Stamper Shop

Stamps: My Favorite Things " Rain or Shine"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Dies: My Favorite Things " Rain or Shine"; Spellbinders Classic Large Circles; Whimsy "Stitched ZigZag Rectangles"
Misc.: Gelly Roll Pen #10 (white), foam tape


  1. This is just so vibrant, Melanie, and a fun and cute nod to springtime rains!

  2. This is so cute, especially with the little duck on the sentiment. Your choice of colours really pops!

  3. Such a sweet image! Perfect sentiment to go with it, love your design! :)

  4. OMG she is SO adorable ... great coloring! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
    Please stop by for a visit.

  5. Wow, really like how you did your focal point with sponging and the effect of the rain is excellent. Also fantastic job on the cloud stencil. Adorable image and fun card.

  6. Love this little girl with her umbrella! Thanks for joining us at the Artsystamper Challenge. kReN on the DT

  7. Beautiful project and great colouring. Your design is just gorgeous .Thanks for joining us at our challenge, SPRING, love these cuties.
    ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS. Good luck in the draw. . Love to see you next challenge.
    ~aNNie DT member