Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cricut Rain or Shine card

 Hello, friends!

Cricut Rain or Shine card

Today's card is made using the Photo Booth Props cartridge. Who knew this cartridge would be so versatile?

When I was making this card, I was nervous that it would not turn out. Then about halfway through I became giddy! It ended up being one of my favorite cards I have made in awhile. 

Now, before you guys think I am a total stamping genius I am going to let you in on a secret. When I was stamping the watercolor brushstrokes down the side, I had no idea if it would work. Do you think I pulled out a ruler and measured to see if all of my colors would fit? That would be a big fat no. Instead I stamped all of the colors I had pulled out and realized I needed to add one more color of ink. Thank goodness thistle looks good next to gypsy! Also, the spacing totally worked out. 

For the sentiment, I stamped it all in black. Then, I used one sponge dauber (a different one for each color) and added the ink to the banner section of the stamp. Before I stamped on a scratch sheet of paper I huffed on the stamp. This adds a little bit of moisture which is needed because it takes a little bit of time to add all of those colors. 

The Cricut cut is actually the negative of the cut. I just backed it with glitter paper. This could not be easier!

If you have a Cricut Explore, here is the file: Cricut Rain or Shine card
Cricut Rain or Shine card

Cricut Rain or Shine card closeup

Cricut Rain or Shine card closeup

Cricut Rain or Shine card closeup
Cricut Rain or Shine card closeup
supplies I used

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Joan Smith said...

OMG Melanie WOW Your card is totally amazing, Fabulous and Beautiful you really did one outstanding stamping job gosh definitely ever so clever and creative I did read how you did it and genius is the word. Love it to pieces to say the least....and I know I love that Photo Props cartridge too...bet you'll be using it more *he he he*

Marilyn said...

Love the colors and love your card!

Barbalot said...

Now that is a pretty card! Love the brushstrokes and the glittery umbrella, too.

LST in Colorado said...

Awesome card!! Melanie, you are so creative and come up with magnificent ways to add that special touch to your projects. Thanks for sharing and many more thanks for shafting your special effects techniques.

Vanessa said...

What a cute card! Don't you just love when a project comes together even better than you expected??? Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Great card. How fun to use rainbow colors in such a interesting way. Friends through the good times and the not so goo times. Thanks for sharing.

Windy said...

Well done! Using glitter paper for the umbrella was a great idea...Looks like rain.

Sue D said...

Cute--I like the rainbow of colors and the glittery umbrella.

Jenna ♥ said...

Wonderful card!!! Love the bright colors and design! Have a FAB weekend! Hugs Jenna