Sunday, April 24, 2016

April Showers - Under the Weather GWS x 2

I have two versions of an April Showers / Under the Weather card for you this afternoon.
The first, I am very happy to say, draws its main inspiration from a challenge that I had thought was gone.  I must have gotten a bad link when I searched for it a few weeks ago, though, because I re-found it on Savitri's blog, and was quite excited.
Here is my take.  For the metallic gold, I included some bling--literally.  The recipient can detach the necklace (clasped in the back) and feel pretty while getting better. :)
In addition to ColourQ, this first card also plays with:
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge "As You Wish" April
Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamps {Inkadinkado: Gemstone Flourishes;
Unknown "Under the Weather" set}
Ink {Papertrey Ink: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet; Ranger: Archival Black}
Clear Superfine Embossing Powder {Ranger}
Ribbon, Gems, Gold Necklace {Stash}
For the second version, I decided to try another monochrome card, this time in blue and white.
As such, it qualifies for the following:
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge "As You Wish" April
Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamps {Inkadinkado: Gemstone Flourishes;
Unknown "Under the Weather" set; Unknown Cross-stitch set}
Ink {Papertrey Ink: Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening; Ranger: Archival Black}
Ribbon, Gems, Button {Stash}
Here is a quick technique:
If you would like to shade a single-color image, use a blending stump or tortillon to lift inkpad color and enhance your image.  You can also fill in missed spots this way and save a stamped image with a "hole in it."
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Before you go, hop over to my quilting and gardening blog, Gardener's Thread, 
to enter for a Tula Pink book giveaway!
That giveaway will remain open until I finish my Spring-weaver quilt. 
I'll be hosting another craft cleanout giveaway here soon, so do check back.
Be well,


  1. Creative design. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  2. A delightful card - I really like your version for Colour Q.

  3. Both of these are marvelous, Kathryn! I love tht stitched black ribbon on the first one and all the little gems on the second one. Beautifully done.

  4. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  5. Fabulous cards Kathyrn. The second one is especially perfect for our monochrome challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.Crafty hugs

  6. Beautiful cards, Kathryn! I love the image of the lady with the umbrella, and the flourishes are so pretty! Love your bow, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  7. What a great tip, Kathryn! Never would have thought of that. Both cards are all the bling and both color variations. Thanks for sharing them at the OLS challenge!

  8. I love your range of cards, Kathryn - the blue one is just perfect for our 'Monochrome' challenge. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  9. A lovely delicate take on the monochrome theme.
    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. :)


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