Rainy Day

Lordy,   I tried, I really did!  I had this vision in my head.  I could see a wonderful blending of blue embossing powders, giving the illusion of rain.   I pictured, the umbrella as a 2nd color.  I did.  I could see it in my mind.

However the crafting Gods would not let me accomplish it!   First of all, nobody, and I mean nobody sells packs of colored embossing powders.   Michaels is love struck on micro beads and glitter, and woefully short of embossing powders.  I picked thru their pathetic selection of embossing powders.   Ended up with green and blue shades.    Some pearl (which I think are pretty) and some glossy, some flat, certainly someone sells beautiful colors of embossing powders that are no glitter…. sigh!

Then because the background stamp had too much white space, I could not get the umbrella to show up…. then I used distress ink to highlight it.   It looked horrible.  Tossed it away (I did take it out of the trash to use the back side to test ink colors….so not a total waste)

Then I decided to make the umbrella by embossing with the matching colors.   Since I used the foam sheets to raise up the card, I could need to drop the shapes down into the opening.  Just slightly off.  No big deal.  Can hardly tell.

But what sticks out as a sore thumb to me, is the darn glue debacle when putting the word on the card.  Have I mentioned that I am not a fan of Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue.   It either never comes out, or squirts everywhere.  Today it was everywhere.   I got glue all over the card.  There are glue noogies all over the bottom.  But what the heck, we must move on.  And must find my matte finish to glue with in the future.



Close up of the umbrella




Neenah White Cardstock
Hero Arts Fresh Cut Raindrops Background Stamp
My Favorite Things Die-namics Layered Umbrella Die
Versamark Ink
WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello Die
Zing Green Embossing Powder
Recollections Pearl Embossing Powder Tourmaline
Recollections Citron Opaque Embossing Powder
Recollections Pearl Embossing Powder Sapphire
Recollections Opaque Embossing Powder Glacier

Thanks for looking!!!!!

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One Response to “Rainy Day”

  1. Your making-off-story could be mine in some facts with the embossing of this OCC 😉
    But the counting thing is the result, isn’t it?
    I like your card! 🙂
    Maybe, cause I like the bg-stamp?
    Take a look: http://komma-designed.blogspot.com/2014/05/k1-196-happy-day-raindrops.html

    Your new embossing-colors fit great together.
    I love to use the Embossing powders of American Crafts – Zing! Embossing Powder with opaque finish. Without glitter or glimmer (they also have them, but not only them). It’s melting even, most of the time and gives a nice dimension. And they have a nice color-sortiment!

    The last 12 days (during the time of class) I didn’t find enough time to visit all the amazing OCC-participant-blogs – but now I will catch up. Better late than never! 🙂

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