Hello and happy Friday. Today’s post brings a splash of H2O fun to these sweet characters from Paperie Ink. I’m using the umbrella from the stamp set, Seasun of Fun and the cute characters from the stamp set, Don’t Worry Be Happy. The water splashes are from an amazing set by Altenew called A Splash of Color. This is one of those sets that you just have to have in your stash. It’s got a number of great “splashy” designs to convey the feel of paint or water splashing out and/or on something.
I thought it would be fun to fill up these fruit-flavored, bold umbrellas with a little H2O and some cute animals so that’s what I did for today’s card. To make this slimline card measuring 3-1/2″ wide X 8-1/2″ long, I used Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for the base and card front. I typically create a separate card front and attach it to my base at the end. That’s why I use the 80lb so it does not get too heavy. I like to do this so that my Copic coloring bleed on the backside of the card front is concealed and covered. However, for today’s card that is not necessary. I actually stamped and colored the characters separately and fussy cut them out. This gave me complete flexibility to move them around and then attach to the card front.
Here’s the links to the Neenah paper depending on what quantity size you prefer.
I stamped and heat embossed in white the five colorful umbrellas. I also stamped the blue splashes using a Memento stamp pad in Bahama Blue
using all different images from the Altenew set. I stamped larger splashes about 1/2 to 2/3 down from the top and then at the bottom edge of my card front. I attached the umbrellas (upside down) using dimensional foam tabs on the umbrella (not handle), matching a water splotch with each umbrella. Each umbrella handle was clipped off and reapplied to the card front with no tabs, but rather glue to be flat. I prefer to use the Honey Bee Creative Precision Tip Glue
for this. I also like to use this with my cute stand and towel
. 🙂 By gluing down the handles, it makes the umbrellas look more dimensional.
Once the umbrellas were in place, I added an animal to the inside of each umbrella. In some cases, I needed to cut them down at the bottom in order for them to fit properly in their “umbrella boat.” Lastly, I stamped the phrase, “Splish Splash, Make Today a Blast” (coming soon!) to the top left of the card front using my Hero Arts Black Ink pad.
This is my favorite black ink and I’ve tried many!
I did add a little Pearl Pen Glass Effects Gel in Blue for some dimensional drops on the umbrella fronts and around the characters, too. This Gel Pen is a German product and hard to find, but Glossy Accents
on top of blue ink will work for this, too! This card mails perfectly inside a business-sized envelope as shown here.
Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design