Just Because Card… Sunshine and Showers


Posted on 15th February 2016 by Angela Dodson
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials

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Hello it's Angela here to  share a new card with you.  This one features a digital image that I have coloured with alcohol markers.  This image, from LC Designs, is called 'Digi Ducks in the Rain' and I felt it was quite apt for the current weather we have been having here lately and of course I couldn't resist those cute ducks having fun in between the sunshine and showers.

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I printed the image out onto Papermilldirect White Linen card and coloured with First Edition Marker Pens as follows: Primrose & Lemon for the ducks, Satsuma & Pumpkin for the beak,Neckerchiefs and wellingtons in Baby Blue, Sorbet, & lilac.  The grass is Pistachio and the puddle has a little baby blue blended out using the FE colourless blender pen. The coloured image was then outlined in Light Grey to help the image 'pop' a little from the background. I used a large speech bubble die to cut the ducks out. A white pergamano pen was used to add some extra detailing.

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Using the First Edtion Weather die set I cut a sun, 2 clouds and some raindrops, all from Papermilldirect white linen card so that i could colour them to match the ducks.  The sun is Primrose & Lemon and the clouds and raindrops outlined with Baby Blue worked with lots of colourless blender.

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For the background, I cut a panel of Papermilldirect White Linen cardstock approx. 4 3/4" wide by 6 3/4" high.  I chose a sentiment stamp 'Just Because' and stamped onto the lower part of the panel using a black archival ink.

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I found a blue & white washi tape in my stash and attached a strip across the top and the bottom edges of the card panel.  The Speech bubble die was used again to cut an outer frame for the ducks from Papermilldirect New Lilac card and then attached to card panel just above stamped sentiment using double sided tape and cosmic shimmer glue.  The whole panel was then mounted using double sided tape onto a 5" x 7" cardblank that I made by simply scoring, folding & trimming an A4 sheet of Papermilldirect New Lilac card to coordinate with the speech bubble frame.

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To finish the card, I glued the die cut sun and one of the clouds in place, overlapping the washi tape strip a little, and then added the other cloud on top using 3D foam pads to create a little height detail.

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The raindrops were arranged so that a couple overlap onto the coloured image section, glueing them in place when happy with position.

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I thought this was a fun image and could be coloured with other shades for the wellies to coordinate with other colours in the papermilldirect cardstock range, why not take advantage of the spring colours and make a selection of cards in different pastel or spring shades.

Don't forget to share your spring makes over on the papermilldirect facebook page, we'd love to see what you have been making.

Materials Used:

White Linen Card - Papermilldirect

New Lilac Card - Papermilldirect

'Digi Ducks in the Rain' Digital Image - LC Designs (Little Claires)

Alcohol Marker Pens - First Edition

Weather Dies & Speech Bubble Dies - First Edition

'Just Because' sentiment from 'Pretty Petals Plus' stanp set - Clearly Besotted

Black Archival Ink, Washi Tape, White Pergamano Pen, D/S tape, Glue, 3D foam pads

More ideas for creating cards and papercraft projects using Papermilldirect Cardstock can be found over on my blog here: http://pollypurplehorse.blogspot.co.uk/

Tagged: design team, papercraft tutorials, card making tutorial

1 thought on “Just Because Card… Sunshine and Showers”

Hazel Davies

16th February 2016 at 3:54 pm

I have only in the last year gone into card making having been a sewing person for 30 years. I sometimes feel I am running before even sitting up. There is so much going on in card making. I started with quilling, made most of my Christmas cards only small though. Go to a hobbies class twice a month where all sorts of crafting takes place. I find your last blog very interesting but only just starting so get confused with terminology at times. Thanks again for your advice Hazel Davies.

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