I had something else planned for my blog post today but summer allergies had me feeling like my head was in the clouds most of the week. Since I've been feeling a bit under the weather, I decided to pull out a half finished post I have been saving for a rainy day. Okay, okay...enough bad puns.
In case you haven't figured it out, today it's all about "Cloudy"! There are so many quotes about clouds and rainy days that work so well on encouragement cards. Humble, unassuming Cloudy, with his kind smile and hopeful expression, (and completely unimaginative name) is just the perfect image for comforting and gently lifting spirits. He's simple, uncomplicated, and never clashes with any color I use with him. And I'm finding that he gets along so well with so many of my other images!
Ribbon Rainbow Card
This is a card I made shortly before I found out I had to move. I stuck it in my laptop bag at the last minute and now I'm glad it didn't get put in storage with everything else. It always makes me smile and it's a great reminder that brighter days are always ahead of me.
You will need to print out 2 images for this card- the card front and an extra cloud. I printed out the sentiment separately but you could just print it on the card front and it would still look really nice. The font I used is Amatic SC.
I ran a tape runner across the widest part of the cloud on the card front and lined up my ribbon scraps over it. I glued a scrap of cardstock over the ends to make sure they were secure and to give it a better surface to adhere the top cloud. I folded the ribbon over to the back side and did the same thing on the other side. I adhered it to the yellow card. Then I cut out the second cloud and attached it over the ribbon ends with double sided foam tape.
I cut out the sentiment and inked the edges with Palette "Beaux Arts Blue" ink and also popped it up with double sided foam tape. The final step was a little "Waterfall" Stickles bling on the raindrops.
Walk in the Rain Card
This is another card I made right before I moved. Fortunately I had taken pictures of it so I can share it with you too. It is a tall card, made to fit in a regular business size envelope. I printed the card front on Reminiscence blue pearl cardstock. It's looks really, really pretty in person, almost like the printed lines are hovering slightly over the surface of the paper. It doesn't photograph very well at all, unfortunately. (Or maybe it's just the photographer!) I used the Cloudy and Rainy Day images for this card.
The sentiment says "Maybe I can't stop the downpour but I will always join you for a walk in the rain." I love that! Such a sweet quote for someone who is going through a rough time. Another nice thing about this card is that it would be perfect for guys or girls.
I printed out extra images on plain, white cardstock to layer over it with foam tape and give it a little more dimension but it would also have been pretty and definitely a LOT simpler without it.
I added Judikins Diamond Glaze to the raindrops, frog, and puddle to make it look wet. In the photo above you can see the shimmer on the blue paper a little better. Isn't it pretty?
I should mention here that I use a Brother color LASER printer for almost all of my projects. I'm not sure how the Diamond Glaze would react with inkjet ink.
Under the Weather Card
Don't forget we still have a coupon code ( KRAAFT ) for 20% off on everything in the shop through the month of June. Special thanks to Heather from the Kraaft Shaak for using my images on her show. You can watch it here if you missed it.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading!
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