May 2, 2015

RetroSketches #163

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Happy Saturday!

Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!


I used papers from Echo Park's Sunny Days Ahead to substitute for the elements of the sketch. I laid the Simon Says Stamps Raindrops stencil over the card and applied translucent embossing paste to mimic the rain. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Abby's Showers stamp set.

My card is 3 3/4" x 5", I made that fatal error of cutting my patterned paper just a week bit short. So being the hoarder that I am I decided to make the whole card smaller rather than cut another piece of my precious paper. You never know I may have to cover the outside of my house one day using my patterned paper and wouldn't want to be one 6 x 6 piece of paper short short--LOL


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Embossing paste detail:

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I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.






27 comments :

June Houck said...

I love umbrella cards, Tracey, and this one really makes me smile!

Annette Allen said...

perfect card for this time of year.. it has been raining here.. I love that paper and the raindrops are perfect.. love it

Bobby said...

I bet you're not the only one who could paper their house, Tracey. ;) I love the addition of the raindrops to your darling card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo fun! LOVING the umbrellas!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

So pretty Tracey! I love the embossed raindrops! So pretty with these adorable papers!!

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love the addition of the embossing paste in with the patterned paper.

Lisa said...

What a fun detail the raindrops are!! This is so CUTE Tracey!!. I'm sure if you came up a piece or two short when covering your house, one of us crazy craft hoarders would have JUST what you needed!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a fun card, Tracey! Love the umbrellas and rain drops! I'm totally the same way with my pattern papers and if I really love the pad will buy multiples. lol

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Tracey,

your card is brilliant! I am so glad I came over to your blog to see it so I got to see the little raindrops!

So cheerful!

Happy NSD

Jen Mitchell said...

I love the rain drops! Great card!

Lynn said...

Happy spring for sure! Love those sweet little umbrellas.

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE the water drop texture you created with embossing paste! soon cool! such a delightful card!

Lisa Lara said...

Ooooooooooooooh so cute Tracey. All with pattern paper (and delicious pattern paper I must add). Love your raindrops.

Joyce said...

Such a super card, and great way to highlight that pretty patterned paper. Love how you did the raindrops.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the pretty papers! And the embossed raindrops are so cool! Great card!

Lynn Put said...

This is fantastic! Such a pretty spring card. I love how you used embossing paste to create the rain drops.

Kim Heggins said...

Love this card...totally forgot that I bought that same paper thanks to you. This is as sweet as they come. Love it!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun card, Tracey! I love these sweet papers and your translucent raindrops are fabulous! I totally 'get' the hoarding thing...I think I could wallpaper my craft room with all the 12 x 12 cardstock and papers I have leftover from my scrapbooking days...no joke :)

Sharron said...

LOVE the umbrella paper--so adorable with the raindrops! This is such a fabulous spring card!

Shannon McComb said...

Love this Tracey!! So much fun and love the look of the rain drops!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super fun! Love your mix of patterns, and the water drops are such a great touch!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this!

Anita in France said...

How fun, Tracey ... those stencilled raindrops over the rainbow brollies are just gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing a photo of your DP covered house!!! Hugs, Anita :)

Ruth G said...

Umbrellas and raindrops are perfect together! This is such a sweet card and I love your story about not wanting to waste the paper - I'm the same way! And I've also thought about how much of my home could be covered with all the paper that I have! I definitely need a 12x12 step program!

Thanks so much for sharing your cute card and great story!

cm said...

Hahahahhaha...chuckling at the thought of your house covered in patterned paper...and knowing you, all the patterns would be perfectly selected to coordinate, with all sheets precisely aligned! Your card: a delight in every way! The raindrops really do steal the show...
Hugs~c

Miriam Prantner said...

SO fun, love the paste!

Deepti said...

Awesome design! those raindrops was a genius idea :)