Saturday, April 11, 2015

Waffle Flower - The Sun Always Comes Out Again.

“The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.”
                                                                                 ---------Lloyd Alexander from Time Cat

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another card for the current Waffle Flower Challenge with this sweet inspiration photo:  

For this card I die-cut several clouds from DCWV patterned cardstock and Add a Little Dazzle craft metal (the black diamond color and the silver reverse) using dies from Lawn Fawn Into the Woods and Lil' Inker Rainbows and Clouds sets.  I arranged the clouds where I wanted them on my white cardstock  using repositionable adhesive so I'd know where I wanted to stamp my sun.

Next, I took my clouds off and stamped the sun with Versamark ink using one of the circles from my Waffle Flower - Flower Circles stamp set.  I heat embossed it with bright yellow powder and then sponged over and around the sun with Distress Ink - Mustard Yellow for a shining halo.....making sure I put enough ink on the disc itself to show the lines of the stamp.  You can see the detail of the sun in the shot below.

I also sponged around the edges of the cardstock with Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick.  Then I adhered my clouds using Beacon 3-in-1 craft glue

Next, I stamped a wonderful sentiment from my PaperTrey Ink - Hello Sunshine stamp set using Versafine - Smokey Gray ink.

Now that I had everything place, I put on my raindrops.  I sketched out with a pencil some parallel my rain would be all going in the same direction!!!  lol...  This clearance rack package of little rhinestones (in smoke and clear colors) had them individually and in strings which I cut to length and adhered with additional liquid glue.  By using the glue instead of only the adhesive that came on the back, I had some wiggle room for getting them arranged in the right place.

I really love how this card turned out and hope you do, too!!!

Thank you for all your wonderful comments.  They are very much appreciated!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Challenge March 23 - April 12
2. Tombow USA April Challenge - April Showers


3. Dreamweavers Stencil April Challenge - Showers
4. Add a Little Dazzle - Dazzling Diva Challenge #70 - Mood Board or Anything Goes 


Karenladd said...

WOW!!! This card is so fun! I love the clouds (especially with the mix of paper and metal) and those rhinestone raindrops are amazing. Such a clever representation of rain!! I always love your imaginative takes on inspiration challenges but this is exceptionally adorable!

Sue D said...

Awesome. I like the sun, the different clouds and the cool raindrops.

Daniella said...

Janis my awesome friend! You really know how to join a challenge! Your work is fabulous, as always. I am in love with the rain and the sun!
Tombow will be hopping with Waffle Flower later this month, how cool is that?
Thanks for joining the Tombow Challenge, again! :)

Stampsnob. said...

Love the planning and thinking you put in to make this lovely card........Lis

Lee-Anne said...

Love those wonderful craft metal clouds! The raindrops are fabulous too! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva challenge and hope to see you again next week!

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is pretty too! Love your sun! Thanks again for joining us at the WFC!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun card - like the "rain" - Thanks so much for joining in at DD!

Diane said...

Super cute and clever design with your rhinestone rain.

Hugs Diane

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh such a fabulous design. Love it.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Janis...this is a wonderful card for the Dreamweaver Challenge and also your one for the autism awareness. I can tell you are a fabulous mom and it was a wonderful shower of love for all that your dear daughter deals with....hugz!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love your card, Janis.

Cindy Groh said...

Love that sentiment as inspiration for challenging days when it seems as though the sun hasn't shined. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this month at Dream it Up!

Donna Ellis said...

What a powerful card, Janis! I LOVE that you show the showers in the form of jewels. Even living in FL, as much as I detest the humidity, I LOVE the rainy season, the colors of the clouds, the shapes of the clouds, the different types of rain from dainty to gigantic droplets - our pool cage "collects" hanging diamonds of rain and/or dew overnight, and it looks so magically JEWELED - just like your card. And the degrees of color changes within the clouds is just amazing - like your card, lots of shapes, textures and colors to enjoy. Water is so precious - thank you for showing that so beautifully in your card! xo

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!!! I really liked the rhinestone raindrops, too, even though I see that one of the strings is not very straight!!! Ooops.... Oh, well, it proves it was made by hand, I guess. :)


Janis said...

Thank you so much, Sue!! I had fun making that sun and sponging the glorious shining halo around it!!


Janis said...

Daniella, your comments are always so sweet and encouraging!!! Totally loving that Tombow is doing these quickie hops. One with WF will be AWESOME!!!!


Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lis!! It took a lot more planning than I expected, but I love how it turned out.


Janis said...

Thank you, Lee-Anne!! I LOVE using the craft metal for is the perfect material for them esp with the shiny backside!!