Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Everything will be okay - RCC80 - Showers and Flowers

 
Hey everyone!  I'm excited to be sharing my first Ribbon Carousel Challenge post today.  This month's theme is Showers and Flowers, and here is my card:


I used the Dreamweavers Umbrella stencil.  I first used a rubber brayer to add black ink to the stencil and then pressed my cardstock directly on the stencil to create the outlines.  I had expected the color to be more even, but the ink kind of beads up on the stencil, which turned out to be a really neat effect. 

The entire piece was then sprayed with Plum Poppy Mister Huey's mist, concentrating the mist in the lower right corner.  I like that it does give the effect of rain as you move away from that bottom corner. 


For the trim, I added started with black grosgrain ribbon.  Grosgrain is one of my favorites, it's kind of that all purpose ribbon that works for almost everything.  A little trick, grosgrain is a great buy even if you don't particularly like the pattern, you can always turn it over and use the solid side, like I did here.  I layered two pieces of sheer ribbon over the grosgrain, overlapping them to get a second layer of color/depth.


The sentiment is one of my favorite Verve Plain Janes, and I finished it off with some My Mind's Eye All is Bright gems.

I'm also going to be linking this card up at Dreamweaver's for their April challenge:  clouds, showers, and mists as well as The Paper Girls Challenge:  April Showers Bring May Flowers.

Be sure to head over to the RCC Blog to check out some more great projects, and link up one of your own - there's a Ribbon Carousel at stake!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy and Black
Stamps:  Verve - Everything is going to be Okay Plain Jane
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; CTMH - Black
Other:  Dreamweavers - Umbrella stencil; Speedball - Rubber Brayer; Studio Calico Mister Huey's - Plum Poppy; Teresa Collins - Welcome Home Trim Pack; American Crafts - Sheer Ribbon; Tombow - Mono and Vellum Adhesive; My Mind's Eye - Merry and Bright Faceted Gems

31 comments:

  1. Such a cool, shimmery, showery effect, Miriam! You could link this up to Heart2Heart this week--April showers is the theme...

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  2. so fun! silvery rain spatter - I love it!

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  3. Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the multiple umbrellas!!

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  4. This is absolutely amazing - what an incredible effect!

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  5. Wow, how striking is this! Love the red and various shades of misting and your choice of ribbons is lovely, Miriam!

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  6. Wow! This is amazing, Miriam. I want to be you when I grow up. :) If I can't, then I want to spend a day with you and learn all about these great techniques you use.

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  7. This is an awesome card, Miriam!!! So unique...LOVE what you did with the misting!!!

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  8. wow Miriam this is STUNNING.. i love it

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  9. This is great Miriam! I love the graduation of colour in the umbrellas!!

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  10. Yea! So happy for you, Miriam! Really love the effect of this card! SO GLAD you gave close-ups! It almost looks like you've embossed the outline in silver. So pretty!

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  11. Ooh, this is SO cool, Miriam! Umbrellas? Be still my heart...
    LOVE the "showery" effect and all that shimmer!

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  12. A very cool card!!!Congrats on your 1st post with Ribbon Carousel!!!

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  13. That's so beautiful Miriam! The shimmer is just gorgeous!!

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  14. Beautiful card!! What a creative and fun way to use the stencil to press the design with ink. I really like the effects you achieved with the spray also. Thanks for playing along in our April Dreamweaver Challenge!

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  15. oh wow! This is gorgeous Miriam!
    So artistic!
    Thank you~

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  16. Love the effect you were able to achieve here, Miriam!

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  17. I'm so proud that you figured out how to use the stencil as a stamp! Love the rain effect that you achieved with your mists. Thanks so much for playing along with us, Miriam!

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  18. Miriam - Love the multiple techniques going on and that you used the negative of the stencil to get the umbrella outlines! Brilliant!

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  19. This is a wonderful card! I love how the black edged your openings, and the misting turned out fabulous! Well done, thanks for joinging our Dreamweaver challenge.

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  20. Wow! This is fabulous! I LOVE the silver paired with that rich red. Stunning!

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  21. Seriously, this looks like a piece of fabulous art! It's amazing! And the layered ribbon is genius!!

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  22. I love this one. Almost looks like there's movement. Very impressive!

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  23. What a great technique! I so have to try this. Love your end product. TFS!!!

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  24. Oh wow, what a great "rain" effect! This is a fun card to look at (I'm sure even more so in person!!)

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  25. Miriam - this is such a great card! I love your technique of brayering the black ink on the stencil first. Thanks for linking up to my challenge at The Paper Girls!

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  26. What an awesome technique! Love it!! Thanks for participating at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog!

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  27. that is SUCH a cool technique! Awesome!

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  28. this card is all about the WOW factor! Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls!

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  29. Great technique you used with the stencil...very creative...thanks for the inspiration.

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