Spring Card With Iridescent Raindrops

Kim here from Stamping Imperfection to share a spring card with iridescent raindrops. I love mixed media projects and was delighted to have the chance to play with the Kaleidoscope Powders today. I’m a firm believer that every card needs a little sparkle or shine in some form and these powders are a perfect way to create some beautiful sheen on your project.

Have you seen the sweet Gnome is Home stamp set designed by Alex Syberia that was released this month? These little rain boots filled with flowers just caught my eye. I’ve given them an ink blended background using Distress Oxides and stencils and then added some raindrops which were topped with the Neptune Kaleidoscope Powder.

I used the new Slimline Cloud stencil to create a sky using Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass inks. The grass was added with the new Slimline Grass stencil with Mowed Lawn ink. If you don’t have a cloud and grass stencil, you should consider these! I think they are essential tools that every craft stash should have. I find myself pulling them out all year long.

I stenciled the raindrops right over the top of the clouds using Broken China ink. Without removing the stencil, I used one of my blender tools to add the Color Hive Clear embossing ink to the blue raindrops and topped that with the Neptune Kaleidoscope Powder. Then I removed the stencil! I LOVE the effect that the powder gave those raindrops. The soft pastel colors are topped with those iridescent raindrops and it is so pretty.

I actually stamped the boots on watercolor paper and watercolored them with the same colors of distress oxides I used for my background and added some Mustard Seed just for fun. I added some watercolored pencil details to add some shadows to the boots and flowers and then cut them out with my Brother Scan-n-Cut. I popped these up on foam and added them to the background panel.

The background panel was added to a piece of the Coronation Purple cardstock and a white card base. My background panel was cut at 4 x 5-1/4″, the purple pane was cut at 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″, and the card base was cut at 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored and folded at 5-1/2″. If you have not yet treated yourself to one of the Maker Forte Bone Folder tools, you deserve to do that now! It has a nice sharp point and a perfectly tapered end for creating a professional looking fold.

The final touches for this card included this fantastic sentiment from the All Seasons Sentiment papers designed by Jess Francisco and some Crown Jewel Gems. The sentiment has a purple mat peeking out behind it to allow for some contrast with the card background. The final touch was the Vegas Strip Crown Jewel Gems! These are so pretty and add more sparkle to the card. They were also very easy to add using the On The Hook tweezers and the Jewel Picker tool.

The stencils made this a quick and easy little scene card to create!

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