Thursday, February 23, 2023

Rainy Day Double Feature

Hey y'all, hope your day is going well.  I thought I was starting to get better yesterday afternoon, but man, last night was tough!  I did start taking some medication prescribed to me yesterday, which is finally ameliorating the symptoms somewhat, but I am moving like a sloth on the movie Zootopia.

I have animals for today's cards, too.  Yep, two.  Here's the first one:

Playing in the Rain is another bundle I recently got, and I enjoyed playing with it so much this morning that I made two cards.  For this one I didn't use the coordinating dies though, because it cuts the bunny out but not the puddle and I wanted the puddle.  So I snipped him out with scissors.

This card is for the Freshly Made Sketch this week:

The diagonal stripes immediately made me think of the Dandy Designs DSP, and happily for me Balmy Blue is one of the colors in the color challenge from Cupcake Inspirations:

I used Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, and Balmy Blue for my colors.  Red is my son Ryan's favorite color, and he has at least two red jackets as well as multiple fleeces, so I think I'll hold onto this card for him.

And here's my second card for the day:

Is it just me, or does that turtle look just slightly anxious?  I managed to get several shades out of just two Stampin' Blends markers; I used the dark Old Olive for his shell, and the lighter one for everything else.  The spots on his shell are just the lighter color; his head, arms, and legs are two layers of the lighter color, and for the bottom part of his shell (belly) I used the color lifter to get a lighter shade.

I used the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge:

And the Hand-Stamped Sentiments color challenge:

Just a coincidence that it shares two colors with the Cupcake Inspirations challenge, but it's what made me want to make two cards.  I mean come on, of course the turtle has to be Old Olive!  I used the same patterned paper on both cards too, the stripes are on one side and the dots are on the other side.

That's it for me today, I only have an hour before I go to pick Ryan up.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!, rabbit card:
Stamps:  Playing in the Rain
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Stampin' Blends in Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Balmy Blue
Paper:  Balmy Blue, Thick Basic White, Dandy Designs DSP
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Seasonal Sequins

Supplies, all SU!, turtle card:
Stamps:  Playing in the Rain
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo, Stampin' Blends in Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Dandy Designs DSP
Accessories:  Playing in the Rain dies, white baker's twine, Dimensionals


Jenny Engelke said...

Haha, your assessment of the turtle made me laugh! He does look slightly anxious! 😆 combined with the sentiment and bouquet of flowers in his hand he is sure to make someone smile! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Tammy said...

Haha!! Maybe the turtle is taking flowers to a girl he likes--so he's nervous?!! No matter what, he's super cute and so is your card!!

Stampin Expressions said...

Very lovely card and I like how you kept it clean and simple. The colors for the challenge are perfect for your scene, great job to think of using them with this bundle. I didn't even think of that. Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Heather said...

I totally agree on the turtle - perfect! I thought this set was a natural with this suite - I only got it because it coordinates with the current Paper Pumpkin, and I have been using it like crazy! Super sweet card! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Jen Brum said...

Great set of cards! I love that bunny dancing in the rain! So sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim S said...

Such fun cards. I love the soft blue patterns and stripes with the pop of color in those charming animals! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lucy said...

Two beautiful and cute cards! That second one is a perfect interpretation of our current sketch over on the CC&S blog, it's perfectly clean and simple and utterly adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing with us on the CC&S blog :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I absolutely love both of these Christy - I was delighted to see an FMS win with the first one and the second one is equally as adorable. Thanks for playing along with our current sketch challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches - hope you are feeling better soon!

Tammi said...

Awesome Card. Thank you for joining us over at cupcake inspirations challenge blog.

Tammi, DT Member

Nora Noll said...

These cards are adorable!! I LOVE both your cards. The first one with the rain drops and the fun little rabbit. Your second card with the turtle is adorable too. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!


Nance said...

Two super adorable cards. Love the bunny on your monochrome rainy background. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations. Nance, CIC DT

Jolanda Johnstone said...

Such a cutie...but then I am partial to Turtles. Love the CAS treatment using the HSS colors this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT