Hello again friends
I am back today with the first of the Clearly Besotted teasers for the September release – another four weeks have flown by! But I am happy to report, the hippos have not gone away, they are still here and today they are playing in the rain! This super cute set is called Rainy Day Play.
I thought it would be fun to create an acetate card for my little rainy play scene today. I began by taping my acetate card base to a easy clean mat, then securing my stencil on top. I took three Distress Inks and smooshed some colour from each down onto my mat, and then I added a little texture paste into the first ink and mixed it around with a palette knife until I was happy with how it looked. I applied this through the stencil and repeated the process twice with the two inks. I then set it aside to dry.
The hippo, puddle and duck were stamped onto Neenah with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics (numbers listed below). I fussy cut these out but there are coordinating dies available for purchase. Once the panel was dry, I took some strips of white card and adhered them at the sides of the acetate card, front and back. This provides a little focal area for the scene.
To finish the card, I adhered the puddle to the acetate with double sided tape, and popped the hippo and duck on with foam tape. The greeting from the stampset was stamped with Versamark ink and white heat embossed. This was also added with foam tape. A card is never quite complete without some shimmer, so I added some sparkle onto the wellies, duck and umbrella with a Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer brush.
That finishes my first countdown teaser. There are four hippo images in this set, all of them are so adorable, it was hard to pick one for my scene but as I wanted a bright card, I went with one of the umbrella images. Any excuse to colour a rainbow!
I will be back tomorrow with the next teaser for you. It promises to be cute 🙂
Copics used: Puddle (B000, B00, B02), Duck (Y13, Y15), Hippo (C1, C3, C5, C7), Wellies (YG11, YG13), Umbrella (RV06, RV09, R24, R29, YR15, YR68, Y13, Y15, YG13, B02, BV02)
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