A Rainbow After the Storm
Hi there! It’s Bobbi Lemanski with a bright card featuring those adorable pups from Puppy Love. This time they are peeking out of the window, looking for that beautiful rainbow. Today’s card features the following Honey Bee Stamps products:
- Puppy Love stamp and die sets
- Rainbow Wishes stamp and die sets
- Cottage Window Die
- Busy Bees stamp and die sets
- Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80lb (for the card front)
- Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110lb (for the card base)
To create this scene, I started by creating some faux siding for the exterior of the home. I simply used a fine tip black marker and a ruler and drew horizontal lines on my card front. Next, I added shading under each line using Copic C3 and C1 markers to create some dimension on the siding. I stamped, colored and die cut the daisies, leaves, bee, and cloud designs. I also die cut the rainbow out of the five colors shown.
For the window, I die cut the frame in a medium blue cardstock and another white rectangle to fill the entire open window. I stamped the two pups on the interior window square, carefully measuring beforehand to make sure their little faces fit within the open spaces, and colored them in. I wanted it to look like the outside of the window still had a few drops of rain on the window pane and our cute pup was trying to lick them off from the inside. I hand drew the drops on the window square insert, adding more where the window frame is, as if they had accumulated along the frame. I also added one drop in front of the dog, by his tongue. A transparency sheet probably would have looked more like a real window, but coloring and shading drops on a transparency is a little more tricky and the results are not as good as on white cardstock. To make the raindrops, I used a fine tip black marker, a couple blue Copic markers and a white gel pen for the highlight.
I adhered everything together on the card front, adding the bright rainbow and phrase to the top of the card. I had extra rainbow pieces left, so I added them to the bottom, by the daisies for a little color repetition on the design. I added dimensional tabs behind the phrase and clouds for dimension. This is a 5″ X 7″ card size.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you find a rainbow after every storm. Have a great day!