I love you rain or Shine - Clearly Besotted

Hey lovelies, I hope you had a nice weekend ? 

Today I am sharing a card I made using the April Showers Die & Stamp Set. Now this stamp set has just been discontinued, but I have linked below to Simon Says Stamp who still has it, so i'd grab it whilst you can.
This was a total non planned just sat down to make a card kinda card, this is how most of my cards are now and I actually enjoy crafting this way. 

I started off by stamping and colouring the main umbrella, I used my Spectrum Noir Markers BT1 & BT2 and then to add a little bit of depth I used Duck Egg Colorblend Pencil. 
I then die cut this out using the coordinating die. 

I then took Tiny Hearts Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and using Stormy Sky Distress Ink and Round blending tool I created the background. 
I then die cut this, and the Patterned Paper (Lawn Fawn) and die cut using Wplus9 Sunshine Layers dies. 

I adhered the patterned paper panel to a top fold A2 size card base which I created from Neenah solar white card stock. I used some foam tape to give some dimension. 

I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock and white heat embossed the sentiment and trimmed it down and adhered it to the bottom section of the stenciled panel. 
I then added some foam tape to the back of the umbrella and adhered the panel. 
I then decided the card needed something else so using Mama Elephant Confetti Cuts I die cut some hearts from red glitter card and scattered them across the card. 
I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle and Glossy Accents to the Umbrella, and some Glossy accents to the glittered hearts. 
 I love using Glossy Accents & The clear Sparkle pens together, it really gives so much dimension and interest. You can also see I added some Glossy accents to the umbrella handle. 

Thank you much for stopping by today. 
I hope you all have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting 

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  1. I am always amazed how some people like yourself can turn a simple stamp into a fabulous card...love this one Tracy.xx {aNNie}

    1. Annie that is such a lovely & kind thing to say, thank you so very much xxx

  2. Full of sparkle and shine Tracy. So pretty!

  3. This 'freestyle' way of making cards seems to be working out well for you as this is simply gorgeous... a really gorgeous design with clever touches to add detail. Adding both sparkle and then glossy accents to the hearts and umbrella is just inspired and looks fabulous :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  4. Great projects since my last visit Tracey! Just flying by to say hi before we head off in to town to take in some more of the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe! The weather has been kind to us so far this week!
    Hope all is well with you!
    Dawn xx


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