Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hi there,

Hope you're having a great day! I'm here today to share another card with you made from one of the five sets from the Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal. What a great little stamp set this is - just perfect for this time of year with all the April Showers - which also happens to be it's name!

I decided to make another shaker card with this set. I thought the micro beads would look and sound like rain (which they do when rattling around in the window)! 

I recently picked up the embossing folder knowing it would be the perfect compliment to this set. After running the gray cardstock through the folder and cutting out the window, I swiped the embossed raindrops and umbrella with a Brilliance White ink pad:

I heat set the ink, then applied dimensional glue to the umbrella and went over it when it dried with some Copic markers.

I cut out part of the Spellbinders Ornamental Tags One for the sentiment as I thought the little flower could just as easily be the sun - don't you think?

The image was colored with Copics and I added more dimensional glue to the slickers and wellies to make them shiny. Starfire Glitter was added for some sparkle to the rain. I framed in the image with dimensional foam and added the micro beads before attaching embossable acetate for the window. The card front was attached to the acetate and then layered to a yellow card base and with the sentiment attached with dimensionals the card was complete. Full details for this card can be found in the SNS Gallery, right here.

Doesn't it look like they are getting soaked with the rain? 

Hope you've enjoyed your visit with me today and that you're not experiencing too much April rain wherever you are.

I'd like to enter this card in the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge, Challenge No. 113: You've been Framed!

Let me leave you today, with a sneak peak of another card that I made with the same set. Pop back next week, to my blog for all the details!

Have a great week!



  1. Cute as a button Shone. Love how you added glitter to the puddles. It's a great effect.
    Don't talk about April showers though, I've had more than enough of them already
    Anne x

  2. Such a cute card! I love the micro beads. It looks like the girls are splashing in the puddle. Great job! Your sneak peek looks good too!

  3. What an adorable card. Love that image too!

  4. Fabulous card Shona. The microbeads are really effective, and the embossing folder is just perfect for the image.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  5. Your shaker card is adorable! Love that embossing folder you used too.

  6. Lovely card !! I thought the raindrops bg to be chalkboard technique ...looks fab n the glossy umbrella is Wow !!

  7. Great card! Love all the elements, especially the shaker part!

  8. Hi, Shona! Hope all is going well for your today - LOVE your little girls getting all wet - yes, it does look like a torrential downpour, and the gard is awesome! The jacket/frame is great with the rain EF, and the way you swiped the droplets with white. The Microbeads look amazing, ma'am. LOVE what you have done. xo

  9. Shona this is just creative and I adore the water puddle and all the raindrops.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. WOW!! Everything in this card are so beautiful. Love your embossing.

  11. I love this April showers card !!! Wonderful embossing and colors , that background is the perfect touch !! Hugs, Mayra

  12. Wwo shona, what a very beautiful and lovely card , I love them both!!! Great images and beatifull colours , great stamping work!!


  13. So loving this new April showers image, and you had some great sparkle on your finished card. Interesting way to get the rain puddles around their boots, and the silver on the falling rain did truly look like rain. Loved the flower sun on the sentiment too. Clever idea. Lots of lovely details on this pretty card. Peeked at your tease image, and that tan 'brella looks very wet! TFS & Hugs

  14. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more... I love the colours and different techniques you have used to indicate rain. A really unusual and effective card.


  15. What a fab card! I love your micro bead shaker window and that embossing folder that you have used is sooo sweet :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Fiona x

  16. Wow as always! I just love shaker cards and that embossing folder is fabulous. It does work so well with the set as you said :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!