Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a CAS card with you. Clean and simple, using Gelatos, one ink (Memento Paris Dusk) and a Versamarker Pen with two embossing powders (Clear Detail and Super Thick Clear) to produce the wet look of rain!

Firstly, rub a little of each of the Gelatos along the top edge of your watercolor paper (in order of the rainbow), then take a baby wipe and pull down the colors towards the bottom. Rub a little blue along the bottom and using the wipe, blend up into the rainbow.

Leave to dry (or speed it along with your heat tool) then stamp the two silhouette images from Stamp Set 762 Splish Splash and the sentiment from Stamp Set 760 Puddles in Memento Paris Dusk Ink. Wipe your anti-static bag over the card front before you start the embossing, then using a Versamarker Pen, outline and fill in the umbrellas with ink.

Apply Clear Detail to the first umbrella.

Have a coffee filter and Super Thick Clear ready to pour over the hot Clear Detail powder and heat from underneath this time.

I did two coats of the Super Thick Clear to make it extra shiny and dimensional. Repeat the process with the second umbrella.

Apply Super Thick Clear powder all over card, brushing off any powder that is lying "under the protection of the umbrellas". Work in sections for this step rather than trying to do the entire card at one go.

I put a lot of embossing powder over on the right side to make it look like the rain was coming down "in sheets"!

The card front was layered to a blue layer before a white card base to finish.

Love that shiny umbrella! Hope you've enjoyed my quick card for today.




  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! Can you say CLEVER! TALENTED! IMAGINATIVE! EP GURU! and fabulous all-'round carmaker!?! What a wonderful card design, and beyond excellent photography! I love that you came up with this clever idea AND that you were able to showcase it, too! hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! love, de

  2. Love the rainbow of color behind the silhouette images. Great looking card design. I have some of these stamps but have not had a chance to work with them yet!

  3. LOL! I hate autocorrect! My comment was meant to say CARDMAKER not carmaker... LOL

  4. I'm learning how to use gelatos, thank you for the new inspiration. The colors and stamps are perfect for this card.

  5. I'm learning how to use gelatos, thank you for the new inspiration. The colors and stamps are perfect for this card.

  6. LOVE this bright and cheery card, especially with the weather we are having! Great effects of the rain you have on this, it's got lots of texture and a fab shine. I think I have to get one of those pens! Thanks for the inspiration.


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