Monday, April 4, 2022

April Showers at The Paper Funday Challenge

 I am really pressed for time right now and I just squeaked this card under the due date for my design team position at Paper Funday - that's right, it's another challenge at Paper Funday!! For the month of April our theme is "April Showers" and I was SO happy I had gotten a bunch of new goodies from Lawn Fawn's latest release as they fit perfectly for this theme, I used the Beary Rainy day stamp and die set - perfect for an April Showers card! Here's my card:


I started with a white slimline base but when I tried to stencil in the raindrops I messed it all up; so I got another slimline base card and set it aside.  I used another piece of paper and stenciled in the raindrops, using Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke, added some Distress Tumbled Glass to give a blue tint to the sky and a bit of Distress Tea Dye at the bottom.  I discovered that when you need to use a stencil more than once to cover a large scene, don't go all the way to the edge; if you do, you will end up with a line, which is what I got the first time I tried to make the card.  I then used a stitched slimline die to cut out the portion of the card I liked best.  I set the card side while I glued that portion to the top of the actual card.  While that was drying, I pulled out the Lawn Fawn stamp and die set {brand new - called Beary Rainy Day}, stamped using my favorite black ink, colored the stamps in with my Zig markers {Oh and I am SO excited - I finally got my hands on the 30 new colors; and I am finally going to do swatches of all 120 markers that I have!} and cut them out.  It took me a bit to figure out the puddles as I really wanted to use holographic paper but you can't stamp on it {well, you can, but then you have to use embossing powder since it is coated and the ink will not dry on it's own} but I figured if I cut the puddles out with a little rain drop it would look as if the puddles were real.  I'm still not sure, what do you think? I cut the clouds out of vanilla paper and then cut a few more clouds using the Butterfly Kisses dies.  I added the clouds to the scene, stamped the sentiment {the first part of the sentiment comes from a set that I think was a freebie called "Here for you Bear" - it isn't available from Lawn Fawn yet, but I am sure it will be soon} and cut it using this banner set and then I was done. 

I hope you like the card as much as I do - we need rain in Colorado badly, so maybe the card will work as a rain dance? We'll see.  I hope to see your "April Showers" creations at Paper Funday - thanks so much for stopping by! Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Shopping our Stash, #467 - Under the Weather
NBUS, #37 - Never Before Used Stuff
Unicorn Challenge, #75 - Include an Animal
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Easter/Spring
Make my Monday, #171 - Use a Stencil (Lawn Fawn Rainy Sky Stencil, #LF2816)
Allsorts, #670 - Any "real" Animals
Dies R Us, #190 - Flowers/Spring
The Funkie Junkie Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers


  1. The bears are so adorable and the scene is fabulous! Thanks for another lovely team project for The Paper Funday Challenge.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  2. Those colors are wonderful ... so very glad you joined our Under the Weather Challenge at Shopping our Stash.

  3. I love love love that sentiment!! What adorable rainbow bears you have playing in the rain!! Thanks for shopping your stash and playing along with our "under the weather" challenge over at SOS!!

  4. You have created an adorable scene, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Animals' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. So cute and adorable thank you for joining us at ALLSORTS
    lolo x

  6. What a sweet and fun scene for springtime, Christi! Those bears in their rainbow raincoats and matching Wellies could not be any cuter and I love that you tossed a froggie in there, too! All the details are terrific, especially the puddles and raindrops! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell (p.s. I know what you mean about needing the rain; hope you get some soon!)

  7. What a fun card with all those cute bears. Brilliant in all those colours and the puddles are the perfect touch. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time. x

  8. Sweet card. Cute scene and love the images and stencil work. So glad you shared over at Make My Monday.

  9. Very SWEET card! Reminds me of my 3 Grandbabies who really need to jump through puddles when sighted. The puddles turned out very well and give some pop. Your make fits the Funkie Junkie Boutique’s “April Showers Bring May Flowers” perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us!

  10. This is such a fun and cute card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  11. Oh my gosh, what an adorable card, I love that LF Beary Rainy set and you've used it so well! Super-fun card for our "UNDER THE WEATHER" challenge at Shopping Our Stash, thanks for playing along with us this fortnight!

  12. Such a cute group of bears! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge!

  13. The bears are adorable! Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge! Janna FJDT

  14. Adorbs! The bears are colored so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your fun card with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

  15. Cute card! Thanks for joining the Funkie Junkie challenge!


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