Saturday, July 18, 2015

For Josh

Dear Ones~
This is my second post of the day. Also to be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge, to use water or sky on our card. This time I chose water, and I used one of the beautiful water droplet stamps by Designs by Ryn. Her work is amazing, so realistic.

Here's my card:
I made this card for our son, Josh, whose birthday is next week. I thought it would be a good masculine card. The water droplets are one stamp - don't they look real? I used a white gel pen to point out the reflecting light and then covered the drops with Stickles to make them sparkly. The holes on the upper part of the card are made using a Sizzix die from a set called Mixed Media. I created the background by smooshing Dusty Concord Distress Ink onto my craft mat, spritzing with water, and then applying watercolor paper. You do it several times, drying the paper in between. I love the effect.  

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Silver Foil Card Stock
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Designs by Ryn Sideways Droplets
Sizzix Mixed Media Die
Paper Wishes Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
GKD Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Thread from my Stash

I am also entering this in the Designs by Ryn July Blog Challenge.

So that's it for me today. Still staying inside because of the heat. Thanks for stopping by, as always I adore your comments.


  1. WOW, Judy, this card looks amazing:)

  2. Looooooooooooove your background, the spritzing makes it POP. You know how to create the very BEST backgrounds--super talented! I love the holes and those gorgeous rain drops, they do look real, must have been fun to create them! Happy Birthday Josh! This is such a manly man kind of card, well done! xo~

  3. Oh my goodness, those raindrops look like they will fall off the card if you tilt it. They look so real! And that's an amazing background you created. Nicely done!

  4. Those raindrops are amazing, and so is that card. Love your background for the raindrops, It looks like pools of rainwater.

  5. Double WOW!! This is AMAZING!! You are definitely the queen of gorgeous backgrounds. Love those realistic raindrops and the holes.
    Caution: don't touch, still wet lol Happy birthday to your son.

  6. Beautiful the color! Those raindrops are amazing! They look real. Beautiful card!

  7. Spectacular card the color too!

  8. This was a good day for you in your crafty place. It certainly was Happy today. Two gorgeous cards. I think that this type of background looks best with the water drop stamp and you out shine them all. Stunning.

  9. Man I loove this! Great color, love the die cut holes and those gorgeous water drops! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

  10. Hey Judy! Thanks for sharing this with me and for your kind words! I'm really liking the sparkly effect on the droplets. Neat idea to use Stickles. I've never tried that. Josh is a lucky guy :)