Raindrops and gun shots

It's almost Friday!

I am so glad to get a card made and posted this week. Working on a college campus, this time of year is always jam packed with job responsibilities. I was able to break away for a little while last night and get my fingers dirty with ink and glue. For the triple quadruple whammy, I used clouds/raindrops for the Cards Blog challenge, added some string to the sentiment for the Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge, Our Creative Corner wanted us to use buttons and stepped up my game by using the color combo from the Embellish Magazine submission challenge. Bam!

The center of the sun is crinkled up tissue paper colored with Copics and the raindrops are Cloud 9 Design Rain Dots colored with Copics and then sealed with Diamond Glaze. I kept getting blue marker ink on my fingers because it would not dry on the Rain Dots so I covered them with the glaze. Ingenuity is a wonderful thing because I like the drops much better after adding the glaze. I love those extra touches!

Now, I did mention gun shots, well, actually I mean, Did you know that the sound of a Cuttle Bug exploding sounds a lot like a gun shot?! Needless to say, my Cuttle Bug is dead. I was trying to do to much and the machine said, "I do not think so." My dog almost bolted out the window, and I ducked under my craft table for fear a stray bullet might get me. Alas, it was just the sound of my machine busting into several pieces. 

What type of cutting and embossing system do you use 
and why do you like it, or not? 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!



Stamps: Scattered Showers, Boarders &Corners Monogram (PTI), Series 21 (Studio G), Fun, (American Crafts)

Ink: Rasberry Fizz, Noir, Summer Sunrise, Chamomile (PTI)

Paper: Stampers Select (PTI), Blue Claypso (Bazzill), white tissue paper

Copics: C1, Y(19,15,13), BG49

Other: Floss (DMC3809), Diamond Glaze, Corner Punch, Rain Dots (Cloud 9 Design)


  1. What a cute card! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!

  2. GReat card! I love it. I broke a plate once on a cuttlebug! It made a lot of noise too. I just got a Cricket Expression for Christmas and I just love it for scrapbooking. I still like my stamping for cardmaking.

  3. Very Cute!! Thanks for playing along the Our Creative Corner this week!

  4. So cute! I love the colors! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  5. I don't cut or emboss, but I do LOVE your blog! Keep up the great work!!!! :-)


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