“Raindrops are Falling on my Head”

Things that FALL

When I saw this mood board a couple of weeks ago, my mind kept returning to it wondering what I might do for the challenge. When talking to my housekeeper the other day I commented on rain and it was like a lightbulb went off in my head. Then I had to figure out how to make the idea work so another day went by. I knew I had a stamp set, several actually, by Designs by Ryn, and I also knew I had a new uninked stamp set from MayMay Made It and was wondering how I could put the 2 together. Yesterday I saw some raindrop emoticons that made me smile and I suddenly knew exactly how to use both stamp sets. This card is the result. I wanted something that would be fun, and very different and I think I’ve achieved it. I did make a few practice pieces to ensure I could stamp properly and not lose detail. I began with the faces, added some Sakura glaze so they would stand out once the rest was added and then I carefully stamped each large raindrop over the faces using Hickory Smoke ink and clear heat embossing. I did each one individually and once heat set and cool I added Nuvo Chrystal drops on top and left the panel to dry. I’m impatient so to prevent myself from ruining them I took the dog for a walk. When dry I added some smaller rain drops around the larger ones. Should have done this before adding the Nuvo drops but I made it work and although they are not as defined in a couple of places it doesn’t matter as real water isn’t defined either. It took me a few minutes to decide how to add it to a card front and in the end I decided to add 2 glitter side strips and then foam tape to make it stand out. Choosing the DSP was another thing and the paper I thought would work I had finished so I went through everything until I found this one. I kept it small enough to allow a larger border showing and then added the main panel to it. I have decided to leave the sentiment for the time being as I’m not sure about it, but I’m really happy with the result as I made the idea that was in my head come to life. Hubby likes it a lot and I hope you do too. Thanks for looking.

16 thoughts on ““Raindrops are Falling on my Head”

    1. Thanks Judy – I had such fun putting this one together especially as it came out more or less as I had in my head.


    1. Thanks, the emoticons I saw made me smile and I thought doing something this way would give a smile to others too.


    1. Thanks – I could have made the background with clouds and ink, but I thought the PP would look nicer. Unlike yours, my clouds don’t always look great.

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  1. OMG! This is SO COOL! What a great idea and yes … brought an instant smile … fun card! Well done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!


  2. Thanks Darlene – I am really pleased that you like it and enjoy the challenges at DD very much. will definitely join in with the stencil challenge when it begins.


  3. These are the coolest raindrops I have ever seen lol So creative! 🙂 Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Things That FALL. Donna, DT Member. ps I know I will be singing this song all day long too and picturing Paul Newman riding that bike with Katharine Ross lol

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    1. And you just made my day – thanks so much. Sorry if you now have an ear worm, but I couldn’t resist the title.


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