This is a re-make of a card that I made recently. The blog post with the first version is here: https://handmadebyrachelle.com/2022/04/06/beary-rainy-day/
It didn’t take long for me to make this design again because I had liked it so much the first time, but I made some changes. This time I made the card a full A2 size, which I personally like better than using the Outside In Stitched Rectangles and having that thin border around the edge. The full size just feels more finished to me and I like having the scene take up the whole card.
Another difference was the raindrops. On the first card I used the Fairy Dust stencil paste on the drops and nothing else. This time I first used Stormy Sky distress oxide ink on the drops with the stencil, and then I went over it with the Fairy Dust stencil paste after that. I like how it makes the rain stand out a lot more, but I noticed that it did lose a little bit of the sparkliness in the drops this way. I *think* I like it this second way better where you can see the drops a little more but it’s a close call.
This time I actually forgot to splatter the card with water and Liquid Stardust like I had the first time and I think that would’ve helped up the sparkle factor a little more, but I like the look without it too. It’s hard to go too wrong with such a cute scene and layout. 😊
One addition this time was that I put glossy accents over the letters, and it is hands down a better look this way. For a rainy card it just makes the letters look wet and it’s perfect.
Here are some side-by-side comparisons of the two cards versions:
Which do you like better??
- Large Stitched Rectangles
- Distress oxide inks: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch
- Rainy Sky Stencil
- Fairy Dust stencil paste
- Henry’s ABCs
- Glossy accents
- Everyday Sentiment Banners
- Beary Rainy Day