Just Add Water

12 July 2013

Just Add Ink 173

At  Just Add Ink this week, the criteria is 'Just Add Water.' The first stamp that came to my mind was Bootiful Occasions - with the gumboots. I love pretty gumboots and have a pair at our front door that I wear when visiting my husband at his shed!

"When the rain is done, out comes the sun!"

How I made my pretty gumboots:
I stamp the first boot directly to the card, a bit off centre because I want to add the other boot on top. Clean the stamp and use a marker and only draw the outline of the boot (not the clouds) and stamp that onto Designer Paper. I then carefully cut out the paper piece and glue onto stamped boot. Repeat for the second boot, however stamp it onto whisper white cardstock and not directly to the card, cut this out and place off centre over other boot. I also used my markers to add some shadow areas, so it didn't look too paper like and added extra dimension by applying crystal effects to each gumboot, which I don't think the photo is showing very well.

One of my new favourite papers from the 2014 Catalogue is Gingham Garden. 
It's just so me!

Stamp Set: Bootiful Occasions (pg24)
Accessories: Crystal Effects (pg 174)
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden (pg153)
Colour Combination: Whisper White ; Coastal Cabana ; So Saffron  ; Daffodil Delight ; 
Melon Mambo

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X


  1. Very cute Lou! Love your fun take on this challenge and the lovely fresh colours. xxx

  2. I hadn't realised till now that of course you had to stamp the two boots separately (rolling eyes at myself ;)They looks just gorgeous and girly paper pieced like that. x

  3. Beautiful Louise! Such clean lines and a gorgeous colour combo make this a fabulous card!

  4. Oh what a pretty and fun card you've created! Love the bright colours :)

  5. This is just adorable, Lou! Such pretty gumboots - and I love the layers and delicate details on your card.