Elizabeth Cooper
I'm a big fan of Tim Holtz' artistic stamps, and fell in love with the image of the man holding an umbrella as soon as I saw it. Because it's such a striking image, I thought it needed to be placed on a card that would allow it to shine.

Here's what I came up with:

I started by masking the edges of my card. Using a stamp from the Heidi Grace Large Patterns 2 stamp set, I stamped the circles in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment in the corner (which comes from the Tim Holtz Purely Random stamp set) using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

I followed that up by stamping the man from the same stamp set, also using Memento Rich Cocoa ink, on a separate piece of cardstock. I fussy-cut him out and adhered him to the front of the card using foam adhesive.

Finally, it was time for some bling. I used the rhinestones from an old pack I had in my stash in the lower left corner. On the man's hat, I used Platinum Stickles, and on the umbrella I used Antique Linen Stickles. Then I went over the entire man with Glossy Accents for some added dimension.

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  1. Great creative work, Elizabeth! I like the masked 'rain drops', and the man all 'wet' from the rain. There's lots of depth since you cut him out and propped him up, too.