I stared with a piece of watercolor paper and a scrap piece of acetate. I actually used the backing sheet to the stamp set for this technique. I used distress inks for the coloring and smooshing in the following colors: cracked pistachio, mustard seed, and abandoned coral. For the technique, you just smoosh your ink pad directly onto the acetate sheet, add a squirt or two of water, and then smoosh the ink onto the watercolor paper. This technique allows more control over the color as opposed to creating a wash background. I did this using all three colors allowing them to blend together between colors. I dried this completely and then added another layer of color using the same technique. After the second layer dried, I applied some ink splatters using a paint brush in the same three ink colors.
Next I stamped the umbrellas and umbrella handles onto some watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat set those images with white embossing powder. I used the same distress inks to color the images and then cut them out using the coordinating framelits called Umbrella Weather. I adhered the umbrellas to the card front using some foam adhesive. I then used the same framlit set to cut out two clouds from vellum and then the heart shaped rain drops. I adhered those to the card front using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and that worked out great because you can't see it behind the vellum. I stamped the sentiment from the Weather Together stamp set in Archival Basic Black ink. The entire card front was adhered to a landscape fold A2 card base made from crumb cake.
This was my second attempt at creating this card. I attempted to do a ink blended background and it just didn't give me the look I was going for. I am still not sure I am loving this card...what do you think?