April showers!


Hi friends!

Mondays are always fun at Splitcoaststampers

because that means it's CAS card day!

Clean and Simple

 - formerly known as One Sheet Wonders -

are actually harder for me to do :)

I'm more of a pile on the layers

and use some fun dies 

and add othe embellisments kinda girl!

The theme this week is:  April Showers

so I chose My Favorite Things Puddle Jumper Rain or Shine.

I started by stamping the image,

then masking it off.

Next, I used Lawn Fawn's mermaid ink and a blender brush

to lightly ink the background.

Once that was blended, I pulled off the mask 

and used my copic markers to color the image bright colors!

In hindsight, I wish I had spritzed water on the background ink

but that's probably why they say it's 20/20 - LOL!

I was inspired by my friend, Timothy, on Instagram 

to color outside my norm of using peach tones.

Truthfully, I'm often shy and super conscientious about coloring 

skin tones and hair!

And the reason for that is I don't think that I'm very good at it.

I try and try and I get embarrassed because it doesn't look as good

 so I sort of "stick to what I know."

His IG is filled with Stamp Anniething chibis of all colors

and walks of life - from Black and Brown friends to White 

and everyone in between!

AND - for this one - I did do the water spritz! :)

For that reason, I decided to *try my best* to use darker skin tones

and created the same card - twice!

I'll enter my card to Simon Says Stamp - Monday - Brights!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the cute image and great sentiment
    Carol x

  2. ADORABLE!!! It's a really happy CAS card with this image and the colours you used!!! Absolutely LOVE it!!
    Big hugs!

  3. So cute and love the colours. A brilliant CAS card Kelly. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  4. Beautiful card..Loz

  5. these are super cute and beautiful Kelly
    Gr Karin

  6. What sweet cards Kelly, I love the cute little guy and your sunny colours. I've never attempted a darker skin, but your have managed it really well, fabulous card, Kate x

  7. Gorgeous cards Kelly - I think you colouring is fabulous!!
    Stay safe

  8. Like you, I struggle to create CAS cards, but these are wonderful! I love the different skin tones, and I'm thinking I need to step outside of my comfort zone and try that too! Such a cute design :)

  9. Awesome coloring, Kelly! You nailed the skin tones beautifully! Love the bright colors of the wellies and the raincoats! Super cute cards!

  10. Two absolutely perfect cards, Kelly!

  11. These are both beautiful! Love them!!!!!!

  12. I love these delightful rain cards, Kelly!! What a precious image!!