Frogs and Paper Rain Drops

 

Here’s a cute gift idea for your paper crafting friends. It’s nice to make something for yourself once in a while too. That’s what I did with this hanging card for my work space.

 

The background is created using several layers of coordinating papers in staggered sizes. For the “photo” corners I used a paper with multiple thin stripes. There’s a layer of blue paper right behind the frog that I tore along the top and then curled the edges to look a bit more like water. The layers are all then stitched on the sewing machine.

 

The lettering was intended to look random like a ransom note so all the lettering was printed on cardstock, then cut by hand. I cut the frog on my cutting machine, inked the edges and pieced it together.

 

Paper Rain Drops

The effect of raindrops was done usingJudiKins Diamond Glaze. Just add a dot and pull upwards on the paper to get the rain drop effect. Pull up at the same angel each time.

 

Allow the raindrops to dry thoroughly before adding the hanger. This hanger is made using a mix of yarns and ribbons. I punched a hole in the upper corners, pulled the ribbons thru from back to front and then knotted on the front side of the card.

My Hoppy Frog hanging was made using theRain Frogpattern fromMy Scrap Chick.

 

 

 

Here’s a few other options for the inspirational phrases…

  • Just Singing in the Rain
  • If you want to see the rainbow you got to sit through a little rain.
  • Let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy day.
  • Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
  • God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
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