Hi, crafty friends! This is Rubeena from A Rare Ruby back with another project for you! I hope you’ve been loving what my teammates have been sharing. There is always more inspiration on the Hello Bluebird Instagram page so I’d recommend following their page.

As I get more settled into a craft routine, I’ve been reorganizing in a manner that is most efficient for me. We all have supplies that we wish we remembered we had or could make time for. Slowly I’ve been adding certain supplies to my craft sessions. One technique I fell in love with four years ago was ink blending. I used to love making all kinds of colorful backgrounds. Now that I’ve got more ink blending tools and I can reach them more easily, I am back with ink blending.


For my card, I didn’t want to blend an entire background. I masked off the top inch and bottom inch of my card base with post-it tape. I used a dark and lighter blue inks to blend a “sky” background. I added splatters of water to give it a rainy look.


I used the girl from Rainy Day and stamped her with Copic-friendly black dye ink. I colored her with Copic markers and added some details with a white gel pen. I cut her with coordinating dies and mounted her to my card base with foam tape. The sentiment is from Rainbow Script, stamped with clear embossing pink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Trimmed it down and mounted it near the bottom right.


Since I wanted a different look from my other cards, I decided to add clear crystals for a “raining” look. Don’t ask me how long it took. I used medium matte since it dries clear (but ends up interacting with the inks in the background). I glued them in a slightly diagonal manner to mimic how rain can fall.


I hope you were inspired! I love how these sets come together. I have so many ideas for “rainy” cards, and I only wish I had more time. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love. Until next time!