… WHEN SKIES ARE GRAY" seemed to be the perfect stamp for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge HSS Sketch #178. When I saw the sketch I immediately could envision the card and everything fell into place. Love when that happens. So here is my interpretation of the sketch:
To make the sun I punched out a circle from Summer Starfruit card stock and attached little pieces of ribbon on the back. Then I cut into the ribbon lengthwise to give it the frazzled look. For the cloud I punched out some Smoky Slate and Basic Gray card stock with the cupcake builder punch and embossed it with the Decorative Dots TIEF from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The raindrops are the flame of the candle in the "Create A Cupcake" stamp set. To make them pop a little more I embellished them with some Crystal Effects.