I was playing around with distress inks and embossing on watercolor paper and I created the background of this card. And once I was done with it I realized I had no plan for what to do with it! Ha! So I went looking through my stamps and found this little rainy day girl and it was perfect. She was fun to color and I covered her rain jacket and boots with glossy accents to make them look like that shiny patent leather finish.
I decided to cut out the background piece using the My Favorite Things Vertical Frame Die. You can see that it has an inner and outer piece which could be divided and used for two cards but I decided to use both here. I used the inner die cut part with a piece of vellum like I often see the amazing Nichol Magouirk do. She covers busy backgrounds with vellum to soften the look and I love how it worked here. You can get this die at Simon Says Stamp and I have linked that below. However, My Favorite Things has this die on sale right now for a really reduced price here if you want one. I can see myself using this die a lot because the little Pure Innocence kids fit so nicely on it.