Good morning friends~ I'm getting inky today with the gals over at the Use Your Stuff Challenge. I made this card a while ago and thought this was the perfect challenge to enter it into and you'll soon see why.
Their challenge this week is "Getting Inky" and that's exactly what I did on the background of this card.
I started with a piece of white linen card stock, cut using a stitched rectangle from MFT's Blueprints #20 and heat embossed some stitched swirls from PTI's Quilted Winter, in silver embossing powder. I then inked up my craft mat using Peacock Feather, Faded Jeans and Pine Needles distress inks, spritzed with water and smooshed my card stock panel into the ink. I then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine to give it some glimmer and set it aside to dry.
I didn't have any mushroom dies in the size that I wanted, but I knew I could make my own using dies that I already had. I started by cutting some Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Ovals and then made a curvy cut right through the center of the them and gently rounded the sharp edges.
I colored in some white dots using a gel pen.
The stems were cut using one of the elements from MFT's Blueprints #13.
I distressed the edges with a little antique linen and cut them in random sizes and glued them to the mushroom caps.
Tada! Completed mushrooms!
Now onto Mr. Snail...
This die is from Dies R Us, Die-namites. You'll see this same photo in my previous post. The die cuts all the pieces out at once, so I cut him out of white and colored him in using Copics
and then assembled him. I added some clouds from Taylored Expressions "Bloomin' Boots" and a Grassy Edge from MFT. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp on to the clouds.
Here's my completed card!
I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Blessings~ Birgit