Thursday, May 26, 2016

Inky Snail Mail

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


Marcia Hill said...

What an adorable card Birgit! LOVE that background and those mushrooms are just too, too cute! Thanks for the pics showing how you did those too...I think I feel the need to be CASEing you coming on! And of course I had to check the links to the MFT Blueprints and now I really want that #20 one and of course it's out of stock (but maybe that's a good thing??!)! But anyway, cute, cute card my it!!

newbie85 said...

What a sweet card! Adorable! What a great job with inspiration of putting all the elements together to make them work for this!!!!

Unknown said...

what a cute card! I'm loving the whimsy! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday! Have a great day!

missgailly said...

Love that snail and the mushrooms. Just too cute! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Conniecrafter said...

very creative, love your mushrooms and the cute snail!

Jo Nevill said...

Such a fun card ! I love the scene you have created.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

renee said...

Great card! Thanks for playing at Use your stuff!