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


  1. 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!!

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

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

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

  5. very creative, love your mushrooms and the cute snail!

  6. 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

  7. Great card! Thanks for playing at Use your stuff!


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