Hi everyone, Sandee here today bringing you a little schroomy birthday greeting.
I have a new quest in life...to make paper casts from everything I possibly can lay my hands on! I've been looking at stamps in a whole new way lately. Did you know you can make a mold from a stamp?...and please note, not all stamps make for good molds. I found that the mushroom stamps from What's Up Gnomey work great!
After I had made the paper casts from the molds, (go to the Arnold Grummer website to learn how to make a paper cast) I then began to work on the background of my card. Knowing I was going to get a little messy I decided to first tape off the edges of my base cardstock with some washi tape and then I went to town stamping the Splatter It background with Ranger's Mowed lawn Distress In. ( I stamped some fern leaves but they didn't show up like I wanted them to, so I washed the surface with some water and added some splatters of Lindy's Starburst Tiffany Lou Blue. ) After I finished with the inks I simply removed the tape which gave me a nice clean edge.
You can see the background details a little better in this picture and you also see that I stamped the fern leaves on some of my handmade paper and then fussy cut them out and adhered them right on top of the stamped images that I began with. I love how it turned out!
Here's a close up of the mushrooms too ♥
Now go check out your stamps and see if you can take some to a whole new level!