Friday, February 27, 2015

Feeling schroomy!

Hi everyone, Sandee here today bringing you a little schroomy birthday greeting.

I have a new quest in 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! 
You know you want to!!


  1. Looks awesome and who knew that you could make a mold from a stamp not me that is for sure.. How cute do your little mushrooms look on your card.. Great texture in the background too.

  2. so inventive and you see things in such awesome ways. Very talented my friend.

  3. Beautiful card, and yes, I have been using anything I can get my hands on to see if it will work as a mold for the paper pulp. Great minds think alike. I love your mushrooms and the background is great.

  4. Great card. You are having such fun with all of your paper adventures.

  5. Ok first off WOW!!! Second did you know that I love Mushrooms? they are my favorite! I have so many mushrooms in my craft room LOL! What a super fun technique, I enjoyed reading how you created this! Simply Amazing!!! Loves- Madge

  6. This card is awesomely cute!! Totally loving the shrooms.. and that background!!!

  7. This is so cool. That green is my fav color. I need to try paper making someday - when funds allow

  8. such a great card. I love that you made mushrooms from a rubber stamp...I will be looking at my rubber stamps with a new eye ;-)

  9. Betty L. Friis Halcomb--

    Love the schrooms!! Such a different card but wow. <3

  10. Sandee I left some blogger love and it dont publish must have not hit the button hard enough. I love your use of all this schrooms ::::
    out of what ever you made it from LOL.. Homemade paper and Stamp mold only you could think of this unique idea. LOVE It.

  11. This is both beautiful and adorable! You are so inventive! Great job!


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