Hello All! It’s me again..
I’m back today with another tutorial, but this one is a short one. It is a card that I created for the Stampers Anonymous Facebook Live that was a couple weeks ago and uses the new Tiny Toadstools stamp set (CMS377).
I created this card entirely with bits and pieces of things from my scrap box, a background that I had created months ago, and simply stamped and colored one of the Tiny Toadstools onto a piece of the scrap.
It’s amazing how many scraps and pieces of little papers you can gather while you’re creating, and I save nearly every tiny scrap. Especially if they are pieces of Sizzix dies, old books pages or backgrounds that I’ve stamped and blended.
The background of this card was from a day of playing with my Oxide Sprays and the Stampers Anonymous Fragments (CMS368) stamp set. (I know, I am very drawn them as the previous post used exactly the same set, but when you like it, you like it!)
But I gotta tell ya, this background was one that I REALLY didn’t like. It happens, more than you know!!! But I kept myself from pitching it and I’m so glad that I did. It really has a mushroom or organic look to it..weird but true, at least to me.
So here are some of the details…
I dug into my scrap bin and found, the small piece of paper that had been stamped with the Newsprint Background stamp (CMS266) and it had one of the Ornate Trims (CMS326) already stamped on it. I stamped the mushrooms and handwritten text with Black Soot Archival Ink and colored the mushrooms with some Distress Oxide Inks and a Detail Water brush.
I found a piece of the Sizzix Intricate Lace that had been torn and a couple of the small Sizzix Planks. The lace had been smeared with crackle texture paste and all were had been blended with various Distress brown inks. I also found a piece of vintage book page and a couple of pearl vintage buttons. This became my jumping off point.
I stamped the small specimen stamp onto some scrap and cut it out with a circle punch. Then found the background in my stash.
I added a stick from my yard, and a little bit of floral moss to give it a true organic feel.
Then added some messy stitching with my sewing machine and adhered it all together.
I matted it on a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper that had been embossed with the 3D Lumber Texture Fade and spritzed and sprayed with Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain.
With that, my card was complete…a truly organic card.
Thanks so much for stopping by… Have a great day!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Tiny Toadstools (CMS377), Fragments (CMS368), Newsprint & Type (CMS266), Ornate Trims (CMS326)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Intricate Lace, Planks, Lumber 3D texture fade
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Black Soot Archival Ink
Distress Spray Stain- Peeled Paint
Distress Ink- Various Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium
Other- Sewing Machine and Black Thread, Vintage Book Page, Stick from my yard, Floral Moss, Vintage Buttons
Cassie Lynch says
Gorgeous. Love the colors and the organic look of this one.
Amanda McCulloch says
Thanks for justifying all our obsessive “saving” of all those tiny bits leftover. Beautiful work as ever.
Sherry T says
Yippee! Special treat today…2 tutorials in one day! Would love to dig through your scrap box…must be filled with all kinds of yumminess…
Theresa Grdina says
I LOVE your work!!! ALL OF IT!!! And this gorgeous piece is no exception. I didn’t think I wanted either of those stamp sets and now I realize I can’t live without either of them!!! LOL!!!
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous-ness!!!
Those are cool stamps! I love this piece, nice touches 😀 I think that stamp set will be on my “want” list.
So funny to read “I added a stick from my yard” on a crafting blog.
Really amazing card!
Stacy, always beautiful! You make it sound so easy and nonchalant… This and this and a stick and a button or two…. You have the most beautifully colored backgrounds ever! I love the toadstools, just waiting for mine to arrive, can’t wait to create with them especially after seeing your card! Happy crafting!
PS: my “Special Delivery” kit arrived yesterday… Can’t wait to start making!
Rita P. says
I love the toadstool stamps as well. I am awaiting word they have arrived so I can add them to my cart. They have such an old world feel to them, and there is just something magical about toadstools. As always, you colors and backgrounds are magnificent. I keep every scrap also, it is amazing how pulling some of them together really makes magic! I always look forward to opening up you email. I am sure to have as much eye candy as I have come to expect. Great job.
Everything you do is just amazing! Why can’t you live close by so that I can learn from you!
Your project is stunning and I love the color choices. Really quite an original and I am grateful that you share your talents with all of us. Cheers,
Sara Emily Barker says
Wonderfully organic! I think you’ve enabled me on those toadstool stamps!
Christina Sedor says
I love the rustic look of your project Stacy. Background is gorgeous. xxx
Theresa Petermann says
I used your card as inspiration for some of my own. Just couldn’t add all the dimensional goodies or I couldn’t mail them. Gotta love those mushrooms, made some ATCoins of them too. thanks as always for sharing.
Linda H. Gardner says
I love love love this blog post.Yippee! Special treat today…2 tutorials in one day! Would love to dig through your scrap box…must be filled with all kinds of yumminess…