Friday, March 23, 2018

With "Mush" Love

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card for spring.  I love the new stitched dies.  And I fell deeply in love with the Stitched Mushrooms and the snail from the Stitched Garden Friends set as soon as I saw them.
I started by choosing the patterned paper so I could get my colors - Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I cut the side fold A2 card base from the grey, a Pool Party Panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and a panel from the pattern 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I glued the patterned paper to the blue panel but did not glue them to the card base yet.
Next I die cut all the pieces from white, Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. I used two mushrooms from Stitched Mushrooms, the snail from Stitched Garden Friends and the second largest circle from Nested Scalloped Circles. You may notice that a couple of pieces are missing from this photo.  That's because I sometimes "design-on-the-fly"; that is, I make decisions and change the design as I work.
I used a stamping platform to stamp my sentiment.  (I purchased a set of mushroom themed sentiments because a very good friend is a morel mushroom hunter - who knew such people existed?)  I placed everything in the platform, arranged my elements with sentiment on the circle, then carefully moved the elements and set a magnet in place.  I knew that the sentiment would now be in the correct place.
When the sentiment had been stamped I glued the mushrooms in place and added the snail with foam dots.  I then started to arrange it on the card with a piece of ribbon cut slightly longer than 5 1/2 inches.
However, I felt the main image didn't "pop" enough.  Here is my "design-on-the-fly"; I decided to add another element under the white scalloped circle.  I found the next size up scallop circle was too large but the second largest circle from the Double Stitched Circles worked perfectly!  Since my ribbon is coral, I made the circle blue.  I folded the ribbon behind my panel and glued it, then adhered the panel to the card front using foam tape to add dimension.
I glued the scalloped circle to the blue circle and adhered it with foam dots to the front of the card.  My second "design-on-the-fly" element is this cute button.  I was going to use a real button even though the color wasn't a perfect match, when I noticed that I had also cut a button (normally for the flower center) from the Stitched Garden Friends set when I cut my snail shell.  It worked perfectly!  Just the right color and size!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card.  Have a creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

this s such a cute card Jeanne- love this paper (I have some of this collection)so perfect for this die set-and the sentiment is just as perfect - welcome back hope you had a great vacation

Tam said...

This is so cute! I love mushrooms. Love the paper and the colors!

Pam MacKay said...

Such a cute card love the color combo!!

SugarShine Designs said...

Very awesome paper, color choices and of course dies! It's perfect. -Janet

Sherry said...

Great card and I love how you coordinated all of the colors. Totally adorable.

Brenda C. said...

Absolutely adorable card! I'm heading over the the Scrapping Cottage to check out those mushroom dies. I Would love to know where to find that mushroom patterned paper.

Anja Ž. said...

This is so great. I love how you combined the mushrooms with the background.