This is Power Poppy's Wild Mushrooms clear stamp set. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it when it was released in the spring, yet I'm just now using it for the first time. Yes, I have too much stuff and, seriously, I'm trying to be better. You have no idea how many times I've shopped and then clicked off without buying. I need more time stamping and less time on the computer! Nevertheless, when I was coloring and creating this card I was thinking it doesn't matter when you get around to a particular stamp set; it only matters that you enjoy all the stamping you do along the way.
So, about the card... stamped in Memento Toffee Crunch and colored with Copics. I pulled out some old BasicGrey Origins paper and found the brown print with the oval window already cut, so I designed around that. I cut another oval window in olive green and layered the print over it. Trimmed the outer edges to a narrow border. Added two more strips of paper along the edge. Had to cut an oval notch to fit around the pre-cut oval. Make sense?
The sponging around the green oval makes it appear as though the image panel is popped up. An interesting illusion. Actually, the entire card front is popped up as a frame around the image.
For decoration I die cut some ferns and leaves and tall grass, and sponged with SU! inks. All will be listed below my signature.
This card was meant to be a masculine birthday card, but it might be too pretty for a guy. The guy in mind would appreciate it, but I'm thinking this might go to a girlfriend, instead. Back to the drawing board. Oh, what a chore (not)! Thank you for dropping in today!
Stamps: Power Poppy Wild Mushrooms Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for image panel, Neenah 110 lb white for die cuts, SU heavyweight Very Vanilla (card base), SU Old Olive, BasicGrey Origins designer paper Ink: Memento Toffee Crunch, SU Old Olive, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel Coloring: Copic markers Accessories: Scotch brand foam mounting tape Dies: Spellbinders Grand and Large Classic Ovals, Impression Small Leaf Set, Impression Obsession Grass, Memory Box Eva Stem (fern)