Sunday, March 21, 2021

The World Needs More

3 challenges today! My NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) is my Sizzix Die:
My second challenge is for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies:
And one more challenge for Happy Little Stampers:
I had picked up this Sizzix Thinlit recently during a sale and as of this posting it is still on sale! It is called Mushroom Wreath by Designer Jessica Scott. My daughter's shop is called The Toadstool Shoppe, so I am drawn to mushroom stamps/dies.
I cut the die out of Ranger Watercolor Paper with My Sizzix Big Shot and water colored it with The Stamp Market Color Crush Watercolor Palette - 24 beautiful half pan watercolors that coordinate with The Stamp Market's colors. That is just why I like it so much - the colors are amazing! Just drop a bit of water (I use a pipette) onto the pan colors you want to use and let the watercolor soften just a bit. To paint I used my trusty Silver Black Velvet Brushes. Love them.
The rest of the card was pretty easy. I stamped the background with a retired MFT stamp called Moroccan Lattice Background with Altenew's Rocky Shore Crisp Ink on a grey paper. I just mounted it on a dark brown backer and mounted that onto a white card base.
The sentiment is from Altenew's Halftone Happy set. The sentiment was stamped with Ranger's Archival Ink called Potting Soil. I wanted a darker brown to stand up against the background. 
Another Friendship Day card ready for The Toadstool Shoppe!
Thanks for stopping by today and visiting! If you have a chance check out the challenges from NBUS and Happy Little Stamper. Always fun to stretch your creative muscles!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Its a wonderful card, Anita. I love the look of toadstools too - speaking of toadstools, since you can just scribble the umbrellas, and color them any color you want, they are easy to hand-draw as well! But of course, easy dies like this one make it even more easier! Lovely watercoloring, and card design. Thank you so much for joining us at the HLS Watercolor challenge!

  2. I agree! The world needs more mushrooms. ROFL!! (I happen to love 'shrooms!) This is fabulous. They're so realistic. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die cut challenge!

  3. Wow, I just love this card! Mushrooms are finally getting some attention in the crafting world and that really makes me happy. Wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us at the Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  4. A gorgeous delicate card, I love toadstools x



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