Managed a little playtime

I saw these cards in the July/August idea book and I had to order the stamp set. For whatever reason, I fell in love with mushroom stamps when CTMH released it’s Twitterpated workshop YEARS ago. Between the cute gnomes and the mushrooms, I was sold.

You can buy the stamp set alone, or get the coordinating thin cuts so you can avoid fussy cutting. My die/embossing machine is currently safely packed away in storage so I choose to get the stamp set only.

When I first started playing with the stamps, I thought, oh this will be fun I can color with markers and have a relaxing time doing that. . . life laughed at me and workers showed and started pounding, sawing and in general making lots of noise in a room that will eventually be next to my studio, but currently has some opened walls into my studio. The plastic barrier does not do anything to prevent the noise. I did color for a bit, but then put it aside and fled the studio in hopes to find a quiet(er) sanctuary.

The next morning, not sure what day, but a day when workers were not scheduled to be here, I found my colored images and started fussy cutting them. I am not typically a fussy cutter, but at this point I was grateful for some quiet studio time. Here is the card that resulted from 45 minutes of sheer crafting bliss!

top view

I did a bendi fold as I wanted to use more of the mushrooms as background and was enjoying the coloring. For the base of the card I only used shimmer brushes to color. By making multiple passes over some of the areas I was able to achieve some shading. Most of that doesn’t show up in the photo, but if you look in the back left under the white flower you can see a bit of it on a small mushroom.

These are instructions from a series of fun fold classes I did. I plan to do some videos walking through the folds and providing the handouts so you can create your own book of fun folds to refer to when you make cards. (Hopefully this fall?)

It was nice having some play time again! I did use the sentiment and the butterfly in the upper right corner from the July Stamp of the Month!

Happy Crafting!

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2 Responses to Managed a little playtime

  1. Cindy says:

    I love the Thin Cuts because I have never been too fond of fussy-cutting. This is a great alternative! I love the 3-D card! Thanks for the “how to”.

    • CraftyAmanda says:

      I love this bendi card because it can be a little piece of art. I think I might make some more to send some smiles. 🙂

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