Hello! Have you checked out our new stamps yet? Do you have a favourite? One of Jane’s absolute favourites from this release is our TOTALLY TOADSTOOLS stamps, and we adore the very first card Jane created with these fabulous stamps… and nature heals sentiment
Good Afternoon, today I could not be more excited as I am able to share my first make with the brand new autumn release! OMGoodness you are going to love them. They are so “me” and there is something for everyone from cute hedgehogs (or hedgepigs as I have always called them!) a squirrel with acorns to positive and inspiring words to toadstools, mini stamps and most exciting a backing stamp for Artist Trading Cards! Wow!
I have made samples with the all the new release and it was a really tough call for me to choose just 1 for today, but choose I had to and I went with one of the 3 new nature sets.
I have a real “thing” about all things fungi (plus mermaids, strawberries, hedgehogs, pigs, seashells and the Man in the Moon, yes I know I am mad!) and I have wanted Mark, aka Mr Visible Image to design a fungi set for a long time. I was so delighted to see it come to life and it really is everything I love about toadstools. The beautiful nature sentiment works perfectly too.
This is what I got up to
I wanted to make a really organic, fungi inspired background. There is nothing better for this than Yupo paper and alcohol inks, so that’s what I did. I got out my inks and dripped…
and blended until I had achieved the organic fungi inspired background I wanted…
I stamped lots of the toadstools onto different offcuts of inked card and cut them out. Then I chose the ones I wanted to use.
I added some white gel pen and then decoupaged them (which you will see in the finished photos)
I decided I wanted more of a 3D card so I cut out the centre of my Yupo paper
and backed it with another piece of yellow inked card. I stamped some of the foliage inside. I then added some 3D foam tape and stuck it under the Yupo.
I also cut an upstand from inky card and repeat stamped some more of the foliage, cutting around some and also cutting one piece out to layer up with and to add depth.
I then assembled my focal, adding the toadstools, which I decoupaged.
finally adding the wonderful ‘nature heals’ sentiment at the base of the toadstool stamps.
I stuck the focal in place and matted and layered my card.
Here it is…
with a close up…
and 1 final shot…
I really do adore this set and I have so many plans for future makes using it too. It really is a must have in your crafting stash and works so well with the new hedgehog and squirrel sets too.
It would be lovely to see you over in the friendly Visible Image Facebook group! You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the Design Team and customers to inspire your own creativity. You will also be able to join in with the monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap which has been such fun. We are now in our 4th month of swapping and have had over 62 people, Worldwide, taking part.
Do check out social media too you will find me on instagram @jane.tyrrell where I share many more of my makes and sneak peeks!
Bye for now,
This is an absolutely stunning card! The focal image of the toadstools and grasses looks wonderful against the amazing alcohol inks background, very fungi-like indeed! Thank you Jane ♡
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Helen & Mark xx
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