Hello! Today I am sharing the card that I made for my daughter’s birthday. It was inspired by what could be my all-time favorite card by Jennifer McGuire. You’ll find her mushroom card in this post HERE. Now, I made mine differently…I didn’t have some of the items she used, nor did I make the pop up feature inside the card, but I think I captured the vibe.
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I am crazy about mushrooms and ferns. I’ve just always loved how enchanted they look. The lore behind them. All of it. So when I first saw the Mushroom and Ferns Fancy Dies from Hero Arts, I knew I just had to have them. What I really love, is that there’s not a ton of teeny components that you’ve got to layer together, It’s a very easy set to work with, which is perfect for me. I am more into intricate stamping, rather than intricate dies. I I die cut the caps of the large mushrooms with colored cardstock and used a white Posca pen for the dots, and did some simple Copic coloring on the rest. My ferns were cut with different shades of green cardstock.
For my border, I used simple white cardstock with the Jungle Frame Fancy Die from Hero Arts. I trimmed off some of the foliage to keep the focus on the mushrooms, and give me a bit more room to work. For my background, I used a deep blue cardstock, which I splattered with white gesso for stars. In addition, I added some sliver stars from Doodles Paper Playground’s Jeweltone Sky and Shoot for the Stars Sparkle Blends.
The card has a magical and enchanted feel to it, which is exactly what I wanted. I absolutely love how it turned out, and thankfully, my daughter loved it too. I added a couple of stamped mushrooms on the inside too, for a little extra surprise. That’s it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!