Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mushroom Girl Calendar Card

 When I saw this Penny Black Mushroom Girl stamp set, I knew I had to get it for my autumn calendar card. I like to make calendars with a fall theme because it sort of fits throughout the year unlike Xmas images.  The background paper is from my stash of double-sided card stock with trees or leaves (best to organize papers by subject).
 I colored the image with Copic pens (plus a little pink Stickles)  and masked it off before adding the blue sky that was sprayed with silver. The Blessings was cut from copper colored foil paper which was run through a Xyron sticker maker to apply an adhesive. To minimize the stickiness after adhesion I dusted it with cornstarch.
 The card die has a little flap that holds up the card front and makes a space for the Vippies calendar.
 Here is a view of how simply the card sets up into a calendar for a desk.
 As you can see the die for the 'Blessings' actually said 'Winter Blessings' but I cut off the winter part.  This die is now available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts in the Christmas craft section. I was very pleased with this project and will include these calendars with my family newsletters.  Hopefully, I will actually be early this year. Yay me!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What a darling calendar. Yes, this image is great on any project throughout the year. Love how you topped it off with "blessings."

Shirley N said...

This is beautiful, Lynn, I want to make a few of these too! Your image is adorable, such a sweet creation, TFS.

eunice said...

Another adorable calendar card! Love the pastel colors on this one, and the design of the pop up circle in the center of this easel-like card is really nice. I really like how the Sizzix die for this has the little tab on it to keep the card standing in the right position for display, too. I'll have to remember to try that next time I do an easel card. Also gotta try your tip with the cornstarch...I've tried to avoid using the xyron because of all the strings of adhesive make such a mess sometimes...definitely will try this next time!