Meet Toadstool Toots. Isn’t she just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen sitting on a Toadstool?!
To Create: Die cut a 6 x 6″ card with a Scallop edge on three sides. I used some polka dot card from a range sold by Anna Marie Designs which I again scalloped using a die in my Big Shot machine. I keep all my dies in die cut folders on magnetic sheets and I can’t quite remember who made this particular set of scallop dies, but looking at it I’m going to guess that it’s Spellbinders.
*Toadstool Toots* is a little girl from an Art Pad selection of images, from a range by Lili of the Valley . She isn’t named Toots by LotV – I christened her that, and it seemed to suit her!
I then die cut Toadstool Toots, again with a scalloped die, but this time a smaller size, so that she matt and layered onto the card nicely.
I wanted to ‘lift’ the picture a little so applied some Anita’s 3-d Clear Gloss to the toadstool which Toots is sat on, to give it a plumpcious look, and also gloss it so that it picked up the light and glinted. I stamped a tiny tag (a simple hand cut tag from a bit of card) and 3-d Glossed that too. Once these were dry I finished off the card with a ribbon bow and added some candy dots on each corner.
The die cut vines were made using a Marianne die on some cardstock which I’d got lying around in my ‘leftovers’ draw. A crafter never throws anything away – especially not cardstock!
It never fails to amaze me how much of these bits of left-over paper and card that I actually do use. I will frequently poke around the drawer to find a bit of something in the right colour, rather than use a brand new bit of card or paper.
Lili of the Valley do have an angel policy, so if you decide to buy their pads from looking at this card, then please make yourself aware of their policy before buying, so that you know how many cards you’re allowed to make and sell, and also the other guidelines which they have as a company. They have their Angel Policy on their website (clickable link above – their website will open in a new window).
Their art pads are great quality and the card stock they’re printed on is excellent.
Anna Marie Designs ~ I’ve bought from Anna Marie several times and always find that she has some quite affordable, different embellishments than I see on the high street. There is a clickable link in her name above.
Thanks for visiting and spending a few minutes with Toadstool Toots. She’s as cute as a button and I love her to pieces.