Altenew | Stamp Focus: Love You So Mush

Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Cards by @craftwalks

Hi friends!

I hope you’re doing great. Today I want to share tree cards made using new Altenew Stamp Set – Love You So Mush.   This set is one one my favorites from the recent release.

First of all I love mushrooms (and the mushrooms in the set are adorable). And I really love word puns, and there are several very good ones that can be made within mushroom theme.

I made three quite different cards using this awesome set.

Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Cards by @craftwalks

RAINBOW TOADSTOOLS

For the first card I went with rainbow and stamped 7 mushrooms using rainbow colors – Ruby Red, Autumn Blaze, Maple Yellow, Parrot, Turquoise, Starlight, Purple Wine Dye Inks. I used Jet Black Dye Ink to stamp the top layer and Morning Frost Dye Ink for stems. After stamping I die-cut all of them using matching dies.

Rainbow mushrooms with Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

Then I adhered all of them onto a white card base.

Rainbow mushrooms with Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

I white embossed a part of the sentiment onto a black stripe of paper and foam mounted it onto the card. And I stamped the rest of the sentiment directly onto the card.

Rainbow mushrooms with Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

CLEAR EMBOSSING RESIST BACKGROUND

For the second card I decided to play with the background. I started with a white panel and stamped several mushroom heads using Ruby Red Dye Ink. After stamping each head I was stamping over it using Clear Embossing Ink, adding Crystal Clear Embossing Powder and heat setting it. Then I clear embossed stems for these heads using Clear Embossing Ink and Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.

I have so mushroom in my heart for you. With Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Clear embossing resist background. Card by @craftwalks

I also clear embossed some more mushrooms using Clear Embossing Ink and Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. And then I went ahead and blended Evening Gray Dye Ink onto the panel. Clear embossing powder created resist effect and I got all these white mushrooms that way. Also covered with clear powder red heads got protected from inking.

I have so mushroom in my heart for you. With Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Clear embossing resist background. Card by @craftwalks

Next I added some white spray splatters onto the panel and after it dried out – ironed off clear embossing from the panel. Which then foam mounted onto a white card base.

I have so mushroom in my heart for you. With Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Clear embossing resist background. Card by @craftwalks

I die-cut a heart out of Solar White Cardstock using a die from Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies, stamped the sentiment onto it using Ruby Red Dye Ink and foam mounted the heart onto the card.

I have so mushroom in my heart for you. With Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Clear embossing resist background. Card by @craftwalks

I finished it off by adding several Snow Crystals.

A little tip/side note. Making this background perfectly perfect can be quite difficult (close to impossible). As it’s hard to address all stray embossing powder particles on a white cardstock. Using anti-static powder helps, but you know EP – it can be stubborn and still stick where you don’t want to. And usually, when you clear emboss only once is isn’t biggie. But here I covered each mushroom with clear embossing and some powder passed my quality control and got heat set in the areas it shouldn’t be.

Which was revealed after I inked the background. It wasn’t much, but wasn’t perfect either. I often make such background and know what can happen. And I have several tricks on hand to solve the problem. In this case I used white paint splatters to add interest to the background and at the same time hide some imperfections in between splatters.

Adding white crystals also helped to hide some bigger mistakes ;)

Hope this trick will be helpful for you.

GOOGLY EYES

My last card is playful and fun. You can see on the first card that these mushrooms can be quite realistic. But also they can be fun and whimsical. Especially if you add googly eyes to them.

Cute and fun mushroom card using googly eyes and Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

The card itself is very simple. I took a red card base and stamped several mushrooms around the edges using Clear Embossing Ink. It’s an optional step, but I often prefer such look. Rather than “bare” cardstock, which can look boring. But this is just my personal preference. Next I adhered a white panel onto the base, and inch smaller in size.

I then white embossed the sentiment onto a red stripe and foam mounted it onto the panel.

I stamped several mushroom heads using only one layer of Amanita using Grapevine Dye Ink onto a white cardstock and then die-cut them using matching dies. And I die-cut stems out of white cardstock without stamping them.

Cute and fun mushroom card using googly eyes and Altenew Love You So Mush Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalksI adhered all mushrooms onto the card (previously had trimmed some of them) and adhered googly eyes onto them. Which make them so funny and adorable! And I think with such appearance they work great with this sentiment.

So here you have my take on this stamp set. I hope you liked my ideas. Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), etc.
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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anna Kosskovskaya

    December 22, 2017

    Сами штампы меня вообще не вдохновили, но твои открытки это что0-то!!! особенно грибы с глазами!))

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      December 31, 2017

      Спасибо!

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    Tracey Magner

    December 22, 2017

    They are all so adorable and perfect for Valentines Day and Thanks for the “tip”, it was a good one.

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    Marjorie Dumontier

    December 24, 2017

    I can’t get enough of these adorable mushrooms !!

  4. Reply

    Tara Prince

    January 5, 2018

    Adorable cards!!

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