Sunday 7 June 2020

Forever Fern for JAI 508

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to 'just add F'. Since my current fixation is the glorious Forever Fern bundle, part of the Forever Greenery suite, this seemed a great excuse for another play around with it!

I set myself the extra challenge of not using the dies that are part of the bundle. As an experiment in simple stamping it is, of course, a fail since I couldn't help myself and used dies for the edging and sentiment. I excuse myself though, since this card could easily be made by someone who did not own a die-cutting machine as the decorative edging and die-cut label for the sentiment could be missed out and replaced with straight cuts without destroying the overall effect. 

The very pretty gold elements come from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper, so no die-cut machine required there either. Another way that I stepped away from simple stamping was to use Stampin' Blends to colour the Pretty Peacock and Shaded Spruce leaves: Soft Sea Foam and touches of Shaded Spruce to add more depth. Again, this could be omitted if you don't own any.

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  1. Really pretty card Jan. I love the delicate ornate board, stamping detail and gold thread. Chantell Just Add Ink

  2. Just love your card, Jan. So much that I would love to CASE you. Thankyou for joining in with the JAI Challenge. D x

    1. Go for it Denita. This is a stepped up version of a card I've used in my classes this week.

  3. Stunning card Jan - you certainly have a way with paper! I love the little tidbit about failing your own personal challenge :) Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink! Kelly x