This suite was the first item on my wish list and I took the opportunity to pre-order it as soon as I could, then crossed my fingers that it would arrive in time for me to use if for this post. It was a near thing but once it arrived, I shut myself in my craft room for a whole day and gave it a test drive, spent a day tweaking and photographing and got it to Stampin' Up a day ahead of deadline. And I'm so glad because I love this set and am so happy to be able to share my 'test drive' with you.
I created three projects, each focussing on slightly different products from the suite.
Card 1 focuses on the gorgeous Forever Fern Distinktive Stamps and matching die cuts. You can also see the effects of using Stampin' Blends to add depth and shading to these stamps.
You can also see both ribbons in the Ribbon Combo pack: the vanilla and the gold trim. Stamparatus makes it easy to create sentiments in two colours. For this card, it's a mix of gold embossing and Pretty Peacock.
Card 2 makes the most of the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty paper. This is one of several card-front gold die cuts lets you make a wow card really easily. The gold foliage in the cluster is from the same set of paper.
The vellum and green foliage are from the Forever Flourishing dies, part of the Forever Fern bundle.
You can also see the details of one of the Greenery embossing folders. Very pretty, I think!
Card 3 focuses on the Forever Greenery DSP and some of the other die cuts. That beautiful embossed panel shows off the second of the folders in the Greenery embossing folders set.
Although there are gold hoops that are part of the suite, I made this one out gold foil and the Layering Circle dies.
You can see my post for Stampin' Up! on the Corporate Facebook page here and read about all my tips and tricks for these projects.
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