Thursday 16 June 2022

Forever Fern for GDP 347

 There's a theme challenge at Global Design Project this week and it's a favourite of mine: plants and leaves.

So many options! When I look at my stamp collection, it's pretty clear I love plants and leaves. One of my all-time favourites in this area is Forever Fern and the coordinating dies, Forever Flourishing.
I'll take any excuse to get them out!

I also love playing around with ink, so I ink smooshed Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce onto Fluid100 Watercolour Paper with an acrylic block then die cut some leaves from Forever Flourishing.

I also cut some - possibly leaves, possibly flowers, possibly seedpods - from Gold Foil. Whatever they are, they're great textural elements. 😀

From these, I made a cluster arrangement as the focal point of the design.

This card was also my first chance to try out the Fern 3D Embossing folder from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. Products have been a very slow shipping in the South Pacific, but once you get them it's easy to forget the wait - especially when they are as gorgeous as this folder!

The sentiment is gold embossed and cut with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I've added some of the very lovely new Iridescent Rhinestones as suitably romantic embellishments too. 

To add a little extra interest without detracting from the main event, I off-set the card front on the base and adding some Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron stamping over the base.

Update: Delighted to be a winner at Global Design Project this week.

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely card! That embossing folder is the perfect background for these die cuts.