blended leaves

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up!’s ‘forever fern’ set and I’ve once again blended ink onto the leafy stamp, although this time with ink pads rather thans water-based markers. I took inspiration for the layout from the current challenge at Global Design Project, which is to CASE the card designed by Madeleine. I used the colours from TGIF challenges and the ‘draw your own frame’ theme from Less is More

So I started with the leaves from ‘forever fern’ and a 6×6 card blank. I used my stamping platform for this and stamped the central one first, initially in ‘mustard seed’ Distress Oxide. I then blended a little ‘ripe persimmon’ around the edge of the stamp with a sponge and overstamped that on the yellow image. I then used a black Pergacolour pen (I’ve discovered that any water-based marker will ink a stamp) to pick out the stems and stamped it for a third time. I then repeated that four times to give me the row of five leaves.

The next step was to add the frame. I don’t have a very steady hand so drew a line above and below the leaves using a micron pen and a ruler! I could then doodle a second line across them to complete the edging without straying off at an angle!

I’d noticed the little dotty stamp in the ‘forever fern’ set which I don’t think has been out of the box before, so used that with ‘black soot’ Distress Ink to fill in the panel around the leaves.

The final touch was to add the sentiment from ‘art gallery’ below the panel.

I had no idea how this might turn out when I added the dots, so breathed a huge sigh of relief that it worked!

8 thoughts on “blended leaves

  1. I love this card. The colours on the leaves are fabulous and the black of your frame make them really pop. The addition of the dots is a super finishing touch. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More.

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