Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We have a new kind of challenge this week – a theme challenge! So we are all creating projects around a theme, and this week’s theme gave me an excuse to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle for today’s card:
This week’s theme is:
I adhered a panel of the pretty Forever Greenery designer series paper to the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base. I cut a panel of Soft Sea Foam card stock with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and embossed it with the Greenery embossing folder. I stamped the leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock inks on a Whisper White panel and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies.
I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out with the fancy circle die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I stamped the small leaf cluster from the Rooted in Nature cling stamp set twice in Versamark ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Nature’s Root Dies. I cut the boughs with the Forever Flourishing Dies from Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam card stock.
I adhered the stamped leaves on the die Soft Sea Foam scalloped panel with liquid glue. I adhered a gold hoop with glue dots and adhered the gold embossed leaf clusters on top with glue dots. I popped the sentiment on with dimensionals and made a double bow with gold floss and white ribbon and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front off with three gilded gems.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock inks on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Forever Greenery DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
This theme was a great excuse to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle and use it for a project! It’s been a while since I’ve played with this set and I was reminded of how beautiful and versatile it is.
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut small bough), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (gold embossed clusters)
- Pretty Peacock – 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (large die cut bough)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 10″ (stamped leaves and label)
- Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)