Monday, March 24, 2014

Colour Block Fern


Hi everyone.  My plan this year as to use up some of the reams of patterned paper I have purchased over the past several years ... some of which is just sitting there collecting dust.  So far I've managed to make a few cards this year with patterned paper, but really need to step it up ... at least I managed to use three pieces today - yay! :)

This card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of one that I've had pinned for over a year.  Check out this beauty by Doni High - love it!!  The changes I made was to add a third background panel and change the colors.  This is also for three challenges ... first, the CAS #265 challenge at Splitcoaststampers (you must be a member to join in - membership is FREE!).  The challenge is to use Color Blocking.  I interpreted it a little different, using the designer paper as my color blocks ... oh, and the added challenge was to include a die-cut or punch - this is one of my favorite Cheery Lynn dies that I own.  I love the design of this paper (it's all from the same set) ... earthy, vintage and masculine - perfect match for the fern die-cut.  I'm also entering this into the CAS on Sunday challenge #29 - One Layer Wonder.  It's not often I make one-layer cards ... something else that I need to work on.  And I'm also adding this to the Less Is More Challenge #164 - Three (there are three background panels).

This was a quick and easy card.  I sponged around all three pieces with dark brown ink to tie them together, and then popped up the middle and top panel.  I glued the fern in place.







Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Generations (Simple Stories); Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fern die (Cheery Lynn), sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig




Challenges:
CAS #265 - color blocking
CAS on Sunday #29 - OLW
Less Is More #164 - Three


26 comments:

  1. Fabulous masculine card, Loll! We must have been on the same mind wave as I did a masculine card for the CAS265 challenge too - and used some of your fabulous copper - thank you again!!

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  2. What a great way to use your old patterned papers! I love the masculine colors and patterns and your fern is fabulous! Wonderful CASE of Doni's card, Loll!

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  3. Loll what a lovely way to use up all those scraps of paper (of which I have plenty) your card is stunning and love your choice of colours...

    Anne

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  4. Stunning Loll - love how you've mixed and matched the papers and brought them together with the edges inked.

    Karen x

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  5. Wow this is great.Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  6. Beautiful mix of papers, perfect for a masculine design! Great layout and inky edges!

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  7. Beautiful card Loll, I love that masculine paper and I am loving that fern die cut! I like that it can be used as a masculine card or for a ladies card because as masculine as the paper is, it is also beautiful and soft too if that makes sense. lol Hugs

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  8. Hi Loll, I'm tickled pink that you cased one of my cards. I love the three panels and those prints are gorgeous together.

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  9. Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

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  10. Fabulous layout Loll, great masculine card, love it!
    Val x

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  11. Great men's CAS card, love how you have used up those scraps. :)

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  12. As I said on SCS, this is a beautiful card. You really did a fabulous job with the CAS color blocking challenge. I see you were able to get in other challenges, too...super.The patterned papers are just perfect and so pretty. Love your die cut, too.

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  13. Loll this is stunning!
    Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    Anne
    LIM Guest commenter

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  14. A beautiful card! LOVE your color choices and technique!

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  15. What a striking, stunning and unusual card. I love everything about it!

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  16. Lovely card!!! What a great use of patterned papers! I just never can mix and match patterned papers. Even when I buy a pad (and I thought within most pads the colors were supposed to coordinate) I just never like how they look together. I have a huge stash of patterned paper and I don't think I'll ever get my money's worth out of it. But, as I remember reading on someone's blog a long time ago... the back of a good portion of it is plain white, so I can stamp to my heart's content on the white side... so maybe I'll just start using it that way! LOL!!

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  17. I absolutely adore these colours on the white Loll. Just stunning.

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  18. I'm sorry I was MIA as far as commenting was concerned during my recent holiday in Australia, but hopefully I'll now be back up to speed once more!
    This is simply stunning...as ever Loll!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. You are so creative! I am going to CAS this with some of my leftover BG from IO CAS stamps! What a warm and wonderful card! Very pretty!

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  20. This is such a striking look, Loll ... the dark colours against the crisp white are fabulous! Anita :)

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  21. Congratulations on the well-deserved showcase by LIM, Lolly, for this fantastic card!! Have a great day!! Hugs, Dolly

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  22. Fabby card hun, big congrats on your well deserved showCASe at LIM, Jo x

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  23. Brilliant design and great use of DPs!

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