Saturday, May 24, 2014

Textured Fern


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Our challenge this time is being run by the mega talented Vicki Dutcher (All I Do Is Stamp).  Vicki has chosen this fun code word ...




Lots of ways to add texture and I know the gallery for this challenge is going to be filled with fabulous cards - can't wait!! :)





Prize:  3 images for the CAS Perfectionist
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)

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I made my own stencil using a plastic sheet and fern leaf die.  Old Olive re-inker was added to embossing paste and then a thin layer was spread over the stencil.  Once dry, I placed the stencil back over top and sponged more Old Olive ink down the center to make it darker.  Not only is the fern raised and textured with embossing paste, but there's wonderful texture from the burlap ribbon.  I think this would make a great masculine birthday card. :)


I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge (ATCAS Challenge #39 - code word:  Texture).  As always, the challenge is open for two weeks so there's lots of time to play along.

Darnell (djkardkreations) is again our Guest Designer and I know you'll love the creative card she made for this challenge.  Check out her card and the rest of the amazing cards by our talented design team here.

Come and join in the fun!! :)

Edited to add:  Just saw that the challenge at Less is More #173 is dies.  I used a fern die to make my stencil, so I'm entering this card.  :)







Stamps:  Handwritten Notes (Avery Elle)
Paper:  110 lb. White (Neenah)
Ink:  Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fern die (Cheery Lynn), plastic sheet for making stencil (Grafix), embossing paste, palette knife, burlap ribbon, sponge, stamp press (Fiskars)


Challenges:
Less is More #173 - Dies

33 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

So clever to make your own stencil Loll and you've coloured your leaf beautifully...love your textured burlap ribbon

Anne

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, I always wanted to use burlap but sadly I haven't bought any yet !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful use of your self made stencil! [I still want to try doing my own, but I'm scared :)] The added burlap is to fie for texture on a card! LOVE IT!

Brenda said...

This is a great card Loll, and I think too it could be a great masculine card too! I love the burlap and I can imagine that the embossing paste shows up really nice in person, thus adding lots more texture. I do love the extra green added give some shading. Love, love it! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great idea, Lolly! I love ferns and your sponging is wonderful! The addition of the burlap makes this perfect!! Hugs, Dolly

sandie said...

wonderful Loll. I love the textured fern and so clever to do your own stencil. I do love burlap but don't have any! Have a great weekend x

Susan said...

Fabulous masculine card, Loll - I really struggle with those. Love the use of the burlap!

Suze Bain said...

What a gorgeous fern and the colour is just perfect with the burlap. xx

Barb Ghig said...

I love the texture you achieved with your embossing paste on the fern leaf die cut! Beautiful, rich color, too and the panel of burlap is the perfect touch! As always, your card is really gorgeous, Loll!

Bonnie said...

I love the soft look of the stenciled fern! Ferns speak of peacefulness to me! Love the burlap ribbon for the texture!

Lee-Anne said...

Love your stencilled fern, and that burlap is perfect for a guy card, Loll!

theoblatelife said...

Great card! Love the "back to nature" feel to it.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Wonderful card Loll!! Have a nice weekend.
hugs
Donna

Karen B said...

Love the dimension you've got on your leaves Loll - looks so realistic with the extra shading on the leaves. Great added extra with the burlap ribbob.

Karen x

Kathyk said...

Smashing card and gr8 idea to make your own stencil too

Kathyk

Fiona said...

Very striking and I love the addition of the hessian.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooh I love it when I've spotted cards on other blog challenges then it appears on Less is More too. Great use of the die and texture.
Thanks for taking part.
Sarah
Less is More

Anita in France said...

I want to touch, Loll ... so much gorgeous texture with the embossing paste and burlap ... just lovely! Anita :)

Pat said...

I love ferns and this with the texture and lovely hessian strip is just great for a masculine birthday. x

baileyrosy.com said...

Fab ferns and gorgeous texture love the burlap a try touchy feel card.

Marie

Chrissie said...

Making a stencil is great use of a die Loll and your card is beautiful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Julie Beech said...

What a great idea to make your own stencil, a girl after my own heart. I hadn't realised it was one until I read your blog. Love that burlap ribbon as well, just a classy card. :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a fabulous hand-made stencil - love the gorgeous texture on the fern leaves and the burlap. A brilliant CAS design Loll,as always!
Sylvia x

Beth said...

Ooh I keep meaning to try making my own stencil! Gorgeous card, I love the strip of hessian behind :-)

Beth xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab stamping and love the burlap, so sympathetic to the image:)
Val x

Cathy said...

Great card Loll, love how you used a die to make your stencil, Cathy x

Anne said...

Great take on the die challenge and your card looks so tactile Loll!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Jen said...

fab card loll and i love the burlap. Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
Jen xx

Huguenot Girl said...

Great card Loll - love the stencil combined with the burlap! Very versatile card design for a number of different occasions/celebrations. Nicole x

Viv said...

Another fabulous card Loll, I love everything about it :) Viv xx

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab design for the Less is More challenge this week.

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Loll, I have done stencilled one too for the challenge, but didn,t make my own.You have inspired me to have a go as I have some dies I would love as stencils.
Love the shading on your fern and the burlap.
Hugs Mau xx
Sorry been missing a while...life got in the way a bit :((

Jaydee said...

Loll, I love how you manage to create a strong focal image and this leaf is no exception. The texture from the burlap is fabulous. Really gorgeous card
Hugs
Jaydee