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:

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

    Anne

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. Smashing card and gr8 idea to make your own stencil too

    Kathyk

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  16. Very striking and I love the addition of the hessian.

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  17. 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

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

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

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

    Marie

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

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  22. 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. :)

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  23. 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

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

    Beth xx

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

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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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

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  31. Fab design for the Less is More challenge this week.

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  32. 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 :((

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  33. 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

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