Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ferns from the Garden



Hi everyone.  Today I'm CASE'ing (copy and share everything) a card made by my friend, Karen (Snippets).  She is a very talented stamper who brings her love of gardening to a lot of her beautiful cards. She also incorporates wonderful techniques into her CAS cards ... I especially am in awe of her watercoloring - just amazing!  This week, Karen has been chosen as the Featured Stamper for the CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers (CAS#280).  It gave me a chance to CASE one of her beautiful cards (and this is a total case --- I only changed up the background embossing folder and sentiment!).

Congrats Karen ... I hope you enjoy your special week - you deserve it!! :)

In CASE'ing Karen's card, I followed her instructions, including going out to my garden and snipping off some fern leaves to use as a stamp for the design on the tag.  I ink up the fern leaves with distress inks, lightly sprayed with water, and then pressed them into watercolor paper.  It was lots of fun! :)  I pulled strands from the burlap strip to give it a frayed edge.  I used the strands for the strings at the top of the tag.


Reminder, this card is another example of mixed media for the new Mixed Media Card Challenge #1 (Touch of Nature - optional element:  tag).  I hope you'll join in the fun!







Stamps:  Sweet Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); watercolor paper (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Stitched Tag die (Paper Smooches), Burlap Paper, water mister, Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix)


19 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love you card Loll like your hessian ribbon and how you've spattered your background...

Anne

scrappymo! said...

Looks great. Love the splatters of the green ink!

Laura Norris said...

Beautiful! I like the woodgrain embossing in the background.

Lee-Anne said...

What a fab case of Karen's card, Loll! Love all the "nature" elements so expertly put together! Simply awesome my friend!

Shylaa Shree said...

it is pleasant and lovely card

Becky said...

Beautiful card. Love the wood grain embossing, and love the burlap, nice touch :)

sandie said...

WOW, one of my favs of your cards Loll! I love woodgrain embossing on white and burlap (I have some now thanks to Nonni but not yet used!) and how funky you used a real fern!

Petra Swart said...

Oooo, this is just soooo very beautiful, Loll!!! LOVE it!!!

Have a nice day!!!

cm said...

WOW, Loll, this is absolutely gorgeous - not to mention brilliant, with the use of a fern as your stamp! Every detail adds up to stunning! Love this!
~c

nancy littrell said...

I Love All the beautiful textures in your card Loll. A really wonderful tag card. TFS my friend.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Loll! What a brilliant idea! I love your card! So gorgeous!
Thank you for your sweet comments too! X
Ingrid xx

Brenda said...

Wow, both cards are awesome!! I love Karen's card, and I love your card Loll, yours is just as pretty as Karen's. I love that fern watercolor stamped on the tag, the splatters are great and I love the embossing and burlap. It is so neat how a card can be CAS'd but look different but the same just by changing up a stamp and embossing folder. I just love both cards! Hugs, Brenda

Kylie said...

Very cool! I love the design you have used here. All that texture is to die for! You little tag with a real life fern used for stamping - genius! xx

Julie Beech said...

What a fab card Loll, love the way you brought the garden into the craft room! x

Deepti said...

Wowzers! Love the burlap and the water color effect on the fern, Amazing card :)

Anita in France said...

Fern stamping, Loll? Wow, what a stunning effect ... gorgeous against the burlap and yummy woodgrain embossing! Anita :)

MaryH said...

Oh my! I loved the previous w/c card, but I'm head over heels with this one. It is drop down gorgeous. Love the white with the nature colors, and all that fantastic texture. A wonderful design to show all the loveliness too. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous ferns, and I love how you added texture to this card with burlap...So pretty!

Camilla said...

Very pretty! Great use of the fern...