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:

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

    Anne

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  2. Looks great. Love the splatters of the green ink!

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  3. Beautiful! I like the woodgrain embossing in the background.

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

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  5. it is pleasant and lovely card

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

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  7. 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!

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

    Have a nice day!!!

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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

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

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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. Very pretty! Great use of the fern...

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