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)