Thursday, May 31, 2012

Urban Garden Fern

Today's challenge from SCS is "Ways To Use It" - WT377 - Let's get Negative! ... use a negative die-cut.  I choose this beautiful fern die-cut from Cheery Lynn.  I just love this die-cut - so pretty ... and I used up some old designer paper from a few years back - Urban Garden ... featuring the color Kiwi Kiss (I really miss Kiwi Kiss!).  Unfortunately, the beautiful design of the paper doesn't really show through in the photo below ... it's better in real life.  Hope you like this quick and easy CAS card.

"Urban Garden Fern"

Stamp:  A Word for You (SU!)
Paper:  White cardstock (C.C. Designs); Urban Garden DP (SU!)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fern die-cut (Cheery Lynn), adhesives, and dimensionals

Pretty straight-forward ... I just assembled the pieces as shown in the photo above, popping up the fern die-cut.  The sentiment is double-stamped (sorry, hard to tell in the photo) - with Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black - gives a shadow effect, which I love.


Another quick project.  I found a video tutorial on youtube on how to make pansies from the butterfly punch ... it's actually a couple of years old - I am waaayyy behind!  I've looked at a lot of videos on making pansies, but I think this is my favorite so far.  Thanks to Darlene Plotinksi ( for her wonderful tutorial.

Here's my pansy:


Susan said...

Loll, I love your negative fern card! Great look with the dp underneath. But even more, I love your pansy!! Thank you so much for the link to the tutorial on making them - I'm going to be trying that really soon!

Jeanne H said...

Your Garden Fern is absoutely fabulous! Going to have to check out that die. Lovely pansy too!

Kathy W said...

I like how you used the negative space in this card. I like Kiwi Kiss, too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That is a very positive negative! Love the card and the pansy is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Lola G. said...

What a lovely design! I have a different fern die that I haven't used yet, so thanks for providing me with some inspiration. I've even got a few remaining pieces of Urban Garden DSP that I may use!

Anonymous said...

The Garden Fern card is absolutely gorgeous! I also love the pansy. I have done it before, but this is a much prettier pansy. Thank you for sharing the video.

Unknown said...

Very pretty card, I Have done this effect with a few of the dies, comes out so very pretty, love your choice!!
And I too have seen Darlenes's Pansy with the butterfly punch, I have the punch, but I can't remember if I ever tried making it. I have the Pan Pastels, I bet they would color them really pretty, will have to give it a try, thanks for reminding me about it, I see things and it is like the old saying, in one ear and out the other and forgotten!!

Take care, wonderful card!!!