Saturday, 14 June 2014

Fern Printing

Happy Saturday!  Splitcoast Stampers is a constant source of inspiration for me and I love playing along with the challenges there.  This week there was a challenge to make a card showing other hobbies of interests we have other then cardmaking.  Well, I love being out in the garden so I decided to ink up some more of my ferns and using them to stamp with.  
So I laid my ferns in a box to confine the ink then sprayed them using Mr. Huey's spray ink.  I gently picked up the fern and pressed it onto my oval then lifted and pressed again.  I love the look of the ferns printed onto the paper...so natural and lovely detail.  I wanted to mount the oval onto an embossed background but wanted to keep the fern as the focal point so I partially embossed it then added the sentiment.  The twine keeps it all more natural looking too.

I am adding my card to these challenges:





Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Printworks, ferns from the garden/ eb folder-SU/ twine/ pop dots 

7 comments:

  1. Great card with a great stamps !! I love your creation , super!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. What a great idea, Karen, and I love the results! Your sentiment is perfect and so very true!

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  3. Your fern prints are stunning, Karen! Love the faded embossed background too.

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  4. Brilliant idea Karen, the prints turned out beautifully. Gorgeous CAS card, Cathy x

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  5. Stamping with real ferns? Way to go, Karen. I've sprayed around them before but never inked them. This looks fabulous!

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  6. This is so amazing ... love that you used ferns from your garden to make this ... double amazing! :) The bright green just pops off all the gorgeous white space. Love the interest with the partial embossed background. Loll xx

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  7. Great idea with the ferns Karen!!! It truly makes a beautiful effect! Love your garden makes :)

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