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 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 


maria's knutselplezier said...

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


Lin said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Bobby said...

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

Loll said...

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

Ryn Tanaka said...

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