Friday 17 September 2021

Inky Leaf Botanical Print


I love using things from my garden to create with.
This one was done using a fern leaf growing in my backyard.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • This print was done using my Gel Plate and Distress Oxide inks.  So I went out into the garden and picked this leafy fern, then got out my Gel Plate, brayer and some Distress Oxide inks.
  • I pressed some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink directly onto my plate along the side, then pressed some Rustic Wilderness on the other side, leaving a bit of space between the colours.  I used my brayer to blend the colours together.
  • I laid the leaf onto my plate, then rubbed my white cardstock over the print.  I partially lifted my paper that was on the print, carefully removed the fern and pressed my paper back down on the plate.  By doing the printing this way, you get such details from whatever you are using. The trick for getting this look is to NOT remove your paper from the plate all the way before removing the leaf.
  • I placed the print into my Misti and stamped the large sentiment and clear heat embossed it.
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen, then glued it onto a white card base.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamp- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio)
Inks- Distress Oxides (TH); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate, Brayer, Posca pen, fern from garden, 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia), clear eb powder (Lawn Fawn)


Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This is lovely Karen. And thanks for the tip of removing the leaf.

Mac Mable said...

Such a great effect with the technique and a unique and fabulous card Karen x.

Lori m said...

Gorgeous, each card is prettier than the one before, you are a talented artist. Hugs, Lori m

cuilliesocks said...

Love the leaf image in the background and the large sentiment is super, Kate x

Sarn said...

Ooh that's PRETTY x

Juhi said...

This is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to try it out, thanks for sharing. One question, how did you add black splatters with the posca pen?

Pat said...

Such pretty detail Karen and I love the choice of colours and a perfect sentiment too. x

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Karen - love your use of the gel plate when making your stunning backgrounds
Stay safe

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So lovely Karen, love the colour mix and those leaves are just gorgeous used from your garden.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful leaf print, Karen! Love these colors and wish I could get DOX ink this smooth on my gel plate.

Loll said...

Gorgeous fern print, Karen. Love all the detail you've captured. Thanks for the instructions. You make it sound easy, but I know it's not. It's your amazing talent that gets prints like these. xx