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Forever Fern stamp set

SU! Forever Fern and Forever Flourish Dies

Hi Everyone! Some days just do not go as planned – what can I say… I have a beautiful card for you, one using those gorgeous Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP pieces, Gold Hoops Embellishments, and several die cuts. It was so fun to layer these pieces , adhering was really easy too.

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

I started with a piece of Just Jade cs and one of the rectangles in the Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP, keeping the gold side up and adhering with Stampin Seal where the wreath was going. I die cut a leaf from the the Forever Flourish Dies in Whisper White and another in Soft Sea Foam. Then I stamped several leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set on Whisper White with these inks: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Shaded Spruce – and die cut them. I also pulled out gold berries and a leaf garland from the SDSP.

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies

I began the layering with the Whisper White leaves first, then the Soft Sea Foam then the Gold Hoops Embellishments. Next was the Pear Pizzazz going up, the Garden Green going down, then Gorgeous Grape followed by the gold berries. On top of that was the Shaded Spruce leaf the the garland spray on the white side. Each of these was adhered with either liquid glue or a glue dot… and I slipped in dimesnionals under some of the leaves to keep them raised a bit. What ribbon to use – I tried several and settled on. the Magenta Madness 1/4″ ribbon which really adds some zing.

This entire panel was adhered to Pear Pizzazz cs then onto Thick Whisper White card base, using liquid glue each time. The card front was now complete and I love the look!

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

Inside I took another panel of Pear Pizzazz and adhered it with liquid glue. On the Whisper White panel, I stamped  the leaf in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off at least once. Then I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. This was adhered with liquid glue to the Pear Pizzazz and the card was complete.

Forever Fern stamp set

For the envelope… Forever Greenery DSP was adhered to the flap. The leaf for the front got some extra treatment 😏… With sponge daubers, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce inks, daub in various places for coloring, then stamp on the envelope. Makes it look just like the DSP on the flap… ta da! Isn’t that an awesome look? And so easy!!!

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies
Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


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SU! Forever Fern and Block Printing

Hi Everyone… it’s Friday – TADA! Have you ever done ‘block printing’? Well, that’s what I’m calling this process as inks are on an acrylic block, spritzed with water and stamped on card stock. So easy and each time is different, which is kinda nice, no two alike. This past weekend, our team had a ‘virtual’ meeting and three folks demonstrated different cards. This is one of them… I’ve done a couple of add-ons, but the idea is the same.

Forever Fern block printing

Supplies are pretty simple, just several inks were used…

  • Inks: Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock
  • Forever Fern stamp set
  • Thick Whisper White (card base), regular Whisper White (front panel)
  • Shaded Spruce cs
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • H acrylic block (for block printing)
  • Forever Greenery DSP

The how to…

Begin at one end of an elongated block (H Block was used here) and tap the lightest color onto the block covering about 1″. Go on to the next darker color, overlapping just a bit, until you have all inks on the block. The above ink list shows the gradation on this card from light to dark. Spritz lightly so the entire block has droplets of water – and stamp directly onto the Whisper White panel (4 x 5 1/4). Remember, the ink will not cover the paper entirely – and that’s OK, the way it’s supposed to be!

Ink one of the leaf stamps from Forever Fern stamp set with Pretty Peacock and stamp the two leaves, inking in between. Ink the ‘dots’ stamp in Forever Fern, again with Pretty Peacock and stamp around leaves. Finally ink the sentiment in Pretty Peacock (also from Forever Fern)

This was not done as part of the tutorial last weekend but I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels and adhered to a Shaded Spruce panel (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) with liquid glue. Put dimesnionals on the back and attach to the Thick Whisper White card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored @ 4 1/4).

For the inside, take another leaf stamp from Forever Fern and ink in Pear Pizzazz. Stamp off on scrap then on the inside of the card. Voila – your card is complete!

Forever Fern stamp set #2

Don’t forget your envelope… using that same leaf for the inside of the card, re-ink, stamp off, then stamp the envelope front. Cover the flap with a strip of Shaded Spruce and Forever Greenery DSP. Mission accomplished! Your card is ready for someone special. This card is going to a friend of mine who is struggling with a resurgence of cancer – ugh! I want her to know she is strong and can beat this thing – she has come so far…

Forever Fern
Forever Greenery DSP

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern

Hi Everyone ~ it’s Sat and Memorial Day weekend. Do you have big plans? It’s raining here this weekend so outdoor activities are pretty much canceled – ugh… Mon. the actual day to memorialize those who have sacrificed their lives for all of us, may be a clear day. We’ll see. At any rate, the traditional picnic is called off due to the pandemic. I’m all for being safe and staying well, so I’m ok with that, but I do miss some of the tradition in which we have participated. Thank you to all those who have served our country, sacrificed time with family and sometimes lost their lives to protect our rights. Blessings on ever one… so grateful.

Today’s card began with the flower made a couple of days ago that I never used. Here it is…

Tasteful Touches

Aren’t these gorgeous? I’m using the flower on the right today… and here’s the card…

Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern stamp sets
Forever Fern Dies

I REALLY like how this card turned out. Here are the items used to make this card:

  • Thick Whisper White cs for the base
  • Soft Suede cs and ink
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Forever Greenery DSP
  • Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Pear Pizzazz cs and ink
  • Tasteful Touches flower
  • Organdy Striped Ribbon 5/8″
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • In Good Taste Wooden Elements

And here’s to pull it all together…

  • Stamp the flower from Tasteful Touches stamp set in Soft Suede; color with Petal Pink and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and Fussy cut
  • Cut Soft Suede cs 2 1/8 x 5 3/8, trim diagonally so right side is 1 1/8″
  • Cut In Good Taste DSP 2 x 5 1/4, trim diagonally so right side is 1″. Adhere with liquid glue to the Soft Suede.
  • Adhere both of these to Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Stamp the tall thin fern from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz cs using Pear Pizzazz ink. Cut out with the Forever Flourishing Dies and your die cutting machine
  • Find the coordinating DSP in the Forever Greenery DSP that matches the leaf die used and cut out with your die cut machine
  • Pull out coordinating elements from the In Good Taste Wooden Elements.

Further directions

  • Begin by gluing the Pear Pizzazz fern in place with liquid glue
  • Adhere the fernie type wooden element with glue dots
  • Adhere the wooden leaf element similarly
  • Adhere the leaf die cut from the Forever Greenery DSP using dimensionals
  • Make a few loops (I did three) with the braided gold trim in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhere with a glue dot or two
  • Add the flower with dimensionals
  • Add the bow made using the Organdy Striped Ribbon 5/8″ with glue dots
  • Stamp your sentiment in Soft Suede ink using the Forever Fern stamps
  • Embellish using the wonderful Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. They tie the pink in the DSP, the Petal Pink in the flower and the Soft Suede together so wonderfully

Here’s the card again – what do you think?

Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern stamp sets
Forever Fern Dies

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

And …. Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe and be well

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