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Forever Fern

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

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Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches, Forever Fern and Forever Flourishing Dies

Hi Folks! Gosh, yesterday it was 74 and rainy, today is 58 and a bit cloudy but sun should come through. Quite a disparity still in weather temps. I’ll be working out in the front later this morning as we had to remove a tree a couple of years ago and the pachysandra got fried last year in the summer sun. Removing pachysandra is a job and a half! Plus the soil needs amending a bit as it’s very sandy and new plants are going in. I just may be out there a while…

So here’s today’s card… I love the soft colors used here and the fonts in the Forever Fern stamp set are just lovely

Tasteful Touches flower
Forever Flourishing Dies

Here are all the goodies I used to make this beautiful card…

  • Petal Pink cs
  • Crumb Cake cs
  • Soft Sea Foam cs and ink
  • Whisper White cs
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon 5/8″ white
  • Braided Linen Trim 3/16″
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder
  • Forever Fern stamp set
  • Forever Flourishing Dies:
  • For the flower… Tasteful Touches stamp set; Soft Suede ink, Wink of Stella and Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends

Here’s a photo of the flower created a few days ago and sitting on my desk just waiting 😏 Remember I used the flower on the right in yesterday’s post.

Tasteful Touches

Here are the details for making this card…

  • Using the Forever Flourishing Dies, die cut sprig and spray in Soft Sea Foam cs and sponge dauber the edges to give them more dimension
  • Again using the Forever Flourishing Dies, cut the berry spray in Crumb Cake and “color” with Wink of Stella. This helps tie in the flower that is covered in Wink of Stella and gives it glimmer, sparkle and glam!
  • Cut a 1/2  x 4 strip of the In Good Taste DSP. Gosh there are some gorgeous patterns in this pack!
  • Petal Pink is cut 4 x 5 1/4 and is embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder. Spritz lightly with water prior to sending it through your embossing machine. This allows the paper to have a bit more ‘give and flexibility’ to take on the design of the folder. This is a must have folks – just sayin…

Putting it all together…

  • Adhere the DSP about 1 1/4″ from the bottom using liquid glue.
  • Cover this with a strip of the Polka Dot Tulle 5/8″ ribbon. Adhere in back with snail.
  • Wrap a piece of the Braided Linen Trim over this, centering, and adhere in back with tape.
  • Slip the larger foliage die cut between ribbon and DSP and adhere with liquid glue., leaving many of the leaves loose to curl for texture and dimension.
  • Adhere the Crumb Cake berries with a glue dot, then add the leaf swag over this adhering with a glue dot
  • Add the prepped flower with dimensionals.
  • Finally add the linen and Polka Dot Tulle bow with a glue dot.
  • Adhere this embossed panel to Petal Pink cs cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Your card front is complete! Easy peasy…

For the inside…

Forever Fern stamp set
  • Stamp the leaf and berry stamp from the Forever Fern stamp set with Soft Sea Foam. While it’s readily available, go ahead and stamp your envelope flap and front as well
  • Stamp the sentiment from the same set using Soft Suede.
  • Adhere to the inside of your card and voila – all done! Even your envelope is ready 😉

This would make a fabulous wedding or anniversary card! So what do you think? This stamp set – Forever Fern with matching dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, are must haves for this next year. Matter of fact, I just might wear them out from use!!! And Tasteful Touches is another equally beautiful set, They coordinate so well together. I love how Stampin’ Up! does that.

Tasteful Touches stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies
Tasteful Touches stamp set
Forever Fern w/ matching Dies

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I look forward to hearing from you. Tell me what you like about the card and share a picture of yours with me too.

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