Forever Fern Swap

This is a card I made for a swap I participated in with some of my downline and some customers.  I love swapping with them.  They are all so talented and their cards are always beautiful.  Swaps in the mail are so much fun.  Not only do you get beautiful cards but you get mail that you can look forward to (unlike bills and ads!).

I used a couple of Stampin’ Up!®  stamp sets to make this card.  I first stamped the jar which is from the stamp set called Jar Of Flowers in Smoky Slate Ink.  Then I took Seaside Spray Blends to color the water in the jar.  Then I stamped all the leaves using Shaded Spruce and Old Olive inks.  Then I did kind of a “no line coloring” technique for the flowers.  This is where you stamp an image very, very lightly and then color it with Stampin’  Write Markers in such a way that you can’t really see the outlines of the flowers.  I used a stamp from Flowering Blooms to do this.  I inked the stamp in Smoky Slate ink and then stamped off twice (this is where you stamp on a piece of scrap paper) before stamping the third time on my card.  I could barely see the outline of the stamp but I could see enough to color it with a Highland Heather and a Gorgeous Grape Marker.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Celebrate Sunflowers.

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3 thoughts on “Forever Fern Swap

  1. Oh my Susan, this is absolutely stunning. the way to got all those stems in the jar (I know how hard that is), your color selection. Just a wonderful card.

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  2. Oh, Susan – like Jackie said, this is another stunning card. I absolutely love the colors, the design, the “no line watercoloring,” – well, everything about this card. Beautiful!!

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