Last week I was thinking to myself how happy I was to be enjoying this beautiful 75 degree weather in Nashville. It was sunny and warm. I was wearing shorts and sitting outside just enjoying the sunshine and warmth. Then BOOM! The next day it was in the 40s during the day and the 20s at night! Can we rewind? I guess the good thing is now that it is cold I won’t worry about spending time in my stamp room instead of being outside.
I made this card using the stamp set called Forever Fern. This set has been around for a couple of years which makes me happy. I think it is very pretty. There is a set of coordinating dies called Forever Flourishing. Unfortunately, you can not get the bundle discount since they have been around for a while but even without the discount, they are still worth it. By the way, this is a reminder because the special bundle pricing that Stampin’ Up!® offers is only good for the first time products are in a catalog. If they are carried over, the bundle discount goes away.
To make this card I first stamped all the leaves and berries in Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sea Foam ink. If you look closely you will notice there are different shades of color in each of the images. That is because this stamp set is a DisINKtive stamp set. Each stamp has different opacities so you have darker and lighter areas with just one stamp. After stamping them I cut them out using the dies.
Next, I used a Water Painter to add some color to a piece of Basic White card stock using Soft Seafoam ink. All you need to do is put some ink from a refill bottle onto the inside of the lid of a stamp pad, squeeze the Water Painter to add water to the ink and brush onto a piece of cardstock. After that dried, I adhered the leaves and berries. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Framed Florets stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. This set is part of a pre-release that Stampin’ Up!® offered. It will be available in the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. I cut it out using the Stylish Shapes Dies and adhered it to the card using Dimensionals. Lastly, I added some Classic Matte Dots.
Susan, this is beautiful. Those strokes of water painter color behind the focal images is a lovely touch
This is GORGEOUS, Susan! The SeaFoam in the background is so subtle, but adds so much. And I keep forgetting about Blackberry Bliss. It’s such a beautiful color. And last thought – it did chill out overnight, but at least you don’t have to deal with snow!