OK I must admit that I hadn’t planned to make yet another project using the Forever Fern Stamp Set so soon. But in my defence the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) made me do it. As soon as I saw this tiled design in the pack I wanted to add scored lines to the ‘grout’. Then I thought the grey would look nice with pink, Petal Pink to be exact. And the rest, as they say, is history.
IN GOOD TASTE
So I started with the tile paper and the large stylus on my Take Your Pick tool. I placed the paper diagonally on my Paper Trimmer lining up a grout line along the cutting grove, then I ‘scored’ the grout. It took me a while to do all the lines, but I was quite impressed with the finished result. In the end I made enough for the card front, the inside and the envelope!
Once I was finished scoring the tiled paper I cut and scored some Smoky Slate Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I attached some of the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using Paper Snips I trimmed the DSP using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I attached a 3/4″ strip of the altered DSP to the right-hand edge of a layer of Shimmery White Card. Then I fixed this piece inside the card base.
Taking the last piece of DSP I first glued it to a layer of Petal Pink Card. Then to add a little more interest I wrapped some Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon around the layer and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Finally I added it to the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
And that’s where this project stopped for about 3 days.
It was only as I was working on the gift wrap project using the Forever Fern Stamp Set that I noticed the large sentiment. “love & laughter forever after”. Suddenly I knew how I was going to finish that pink and gray card.
I took a piece of Shimmery White Card and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing some stray specks I melted the rest of the powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Once the embossing had cooled I cut it out using the #B3 die from the Stitched Rectangles (counting from the smallest up). Then I cut three more from Shimmery White Card. Using liquid glue I stacked the three plain rectangles on top of each other, then added the embossed one on the top.
To complete the project I added the extra thick sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
With the project finished I took my photos and edited them ready to write my blog this morning. Then I went to bed.
When I sat down at my desk this morning I looked at the card and decided it wasn’t quite finished after all. It needed one final touch, a line of three Pearl Basic Jewels in the top right corner.
So after three separate crafting sessions I finally had my ‘forever after’ card ready to show you. I hope you think the effort was worth it.
You’ll find my other projects created using the Forever Fern Stamp Set in these previous blog posts:
- Forever experimenting with blue greenery
- Forever Fern and an olive branch
- Forever Greenery surprised me
I’ll also be able to provide a link to the PDF version of the new Stampin’ Up! 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue on June 3rd. In the meantime here’s a little teaser.