Saturday, 23 July 2016

All Natural

Morning.
Today, my hubby and I are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary.  Hard to believe where the years have gone.
This is the simple card I came up with. 

Right now I have an abundance of ferns growing in my garden...love the purity and natural look they give when using them to stamp with.  So, I picked a fern from my garden and used it as the focal point of my card to help represent the home we have created together.  It's so fun using things from nature to create with!

I placed the fern frond into my spray box, sprinkled Brushos over the whole piece then sprayed with water to activate the powder.  I carefully lifted it up and placed it onto my heavy weight cardstock.  Then using a piece of scrap paper, I pressed it firmly onto my paper to get a good impression and set it aside to dry.
 When it was dry, I used some Salty Ocean Distress ink to watercolor the background and added some splatters for interest.
I mounted that onto a piece of black cardstock then stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder.  The sentiment was then pop dotted over the fern image.


Adding my card to these challenges:

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Paper Creator- JUST FOR MEN 


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look and have a great weekend!

Supplies:  sentiment stamp?/ Brushos/ ink- Versamark, Distress/ paint brush/ fern from garden/ wh embossing powder/ heat gun/ Mini Mister

23 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL mix of blue and black, Karen! Happy 33rd Anniversary to you and your hubby!!

Marie-Louise said...

Karen another gorgeous card and again in my favourite blue. My heartiest congratulations on your Anniversary - you are very lucky to have so many years together.

Chris said...

Fabulous! Love that you created this by stamping with a real fern, it looks amazing!!
A very happy anniversary to you and your husband...it is hard to believe how quickly the years can fly by!
Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Tish said...

Congratulations, too. Time flies--try 44 years.That goes even faster.
I love your ideas and using natural leaves is a wonderful way to use what we have. Question: this is really dumb, so I am embarrassed, but do you turn the fern over to place on the paper now that it has the paint on top or does the paint just seep through?
Lovely card and something I will be trying once I figure out what to do.
Thanks.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! What a fabulous card and thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue J x

Dotty Jo x said...

First off: happy anniversary! And wow, what a fabulous card, Jo x

Annick said...

congratulations, Karen ! Hugs, Annick. So funny, my husband and I met on this same day 28 years ago....

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby! What a wonderful idea to use a fern to represent your home! Genius, and what a wonderful card you have made with it! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

JanR said...

Splendid card, Karen! Such a wonderful technique. Happy Anniversary!

Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations on your 33rd Anniversary, a great milestone.

I love the effect you have achieved with your fern, it's beautiful, I appreciate, GREATLY, how you did it too, after trying myself and failing miserably LOL.
Faith
x

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Karen on your 33rd Anniversary:-) I bet your DH loved and really appreciated your beautiful and so creative fern stamped card. TFS your technique with Brushos..so cool! Hugs, Nancy

Loll said...

First of all ... Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!! So exciting! The card you made for him is AMAZING, my friend. LOVE the black brushos ... and using the fern leaf from your garden. The colours are so gorgeous. I'm going to give this a try! Always inspired by you, Karen! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! Talk about innovative! Who would have thought to stamp with things from the garden and how fabulous this turned out! This is amazing, Karen!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like how this was made and how it came out.

creationsnz said...

Fabulous result - beautiful card. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG & DT

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful result you got with your natural frond 'stamping', it has such an ethereal quality to it and I love how you watercoloured the background too. A stunning card! Happy Anniversary to you both too.

Thanks so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! Your card is beutiful!!! I love it :)))!
Hughs
Christine

Sammy said...

Oh this is beautiful! love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a wonderful idea to use the fern, makes me wish I had some growing in my gardens beautiful card
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Recycle challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

Gale said...

Happy Anniversary Karen! This is a pretty card. Love your technique of stamping with a fern. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Café and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Sara Barker said...

Karen, this card is so beautiful! I love that you used something from your yard to create the image--how creative and such a wonderful result for a fabulous watercolor effect. Congratulations to you and your hubby for reaching this milestone! Thank you for joining our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Linda said...

What a brilliant technique ...... with stunning results. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

Team Clark said...

This is amazing! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Anything But Cute & our Summertime Fun challenge. Hugs, Autumn