Thursday, 13 March 2014

Woodland Ferns

Hi everyone and welcome back to Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch comes from our very own Artisan, Jennifer Timko!  



I wanted to go masculine with my card, so I pulled out the Hardwood stamp, which had been sitting on my shelves for a few months and never inked up (NBUS!)




To get the aged look I wanted with the Hardwood stamp, I used the Direct to Paper technique to smear Sahara Sand ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock.  I then inked up Hardwood in Early Espresso and stamped that on top.  




Okay, had that done, but what next?  After a few failed attempts using other stamps, I grabbed Meadow Greens and its matching die and created a fern using Very Vanilla cardstock and Pear Pizzazz ink.  To make it stand out on the Pear Pizzazz tag, I placed a 2" circle die cut in Early Espresso underneath the fern.

Here's a peek at the very simple inside.




Thanks for looking.  Do go check out the inspiration from the rest of my Design Team friends.  You're sure to be inspired!

Products used:

Stamps:  Hardwood (SU), Meadow Greens (PTI)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Soho Subway DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Button Latte button, black twine, PTI tag die, PTI Meadow Greens die

Cheers
Karren

11 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

What a fabulous design.....inside and out! Love the fern against your hardwood background and newsprint!

Jen said...

Wow, what a great design! Love the newsprint and the great hardwood stamp. For a minute I thought I was seeing Gumball Green - so glad to read that it's Pear Pizzazz!!!!

Scrappy Géri said...

It's a wow card! Love it and it s always garder to make masculine cards!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, this is a gorgeous card, Karren! I love the combination of colors, papers and stamps that you used. Perfect in every way!

Kigz said...

Beautiful! That circle was the perfect way to make the greenery pop, indeed! Really gorgeous woodgrain on this one! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Such a cool earthy feel to your card Karren - this is a truly fab man card!

Cindy Lovell said...

Stunning card,Karren!!! I LOVE the stamps...they are awesome! Great colors!!!
Wish you a great weekend! :)

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Karren! Love the newsprint and the fern! Such a great combo! The inside looks just as amazing as the outside!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Another pretty greenery card. I love the masculine feel to this card and how you even fancied up the inside. Great card!

Jen Timko said...

Such a cool mix of patterns and textures! How brilliant you are!

Karen said...

beautiful card....