Forever Fern for GDP#244
Join me today on the Stampin’ Show & Tell for my Forever Fern for GDP#244 challenge. I just love playing along and sharing with other paper crafters. This weeks challenge was to CASE a Designer. Here is the original challenge post. You can follow the link and see all the other projects submitted as well.
Forever Fern for GDP#244 Project Details
CASE – Copy And Selectively Edit.
That could mean you keep the layout, the embellishment details, the color combinations.. whatever detail of the card that gives you inspiration. I decided to keep mine very close to the layout and the embellishment idea.
Card Layout & Design
The front of the card is trimmed down along the opening edge by 1 inch. So the front of the card is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 instead of the traditional 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. This allows for the 1 inch strip of DSP to be used as an edge on the inside of the card, and show in contrast to the front panel.
My card features the Forever Fern stamp set and Designer Series Paper. The two panels of DSP are opposite sides of the same piece. I started with a 4 x 6 sample. Then trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4. Then trimmed it again to 3 x 5 1/4 and 1 x 5 1/4.
Front Panel & Added Ink Modifications
I modified the front DSP panel by adding some dots of ink. They refer to this technique as Bokeh. First I used a 1 inch punch to make a mask on scrap paper, and then with Whisper White craft ink and a sponge dauber, inked on white dots. Then with a 1/2 inch circle mask, I added Pretty Peacock ink spots, just off set and overlapping the White ones.
To add a little more color, I dyed the Whisper White Baker’s twine with Pretty Peacock ink as well. I just used the sponge dauber again to add the ink color.
I stamped my sentiment in Garden Green ink and die cut with the Stitched Shape framelits. This mimics the circle sentiment on the original to CASE. I also stamped and cut out with my paper snips two fern leaves that coordinate with the DSP panel on the front of the card.
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