Hello! CAS(E) this Sketch #376 feat. the Flourishing Fern Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday 16 June 2020 Bridgwater, UK

Hello! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome! Today I am playing along with another sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch #376!

I thoroughly enjoyed creating these cards using brand new stamps and dies!! I love this sketch too, I especially like having lots of white space on a card. It's fantastic the design team provide this "clean and simple card challenge" to allow me to do that!

The detail on the new Forever Fern stamps and coordinating Forever Flourishing dies is incredible. Did you know Stampin' Up! have several 'distinktive' stamps in their range? 

Stampin' Up! describe distinktive stamps like this:

"Add monochromatic dimension and artistic flair to your stamping... Distinktive stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity. 

It really is true, can you see the detail coming through in the images on my card? 

I've used two new embossing folders for the base of my cards - Dainty Diamonds and Tasteful Textiles. I love them both but Dainty Diamonds is my favourite!

Alongside the stamped elements, I've added some vellum and foil leaves - silver foil on the blue version and champagne foil on pink card.

You may recall me saying that sometimes I create my cards backwards. By that I mean I start with something small (not always the main focus of the card) and build my design around that. In this case I started with the ribbon! 

But can you actually see the ribbon? It's layered behind the 'Hello' sentiment. You can just see the edging peeking through. The ribbon colours I've used are Seaside Spay and Rococo Rose, both from the 2019-21 In Colours.

These graphics show the colour combination I've used in my card - both have the colour grey as the neutral element, the main focus 'in colour' - pink or blue and a coordinating darker colour for contrast. 

I've used the Flowers for Every Season twine from the Combo Pack. It consists of two pieces of twine (white and blue) and silver metallic twine twisted together. I unwound all three elements from each other and omitted the blue part. I then tied a dainty bow with the remaining white and silver pieces. It's such a lovely delicate look. I hope you can see this detail in my photos!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my cards today. Thank you for visiting my blog - please do let me know if you have any questions, they could be project or product related! To get in touch, you can leave a comment below or visit the contact me section of my website.

Have a great day!


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