A fern frond

Sorry about the false start yesterday, I guess I hit publish instead of save!?

I am enjoying working my way through my new stamps from Darkroom Door.  Most recently I played around with the fern stamp from Wilderness Vol 2.

To create the stamped panel I applied ink to the stamp with markers, both wild wasabi and garden green.  I stamped the fern three times, misting both the stamp and the stamped panel.  After sponging around the edges I added the sentiment.  I tried various options for mounting the panel on the card before settling on a green mat, a large white mat  and a green card base.  Although I often make one or two layer cards an extra layer can sometimes complete the card.


Stamps: Wilderness Vol.2 (Darkroom Door), Teeny Tiny Messages(SU)
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White, Wild Wasabi

7 Comments on “A fern frond”

  1. sue says:

    Heather, this is beautiful. First, I love the stamp — it’s soft and airy and elegant. Your use of 2 colors of green really makes that fern come alive. And the mounting makes all the difference! – framing it a couple times, one of them not centered, makes it so attractive. And of course, sponging just finishes it off. This card is so soft and filmy it just can’t help but give the recipient a lift. Lovely card!

  2. Vicky says:

    A great image, beautifully composed. I love the effect you get from misting and sponging and you always use these techniques to great effect. Vx

  3. Oh so glad to “see this” now! 🙂 — Really is an awesome fern~ so realistic!!

  4. Lindsey says:

    This is so very soft and pretty. I’m with Sue, I love the way you’ve framed it. It makes a lovely sympathy card, but with a different sentiment could be used so many other ways, too.

  5. mustavcoffee says:

    Hello there Heather, This is really beautiful and fits perfectly with a sympathy card, love the layered stamping effect you have achieved. Thanks for dropping by my blog:0) xxx

  6. Ann Y says:

    This is beautiful, Heather. You’ve achieved such a soft, misty look. It’s lovely.

    I love ferns. We live in the woods and have them all around!

    PS I’m leaving you a blog award on my blog. Don’t worry if you don’t ‘do’ blog awards. I know some people don’t, but I wanted to include you because I find your blog so inspiring!

  7. Kathie says:

    This is a stunningly beautiful card.

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