Fern Border

I was looking through my pile of possibilities recently and found some lovely brusho panels I made quite a while back at a class taught by my friend The Crafty Cigale. Instead of using brusho watercolour powders on watercolour paper we worked on photo paper. I remember the process being so much fun that I kept on making panel after panel.

I’ve chosen two of the panels as borders for today’s cards. Initially I thought I would cut into the brusho panel using the Penny Black fern border die and I tried, but using the patterned print as a background showed it off better while still featuring the delicate shape of the fern fronds.

Before die-cutting the fern border I applied double sided adhesive to the back of the card front so once cut I could easily attach it to the patterned panel. The sentiments from the banner sentiments mimicked the curve of the border die so they were an obvious choice in two versafine brown inks

The card bases are Luxe White cardstock from Foiled Fox, which is a creamy colour with a soft pebbly texture. I’ll be back tomorrow with some more birch themed pages from my bullet journal. Thanks for dropping by.


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6 Comments on “Fern Border”

  1. Patricia Rowe says:

    Stunning work. I thought at first it was alcohol ink.
    Thanks for details.

  2. nancystiz says:

    You do make the most amazing backgrounds. Thanks for the idea of using photo paper. I may just have to try that. What a perfect use for that fern border for a very striking card with a rich contrast.

  3. Wow! Those backgrounds are just fabulous – love them!

  4. Loll says:

    Your brushos backgrounds are so gorgeous. Love the shades of brown! I have not tried brushoes on photo paper, so I will give that a try. I’m am working on a card today using the same fern border die. Lots of fun! xx

  5. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful Brusho background, Heather! Love these colors and how the creamy ferns show so beautifully over them! Great choice with the sentiments too!

  6. Pat says:

    Beautiful Brusho pieces and on photo paper…I have used photo paper with alcohol inks but not with Brushos, so something to try as both panels looks fantastic, and I love the creamy white die cut fern panel over the top of each and love the curvy sentiments too. x

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