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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Celebrating You Fern die cut

Happy Saturday!
I am behind with my homework for the Clean and Simple 4 OLClasses that I have had the pleasure of taking this past week...lots of good tips, tricks and easy techniques.
My card today incorporates two techniques that I have been exploring and a little one of my own thrown in.  I decided to use this intricate Memory Box "Eva" stem/fern die to make a masculine birthday card.  I started by die cutting from Fun Foam and I was quite surprised at how well the intricate pieces came out of the FF.  Yes, I am using the Fun Foam again as shown by Karolyn.   I adhered to a long rectangular acrylic block with some mono adhesive.  Now, to stamp this fern image, I used a home crafted ink pad made with the following re-inkers,  PTI Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse and SU Smoky Slate and Groovy Guava.  Laura Bassen showed us this fun technique!  I squirted these onto some folded baby wipes in bands of about one inch each and then stamped my fern like a regular stamp. I wanted to add a little something to the left edge of the card and improvised a technique that I will call "dip and drag".  Yes, I dipped the edge into my home made ink pad and with a slight angle, dragged a little ways over top of the multi coloured ink pad.  I trimmed the panel down a quarter inch and adhered to a top fold card and placed a thin linen textured strip of card stock for a bit more grounding.  My SSS sentiment from Birthday set was stamped onto a piece of white card stock that I had coloured in Aqua Mist with my Aqua Mist ink pad. This card is headed over to CAS-ology for their Birthday cue and SSS Wednesday "Anything Goes".  This is my "second cup" for both challenges.
Thanks for taking a peek today and hope that you have a fabulous weekend!
Chriss


10 comments:

  1. Very lovely, Chriss! Love these new techniques you are sharing... and look at you creating your very own technique at that!!! Well done!
    =] Michele

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  2. Another amazing technique! So lovely!

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  3. Fabulous effect from a fab technique :)

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  4. That's such a cool technique, Chriss ... beautifully done ... that dip and drag is such a brilliant idea! Lovely card! Anita :)

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  5. Can I be the person in charge of grading, please? Because I give you an A+++ on your combination of several techniques in this beautiful card homework, Chriss! I love your homemade fern and the dragging really does add a lot!! That was one of the very first sort of "out there" techniques I learned once at a SU workshop. It's great to go around the edges with an ink pad of a small panel that is going in the center of a card to really make it pop. Thanks for the reminder! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. hello Chriss! super sweet card, I luv ho you have stamped it in different colors...sweet! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

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  7. Great demonstration of that technique, Chriss. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us again at CASology this week!

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  8. Gorgeous - full of technique, yet still CAS! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Chriss!

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  9. Wonderful Chriss!!! LOVE all the inkiness!!! Awesome that you joined us at CASology!!!!

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  10. You gotta love Darnell! Now I am a teacher, a preschool teacher so I will have to agree with Darnell. A+++++, stunning, beautiful card and good luck in class and get your homework in on time.

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