Sunday, March 14, 2021

Soft Spring Ferns - Stampin' Up! Forever Fern - The Paper Players 532

  All of this warmer weather lately has me in my spring feels with pastels, flowers and sprouting plants and I put it to use when designing my card today.   The Paper Players   newest challenge has some great colors to get you started on your next card.  Joanne has given us Highland Heather, Seaside Spray and Old Olive to use this time. 

  Aren't they pretty together?  I was excited to see Seaside Spray since we have a limited time left with this color as a current In Color I want to get the most out of it!

  I went with the favorite Forever Fern stamp set for my card.  It works so well with many different colors and tones.

  The card starts with a Seaside Spray base.  I stamped my images along the bottom of a piece of Whisper White and then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.  I added a distressed strip of Seaside Spray along the bottom before adhering the panel to the card front.

  I stamped a few more of my ferns/sprigs and cut them out and mounted them in a little cluster on a Stitched So Sweetly die cut.  A little green baker's twine bow ties up the stems.  The label is popped on dimensionals over a strip of Seaside Spray scalloped linen trim.

  I need to send out  a few thank you card this week so I decided a nice thank you sentiment was in order.  I used Ornate Thanks and Seaside Spray and Highland Heather ink for a 2 strip sentiment.

  Check out what the Paper Players Design Team has done with these colors!  You're sure to be inspired!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Forever Fern, Ornate Thanks

Ink: Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Old Olive

Paper: Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Highland Heather

Accessories: Forever Flourishing dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Tasteful Textile embossing folder, dimensionals, baker's twine, scalloped linen thread


  1. Amanda this is just lovely! Such a pretty use of this set, which you have inspired me to use this week (I've had it for ages and not even broken the seal on it - oops!) I love the way you used the leaves for both a border and focal point and the scalloped ribbon ties the whole thing together - I will so miss Seaside Spray too! A beautiful card!

  2. I couldn't wait to comment on this card, I love it SO MUCH! I have some of these diecuts laying on my desk right now, but the colors you used on yours really does prove you can't go wrong with ANY color! I like how you used a diecut to provide a backdrop as well! just beautiful!

  3. So pretty!love the layer and blooms!

  4. You already probably know that I love this stamp set but let me just say...this might be the prettiest card I have seen with this set! You nailed the colors so well from our challenge! I was in a trance looking at it! You have truly inspired me to get it back out again!

  5. Amanda, Seaside Spray is a favorite of mine and I'm sorry to see it go. Your card is so beautiful! I love Forever Fern with these colors. Your design is perfect. I love every inch of this card.

  6. Oh Amanda, this is so gorgeous! I love the way you embossed over the stamping! It adds so much texture! The little bow is so sweet to complete the bouquet. I also love the double sentiment layers. You certainly rocked this challenge, My Friend!

  7. Beautiful, Amanda! I love the Forever Fern images stamped in these soft colors. The ribbon and twine are perfect accents. I will definitely miss Seaside Spray when it retires.

  8. Amanda, WOW! I love how you showcased the stamp set with the challenge colors. That background is absolutely stunning. The pops of texture from the embossing and ribbon really are gorgeous details, too.


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