Friday, June 4, 2021

Soft Fern Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Forever Ferns

   My card today is playing along with the Just Add Ink challenge.  They have a lovely inspiration photo to work with this time (see it at the bottom of my post).

  I was inspired by the white painted brick, the light wood colored pillar candle holders, the colors, and the scrolled metal grates on the side of the fireplace.

    I started with a Soft Succulent card base.  I think this is my most used color so far in this new set of In Colors.  Even though there is an (over??) abundance of greens in the Stampin' Up! color collections Soft Succulent is different enough to warrant being given a chance!

  Next, I used a piece of Whisper White to emboss with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder and edged it with skinny pieces of Gray Granite from my scrap bag.  Next the sentiment from Many Messages is embossed in white on another skinny piece of Gray Granite.

  The jar is punched from a piece of In Good Taste DSP and then I used one of the Plenty of Patterns masks and a blending brush to add the medallion pattern.  I tied a bit of linen thread around the neck and then got to work on the greenery.

  I stamped some of the ferns in Soft Succulent and Gray Granite and then die cut them and added them to the jar.  The whole thing is then popped on dimensionals.  I added one of the smaller ferns to the bottom for balance.

  This was a fun card to put together and use elements from the photo.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Forever Fern, Many Messages

Ink: Gray Granite, Soft Succulent, Versamark

Paper: Soft Succulent, Gray Granite, Whisper White, In Good Taste DSP

Accessories: Brick & Mortar embossing folder, white embossing powder, dimensionals, Plenty of Patterns masks, Jar punch, linen thread, Forever Flourishing dies


  1. Fabulous card, Amanda. I love your chosen colours here. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  2. Great card - love the textured brick background and the DSP jar. Chantell Just Add Ink

  3. Beautiful card Amanda! I love the details you’ve added to your jar and your brick and leaf details. Perfect for a sympathy theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. So beautiful Amanda! I love the soft texture of your bricks and the pretty pattern on your jar with those lovely leaves. A lovely sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


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