Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fresh Living

That's the title of the this week's challenge at the Shabby Tea Room; we are to create using nature and/or green as our inspiration.  Here's the inspiration picture:



And here's my entry:


When I saw the inspiration picture I thought of my fern stamp set, which I should use more often......it contains 6 stamps, all ferns, in different sizes.  For this card I first stamped them on ivory parchment cardstock with versamark and clear embossed them, then sponged peeled paint distress ink over them.  Next I started with another piece of the same cardstock and stamped the ferns with peeled paint and shabby shutters.  Then both panels were trimmed and attached to a green cardstock base, adding the organza ribbon and the sentiment.

Supplies: ivory parchment and green cardstocks, versamark ink and clear embossing powder, peeled paint and shabby shutters distress inks, Really Reasonable Ribbon Old Willow sheer ribbon, Hero Arts LL040 Woodland Ferns, AR130 Handwritten Sentiments

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Lin! Love the different shades of green you've used!

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  2. Isn't this GORGEOUS!! Love how you used the colors! Such a delightful card, Lin!!

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  3. stunning as usual Lin!! Love your take on the photo :) Your cards continue to amaze me!! :)

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  4. Hey sista...love the elegance of this...that is your middle name to me :) sending you hugs

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  5. wow! this is so pretty, Lin!!! LOVE all the stamping and distressing! i love this!

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  6. How beautiful! Love, love the nature look to this lovely card. Gorgeous stamping and embossing. I love the reverse look to each panel. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

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  7. Beatiful card, and I love the way the leaves look in different color schemes. Thanks for playing in TSTR!

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  8. So beautiful! Love the green and your pretty design!

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  9. Wow, LIn I love this. fantastic how you have reversed the inking!!

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  10. Love how you used the fern stamps Lin!

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  11. Wow such a stunning card and using only green and white, love the effect.

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  12. Mmm...yummy! Love all the scattered leaves and all the green shades are so perfect!

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  13. Ohh I love that you reversed the stamping on your backgrounds. Beautiful card for fresh living.

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  14. Gorgeous card, Lin! Your design is beautiful! I love your layering of the ferns and all the beautiful greens!

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  15. Great card! Love the ferns and the shades of green! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

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  16. This is so classy and so beautiful!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!