Today's post features the Forever Fern stamp set, Forever Flourishing dies, and one of the Greenery embossing folders -- just a few of the awesome items in the Forever Greenery Suite of products.
This card begins with a card base of Old Olive cardstock. A piece of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper was adhered along the right side of the card front leaving 1/8" between the edges of the paper and the top, right, and bottom sides of the card front. A piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock was embossed with the rows of leaves folder from the Greener Embossing Folders and adhered along the left side of the card front leaving 1/8" between the edges of the Soft Seafoam cardstock and the top, left, and bottom sides of the card front.
The two longest leaf images were stamped on Basic White cardstock using Old Olive and Garden Green ink. The leaf images were die cut using the corresponding dies from the Forever Flourishing dies. A piece of Gold Foil Sheets was die cut with the second largest detailed leaf die. The three leaf dies were adhered near the right center of the embossed Soft Seafoam cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.
The "you can do this" greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Garden green ink. The smallest of the fern stamps was inked with Soft Seafoam ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and stamped over the greeting a couple of times. Both ends of the strip of paper were punched with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch using the ornate curves slot of the punch. Both ends of a strip of Garden Green cardstock was punched with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch using the flat ends slot of the punch. A thin strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered across the center of the Garden Green punched strip and then the Basic White punched greeting was adhered, centered, over the Garden Green punched strip. The greeting label was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right end of the label flush with the right side of the Designer Series Paper and the bottom edge of the label 3/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper and embossed cardstock.
Three rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle around the ferns.
The two fern stamp images used for the card front were stamped at the upper left corner of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Garden Green and Old Olive inks. The Basic White cardstock was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.
The two fern stamp images were stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Basic White Envelope using Garden Green and Old Olive inks.
I made this card for a swap with my upline, downline, and sideline friends in the 3-2-1 Stamp Team of demonstrators in June 2020 when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog was introduced. At that time, I was feeling rather overwhelmed with the rapid, unsettling changes caused by the pandemic. It seemed that I was telling myself "you can do this" a hundred times a day as I challenged myself to consistently find the positive in such a depressing and frightening situation. Now that many more months have passed, I'm still telling myself "you can do this" but as every day passes it becomes easier to find the positives. It may be because I've become used to the lifestyle changes imposed by the pandemic; but I'd rather believe that it's because I formed a healthy habit of focusing on the positive.
Basic White: 3/4" x 3-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-3/4" x 3-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Garden Green: 1" x 3-1/2"; Old Olive: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Soft Seafoam: 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets: 1/4" x 3-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3"; In Good Taste Designer Series Paper: 2" x 5-1/4"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Forever Fern; Inks: Garden Green, Old Olive, Soft Seafoam; Cardstock: Basic White, Garden Green, Old Olive, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper: In Good Taste; Embellishments: Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools: Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, Greenery Embossing Folders, Forever Flourishing dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope