May 09, 2015

Inkspirational Challenge - Designer's Choice - Recipe

Hi everyone!  All week the weather has finally been gorgeous, sunny and dry!  This weekend they forecast some rain but that's okay.  Rain is needed.  I just like to see the sun for more than a day at a time is all.  :-). Managed to get outside and clean up some of the yard and my flower garden.  Got my son outside last weekend as well as the dog for a good long time.  They were both very happy.  Nothing like the outdoors and fresh air to make you sleep well.

Anyway, it's challenge time again over at Inkspirational!  It was DT member, Shauna's choice.  She decided to go with a recipe challenge.  You have to use 3 or 4 of the following elements:  distressing, embossing, flowers, pearls.

Now using distress inks are perfectly acceptable, just make sure you let us know in your post.  Also the embossing can be wet or dry, paste or powder.  I decided to try out a new stencil I recently got on my trip to Bangor, ME.  Take a look...

I first took my cardstock panel and masked off a section.  Then using my fern stencil (The Crafters Workshop) I spread my embossing paste.  Now, I don't actually have any white embossing paste so I used textured snow instead.  I've used this many times and it works great.  What is kind if neat is the textured snow has some fine glitter in it and it really shows up quite well on this card.  I removed the stencil and mask and let it dry.  Then using my distress inks, Forest Moss and Tea Dye I painted on the embossed fern and around it.  Then I added a trimmed strip of gold glitter tape (Tapeworks) and some pearls.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment (CAS-ual Fridays) in black.  It fit perfectly!  I just love this fern stencil.  I can't wait to play with it some more.  :-)

I hope you'll all take a moment to go check out the other DT members project too.  They are all fantastic!  Hope to see you join in on the fun!

Thanks for visiting and have an awesome day!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use a sentiment
Make My Monday Challenge - trees or leaves
Virginia's View Challenge - layers and dimension


  1. Wow! Beautiful and artistic! The stencil sure is beautiful and I love the dimension.

  2. What an amazing card. I adore the texture, makes me want to touch it! Fabulous design Kim x

  3. Amazing, what a beautiful card! I can't get over how real it looks, like you glued a piece of fern on the paper, painted over it and then sprinkled a little glitter. I just have to have that stencil now, lol. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Kim! Brilliant you to use the snow-texture for your ferns...the results are AH-MAZ-ING! Love this!

  5. This is gorgeous, Kim! I love ferns and am swooning over how you made them the star of your card! Enjoy that lovely spring weather and refreshing rain!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Great technique with the stencils and I love the natural colours on this beautiful card. Also, thanks for entering it at MMM.

  7. Stunner!! Loving the textures :)

  8. beautiful card! the ferns looks amazing! thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  9. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this fabulous card I love it!, great technique
    Suzi B x DT

  10. Truly beautiful Kim! The frn stencil has lovely detailed edges and shows in your card too!


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