#GDP262 challenge entry by The Stampin Gumnut

#GDP262 Featuring the Forever Fern Bundle

Hi there! Anyone else glad it’s the weekend so hopefully you can jump in your craft room and get creative? That is definitely me! Thanks for checking out what I’ve created with the Forever Fern bundle for the #GDP262 Challenge.

Forever Fern Inspiration

I’ve been itching to get creative with the Forever Fern bundle since it arrived a couple of weeks ago – after trawling through Pinterest I had loads of ideas in mind. My favourite involved creating a background using the Joseph’s Coat Technique after seeing the amazing cards made by Stamper’s Workshop. I love that she used the same colour palette as the coordinating Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper even though none of it was actually used on the cards. Green is one of my favourite colours so this palette is right up my alley.

I’ll be sharing in another post how to do the Joseph’s Coat Technique in detail. I’ll also be showcasing how amazing Forever Fern look in a variety of colour palettes. It’s a very versatile set and definitely one of my all time favourites!

#GDP262 Challenge

Today I’m playing along with the Global Design Project #262 | Sketch Challenge (#GDP262). I’ve never officially entered a challenge before so thought why not give it a go?

This week’s challenge is to interpret the sketch below:

#GDP262 Challenge Sketch
#GDP262 Challenge Sketch

Joseph’s Coat Technique for Forever Fern Panel

Start off by sponging Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizazz and Soft Seafoam ink over a Whisper White panel (4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″). Make sure this panel is completely dry before continuing on.

Stamp your chosen Forever Fern stamps in Versamark randomly over the sponged panel and heat emboss with clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This creates a really cool raised effect. Try not to touch the panel too much during this step to avoid leaving finger marks – the embossing powder will cling to it.

Cover the entire panel in Shaded Spruce ink. Wipe off any ink left on the embossed areas with a damp cloth.

And voila, one Forever Fern Joseph’s Coat panel created! This panel also looks great covered in any dark ink such as Basic Black and Early Espresso so feel free to experiment with whatever takes your fancy at the time.

Joseph's Coat panel created for The Stampin Gumnut's submission to the #GDP262 challenge

Assemble Card

Carefully cut out a frame from the Forever Fern panel 3/8″ from each edge. You will end up with a frame piece (4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″, 3/8″ border) and a panel piece (3 3/8″ x 5 1/8″).

Create a card base (4 3/8″ x 6 1/8″) using either the paper trimmer or the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score a 8 3/4″ x 6 1/8″ piece of Shaded Spruce in half. Fold and crease using the bone folder.

Attach the Forever Fern frame piece to the card base using Stampin Seal.

Matt the Forever Fern panel on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock (3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″) using Stampin’ Seal. Adhere to the front of the card lining up all of the stamped images. You can use foam adhesive strips to really make the double layering effect pop.

Double layer card step for The Stampin Gumnut's submission to the #GDP262 challenge

Cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 1/2″) and notch one end.

Stamp your chosen sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink. I used “HELLO” from the Forever Fern stamp set.

Attach sentiment to middle of the card front at the flat end only. Angle it on a slight slant upwards at the right end.

Take a piece of florist wire and twist it into a circle and secure the ends.

Adhere the wire ring to the card over the sentiment using multipurpose liquid craft glue. Slip the ring underneath the free end of the Whisper White strip

Place a dimensional or two underneath the sentiment slightly to the left of the middle and glue down the loose end to create a curved banner effect.

The Stampin Gumnut's submission to the #GDP262 challenge is taking shape

Embellish the card as you see fit. In line with GDP#262 I’ve attached three leaves in Shaded Spruce and Just Jade diecut from the Forever Flourishing dies set.

Nearly finished the Stampin Gumnut's submission to the #GDP262 challenge

Add some rhinestones for some added bling if you so desire.

Front of the card all finished for the Stampin Gumnut's #GDP262 challenge submission.

Card Insert

Stamp a sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink in the middle of a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″). Then three leaves in the bottom right hand corner (I chose Just Jade and Pear Pizazz) from the Forever Fern stamp set.

Attach stamped panel to the inside of the card base to complete the project.

Card insert for the Stampin Gumnut's #GDP262 challenge submission.

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my project today and that it inspires you to start creating something new. Remember, you can see all the other amazing creations for #GDP262 on the Global Design Project #262 | Sketch Challenge page.

If you live in Australia and you’d like to purchase any of the products used in today’s tutorial I’d love to be your demonstrator. Send me an email with your wish list. Alternatively, head to the Online Store and select me, Nerida Campbell, in the Demonstrator Finder. For all orders under $250 enter the October Host Code PKP7KUX4. All orders will receive a handmade card from me as a thank you.

And don’t forget to visit the source of my design inspiration Stampers Workshop to see all of her amazing creations as well.

May your creative juices always flow,

Nerida xx

Forever Fern "Hello" Double Layer Joseph's Coat Technique Card

#GDP262 challenge entry by The Stampin Gumnut

Create this card using the gorgeous Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing dies along with some extra embellishment and your choice of colour scheme, or use the colours used here. This card was submitted into the #GDP262 Challenge.

All materials used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise specified.

Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Intermediate

Materials

  • Whisper White, Shaded Spruce and Just Jade cardstock
  • Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizazz, Shaded Spruce and Soft Seafoam Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Versamark ink
  • Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Piece of florist wire at least 12" (30cm) long or jewellery wire or Gold Hoops Embellishments depending on the look you prefer
  • Stampin' Seal
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose liquid glue (Tombow)
  • Foam Adhesive Strips (optional)
  • Wonderful Gems (gold) or other rhinestones that suit your chosen colour scheme (optional)

Tools

  • Forever Fern Bundle
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss or Mini Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Heat Tool
  • Paper Snips
  • Clear blocks B, D and G (optional)
  • Stamparatus (optional)
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool (optional)
  • Bone folder (optional)

Instructions

Joseph's Coat Technique for Forever Fern Panel

  1. Use the sponge daubers to sponge Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizazz and Soft Seafoam ink over a Whisper White panel (4 1/8" x 5 7/8"). Make sure this panel is completely dry before moving to the next step.
  2. Stamp your chosen Forever Fern stamps in Versamark randomly over the sponged panel using the Stamparatus or mounting blocks and heat emboss with clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Try not to touch the panel too much during this step to avoid leaving finger marks which the embossing powder will cling to.
  3. Cover the entire panel in Shaded Spruce ink. Wipe off any ink left on the embossed areas with a damp cloth.

Assemble Card

  1. Using the paper trimmer carefully cut a frame from the Forever Fern panel out 3/8" from each edge. You will end up with a frame piece (4 1/8" x 5 7/8", 3/8" border) and a panel piece (3 3/8" x 5 1/8").
  2. Create a card base (4 3/8" x 6 1/8") using either the scoring blade on the paper trimmer or the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score a 8 3/4" x 6 1/8" piece of Shaded Spruce in half and fold and crease using the bone folder.
  3. Attach the Forever Fern frame piece to the card base using Stampin Seal.
  4. Matt the Forever Fern panel on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock (3 5/8" x 5 3/8") and adhere to the front of the card lining up all of the stamped images. You can use foam adhesive strips to really make the double layering effect pop.
  5. Cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock (3" x 1/2") and notch one end.
  6. Stamp your chosen sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink. I used "HELLO" from the Forever Fern stamp set.
  7. Attach sentiment to middle of the card front at the flat end only angling it on a slight slant upwards at the right end.
  8. Take a piece of florist wire and twist it into a circle and secure the ends.
  9. Adhere the wire ring to the card over the sentiment, slipping the ring underneath the free end of the Whisper White strip, using multipurpose liquid craft glue.
  10. Place a dimensional or two underneath the sentiment slightly to the left of the middle and glue down the loose end to create a curved banner effect.
  11. Embellish the card as you see fit. In line with GDP#262 I've attached three leaves in Shaded Spruce and Just Jade diecut from the Forever Flourishing dies set.
  12. Add some rhinestones for some added bling if you so desire.
  13. Stamp a sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink in the middle of a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 1/8" x 5 7/8") and three leaves in the bottom right hand corner (I chose Just Jade and Pear Pizazz) from the Forever Fern stamp set.
  14. Attach stamped panel to the inside of the card base to complete the project.

Notes

Instead of florist wire you can use jewellery wire or one of the Gold Hoop Embellishments.

This card would look great in a range of colour schemes, think golds, browns and oranges for an autumnal theme, or go for rich purples for something completely different, the sky is the limit.

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