I am excited to share this set of handmade greeting cards in a matching gift box as my contribution to the Stampin' Friends September Blog Hop. The theme this month is the Outdoors, Fall, and Halloween. (Because some of our designers come from the Southern Hemisphere, you may see some spring cards too!) I thought this gift box full of note cards was a perfect little gift for fall. The complete supply list for today's projects can be found all the way at the end of this post.
For my first card, I started by stamping the fern image from the Forever Fern stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then, I added small dots around the outside with the light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend alcohol marker. This first set of dots are very close together and near the stamped image.
After I went all the way around the image, I went back and added a few dots that were spread out further from the stamped image. The idea is to have the dots be the densest next to the stamped image and then fade into the white background. Then, I used the light Old Olive Stampin' Blend alcohol marker to go around the image again at the edge of the closest Granny Apply Green dots. I added dots close together near the image and further away at the edges. Finally, I added a few more dots with the dark Old Olive Stampin' Blend closest to the stamped fern.
I stamped the "Hello" from the Forever Fern stamp set and cut the fern using a square from the Stitched Shapes dies and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to a piece of Old Olive cardstock that had been embossed with the basket weave pattern from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. I tied it with a piece of Linen Thread and adhered it to a note card.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Below is a list for the entire blog hop. I hope you'll take a few minutes and check out all of their awesome designs. If you need the stamps and accessories to create these projects and live in the US, I hope you'll come back over here and shop with me. There is a link to the complete list of supplies after the list of designers. If you have questions or need help, I would love to help you! Just leave a comment or send me an e-mail.
Links to all of the Designers in the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop