Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Smooshed distress oxide ferns.

Hi everyone, I made an inky background by smooshing some card into oxide inks misted with water.
It wasn't good! I should've taken a photo of the messy look lol! I think it was the type of card I used. The inks didn't move very well.

Anyway, not one to waste anything, I decided to dicut a few things and see how they looked.
I managed to make 4 different cards out of the sheet and I was pretty happy with the look of them!

I inlaid one of the ferns to reduce bulk and left the tips of the overlapping frond unglued for extra dimension.

I'm linking this one up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is masculine.

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AAA Birthday where the theme is watercolours.

Addicted to Stamps & More where they are celebrating their 7th birthday. Congratulations!

Die Cuttin'Divas where it's a masculine, or Father's Day theme.

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Dies: Memory Box delicate fern; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangles.
Distress oxide inks; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Mrs A. said...

What a brilliant save with the smooshed background. I hope we get to see the other cards you made. I love these leaves. So clever. Hugs Mrs A.

Claire said...

Ooh I like your blue/green inky background cut into ferns. Nice idea to inlay one, must remember that idea... unique card x

Jane said...

Oh this is so stylish and beautifully crisp and appealing. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it and playing along with our water colour challenge at AAA Birthday.

Cat Craig said...

Cool ferns. Love this technique gives such fabulous diecuts.

Pip Lewer said...

A perfect CAS card. Love the blue green tones you've achieved and the inlaid diecut was a great idea. Thanks for playing with us at AAA Birthday.

Sue said...

Gorgeous CAS card, love the ferns!

Helen said...

Great card and a clever idea to inlay one of the diecuts.

Helen x

Mac Mable said...

Such pretty colours and a beautiful CAS card x

mum of two said...

Gosh those ferns are pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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Anita in France said...

Crisp, fresh and such gorgeous blue hues, Cathy ... the black border is such a great contrast! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

These ferns are just gorgeous Cathy and love the way you have inset one and laid the other over the top leaving some of the fronds unglued. The white panel with the ferns stands out beautifully against the black base card too. A fabulous card. x

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers June "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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mugdha gujarathi said...

This so beautiful and crisp, love the bluish green ferns against white background.thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday challenge.