Framed Fern Birthday Cards
(inside: Hope you have a wonderful day!)
I recently created a bunch of panels with my Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI Water Colors. These paints are very intense, and I’m still learning to use them. I was going for a light wash of colors, but some of the panels got pretty dark and didn’t seem usable as intended. However, when I die cut the “Framed Fern” by Penny Black from them, I ended up with beautiful die cuts and their negative pieces that made great card elements.
In addition to die cutting the fern from the painted panel, I also die cut the fern from a piece of plain water color paper. I then “swapped” the negative pieces and inlaid them around the die cuts resulting in two cards from each painted panel.
I had so much fun with this technique and made “a few” more cards – lol! Even with the same paint colors, there is so much variation, and each panel is slightly different.
Careful placement of the die on the painted panel allows you to use the “trash” for another card panel.
Here is another set in browns and gold. (You can see the beautiful shimmer if you click on the photos to enlarge them.)
I’m now thinking of other dies I have in my stash that I can use for this inlay technique!
The embossed frame was made with the “Stately” embossing folder from Craft Concepts. The greeting was from “The Wetlands” set by Gina K Designs. The inside sentiment is from the “Happy Birthday to You” stamp set by Scrapbook.com (#sbc-ds19-23). The “Courage is…” stamp is from the “French Memories” set by Tim Holtz. The paint colors used for the blue/green samples were No 54, 58, 62, 64, and 10; the brown samples were No 47, 44, and 90. Water color paper was used for the painted panels from which the die cuts came as well as the card front panels.
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