Saturday, May 14, 2016

Woodland Anemones Thank You - Fantasy Stampers #62 Guest Design Team

It's time for the midway motivation for the Fantasy Stampers #62: Flower Power challenge,
and I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for them this month!

Here is my Woodland Anemone card:

For the background of the card base, I inked the courier alphabet folder
and then de-bossed it, just for a little change.  I didn't want to have the light
spring moss green overpower, which I was concerned would happen if I embossed
with this inking technique.
I like the set-in texture it gives--something a little different,
sort of reminiscent of letterpress, but less crisp.

I colored the anemones with a combination of Copics and watercolor pencils.

 I took some risks with the details of this card.
In the case of the chicken wire, it was rather literal.
Hence I finished the inside heavily to protect the
future recipient from anything unfortunate! :O

I used some handmade paper that I made myself--
something I used to do fairly regularly back when I ran
my Etsy store, and had so many wonderful paper scraps of high-quality
cardstock that I just hated to waste.
Usually those ended up either as handmade paper (using a dip mold)
or they went out to my compost pile to break down, feed vegetable plants and,
in time, feed us!  Paper to produce, you say?
Yes, please! :)

Here are a few more challenges:


Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Rustic white, Smoke - Papertrey Ink}
Embossing folder {The Paper Studio}
Dye ink (for debossing) {Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink}
Stamp {Nature's Blessings}
*Anne, the owner of Nature's Blessings, is a delightful lady and can make
all kinds of unique antiquarian stamps by request.  Do check out their Etsy shop!

Brads, sentiment sticker {The Paper Studio}
Chicken wire, burlap {stash}
Handmade dip-molded 100% recycled paper {yours truly}
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will
enter for my Spring Giveaway before you go!
Inlinkz is so quick and I've opened the giveaway to both US and
International crafters as well.
Picture and link are on my right-hand sidebar. :)

Take care,
Be well,
and enjoy the sunshine,



  1. A beautiful creation and so very tactile with the added wire and hessian, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  2. So so soft and pretty! Beautiful!

  3. A beautifully designed card! The debossed background works very well, and I love the rustic touches. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  4. I love those anemones, Kathryn, and the burlap and chicken wire give such magnificent texture!

  5. hola, que divina cantidad de texturas en la tarjeta. La rejilla es todo un detalle.
    Me encantó el tema Flower power que en Primavera viene de lo mejor¡
    Gracias por participar con nosotras en el reto PRIMAVERAL en CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG
    Haideelum DT CCB

    Hello, that divine amount of textures on the card. The grid is all a detail. I loved the theme Flower Power that in spring comes from the best¡
    Haideelum DT CCB

  6. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  7. This is a stunning design, Kathryn - I love all the different textures and what a great stamp too. It's a pleasure to have you as Guest Designer at Fantasy Stampers this month.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx


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