A Forever Greenery Hello in Just Jade and Soft Sea Foam

by Joanne James22. March 2021 18:40

As promised, I had a little extra crafty time at the weekend so I have another card to share today, this time using the current Fab Friday sketch and this week's colour palette over at The Color Throwdown:

   

As I was pondering two shades of green with gold and white, I was drawn to a suite from the annual catalogue that I've had for some time but barely used - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Forever Greenery - Today's card features lots of elements from the Forever Greenery Suite. The Forever Greenery paper was the starting point for today's card. These papers have some beautiful patterns featuring lush greenery and I chose one of the simpler designs, a washed Just Jade paper with a single repeating Soft Sea Foam leaf stem. 

Forever Fern - I stamped a similar piece of leaf foliage from the Forever Fern stamp set in Just Jade onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock and diecut it with the corresponding Forever Flourishing Dies. The detail on these stamps is amazing - they are another of the Distinktive range that appear almost 3-dimensional when stamped. So pretty! 

Forever Gold - I paired my stamped stem with a couple of decorative stems from the Forever Gold laser-cut paper that is also part of the suite. I used one outline and one solid leaf stem for contrast. Along with a sprinkling of gilded gems, I think they really lift the detail in this corner of the card:

A simple 'hello' sentiment and a piece of Just Jade ribbon finish my card. I love greens and must confess that having made this card I wondered to myself why I hadn't used it more. Not that you need to restrict yourself to greens with this set; my dear friend Jan Clothier in New Zealand has made many a fabulous card with the Forever Fern stamp set and many of them in colours other than green; you can check out her Thinking Stamping blog here if you'd like to see some of her Forever Fern creations. That said, I hope you've enjoyed my greens today, as I've another card featuring this suite to share with you later this week!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

this is me done for today; enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project for our new challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/22/2021 7:43:58 PM #

Gorgeous card!  I haven't used this set nearly enough

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Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
3/22/2021 11:00:56 PM #

So pretty!  Love the clean design, perfect background paper!  Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

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Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
3/23/2021 5:46:14 PM #

Oh wow, Joanne, what a gorgeous card - so many lovely little tiny things, perfectly composed!  Beautiful!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/23/2021 9:00:09 PM #

So very pretty! Your cluster is gorgeous and I like that it includes the ribbon and  gold foliage too. I love this suite of products and you've shown them off so well - again! Smile

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
3/24/2021 2:21:36 PM #

Lovely use of those ferns Joanne!  The gold details are just perfect and what a wonderful way to say hello!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
3/24/2021 8:27:29 PM #

That suite is wonderful isn't it and perfect for the coming summer months! Love your use of the paper and that pretty grouping on the square. Vicky x

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Kim S
Kim SUnited States
3/28/2021 1:46:46 AM #

What a beautiful combination of elements!! The way the die cuts mirror the background paper is a lovely look!

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