Monday, 4 October 2021

Happy Birthday

Lots of foliage to choose from in my garden but I was drawn to the ferns..
  • Inked my two fronds using a brayer and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and used my hand to press the impression onto my card.
  • When it was partially dry I added some gold embossing powder to heat emboss parts of the leaves
  • Trimmed the panel and die cut a stitched frame using the Poppy Crafts Stitched Flag Tails die - turning the die half way to leave off the tail.  And attached the printed panel to the frame with strips of foam sheet
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment with Happy Little Stampers Fun Birthday Sentiments then attached the framed Botanical print


On a roll I made a second card using different fern fronds
  • Inked the frond with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and repeated the above process to gold emboss parts of the print
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts - Petite Birthday
  • Trimmed the panel and layered with a matching purple border
  • Lasted attached the sentiment with foam tape

I'm joining in the CAS Mix UP October challenge - Botanical Prints and I have also used stamping and heat embossing and also die cuts on the first card.
Thanks for stopping by blog... have a wonderful creative day,  cheers


  1. Oh Robyn these are amazing - love the touches of gold embossing on the leaves, and both cards are beautifully finished
    Stay safe

  2. You are so creative Robyn! I love both of your cards - absolutely beautiful! I think I like the lavender one the best simply because the color is so fetching. I have ferns in our backyard. I might give this a go - right now I am doing a study of pansies coloring them with colored pencils.
    Hope all is well with you and your family - Sandy xx

  3. These are great Robyn, I love how you have added extra interest with the embossing. It is so effective. Love your chosen colours too. Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at CAS Mix Up this month xx

  4. Wonderful examples of botanical prints with your ferns, Robyn! Love the added bits of gold embossing that makes the ferns even more beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Both cards are GORGEOUS, Robyn! I love colours of your ferns with the gold embossing. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. Two beautiful cards. The colours look amazing and I really love the touch of shimmer and shine from the heat embossing. Thank you for playing along at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Beautiful Botanical Prints cards, Robyn. I love your added gold embossing. TFS both your beauties, my friend. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn