03 January, 2016


I hardly ever work in neutrals (they're not really me), and find it really difficult, but I love grey and black together and thought this was a nice clean and simple combination with some textural interest and distressed edge.

I used a fern stencil and versamark inked through it before heat embossing with Fran-tage aged silver embossing powder - what a lovely effect it gives.  It is the first time I have used it - it's very lumpy and grainy and has this lovely varied finish.  It's kind of a lottery how it comes out... very exciting.

Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop (TCW)
Embossing powder: Stampendous Fran-tage

Shared on challenge:


Dawn T said...

Stunning Carol. Very elegant looking.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a striking card Carol - love it!! The silver on the grey is amazing.

Kathyk said...

I am LOVING the frantage effect on this simple yet elegant card


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply fabulous! Love the dark card panel with enhances those neutrals perfectly.
Great work. Thanks for playing along in our new year challenge at Less is More. Sarah x

Laurie Unger said...

That aged silver embossing powder is wonderful. Love this CAS design!!

Ankie vd Polder said...

A gorgeoaus creation. Have a nice day, Ankie

Kathleen said...

Wow that fern looks fantastic, bet it is even more stunning in real life.
Thank you for joining in our What's New challenge at Allsorts.


Lou said...

The metallic neutral is a great idea. Works beautifully with the fern. Lou x

AnyOldCraft said...

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Happy New Year.
AnyOldCraft (DT)

Chrissie said...

What a simply terrific effect Carol, this is absolutely beautiful!
These muted neutral shades looks amazing!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Happy new year Carol and what a stunning effect n your card, looks amazing!
Thank you so much for joining us
"Less is More"

Joyce across the Pond said...

Wonderful card - what else could someone from the land of the long white cloud stamp better than a silver fern.....(and I hear they are re-designing the flag!).
Love it and have many good memories of NZ long ago.
Joyce in Northern Ireland

Neets B said...

Love that embossed fern, looks stunning against the grey.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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