I stamped the fabulous fern on the envelope front. As I will use this as a birthday RAK card I added the birthday sentiments over the top of the fern stamped inside the card.
The second card uses the same Growing Green set but this time I watercoloured the fern and flower. I love how I got different looks using the same stamp set. I haven't made a Z fold card in a while and they are one of my fave styles of card so I turned a side opening Pretty in Pink A6 card into a Z fold. I'd just received an old, but new to me, SU! Fern Lace background stamp - gorgeous! - and I was itching to ink it up. I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White CS after stamping off once and then stamped the fern. I used petite oval Nestability dies to cut my image layer and mats.
To colour the fern and flower, I patted ink pads on a ceramic tile and picked up the colour and painted with a waterbrush. I popped up the flower and added the sentiment. I stamped the Fern Lace background in Old Olive ink for the back panel and added a strip of Old Olive ribbon. I've added pink gems to the ribbon - even though I'll use this as a birthday RAK card and I should keep things flat, I couldn't resist the lure of the bling! Punched photo corners finished off the front.
For the message panel inside, I again used the Fern Lace stamp, inking in Old Olive but stamping off a couple of times. You can see I also stamped the Fern Lace on the envelope front and I added a Rose Red strip. I got a new sentiment stamp on my trip to the Glitter Pot last week, 'hope you have great day' which I thought would be fab for birthday cards but could be used on other occasions too. I used petite oval Nesties again for the sentiment.
Supplies for Sending Smiles card:
Stamps: SU! Growing Green set, Hero Arts Sending Smiles Messages clear set
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Rose Red & Early Espresso
Patterned paper: SU! Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Tools: Sizzix Tim Holtz 'Brackets' On the Edge die, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, SU! Photo Corners punch
Embellishments & accessories: 3d foam pads
Supplies for Best Wishes Z fold card:
Stamps: SU! Growing Green & Sincere Salutations sets, SU! Fern Lace bg stamp, Penny Black Great Day
CS: SU! Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Rose Red & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink & Rose Red
Tools: Petite oval Nestabilities dies, SU! Photo Corners punch, waterbrush & ceramic tile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Prima pink gems, 3d foam pads