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Forever Fern - Split Stamping Note Cards

Hello and welcome back to my blog; I have a project for you this time instead of a tip.  If you missed my post of refilling your ink pads you can click here to view it.  A week or so ago I saw Jennifer McGuire share a technique video on her channel and I just had to try it.  Her technique just spoke to me and it made perfect sense.  I had an Ah Ha moment, so my cards today are using her technique well kind of anyway.  She and stamped and die cut the images and did it but I just stamped my images.  I will share the ink to her blog so you can watch the video here.  Which will all make scene a little later if you do not know what I am talking about.  Anyway here is a look at the note cards I made.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set that is in the New 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that is going live next week on June 3.  I like this set because it is not flowers, but it is still foliage.  And can be used for anyone male female it does not matter.  The Forever Fern Stamp Set allows you to create cards and accents with the detailed leaves of different foliage imagery.  It has versatile sentiments perfect on any project which is also a plus.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

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Before I started stamping, I took a piece of 5” x 7” piece of Whisper White Cardstock, a pencil, and a T-ruler and marked the center, which was at 3 ½” on my cardstock size.  Next, I stamped the images from the stamp set in Soft Seafoam, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock Classic Inks onto my Whisper White Cardstock right down the center line that I created.  I let some of the images overlap just a little in each of the colors.  I could not let them overlap to much because this is a distinktive stamp and it loses its details if the images overlap too much.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

After that I took my whisper white piece to the Paper Trimmer and lined it up at the middle point and cut it in half.  I then cut it down to the size I needed for my note cards.  But I decided I wanted to tie in the Just Jade color (by the way if you are wondering where I picked all these colors they are in the new Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper) so I cut them down just a little bit more to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I layered up my stamped cardstock onto a piece of Just Jade cardstock that I cut at 3 3/8” x 4 7/8”.  And then layered that onto my Whisper White Note Cards.  I then stamped my sentiment onto another piece of Just Jade Cardstock that I cut at 7/8” x 3 3/8”.  I stamped the Hello sentiment in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink in the center of this piece.  I attached it to the note card with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

That finished off two note cards with just one piece of cardstock.  Again, I said it was an Ah Ha moment.  I am sure you are slapping your head the way I did when I first saw this done.   This technique is a great way to make a lot of cards in a smaller amount of time.  Thanks for dropping back by today, I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday.  Remember to think about those that have passed that have served the tomorrow and say a little prayer in their honor. 

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Rick