I do struggle a little with simple stamping but the Forever Fern set is really made for simple stamping and in all honesty gives you great results, regardless of your skill level. The stamp set does all the work.
I’ve used a masking technique here where I have covered the middle strip with something. In my case I did use cardstock but I really suggest on a stick note, or copy paper as you want something that is quite thin so that you don’t get too many gaps and a nice clean edge with the stamping.
The colours I used here were Pretty Peacock, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce. I sometimes get a bit stuck on what colours will work together and so in this case I have used the same colours that the DSP come in, however, since creating these cards I have seen numerous other cards made with loads of different colour combinations and what I have come to realise is – I am not sure there is any limit to what colours can be used. This stamp set is just so versatile.
This one I cut a piece for the middle and just went crazy and it kind of looks like I have created my own DSP. This gold twine in this suite is really cute and I kind of wish they just sold it on its own because I am using far more of this rather than the other ribbon that comes in the combo.
I couldn’t just leave it as simple stamping so I have stepped it up a bit and created this card. This includes those gold hoops and I have used the other ribbon in the combo pack. It is actually really soft and ties lovely bows.
This set also comes with dies, but I have not had a play with them just yet but have seen some great creations online already.
If you are interested in any of the products used and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would be happy to help you place an order. If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.