This color challenge have some bright and beautiful colors. I chose the bottom three colors of Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Poppy Parade for my card. I added Bermuda Bay as a kind of combination of the green and blue.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

Forever Fern

This stamp set is gorgeous, and I’ve seen some many beautiful cards created with a wide variety of color combinations.

For this card, I stamped the largest fern stamp in Bermuda Bay directly on the card. Since I didn’t know what I would do for the layout, I stamped the ferns four times as the background of the bouquet.

Next, I stamped five of each of the other three fern patterns. I used Pumpkin Pie for the second largest fern. Daffodil Delight provided the color for the smaller grouping of leaves. The real pop of color, Poppy Parade, was used for the round berries, blooms, whatever they are.

Then I cropped all the stamped images using the coordinating Forever Flourishing dies. Since I cropped five of each, I have enough pieces left over for another card. Winner!

In order to figure out the layout of the ferns, leaves, blooms/berries, I used a small amount of removable adhesive tape in the middle of the back of each piece. Placing the removable tape in the middle of the pieces allowed me to move pieces, place them over or under, whatever I needed to do.

One of the most important things to do when dry-fitting is to take a picture of the placement of the elements on the card. Trust me on this. If you forget to take a picture, you might not wind up with the same layout you worked so hard to create.


I didn’t use any dimensionals on any of the cropped pieces. Just by laying the pieces on top of each other I achieved the dimension for which I was looking. However, I did use dimensionals on the birthday sentiment oval. This sentiment, stamped in Bermuda Bay, can be found in the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set. Then I cropped the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes medium oval and used Pumpkin Pie to outline the edge and outline the stitches in the ditch.

The placement of the sentiment was dictated by the ribbon. I used the (retired) Poppy Parade textured weave ribbon. I already had the square knot piece leftover from another card, so that helped. In order to make the knot look “real” I put an adhesive dot in the middle of the underside of the ribbon, then rolled the ribbon around the dot. It worked. I used another adhesive dot to attach the square knot, and a third dot under the rolled center.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another Peaceful Moments sentiment, “wishing you every happiness this special day will bring” in Bermuda Bay. I also used Bermuda Bay to stamp a couple of partial stamps from the largest fern stamp, matching the front.

Instead of using DSP on the envelope flap, I simply stamped the various fern/leaf stamps using the same colors on both the flap and the front, left, bottom corner.

With that, I’d completed this card/envelope coordinated set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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