Forever Fern for a Friend

Forever Fern for a Friend

My Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Team has started doing technique classes on Zoom once a month. They’ve been so much fun! For years I had a Technique Class every month. We made a 4″ x 4″ card showing the technique and then created a card using the technique. My file of 4″ x 4″ technique cards is huge – and there are a couple cards that I forgot to add. Take a look.

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The products you can see in the photo will tell you how long ago this was created. But the techniques still work with current products.

The first two months of techniques with our demo team, we made fun fold cards, so I looked through my technique file to refresh my memory about some of the “old” techniques. And here’s the one that caught my eye.

Forever Fern, Stampin' Up!, Faux Patina Background

How fun is that background? And it’s not difficult at all. I’ll be sharing the details and “how-to” Thursday, September 3 at 7 p.m. on my Stamping with Buffy Facebook Page. Please tune in for the demonstration! If you want to play along, the ink, paper, and embossing folder/powder I used is in the supply list. You can, of course, change any of the colors. You’ll need a light, medium, dark, and darker ink, an embossing folder, Versamark Ink, and an an embossing powder.

For the fern parts, I stamped the various images in Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, and Cajun Craze. I also cut a few of the leaves from Gold Foil Sheets. The sentiment – also from Forever Fern – is stamped in Cajun Craze on Whisper White Cardstock, then punched with the Pretty Label Punch. (OOPS! I forgot to move this punch to my “retired” shelf, so I grabbed the first punch I picked up. But there are lots of other punches and dies that will work just as well.)

Don’t forget about the Starter Kit Promotion this month. You can read about it in my post on Tuesday. It’s a fabulous deal – two extra stamp sets, precut card pieces, embellishments plus $125 in product of your choice and a code for a free Paper Pumpkin kit – all for just $99. (Ok, you don’t have to read the post now, I guess.) Join my amazing team of demonstrators here.

So my husband is finishing his last class for his doctorate. Monday was his “last first day of school.” At least for now. He keeps saying he’s finished with school, but I don’t believe him. He loves to learn and has an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, four Master’s Degrees, and soon his Doctorate. Actually, he already has a PhD, so two doctorates. The man is a thermometer. His last class was supposed to be in person in Atlanta, but because of Covid-19, it’s on Zoom. Oh. My. Goodness. How many of us have been participating in Zoom meetings and online classes and conventions for months? He’s two days in and already complaining about having to sit in front of his computer all day. He’d make a horrible crafter – because how many of us have gotten caught up in hours of YouTube videos and Pinterest boards and more until we realized it was time for dinner? Silly man. But I guess a doctoral class is a little more “heady” than our fun videos, so I can cut him a little slack.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Stampin' Up!, Forever Fern

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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11 Responses to Forever Fern for a Friend

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    Stunning and congrats to Mike!!!

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  2. jackie says:

    LOVE this card Buffy. It is stunning. That background could stand all by itself it is so pretty. What is Mike’s doctorate in???

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susan Horr says:

    Beautiful card. I can’t believe how big your technique ring is! Congratulations to Mike! He is amazing!

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  4. Sandy says:

    Too bad you aren’t doing the technique on YouTube. I’d love to watch. As for the ring of technique cards, I still have mine, and just recently went back through all the techniques. Yes, many are still usable and fun. Congrats to Mike and his “final” class. Right! He is a sponge, and might I say, very intelligent, Love this card. It is gorgeous.


    • buffycooper says:

      I’m actually going to record on zoom and Facebook. I can send you the link (I’ll turn off your video/audio unless you want to be in the video!!). I also am planning to post it on YouTube too. Whew. One good thing about COVID-19 is I’m being pushed to reach some goals I hadn’t set a timeline for.


  5. debsmart says:

    Such a gorgeous card, Buffy! I just love the textures and colours. Many congrats to Mike on his accomplishments! It’s amazing how much he’s done. Imagine if we crafters earned degrees – with everything we’ve learned (techniques, fancy folds, all about inks, etc) – we should make up our own degrees! LOL


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