Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Garden Cards

I recently pulled out an older MFP stamp set called "Planted with Love"  which hasn't seen much love for a while. I stamped, clear-embossed, and colored the 2 seed packets with Copics, then fussy cut them, and tucked them into 2 separate vellum panels. I stamped the 2 different sized crows from the set and hand-drew in a few seeds for them to much on. The card base is a celery green color even though it appears grey on my monitor.

Here's the 2nd card made with the set and includes 2 Cheery Lynn flourishes cut from snippets of green saved from a store-bought card. I pulled all of these pre-cut/pre-punched flowers from my stash, and added them randomly with some gems and brads.

This card was made for a previous challenge, but I didn't finish it before the challenge closed. I started by randomly stamping the sunflower images and then found the center-point of the card and started drawing lines to form a grid of 1-inch squares. I colored in some squares with orange and green markers, and stamped the crows in others. The stamp set includes a tiny stamp of it's name, so I masked off the words "Planted with Love" and stamped that in 4 squares too.

I'm entering these over at the Shopping our Stash #258 challenge which is "How Does your Garden Grow"

Today we're expecting some much-needed rain to help keep those gardens growing! Thanks for the visit and have yourself a great day!



*Vicki* said...

These are absolutely adorable garden creations Carol!! I love that little crow and especially the seed packets!! Super fun creations my friend! Thanks for sharing! HUGS - *Vicki*

Mimi said...

Whoa, Carol! All three of these are so cute-- what a great stamp set you have in your stash! The coloring if those seed packets is phenomenal! Thanks for planting some gems at SOS this morning!

Stampsnob. said...

Love it All images just got added to my wish list ........Lis

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Carol, lovely sunflower images.

Brenda said...

Those seed packets look real Carol! You did a fabulous job of coloring them!!! I love this card and I love the other two too, you got a lot of mileage from this stamp set! Hugs, Brenda

Chana Harris said...

Both designs are quite clever and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

scrAPpamondo said...

Oooohhhh!!! Stunning cards!!! All just amazing!!! Love, love this stamp kit and all your interpretations, so creative!!! Fabulous the first one with the two vellum layers!! The second one is my favourite, but also the third one is marvellous.... Such great works of art!!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards, awesome stamps and love the use of the vellum...amazing all of themxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great cards, Carol! That is a great pile of inspiration. What a great older set!

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! these are fabulous card, great images and how you have put each one together. Love them

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How well does your garden grow, indeed! Yours is growing very well. I really like these three cards. All are clever and creative, especially the grid one.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Cool cards!

Maria A. said...

Hello Carol: what an adorable set of cards, I love, love the seed packets and the way you placed them behind the vellum, just beautiful.
And those little crows.....they couldn't be more cute and sweet.
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous cards with us at Shopping Our Stash, hope you come back again to play.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

nwilliams6 said...

I loved those old seed packet images - they are so perfect for this time of year. Glad you dug them out. Fun cards - hugz