Saturday, August 1, 2009

Gardners Know the Best Dirt

A friend of mine loves to flower garden in the spring and summer months. So it gave me a chance to break out these new Lockhart stamps and make her a set of note cards. Patio Petunia's is a new release this year and it's a perfect match for the "best dirt" sentiment. You know those little plastic flower ID's that are stuck inside the plastic containers of flower flats? Wouldn't it be cute to gift a friend with a flat of garden flowers and simply add this sentiment on a lollipop stick in the dirt? Mental note for next year .... ha.

The funnest part of this stamp was paper-piercing the garden gloves. I remember having some pretty gaudy looking 99 cent ones over the years! A white ink-essential pen dots this pair of gloves and all the petunia centers. These colors worked great together for a summery flower feel, and I like the thin brown cardstock strip as a divider - just sets it off. These cards were so quick and easy. I stamped a white cardstock background with chocolate chip ink using Papertrey Polka Dot Bascis, which makes your DP papers s-t-r-e-t-c-h so much further since you are not covering the entire card front. I added a double row of two different kinds of scallop punches, and when I pop-dotted my stamped image on the card - wala it was done! "Best Dirt" sentiment was cut, embossed, and stippled with a Labels Trio Spellbinders die. I hope Donna enjoys these "dirty" cards!

1 comment:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What an AWESOME idea (mind if I copy???). These are darling and I'm sure your friend is going to LOVE them ... well done my friend!!