Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow??...

Hello dear friends: It's time for another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash , this week we want you to share your creations depicting "Things that grow in the Garden", from flowers to veggies to fruit. I wish I had a green thumb but the only things I can more or less, successfully grow are tomatoes in containers, which is great because I just love them. My flowers grow perfectly fine, it's just things to eat that I have trouble with, I would love to have herbs planted, maybe I should grow them in containers too.   So go take a look outside in your own garden or your neighbor's garden and make a card to share with us and, if you need some inspiration, go check out the rest of the Designer Team's blogs, I'm sure you'll enjoy your visit and will get your MOJO going.  Here is my card.


This card was made using one of the beautiful images from Power Poppy's set called Sage Advice, which was released a year ago, love this set. I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter.  The small yellow gingham ribbon and the scissors were stamped onto scrap pieces of Strathmore Multimedia 90lb. water color paper so I could fussy cut them, this paper is thinner than Canson's 140lb. I use most of the time, therefore easier to cut by hand.


I die cut this image with the retired Label Collection dies from SU and did a bit of paper piercing around the blue frame.  The green panel is stamped with another one of the images from this set, such a pretty line of fragrant herbs, the sentiment is from the set too.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Both the sentiment and the sprig of chives are from the same set. 
So go on and look in your stash of stamps and join us in the gallery, we can't wait to see what you create. For awesome inspiration, stop by my team mates' blogs.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


16 comments:

  1. such a pretty card & i love that you've backed the "sage advice" with a sage green mat! :) (& HOLY MOLY you fussy cut those tiny scissors! i thought they were a charm! yikes!!!) ♥

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    1. Thank you Lauren, for the scissors I stamp the image and then punch a hole on the inside of the handle then, go around with my paper snips, I wish there was a die for this set.

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  2. Wow! What a fabulous image and card! I second what Lauren said about you fussy cutting the scissors!

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    1. Thank you Chris, I have a brand new pair of scissors that have a very sharp point, I punch the hole in the middle of the handles and cut around but a die would be better.

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  3. The piercing added the perfect touch to the frame, and I love the little sprig inside the card!

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    1. Thank you Mimi, I love the paper piercing and most times I forget to do it. This images are simply wonderful.

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  4. What a great image and I love the pun! Beautiful card!

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    1. Thank you Stacey, the sentiment is indeed a great pun!!

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  5. Yea for Power Poppy images! Love this set with it's colander so fun to ink up in enamel painted colors or different metals! Love your blue enamel and matching die cuts there! Can't believe your patience with fussy cutting oh look at those scissors!

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    1. Thanks Patty, the beauty of this set, besides the awesome images, is that the colander can be done in any color. I just wish there were companion dies, those scissors are so perfectly proportioned to the main image.

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  6. adorable with all the fresh herbs!

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    1. I could almost smell their fragrance.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. Adorable image and the scissors are just so cute and fussy cut as well. Great composition of your card and great sentiment. Awesome job.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I honestly think, this little scissors are the sweetest of all of this lovely images.

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  8. What a wonderful card, complete with a great sentiment and a pair of adorable scissors for an embellishment! I can't grow anything, so I always admire those who are able to. I love the herb seed packets and pretty pierced die-cut panel!

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  9. Hey Maria, cool card, I love the sentiment and the colour palette. I LOL at you not being green fingered, for some reason I really thought you would be. Happy 4th of July. Cx

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Maria.