Garden Goodness is one of those stamp sets that doesn’t always get a lot of attention. Because I love any stamps with Fruits or Vegetables, it was a must have for me. I brought it along on a group craft retreat I was on just before our “shelter in place” started! On our retreats, we always have a “group project” we work on. It is usually a sampler because some of us are card makers and some of us are scrapbookers. And a sampler fits everyone’s skills and supplies! While I don’t really understand this, some people use things other than Stampin’ Up! Who knew?
For this trip, the project was to make a sampler with a “vegetable” theme. So, of course I packed Garden Goodness as well as Slice of Happiness. And along with those, some retired DSP I thought would be great for a vegetable theme project. Here is the sampler we made:
My contribution were the peas and the artichokes patches. But the “patch” that intrigued me was my friend Jayne’s Bell Peppers in Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. Are they gorgeous? That was the inspiration for my card. I have been trying to make cards that I could send to friends stuck at home during our “Shelter In Place” time. So, the sentiment from Garden Goodness was perfect. Then I wanted to use the Basketweave 3D Folder for the background. That seemed to be perfect for a vegetable themed card. I kept it all colorful with a Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie pepper on a Pear Pizzaz Background.
So, there you have it. A bright, cheery card ready to send to someone to brighten up their day and let them know I am thinking of them. Just what a hand made card should do! And the project? It’s is now in a shadowbox frame and proudly hanging in my kitchen, where it makes me smile! Didn’t everyone do a fabulous job?
Stampin’ Tip – Adding some texture to a card really helps when you are not using embellishments or DSP. A 3-D Embossing Folder makes detailed, deep designs that give your card a rich look. And a stitched, die cut circle is always going to stand out more than a plain circle.
What I Used To Make This Card: