Welcome August...another month that I love because the weather, especially the evenings, starts cooling, the Black Eyed Susans start springing up everywhere, the sky is a beautiful, bold, brilliant blue, and there's an abundance of garden veggies ready to enjoy. Which brings me to the stamp set the Papertrey Ink Sr. Design Team is revisiting this month, Vegetable Garden. One of my favorites and with good reason...it's gorgeous!
I love two-step stamping and this set magically brings your images to life as you add that second layer of detail. I also love the beautiful colors that vegetables come in...so many different shades of reds, greens, purples. Truly breathtaking and so much fun to stamp these images using some of those lovely colors. I used the photo below to inspire me and started building from there.
I created a grocery list notepad and cover for my first project using a Vintage Cream and Lavender Moon Polka Dot cover. I used the Tag Sale #9 die here, once die cut from vellum, and once die cut from Vintage Cream cardstock. I stamped the vellum layer with the peas image from the Vegetable Garden set, the first layer embossed in white, followed by the second layer embossed in pink. I then die cut a Double Ended Banners die and stamped it in Spring Moss using the "Garden Fresh" phrase. I added Fine Linen Grosgrain ribbon and a Sweet Blush button to dress up my cover just a bit more.
The Stitched Sentiments stamp set was used at the bottom of my cover, using Spring Moss, Fine Linen, and Lavender Moon ink. This was so much fun to make.
My next card is full of texture and color. I began by using the Card Base-ics #2 die and Vintage Cream cardstock. I then used the used the Aida Impression Plate and ran my die cut card base through, creating an impression.
I then started layering on my stamps in colors inspired by the photo above. The colors I ended up using are Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Autumn Rose, Winter Wisteria, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, and Aqua Mist. I love the texture that shows through and enhanced it even more by using my white Gelato over the top of my stamped images, bringing out more texture and depth.
And, I ran across photos of my older projects using the Vegetable Garden stamp set and thought I'd post a few of those as well, to show you all of the different ways you can use this sweet set.
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