Monday, May 29, 2023

Seed Pocket

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Hi there!

Are you getting ready to plant your garden?  Every year I say I’m going to plant some flowers for pots on my deck and that I’m going to make a couple raised beds for veggies…and every year that never happens.  I am simply not a gardener.  I have a true appreciation for those of you that are, though! I’ve seen some amazing gardens and I know a lot of people who find gardening very therapeutic.  And me?  I’m perfectly content in my role as Garden Appreciator Extraordinaire! LOL!

My card today is a seed pocket gift card that I like to give my gardener friends in the hopes they will gift me back with the fruits of their labor <hint hint if you happen to be one of those>    For this card, I chose basil.  I love basil. 

To make this card:

1.	I measured my seed packet and created a pocket that would fit around it – being 
        careful to leave enough room for the seed packet to slide in an out but not so much 
        that it falls out easily.
2.	I used a circle die to cut out the little dip in the front of the pocket. You could also use 
        a circle punch.
3.	I Assembled the pocket, putting twine around it a few times and then securing it to a 
        cream-colored panel with strong double sided adhesive tape.
4.	I stamped the label from the Herb Labels stamps set using permanent black ink, then 
        heat embossed it with clear.
5.	Next, I stamped the word “Basil” from the set in the middle of the label using the 
        same method as in step 4.
6.	I cut the label out and adhered it to the seed pocket.
7.	I stamped the basil leaves using Ink on 3 Fade Out ink on a piece of Desert Storm 
        cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers to get a no-line coloring effect.  
8.	To add a few details to the basil, I used my Prismacolor color pencils, then I fussy cut 
        it out to add to my card.
9.	I added the basil to the front of the seed pocket by the label, popping it up using 
        foam adhesive.
10.	I add the panel to my card base and then rounded the corners with my corner-

Are you a gardener?  Or a garden appreciator like me?

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope this card inspires you to create something amazing!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.