Do you have a green thumb? Not me. I do not have even one, single, grows-in-dirt, plant in my whole house. My plants are purely… plastic.
I honestly don’t know why this is the case. When I was growing up, we had a vegetable garden the size of a football field and my youngest brother and I were the ones who helped my dad with the weeding, watering, and harvesting. My mom did all the canning, and my other brother pretended he couldn’t tell the difference between a stalk of asparagus and a dandelion. LOL!
I was good with plants then. Now? I think I’ll stick with this lovely Printmaking Plants stamp set that Simon Says Stamp just released as part of their Good Luck Charm release – these are the kinds of plants I can handle!
For this card I decided to take advantage of the “printmaking” style of the stamp set and follow a modified printmaking process to create the images where each layer of color and detail is added to all 5 images at one time.
Once I had all layers of the images stamped, I added in a bit of detail with my Woodless Coloring Pencils just to give the plants and pots a bit of depth and variation.
At this point, I seriously considered cutting out the individual images and using them separately, but I really liked how this panel turned out and that it fit well with my idea of how a print would be if I had used printmaking plates. So, instead of cutting out the individual plants, I grounded them by adding a bit of colored pencil under each pot and decided to frame the entire set as one.
Once I decided the layout and created my frame panels, I added a sentiment from the stamp set. I then popped up the frames over my print using foam adhesive and added a few gems for some sparkle.
What do you think? Should I stick with plants like the ones on this card or should I give the grow-in-dirt ones another try?
I hope you like this project and that you’ll check out the full Simon Says Stamp Good Luck Charm release! There’s a ton of great new products and loads of inspiration!
Have a wonderfully creative day!