Sunday, February 5, 2023

Grow Miracles

Simon Says Stamp | Printmaking Plants

Hi there!

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!

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Jean

Designer & Content Creator

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.

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