I found lots of fun inspiration online, as usual, and the wheels started turning. How about a simple yet beautiful gift for a friend?
A little Kraft bag got a transformation with some patterned paper from SEI and the gorgeous Vintage Garden Apple Blossom Seeds stamp. This is a single stamp, so all you need to do is ink up and go. I chose to color it with watercolor markers and a blender pen to keep the image soft and faded. The blue background was created with a Copic marker and colorless blender pen.
Inside this bag is a little gift for a friend. It's just a simple bottle of lotion, but with some wonderful stamps and embellishments, it's a truly special gift. It's all about the presentation!
Instead of stamping the single apple blossom seed packet again (like I did on the bag), this time I used just the apple blossom image from the Vintage Garden Flower set. I love having this versatility and I think the image itself is so beautiful that you really don't even need to color it. And it allows the sentiments to shine (two that I combined from Vintage Seed Packet):
And now, for something completely different! As I was using these sets I noticed how the fonts reminded me of those used for subway art or chalkboard art that is so popular right now. So I created my own mini piece of art:
I'm telling you, I could do a whole week on these vintage garden sets along! I've only scratched the surface, so you better make sure you stop in and visit the other design team members today:
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan (owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)