Good evening/early morning...lol, it's nearly 4AM here and I should be in bed, but I promised my samples today, and since it's not technically 'tomorrow' 'till I have been to bed.... I'm fulfilling my promise by the skin of my teeth.
Earlier today the DT ladies introduced you all to the Vintage Garden series of stamp sets that we'll be releasing on Friday and here is a little something I put together.
The Vintage Garden series is beginning with the release of 4 sets in the theme. Seed Packet, Flowes, Produce and Appleblossom seeds.
The series combines some actual vintage artwork together with graphics that I created to complement them and make them usable on various projects.
I was once a graphic designer and I developed my ephemera collecting habit into an extreme sport during that time. I have ancient books and bits and bobs squirrelled away all over the house....DH loves it...not.
Anyhow, I have a collection of images, all well over the 100 years old that I put together for this series of stamps, I cleaned up the images and retouched them where necessary, rebuilding some of them and creating sentiments and other decorative graphics to produce a little collection of sets that I think you will love.
I made a sort of little seed packet and folder card, the cut files for all of these will be available on Friday. These would be good to fill with seeds and hand out at a Thanksgiving dinner, maybe even lay them on the table as a favor. A nice thing to take home from a visit I think.
This is what the wee folder looks like opened out - there's a little pocket where the seed packet sits.
Below, when you take the seed packet out, you find that it is a brown paper bag seed envelope in a little cream card wrap. I stuck to burgundy ink throughout, I was liking the old toile feel of the highly detailed vintage images stamped in red.
The pic below shows a wrap that I call 'wrap A - you can see it has a little arched window so that you can see the stamped brown seed envelope. Above the arch is space to stamp a sentiment. In this case 'Thanksgiving'.
Superlative seeds of the Realm...lol, love it!!
Take the seed envlope out and the vintage pumkin looks very smart with some specially designed vintage sentiments. I added a fine drop shadow on that lovely old font. I love how simple this is.
The back of the seed envelope. The Seed Packet set includes necessary items for making actual usable seed packets, such as these 'Type/Variety/Harvested/Use by" and dotted line stamps.
A close up of the Wrap - this is wrap A, there are two more styles of wrap in the vast cut file selection.
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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