Saturday, June 18, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #86

Here's my 2nd entry using the colors from this week's inspiration at the Play Date Cafe.


Back in 1996, Hallmark Cards sold some actual seed packets using Marjolein Bastin's beautiful art.  I bought several packs just because they were so pretty; the seeds never got planted, and I still have them.  I scanned this particular Nasturtium one, then reduced it to fit my card.


supplies: white cardstock, design papers from My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Hattie, Mabel and Hazel paper pads, scan of a seed packet, Verve #VS-0144 Bloom & Grow (sentiment), paper doily, white pearls, hand-dyed seam binding, orange button, white twine

22 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

So beautiful! Love your details...doily, adhesive pearls and seam binding! :)

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Lin. The seed packet is just the perfect colours for the challenge...how lucky. Love the way you have done the colour blocks too for the background papers

Ann said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! What a pretty seed packet and so clever of you to keep them Lin. I've been hopeless at commenting lately but really appreciate your lovely kind comment about my cat this week (and the poppies). As you can imagine I'm watching him like a hawk now!

Unknown said...

Oh I loved Marjolein's work! I had stationery, tons of cards and magnets of her work but I never saw the seed packets-I would have bought them if I had!! Beautiful card, Lin:)

Nancy K said...

Aren't you glad you saved those seed packets? How wonderfully creative is this beautiful card...I love it!
I've recently gotten my friend, Sue, excited about stamping again after many years. I also got her into visiting blogs for inspiration and your blog is her favorite! Like me, Sue just loves your cards. Thanks, Lin for inspiring a couple of stampers in the OC!
hugs!

scrapperjulia said...

I love how you scanned the seed packet! Very creative idea! Beautiful card!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!!! tfs!!

Shelley said...

Beautiful Lin!!

Barb said...

So clever, Lin! Love that you used a scan of the seed packet! You've created such a beautiful card using these colors! Love the ribbon, button, doily and perfect sentiment!

Joy said...

How creative Lin, love the way you used the seed packet, beautiful!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh, I'm swooning over this card! I love how you used only half of the doily behind the seed packet. GORGEOUS!

Anita Rex said...

Oh I love that seed packet! Really adds so much to this card, it's perfect! :> So pretty Lin!

Tracey said...

oh Lin you are such a smarty pants!!! LOVE the seed packet!!! Perfect layers using the PDCC colours! Thanks so much for joining us again at The Play Date Cafe :)

Michelle said...

Wow! Great idea, Lin! And such a beauty of a card!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful!! I recognized that image the minute I saw it. I have collected her stuff for years now. I buy the planner and calender every year. Do you remember the sweet Vera the Mouse cards by her too? Oh, they melt my heart. :)
Hugs~

Tiffany Ervin said...

Lin, I remember those seed packets and Marjolein's cards too, they are really pretty! Wonder if she still sells them. Love the wonderful composition and colors on this card!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful sunny card. Lovely seed packet!

Stella said...

So dreamy and soft. That seed packet is gorgeous. And so is your card :)

Alice said...

wow! this is gorgeous, Lin! love how you used the colors and that seed pocket is perfect! love love this beauty!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love the idea of putting a seed packet onto the front of your card. It's so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lin, your work never ceases to amaze me! You have such an eye for art. Thanks for playing with us not once, but twice this week at THe PLay Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous and full of inspiration, Lin ;)! LOVE your combination of patterned papers, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!