Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Avant Garden - Palm Trees

So it was time for me to design a swap card for Team Training... I noted down a few ideas (or 6).... and tried a few ideas out... but all went in the reject bin...

And then suddenly a strange thought came to me! And why not... who says the Sale A Bration promotional set Avant Garden should just for flowers!! Yours for free with any £45 order...
And once the idea was there... nothing else could come to mind! 
Edited to Add - but also click here  to see my favourite card using this concept...

So time to fill you in on a few details....

Garden Green greeting, Tip Top Taupe trunks and palm tree leaves (more on these later) care of Avant Garden - as is the little island (leaf stamp)...

Sky and sea care of Perpetual Birthday Calendar and Soft Sky ink...
And back to the Palm Tree leaves... inked up in Wild Wasabi and then Kissed on a pre-inked Garden Green large textured blotch stamp from Touches of Textures (see bottom centre of the stamp set image)
Stitched Shapes largest square and Layering Squares scalloped square (2nd largest) for the focal point... and yes Stitched Shapes dies back and still in stock...

Hope you like this idea... as I have a few more cards to share! No more January blues for me... thinking of holidays on islands in the sun now.... 


  1. Love this! What a great use of the stamp set

    1. Thanks Heidi.... hope some palm trees come in useful for your crafting sometime soon!!

  2. Thanks for the swap Amanda, going to have to get that set now, good job its a free one!

    1. Yes Karen... easy when it is free! And thanks again for your awesome swap too!!

  3. Love this idea of the stamp set Amanda. Thanks for sharing this idea. :)

    1. Thanks Jenny...and my pleasure.... hope it is of some use!


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