Orchids have been my favourite potted plants for some time now. They are such givers. I purchased one in Ikea in February of this year and it lost its last flower at the beginning of this month. I like to rescue the sorrier specimens from the bargain shelves in the supermarket or garden centre. I get such a kick when I see the new shoot appearing that I know will produce another spectacular display. I am not alone in this practice - There was the other lady in the supermarket who shared her load of bedraggled "past their sell by dates" with me when I looked longingly into her trolley......or more recently, the discovery that a friend's house was beginning to be a hospital for sick orchids.
So, when I saw the Hero Arts Potted Plant stamp on that auction site, I wanted it.
Here is my first card using this stamp.
It was a bit tricky to ink it as I had to apply the different colours without contamination. The patterned background paper is from K & Company. I layered pink card with a torn edge on to this before adhering the stamped, torn and inked edged topper. Of course, I couldn't leave this alone...........I double stamped flowers and pot and then decoupaged them. Subtle but I like...........