Well, I am not much of a gardener in real life, but Green Thumb, the newest set by PaperTrey Ink, has certainly got me doing some ink and paper gardening!!! I haven't had alot of time to play with this set so far, but I have inked it up for a few simple projects. To me, this set calls for simplicity, so I have fought hard not to overwhelm the beautiful images and to really give them a chance to shine. This first card features one of my all-time favorite stamp images - strawberries!!! I'm not entirely sure why, but I love a card with strawberries, whatever the occasion! *wink* This card is sized to a 4x4 square, as I wanted to draw the focus in on these beauties. I started with a kraft scalloped oval punchie, and stamped the berries in Real Red and the tops and stem in Garden Green. Then I sponged some white craft ink along the edge of the oval shape to give it some more definition. I cut down a strip on green cs and used my slit punch to create a scalloped edge on one side. The strip was adhered to the red card base, and the oval was popped up on dimensionals over it. The semtiment is stamped on a white tiny oval punchie that my friend AJ sent me when I oohed and aahed over hers - isn't she sweet? I inked it with red and green markers for a multi colored effect, and attached it to the card with a vintage brad in the center.