To give you splashes of inspiration to create with our new Orchids Rock stamp set, which features Lady Slipper (Paphiopedilum) and Cymbidium Orchids, I’m sharing photos from my recent paparazzi fling through the Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. The show runs until March 22, and if you are near St. Louis, I highly recommend it.
While I’ve highlighted Orchids included in my stamp set, the Orchid Show has mannnny more rare and wonderful types from all over the world, from ruffled Cattleya and butterflylike Phalaenopsis to spidery Caladenia and vivacious Vanda, to mysterious species Orchids that most of us have never heard of before — all in bloom, and displayed with gorgeous complementary foliage plants, moss, ferns, and statuary. Get thee to the Garden!
|1. Grandiphyllum divaricatum 2. Paphiopedilum (did not get name on this fella) 3. Paphiopedilum Naomi II 4. Paphiopedilum Orange Sunset 5. Cymbidium Red Back 'Solid Gold' 6. Paphiopedilum Millmanii|
|1. Paphiopedilum Varuna 2. Cymbidium Jill 'Katalnica' 3. Cymbidium Valley Blush 'Magnificent' 4. Paphiopedilum Olona 'Open Arms' 5. Cymbidium Mini Beacon 'Red Torch'|
|1. Cymbidium Maluka 'Brilliant' 2. Paphiopedilum MacBeth’s Ghost 3. Paphiopedilum Ilemianum ('Rudolph' X 'MO') 4. Cymbidium Starbright 5. C. Starbright with P. Rainbow 6. Cymbidium (missed the name on this beauty) 7. Paphiopedilum hybrid|
|1. Paphiopedilum hybrid Veribest X Paph. Lunar Orbit 2. Paphiopedilum Insigne 'Brilliance' 3. Cymbidium Sleeping Angel 4. Cymbidium Sylvia Miller 5. Paphiopedilum (did not get name, drats!)|
Are you ready to bring the Orchid stamps to life? These clear photopolymer beauties are ready to roll out... and I’ve noticed in my informal stamping trials (yes, I made that up) that the Big Scripts lettering looks quite cool paired up with Orchids Rock!
One more teeeny, tiny thing to share.... just a wee snippet of the Instant Garden digital set that will debut on February 15th, a week from Sunday...
What do you think it is? As I mentioned before, G is for Giveaway: Leave a comment below with your guess — or about anything in today’s blog post — and I’ll draw a random winner to receive the February Digital Stamp Set FREE! Winner will be announced on Feb. 15th.
ADDENDUM - January, 2017 — This Giveaway is from a blog post from 2015, the offer is now closed and the winner received her free digital stamp! :) Entries are now closed.
xoxoxo and enjoy this rockin’ day!