Did you know nothing says thank you for all those beautiful Christmas gifts quite like a leafy vegetable? Me neither, but turns out that it does because I was able to make some lovely rose-stamped thank you notes using grocery store produce. I even gave some out as holiday gifts. The idea came from good ol’ Martha Stewart. She suggests using radicchio and romain lettuce, though I tried the romain and didn’t buy it. The print ends up looking less like a rose and more like a peony, which I would have loved, if you didn’t have to squint really hard and use your imagination to be able to see that likeness. My grocery store was out of radicchio, so I opted for endive, and it was perfect!
I finished them off with a rubber stamp, merci, and some gold embossing powder. To get the same look stamp your word or image using a clear embossing stamp pad, then immediately sprinkle with embossing powder. Shake or tap off any excess, then emboss using the heat from your stove. Be very careful not to burn your notecard. I found it’s best to keep the temp set to medium, and wave the card over the heat, about a foot from the burner, until the powder melts. Once you get into a groove, these thank you notes are so quick and easy to make. It’s a little extra work, but I just love how homemade thank you notes add such an extra special personal touch.