Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Beauty of Friendship edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Lou's blog, With a Bow on Top, welcome! Weren't her projects awesome?! There are only four of us today, so the hop won't take too long, but it's sure to be inspiring!
The Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set has 13 pieces with a coordinating 9 piece Beautiful Trees die set. I love the sentiments that are included, as well as the beautiful trees. Since today is Labor Day (here in the United States), it marks the unofficial end of summer, even though autumn is still a few weeks away. And while it may still be summer, I am definitely seeing some signs of fall around here, and that inspired my first card.
It's fascinating to me how the colors change as autumn progresses. First the green leaves turn more of an olive green, then more yellow/gold. After that comes the oranges and then the reds. This card is showing the first hints of the new season with bits of Bumblebee added over the Mossy Meadow tree.
The vellum background was embossed with the Timber 3D folder and some Brushed Metallic Dots completed the card.
The next card has moved deeper into autumn and is showing off the oranges, reds, and russets. The "leaves" were die cut from one of the patterns in the Beauty of the Earth DSP.
I love the background DSP, too, which is embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D folder. It's so pretty, you could just add a greeting and nothing else, and it would still be spectacular!
The greeting is popped up over a gold bow from the Simply Elegant Trim.
That's my share for today, so click NEXT to see what the truly inspirational Mike at Stampin-Style has made!