HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Plentiful Plants edition! This is our first hop of the year. 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! There are six of us today, so the hop won't take too long, but it's sure to be inspiring!
The Plentiful Plants photopolymer stamp set has 15 stamps and a matching 14 piece die set called Perfect Plants Dies. There's also beautiful DSP called Bloom Where You're Planted (which was used as background for the cards).
For the first card I thought it would be fun to make a brick wall with floating wood shelves holding colorful pots filled with various variegated aloes.
The Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder with the stone looking DSP turned out great! I added a little extra Gray Granite to a few bricks with a sponge dauber, and extra veins to the plants with Stampin' Write Markers.
The second card uses some stamped and die cut images and really pops against the darker DSP background.
After heat embossing the greeting and cutting it (label from Meadow Dies) I added a little So Saffron Stampin' Blend to the white embossing, turning it Very Vanilla to match the card.
That's my share for today. Up next is our newest crew member, Kristie Wilson, at My Paper Life. Click NEXT to see what Kristie has made!