Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's POTTED GERANIUMS edition! The "Crew" is 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 Deb's blog, Heartfelt Inkspiration, welcome! There are four of us today, so the tour won't take too long.
Potted Geraniums is a 17 piece photopolymer stamp set with a coordinating 12 piece die set that you can bundle and save 10%. Nine of the stamps are sentiments, including the adorably tiny ones that fit on the plant label! I have three cards to share today, thanks to my awesome friend (and team member) Sherry, who let me borrow her bundle.
I found the combination of Garden Green and Granny Apple Green pleasing for the leaves, so that's what I used on all the cards, but this first one has Sweet Sorbet blossoms. (I looked up images of geraniums to get an idea of colors, and holy cow - I never knew there was such a variety!)
It was paired with the Country Gingham DSP and I added some die cut clouds from the Waves Dies.
It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a light Balmy Blue sky. I think I could have added a little more color, but I figured that out after the butterflies were adhered. (Oops.)
The next card has the same green leaves, but this time Fresh Freesia blossoms. Yes, there are even purple geraniums...who knew?!
The purple geraniums needed purple pots, so Gorgeous Grape to the rescue! I embossed some vellum with one of the new Basics 3D folders (an Online Exclusive), and matted it on white so it would stand out. A G.G. panel was added behind before adhering it all on a Fresh Freesia card base.
I forgot I had the Glossy Dots Assortment until I was pawing through my embellishments looking for something suitable. You never buy something and put it away, only to promptly forget about it, do you? No? I guess that's MY super power, LOL.
The last card only has the sentiments stamped. Everything else is die cut with the Geraniums Dies. Again, Garden Green and Granny Apple Green leaves, with Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sorbet blossoms. The pot is a two piece die cut (Cajun Craze) and the DSP behind is another Online Exclusive, Hello Irresistable 6" x 6" DSP.
Oh! And the embossing is one of the Basics 3D folders, too!
That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Holly created, or "Previous" to visit Deb again. Thanks for stopping by!
I actually have never used just the dies to make the plant and pot, so I love seeing this last card. Beautiful, and wonderful use of the new products, too!ReplyDelete