Stamp Review Crew: Lighthearted Leaves

SRC-Lighthearted-Leaves-banWelcome, November, and welcome stampers to the first Stamp Review Crew hop of the month!  I’ve used Lighthearted Leaves quite a bit this season (and shared with you here), but there doesn’t seem to be an end to the ideas for this set!  You just saw that, if you came from Stress Free Stamping and saw Shana’s wonderful work.  There are 14 bloggers participating on this hop; click the banner above to see the complete list.

One of the reasons I love living in this area is the changing landscapes during the season.  And one of my favorite, most beautiful vistas is when the corn is bleached dry and there’s a dark stormy sky.  It can’t be captured adequately on “film,” at least by me, so I tried to interpret that view with stamps, paper and ink.  I realize that this stamp is a leaf, and the Framelits is a leaf, but I see it as a cornstalk (or a sheaf of wheat).  Here I simply took three colors of cardstock (Crushed Curry, Hello Honey and Delightful Dijon) and stamped on them with VersaMark ink.  It’s very cool the way the clear embossing is different on each one!  Marina Mist is the card base — the closest (easiest) way I could recreate that stormy sky.  The color is a bit off on this photo, I’m afraid.

Debra Burgin Bleached corn
I’m not quite finished with autumn stamping, but I needed to work ahead for my recent Jingle Jump weekends.  I saw a card using one of the Lighthearted Leaves stamps as a Christmas tree, so I took that idea (from whom, I don’t remember) and created this notecard:

2015 Oct JJ Little Christmas TreeI’ll give you the recipe for this last card later this week.  Meanwhile, you’re on to the next stop, the Stamping Blok,  to see what Rochelle has come up with!

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12 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Lighthearted Leaves

  1. Your line up of embossed shades yellow leaves is terrific! And I love how this set transitions to Christmas! Cute tree!

  2. Dawn Tidd says:

    Two stunners, Debra! I love how the clear embossing looks so different on the yellows and that Christmas tree card is adorable! Love seeing other uses for a fall stamp set.

  3. Yapha says:

    I totally see your cornstalks! What a clever idea! And your Christmas tree is super cute, too. Great use of this set!

  4. Bronwyn says:

    Love how the landscape around you inspired the first card with all the shades of yellow leaves and your cute little Christmas tree really highlights the versatility of this set.

  5. Jess Williams says:

    Great ideas. I love how versatile this set is! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Two fantastic creations Debra! Love the recreation of your local landscape and the little christmas card is just too cute! Rochelle xo

  7. Great Cards Debra! Love your little Christmas note card!

  8. Mike says:

    Debra, this is so striking, and yet so simple. Your colors are the perfect choices.

  9. Nikki Spencer says:

    The embossing is lovely Debra, a great idea on different cardstock shades and l’m loving that sweet Christmas tree idea…So cute! xx

  10. Tanya Boser says:

    You may already know this, but one of my favorite color combos is yellow and blue, and I adore your first card! The second is a wonderful Christmas card that I can’t wait to CASE 🙂

  11. Sue Plote says:

    Wow, Debra…two great cards! The yellow leaves on the blue background bring to mind a lovely, sunny autumn day ( and I LOVE the leaves lined up!). And the Christmas tree…the little pot and the dash of sparkle are just wonderful!

  12. I see your cornstalks too! Farm girl here and your so right that is a gorgeous view. Very cute projects as always!

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