Welcome, 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.
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:
I’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!