Thank you… Life is Good!

Hello, my name is Lynne Mizera and I am extremely excited to be sharing all my stamping creations with you for the next six months! I am a proudly Canadian grandmother living my dream one hour from Banff, Alberta, snug up against the Rocky mountains and I feel so very, very blessed in my life every single day!

Now, maybe it’s an age thing or maybe it’s the Thanksgiving holiday we have this time of year here in North America, but I have noticed that there’s something about this time of year that causes me to review my life as it is right now and to give thanks for all I have – so when I saw the new “Floating Leaves” stamp set I just knew I had to make some “thankful” projects.

img_0115I created this fall birthday card by stamping and heat embossing the leaves using a bronze metallic embossing powder on some lovely autumn-colored patterned paper and then I cut the leaves out and layered them using foam dots to add dimension. By adding a burlap tag from the Canvas Design burlap minis collection and a pumpkin image I gave the card a Fall feel, but it could also be used for Thanksgiving or even Halloween.

And being a frugal scrapper I glued the extra leaves I had left over on the inside of the card to add something a little unexpected when you opened it up and I included the burlap threads that I had removed from my tag as corner embellishments by tying a knot in the threads and gluing them into the corners:
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This Thanksgiving card is deceptively simple but FULL of technique – I stamped and heat embossed the leaves in my blackest black embossing powder on a bold, patterned paper, cut them out and arranged them over a light-colored background paper so the leaves just POP right off the page.  I used my die cutting machine to create my sentiment, but alpha stickers would work equally as well, and you can easily change the sentiment to fit your own event.

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Tags are a great way to get something made quickly and they allow you to play around with several different stamping and embossing techniques on a small scale. Completed they can then be used on future scrapbook layouts or cards or as gift tags when you want to dress up an extra special present.  On two of my tags I used embossing folders and then highlighted the embossed images with ink and Glimmer Glaze to create more background texture… but my favorite is the tag where I just used some leftover black Magic Mesh on plain black cardstock and added some gold stickles to the corners!

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And finally, all my different stamping techniques came together in this layout of my Grandson#2 and his brand new scooter.  I stamped and heat embossed some leaves right on my background paper and added color after the fact with my copic markers; I heat embossed other leaves using both metallic and solid colored powders on contrasting solid colored card stock and patterned papers, and then I cut out the leaves and layered them using foam dots to add dimension.  I added a few shiny stickers, used my metallic pen to doodle and added three metal brads and some red fiber to finish it all off… Voila! “A Boy and his Scooter”!
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So I hope you enjoy this “Floating Leaves” set as much as I did!

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Comments

  1. Janet Zeppa says:

    Beautiful Fall projects!

  2. jaine says:

    I love those leaves and what gorgeous Autumn themed projects.

  3. What a project-packed post! (Say that three times fast.) Welcome to the team!

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