Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Timeless Thank You

#stampinup   One of my most favoritest stampers and people in the whole world is Lyssa Zwolanek. She is amazingly talented and she is super sweet and she has the most positive attitude about, well, everything.

Stampin' Up thinks she's pretty amazing, too, because they often ask her to present during stamping events, including the annual convention. This year, Lyssa was part of the "Demonstrator Theater" where three stampers demonstrated some awesome techniques and made beautiful projects. Lyssa used the awesome Timeless Elegance Designer Series paper on most of her projects. I'm sure she'll be showing some on her blog, Song of My Heart Stampers. You should check it out!

I was thrilled to receive one of Lyssa's cards in her "Convention Quality Swap"--and it was my favorite among all the wonderful projects she demonstrated. Lucky me!! For this card, Lyssa started with a Very Vanilla card base and added a Basic Black mat. She used a panel from the Timeless Elegance DSP as the topmost layer, stamping a sentiment from the "Me=Grateful" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black.

She wrapped a length of Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim and a length of Venetian Crochet Trim around the DSP panel. But she didn't stop there. Lyssa made a flower element by punching two 7/8" Scallop Circles from Typeset DSP, adhering them in the center with one of Stampin' Up's beautiful Antique Brads.

To make the feather element behind the flower, Lyssa used Stampin' Up's super sharp Craft Scissors to cut fringes at both ends of a Very Vanilla Strip and a Basic Black strip. She used her bone folder to gently curl the ends. Isn't that an amazing element?! I love it.

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