Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Best Gently Falling Card

Do you enjoy the colors of the leaves in the fall?  What about other times of the year?

Personally, I just love leaves.  Spring, summer, fall - they are wondrous things.

That's why I took the Gently Falling stamp set and created this card.
The Old Olive and Island Indigo colors of the base scream "spring" to me, so this is kept seasonal (since it's spring in this part of the world), and the leaves have a touch of color you wouldn't find in any season - there's some Coastal Cabana sponged onto the tips).  That's just for whimsy and a bit of fun.
The heat embossing was done with the Baked Brown Sugar ink and clear embossing powder, along with the heat tool, of course.  It's a great touch of texture.
Sure, there's a bit of fussy cutting for the leaves with this card; however, the details of Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon, silver mini brads, and the woodgrain embossing all add so much texture and richness to this card.  It's simply the best Gently Falling card I've made yet.

What I used:
Card stock - Old Olive, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz.
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Old Olive.
Stamp set - Gently Falling, Chamomile wheel.
Accessories - Paper Snips, Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon, Silver Mini Brads, Stamping Sponges, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, SNAIL adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool.

So - as a detail for you - the leaves were stamped onto the Pear Pizzazz card stock in Always Artichoke with the outline of the stamp, and then filled in with the Old Olive ink.  After cutting the leaf, Coastal Cabana was sponged onto the tip of the leaf, while Baked Brown Sugar ink was sponged onto the stem and bottom part of the leaf. CASEd from Michelle Zindorf.
my Mom, Older son, Younger son, Hubby, and Dad
Did you have a nice Memorial Day weekend?  We had a rainy one.  It was wonderful to have an extra day off work and to honor our servicemen and women, both those currently in uniform, those out of it, and those who have given their lives for our freedom.  We live in a very blessed country.  I took this picture right after we had watched the parade - which consisted mostly of fire trucks and veterans.
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