Gently Falling: gathering fall colors

Lately whenever we walk outside, my son seems to find a fallen leaf that he absolutely MUST take home (he’s 3).  I have to admit, the colors are gorgeous and worth appreciating up close.  We’re going to have to put a bag for his treasures in the car though, because at this point we have a minivan back seat filled with semi-crushed leaves.

Here’s a card with pretty fall leaves that do not require vacuuming your car.  The leaves are from the Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog (see it online).  The fabric and colors are from the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric (see it online).

I used 2 techniques on this card:

  1. Rock N Roll (on the leaves).  First ink your stamp with the lighter color ink (here, More Mustard).  Then take the inked stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp around a darker color pad (Old Olive).  The stamp will pick up the ink on the edges and you end up with a wonderful two-toned image.
  2. Tile Panels.  I didn’t actually stamp 3 small pieces of card stock for this card.  Instead, to make the image look like it flows across the card stock, stamp your images all on one piece of card stock.  Then use a paper trimmer to cut the piece into 3 panels, and attach the panels to your card.

The spritz on the background is the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (see it online), which gives the card a nice texture, plus a little hint of glitz (since the spray is metallic).  Finally, the “happy thanksgiving” is from my favorite greetings set, Teeny Tiny Wishes (see it online).  Definitely, this is a set that I use all the time.

Happy Stamping!

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2 thoughts on “Gently Falling: gathering fall colors”

  1. I’m so lovin’ this card! The Spice Cake DSP awesome! Thank you for you creativity! I can’t begin to tell you how much you have inspired me.

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