Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gently Falling Leaves

Happy Wednesday everybody!  This is Preview Week over at Create with Connie and Mary so I wanted to make another fall card, this time using one of my favorite techniques, acrylic block stamping, and a favorite fall leaf set:  Gently Falling!



The multi-colored background is made by applying inks to Stampin' Up! Acrylic Block I, spritzing this with water then stamping it onto Very Vanilla paper (you can use other papers too).  Be sure and let the inks all soak in before lifting the block off.  Let the paper dry but not curl.  Then stamp onto it.


I chose to use the outline leaves from the set and stamped them in the same colors that I used on the background:  Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  I used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to add some specks and give it some depth; I did stamp the ink off once before stamping on the cardfront. 



I stamped a leaf on Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut it out and added some more colors with Sponge Daubers to give it some variation.  For the sentiment, I used the Bigz Autumn Accents Die, Crushed Curry and the Big Shot to cut out the leaf.  I stamped on it with Rich Razzleberry, sponged ink on the edges then added a few speckles.  I added this and the hand-cut leaf to the front with Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive then finished with a Rich Razzleberry button from the Regals Designer Buttons, double tied with Linen Thread.  I was quite happy with the way this color combination turned out for the technique and leaves; what do you think?

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Here's my recipe for today's card:
Stamps:  Gently Falling, sentiment from Regarding Dahlias
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Regals Designer Button, Linen Thread, Autumn Accents Die, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive.

Gently Falling set of 12   #128430  $39.95;   #123804c  $28.95
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7 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love your leaves!! There are so many great fall cards and projects out there it totally amazes me!!

Mary Davidson said...

This is so pretty, Margaret! The block stamping looks awesome! I love the color you've used! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Davidson said...

This is so pretty, Margaret! The block stamping looks awesome! I love the color you've used! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth Fesperman said...

Love this technique...beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

Beth Fesperman said...

Love this technique...beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

Laura said...

Love it! You did such a great job in choosing the colors too! Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, Laura

Claire Ventre said...

WOW! This is an awesome card! I love the colors combination! Thanks SO much for sharing:)

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