Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gently Falling Easel Card

I promised I would be back to show you the other card we made on Monday night. This is an easel card made with the Gently Falling stamp set. I really do love the leaves in this set - and I love that it's two-step stamping. This is another card idea that I saw on Patty Bennett's blog. She had gotten together with Sharon Armstrong and they made a card very similar to this. This is the view with the card closed. It fits in a standard Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope.
I've seen a lot of cards done with the Gently Falling stamp set and almost all of them use the colors in the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper that coordinates with it. But I wanted to mix it up a little bit, so I used some of the Well Worn DSP that I had. The leaf was inked up with Tangerine Tango and then I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Cajun Craze around the outside edges. The saying comes from Petite Pairs - a great word set to have! Here is the card propped open.
The ribbon is 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Chocolate Chip. I think that's the first I've used it, although I've had it for awhile. Now that I've used some and see how nice it is, I'll be using it a lot more! Side view of the card:
This card is the same except that the choice of color in the DSP (still from the Well Worn pack) made it look softer. So I inked up the leaf with River Rock dye ink before sponging the edges with Cajun Craze.So do you like? We were all happy with ours and everyone said they had a great time getting together to stamp. Sometimes the "unplanned" gatherings are the most fun! I don't stress out about them because I haven't had a lot of time to prepare, so I just go with the flow.

Hope you've been inspired to get some friends together and stamp yourselves! Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom


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