Posts Tagged ‘Gently Falling’
Has fall hit your part of the country yet? We’re right in the midst of it here in central Illinois, and this past weekend I went with my daughter’s Brownie troop for a fall camping trip. We slept in platform tents in the 40+ degree weather, and it poured on us all day Saturday, but the girls and moms alike had a great time! And the fall leaves were gorgeous, even if they were a bit damp.
The Gently Falling stamp set is one of my favorite leaf sets of all time — it’s got a great sketch style and is perfect for LOTS of great leaf techniques (see the full set online).
I only used the solid stamps from the set as part of this card, and the Triple Panel Technique is perfect for a bold stamp set like this one.
Triple Panel Technique:
- Stamp to cover a piece of card stock: 3 ¼” x 4 1/8”
- Cut layer into three pieces – 1 3/8” each
- Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals on your card front, keeping panels in order.
Surprise! This card is also a Tunnel Card – check my instructions for this technique from last week’s post.
This is a great card for a guy, too. It seems like we always need masculine card ideas. Fall leaves and colors make the perfect combination for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. And most guys are pretty excited about the ‘engineering’ of a card too, so Tunnel Cards are perfect!
Stamps: Gently Falling, Trust God; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, More Mustard; Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Early Espresso 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Trimmer, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Smooch Spritz Log Cabin, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Alas, there’s no actual cake involved in this project, unless of course some fabulous blog reader decides to send me cake… just saying… But the Designer Series Paper here is the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online) from the Holiday Mini Catalog (browse online).
The stamped leaf at the top of the box is from the 2-step Gently Falling stamp set (see it online), stamped in More Mustard and Soft Suede to match the Spice Cake Designer Fabric (see it online) and the giant Spice Cake Designer Button (see it online).
The box pleat folds around the edges of the box are easy to accomplish with the help of the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online). Each ‘box’ of the pleat is 1/4″ deep, so set up your Simply Scored and score at 1/4″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 4″, 5″, etc. for the length of the paper. Another tip — be sure to attach your Designer Series Paper to the card stock strip before you begin scoring. That way both pieces will be scored exactly the same and folding will be easier.
Fold to create the box pleats, then adhere to your Kraft Gift Box with Sticky Strip. Looking for more Gift Box ideas? Be sure to check them out on my blog! (click here for ideas)
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:
- 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.
- 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.