Oct 16 2012

Gently Falling: Three Panel Cards for Fall

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:

  1. Stamp to cover a piece of card stock:   3 ¼” x 4 1/8”
  2. Cut layer into three pieces – 1 3/8” each
  3. 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.

Hope you are having fun with the fall colors near you — grab a stamp set and make some cards that put those fall colors to work!

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!

Happy Stamping!


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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