Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gently Falling: Fab Friday Challenge

Good evening friends!  We'll we've survived our first weekend of the new school year.  After a hot start the weekend we had some strong storms on Saturday afternoon which brought some much cooler weather that we loved.  Thankfully we get to enjoy this nice cooler weather for the next few days.  This cooler weather was the inspiration for my sketch card this week.  I found a new sketch site, Fab Friday that I'm really excited to participate in.  This card is for thanksgiving and uses my much loved Gently Falling stamp set (love that this set returned to the annual catalog this year!)

The cardbase is Very Vanilla and I sponged around the edge with Cajin Craze ink.  The designer paper is Orchard Harvest DSP and then I took a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the leaves with Early Espresso for the outline and More Mustard, Baja Breeze, and Gumball Green for the inside.  Another fun product I used on this project is the new Coordinations Cardstock (this time in Early Espresso) and it was embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Then I took the new standing block and lightly (very lightly) sanded on the top to bring out the woodgrain.  A small piece of Cajin Craze cardstock was punched with the Scalloped Edge Border Trim punch to add along the bottom of the woodgrain piece.
The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, punched out with the Modern Label punch and then matted on a flag piece of Baja Breeze cardstock.  The final touch was to add a small knot of Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon on top of a small Naturals Designer Button
I love how this card turned out and is definately getting me ready for the arrival of fall.  I think it's about time to start putting up the halloween and fall decorations, that will really help set the mood.
Enjoy and have a great week!

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  1. Absolutely love your fall card. The coloring of the leaves are superb, even a bit non traditional. Thanks for playing with us at LNS this week.

  2. Gently Falling is one of my favorite stamp sets and you displayed it beautifully! I love the wood grain embossing! It really finishes up the design nicely. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. You're so good to be thinking about Thanksgiving already! Well done on your card...I really like the non-traditional colors of Gumball Green & Baja Breeze mixed with the more autumn inspired colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab Friday!

  4. Love it!! Great color combo!! Thank you for playing with us at Fab Friday!!!

  5. Great fall card! I love the woodgrain panel you used! I need to dig this stamp set out, it's so pretty! Thanks for the reminder and for playing at Fab Friday!


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