Hey Stampers !!
It is a super fall day here today, even bordering on winter! LOL Very frosty and cold! All the leaves are gone from the trees and everything !! The card I am showing you today makes me think of those leaves. It uses the Gently Falling stamp set and its an anniversary card I gave to my Uncle David and Lin (I don't call her my Aunt cause she is only a couple years older than me ... she is my friend really LOL). Her favorite color is purple so I knew I wanted to use one of our purples, and I saw a card like this over on Yvette Ashe 's blog (www.yvettespapergarden.wordpress.com). When I saw her card, I knew I wanted to CASE it !! Here is my version !!
Isn't it so nice !?!? The color combo is Perfect Plum, elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and So Saffron. The background pieces are all stamped with the En Francias background stamp, which I always think is so romantic. I then used my Color Spritzer tool to make the spatters over the En Francais images. Gives it a more aged look. Love that ! The sentiment is from the Loving Thoughts stamp set, which I put on a banner shape. But the REAL star of the show here are those beautiful leaves !! Here is a close up look:
GORGEOUS !! I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the background of the leaf. Thats how I got that mottled look. After I stamped that on some Very Vanilla I embossed the outline stamp with GOLD embossing powder !! Didn't it turn out great ?!?! Its always common knowledge usually to stamp an outline in a darker color, but I think this pup of shimmer with the gold is the perfect touch !! It looks so rich. Love how it turned out !! And it goes great with the other colors. Beautiful !!
Then I added a couple Antique Brads and some Seam Binding Ribbon and it was all done !! A very impressive card! Love how it turned out. Thanks for dropping by today ! Have a good one and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling (wood #123802, clear #123804), Loving Thoughts (wood #125843, clear #125845), En Francais (wood only #109521)
Ink: So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad #126957, Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad #126969, VersaMark Pad #102283, Perfect Plum and So Saffron Markers (Subtles Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119700, More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant Markers (Regals Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119701)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant #105126, Perfect Plum #101889, So Saffron # 105118, Very Vanilla #101650
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder #109129, Heat Tool #129053, Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Antique Brads #117273, 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon #120999