Monday, September 16, 2013

Gently Falling Leaves

I just love autumn with all the radiant colors of sky and leaves, crisp weather, and wonderful food associated with fall.  The card I have to share today reminds me of the many colors of the leaves.  This is another card the ladies made for our service personnel earlier in the month.  I tried to design something that was colorful, but still simple enough to make them quickly.  Now, if you ask the four ladies that were cutting out all these maple leaves, it wasn't quite as quick as it could have been!!  (We all really love our stamps that coordinate with punches or Framelits now and have gotten really, really spoiled!)  But anyway, on to the card...

Stamps:  Gently Falling, and Banner Greetings
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze and a retired DSP
Accessories:   Paper Snips and Dimensionals

Here's the card we made together.   Isn't it nice?  The layout is simple, but the colors and main leaf make it gorgeous.
All of us making these cards thought the colors on this card were fabulous - just as bright and glorious as the real thing!  If you  notice, the leaf that is cut and popped up has a little extra coloration to it.  I did a little rock & roll on each one with some Cajun Craze on one half and Soft Suede on the other half.  All of the extra leaves were stamped before we got together, so there was only lots of cutting and groaning to do.

Like I mentioned, there was a lot of cutting with needing 20 or these maple leaves - one for each card.  And then they cut out 20 of the little sentiment banner too.  Yikes!  There were a few sore hands after all that cutting.  But it was worth it for our soldiers!

That's it for today.  If you own this set, get it out and give it some love.  If you don't own it yet, why not?  It makes simple fabulous cards!  Happy stamping!            Sharon

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