Autumn Leaves, Gently Falling

As I've said before, I love the fall.  Creating handmade cards that reflect the spirit of autumn brings the kind of quiet joy I feel when I see the brilliant colors of the season. Here's another creation using the Gently Falling stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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My upline, Mary Sue Osborn, did a fall swap card using the Bleach Technique, and I thought it would be fun to play with.  This is a two-step stamp, and I decided to see what would happen if I used bleach on the fill stamp (or the more solid image).  After it dried, I sponged some color on with Stampin' Pastels.  Then I embossed the outline image with Early Espresso Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. 

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For the background, I started with Naturals Ivory card stock, stamped the outline of the same leaf lightly with Sahara Sand, sponged it lightly with Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze, then brayered it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  I can't get enough of that Shimmer Paint.  (I think Stampin' Up! should sell it in big bottles, I use so much of it!)  I added some paper piercing in the corners for a subtle embellishment, and some Vintage Buttons to the image pieces.

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  Wouldn't this stamp set make some lovely projects to share with your loved ones as you gather to celebrate your gratitude next month?  CLICK HERE to order supplies from my online Stampin' Up! Store.

If your fingers aren't inky, what are you waiting for?  Happy Stamping!

Sage Kimble

 Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!

Sage Kimble
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2 Responses to Autumn Leaves, Gently Falling

  1. Susan October 19, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    this is a beautiful card; never thought of this set, but so many sets, so little time to experiment.

  2. Mary Sue Osborn October 20, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    Sage, that is beautiful!! I love the way you used the bleach. I may have to copy that for a project. You continue to amaze me!!

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