It was Debbie's birthday last week and I was so happy to make a card for our special friend - she loves leaves which gave me the perfect opportunity to play with my new SU! Gently Falling set to make her card! I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the catalogue and it has been on my wish list for a while. I'm always happy to add a two-step stamping set to my collection and I'm very glad I got the set, it's SO beautiful! As soon as I'd stamped I realised the set is even lovelier than I'd expected it to be, the picture in the catty really doesn't do it justice!
I inked the solid leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and added More Mustard ink with a sponge dauber. I stamped the outline leaves in Early Espresso ink. The oak leaf was stamped direct to the Very Vanilla Top Note shape but I stamped the other leaves and the acorns separately, fussy cut them and popped them up. I layered the Spice Cake patterned paper onto a Pool Party mat, added the ruffled ribbon and adhered the panel to a 5 1/4" square cream card base. I popped the Top Note shape up and added brown candy dots to complete the card front.
I couldn't resist popping up a sweet acorn on the sentiment label inside the card!
I used another piece of Spice Cake patterned paper to make a matching envelope for the card. I added more candy dots to the stamped and die cut label. I am very happy to say that the card was very well received, Debs and Mike loved it!
Stamps: SU! 'Gently Falling' , 'Simply Sketched' & 'Great Friend' sets, 'Basic Label' single stamp
CS: PaperMania cream square card blank, SU! Pool Party, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! 'Spice Cake' DSP
Ink: SU! Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Top Note die, Apothecary Accents label die, Decorative Label punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Pebbles Inc. Chocolate Brown Candy Dots, SU! Dimensionals