Friday, August 23, 2013

Gently Falling One Layer Card PP159

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Where was I?? Oh, yea!
Stampin' Up! Gently Falling (w 128430) or (c 123804) 
is an all time favorite of mine.
Gently Falling 

This set came to mind when I saw this one layer challenge from the Paper Players
Maybe it's because I did another one layer card with the retired French Foliage.
This card was always a huge hit too.

see full post HERE

Goodness!  I'm all over the place today.  
Back to today's card.
Gently Falling is a perfect stamp set for a one layer card because of it's dimension.
It's also a great stamp set to use when masking. 

Here are some tips that go with this photo:
  • Tip 1:  Notice the edge of this last leaf.  This is an easy stamp set to repair a partial image.  The stamp didn't get a clear image along the mask so I went for my marker   and just "thumped" or "dabbed" in the edge.  (I many technical words when you stamp!) 
  • Tip 2:  I liked the look and ended up dabbing all over the leaf to add more pizzazz
  • Tip 3: The Simply Scored  (122334) is perfect for these embossed lines.  Notice the first embossed lines are "Innies" It's easy to do as you look at the stamped images.  That was my guide.  THEN, I flipped the card over and did the remaining lines from the back so I had some "Outties"
  • Tip 4:  Many of us color our rhinestones with sharpies.   I personally don't  have brown sharpies.  Ah, today I realized I DO!  My furniture touch up markers!!  The rhinestones hold that color nicely.  The rhinestones weren't really part of the plan...but I thought of trying them out when I was making the card.

 And then this lovely accent leaf.  Stamped in Crushed Curry and accented with
Heat and Stick Powder (100625) and the new 
Orange Glitter  (132206) (sold with black glitter) 
from the Holiday Mini.  
You can see it is not just for Halloween! 

If you are not sure you like leaves and want to try just one.  Stampin' Up! has a 
Magnificent Maple Wood-mount Stamp
Use this stamp in 3 colors and then do one in the orange glitter. you know I have to try that out.

 Here you can also see the inside of the card.  
Just continue stamping on the inside and might as well go ahead and stamp that envelope too.  Your postman deserves some PRETTY mail in the midst of all that 
Junk Mail!

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  1. Wow, love the details here Mary! The leaf with the orange glitter is my favorite, and the scoring makes your card really special. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks Sandy! I do like the glitter one too. Thought about doing them all with glitter..then decided on just the one accent. Thals for taking the time to comment.

  2. Oh my, this is an autumn beauty! Love the way you've masked off the leaves--such a different look for them. The glitter on the orange leaf? OMG! Great OLC, Mary! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

    1. Nance thanks so much for your kind comments. The challenges are always FUN!

  3. This card is so beautiful! I especially love the glitter and scoring. What is the stamp set for the greeting you used?

    1. Jen---
      I'm tickled you liked my card. The stamp set is called "A Dozen Thoughts" (w 131056) or (c 131059) by Stampin' Up! It has a dozen cute sentiments. Thanks!

  4. This card is really beautiful. I especially love the glitter and scoring. What stamp set does this greeting come from?