9/23/15 Update: This card finished in the Top Three at AHSC #125!"Gently Falling" was inspired by three sources: the sketch by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #125, the colors by the Inkspirational Colour Challenge #91 and the "Create a Fall Scene" CAS concept by The Paper Players #263.
Three circles using different dies were cut from cardstock and DSP, four squares were cut from cardstock and DSP and two corners on each square were rounded. The inside of the card was decorated with stamped leaves.
The leaves on the front were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with a mix of three embossing powders. The leaves were sponged with color then rubbed with a tissue to create the embossing resist technique. Finally, the leaves were fussy cut.
Everything was adhered to a white card base. The sentiment and leaves were backed with craft foam to add dimension and three sequins were added to complete the "gently falling" mood. Please take a few minutes to visit the challenge blogs and maybe you'll be inspired to join in! Here are the links: AHSC #125, PP #263 and Inkspirational #91.
Techniques: Die cutting, stamping, sponging, heat embossing, fussy cutting, embossing resist
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: "Gently Falling" and "For All Things" (sentiment)
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, DSP scraps & green cardstock from stash
Embossing Powder: SU! Tangerine Tango, WOW Honey, WOW Olive
Dies: Gina K. Designs - Circles (classic, inverted and scalloped)
Misc.: Craft foam, sequins