Apr 08 2013

Fall Foliage

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I pulled out one of my favorite sets in the Main Catalog!  OK…the proper name for this set is FRENCH FOLIAGE…not Fall Foliage as my title says (can't change it or it will mess up the links I've already used.)  I usually use it only in the fall.  But…I had the idea for it to represent SPRING and the regrowth of the leaves.  Maybe one day soon we'll actually SEE leaves again in Ohio!  lol!




Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crumb Cake folded in half.
  2. I used the sprinkles image in French Foliage with Crumb Cake Ink on the background and sponged along the edges.
  3. I cut a 2" x 5" piece of Lucky Limeade Patterns striped DSP, and a 1 1/4 x 4" piece of polka dots, cut flag ends and sponged around the edges.
  4. I stamped Your Kindness from From the Heart stamp set in Always Artichoke Ink on Very Vanilla and cut with the Oval Framelits.  I also stamped the leaves in the background with Certainly Celery (one of the colors that will retire!) and some more sprinkles with Crumb Cake Ink.
  5. I stamped the large leaf with Always Artichoke Ink on Lucky Limeade, then the two small leaves on Certainly Celery cardstock and cut them out.
  6. I stamped the medium leaf with Lucky Limeade on Certainly Celery and cut it out, too. 
  7. Each of the leaves I sponged with Crumb Cake.
  8. I stamped the little circle image with Crumb Cake, then punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch.
  9. I sponge Crumb Cake on Early Espresso Bakers Twine, tied a double bow, and added it to the front on top of the leaves.
  10. Finally the circle was placed with a Stampin' Dimensional by the bow and over the two small leaves.


I really like all the different shades of green on here!  Gives that set a different use than for fall! 


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8 People have left comments on this post

Apr 8, 2013 - 06:04:11
Lucy said:

Connie, I LOVE FALL and just simply love this card!  Great job!

Apr 8, 2013 - 09:04:10
Elisha said:

Love the spring twist on a typically fall stamp set!  Beautiful card – pinning it!

Apr 8, 2013 - 05:04:44
Jill said:

This is a lovely card with so many neat details!

Apr 8, 2013 - 09:04:08
Pat Stewart said:

This "Fall Foliage" card is simply beautiful! The deep green theme is soooo rich and is very good for SPRINGTIME! Love it. Love it. Love it.

Apr 8, 2013 - 09:04:10

Aww you are making me crave the green in my back yard! We still have just a hint of snow left. I really like the olive shades you used and great that we both used the same stamp set today!

Apr 8, 2013 - 10:04:51
Carol Carriveau said:

Like you, I think of this set for Fall and Thanksgiving cards…thank you for inspiring us to think out of the box…..this makes a beautiful Spring card!!!  TFS!

Apr 9, 2013 - 01:04:35
minnesnowta said:

beautiful card..inspiring layout….

Apr 12, 2013 - 01:04:51

I absolutely love your card, Connie!  I love all the different shades of green…beautiful!