Oct 01 2010

Stamping 411 – French Foliage

I'm getting a double whammy with this card!  I originally made this one for my Stamping 411 sketch challenge and liked it so well I adapted it slightly for my Stamp Clubs this week!  Didn't that make it easy to plan?  Here is the sketch I used…



And here is the card…


 I started with double-time stamping with Stampin' Up's French Foliage stamp set on the Very Vanila cardstock with More Mustard, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Classic Inks.  I then cut it up into the 1 1/2 x 4 sections, and sponged around the edges with Early Espresso Ink.  They are layered onto Early Espresso cardstock.   I used the Timeless Trim die (LOVE it!) along the front as an accent with Cajun Craze cardstock and a couple Antique Brads to hold it in place..  The base card is Old Olive and I added three more Antique Brads along the top. 


I used the Leaves #2 die and cut one of the leaves from Old Olive and ran it thru again with the Finial Press Impressions Folder.  I added a knotted bow of Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon on the front with the Mini Glue Dot.  Finally, I stamped Happy Birthday in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, then punched with the Small Oval punch, layered on a Cajun Craze Large Oval and finally the Early Espresso Scallop Oval punch.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week with this fun sketch!

8 People have left comments on this post

Oct 1, 2010 - 09:10:36
Lee said:

Connie, I love these colors together. Awesome job on this sketch!!!

Oct 2, 2010 - 12:10:27

Beautiful, Connie — love the fall colors and the embossed leaf. I didn't get this set but the more I see it, the more I think I may need to order it. Great job! Blessings, Gretchen

Oct 2, 2010 - 10:10:36
Patti Chesky said:

oooohhh!  I love this!  We're right about at peak this weekend!  So your card looks very much like my yard!!!!  The die cut leaf is a perfect finishing touch!
Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

Oct 4, 2010 - 02:10:03

Absolutely Stunning use of color and the sketch!  Gorgeous job!

Oct 4, 2010 - 04:10:39
Mer said:

Just wanted to compliment you on your colour combos…I love those this time of year.  You inspired me to do something similar with a surprise card for my hubby who is a tree lover to the nth degree!  Thanks for the ideas. 

Oct 4, 2010 - 06:10:51
Kerin said:

Connie I love the collage effect of the background, it reminds me of those leaf rubbings my boys used to make 🙂

Oct 7, 2010 - 09:10:57

This is just beautiful Connie! I love the collage look with this stamp set – so pretty!

Oct 7, 2010 - 10:10:30

I just love what you did with this sketch and stamp set!!! I just got this one and I can't wait to get it inked up!! Thanks for the inspiration!!