Sep 25 2011

Gently Falling

I've been trying to do the FMS3 sketch challenge over on Freshly Made Sketches all week.  I thought that Stampin' Up!'s set, Gently Falling, would be perfect for it!



I changed mine up a little bit…I used the big panel for my Give Thanks sentiment panel instead of placing it under the panel.



I started with a base of Soft Suede cardstock and layered on Crumb Cake.  I used my Color Spritzer and Soft Suede Marker in the corners and added a strip of Spice Cake Designer Paper with a Scallop Border Punch of Early Espresso. I stamped GIve Thanks in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped off with a few of the leaf images in Gently Falling in the opposite corners.  It is layered on Early Espresso.


For the leaves, I did the Rock & Roll technique.  One is Pumpkin Pie with Old Olive edges, the other is More Mustard with Cherry Cobbler edges stamped on Very Vanilla.  Then I stamped the two-step outline stamp over top in Early Espresso and cut them out.  I tucked them behind a Spice Cake Designer Button that is tied with Spice Cake fabric.  I LOVE that look!  The Gently Falling stamp set makes stamping leaves SO easy!


Hope you like it…I thought it turned out nice!

11 People have left comments on this post

Sep 25, 2011 - 12:09:46
Jen Timko said:

This is fantastic!!!  I love the subtle leaves on the sentiment panel!  The fabric is the perfect final detail!

Sep 25, 2011 - 02:09:13

This is beautiful!  Love the fabric and the button!  Great look!

Sep 25, 2011 - 05:09:13
Jen Mitchell said:

Gorgeous Connie.  Your rock-and-roll leaves look fantastic and I love that piece of fabric tied through the button.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sep 25, 2011 - 06:09:44
Rita said:

So lovely, Connie!  I love your leaves!   What a great way to use those giant buttons!    I really need to get brave and open my fabric.  đź™‚   Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Sep 25, 2011 - 07:09:29
Lesley said:

Lovely creation Connie! The button and the fabric make it even more special. You are one talented lady!  Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Sep 25, 2011 - 08:09:43
Terry I said:

Another beautiful creation from you!  I love the colors, the fabric and the layout. Thank you for continuing to inspire me daily!!!!

Sep 25, 2011 - 09:09:28
Chris R. from Iowa said:

This is way better than just "nice" Connie!  I love this!  That fabric and button really set it off.  The leaves are just stunning!  The trees are starting to turn here.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  Now, I have to remember to get the fabric too!

Sep 25, 2011 - 11:09:21
LadyL said:

Very nice job Connie…love the fabric and combination of colors you picked. 

Sep 26, 2011 - 06:09:54
Tui Nathan said:

Connie, this is soo beautiful … I love your subtle stamping and spritzing of the main panel and your leaf embellishments are simply eye catching … gorgeous button treatment too!
Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Sep 26, 2011 - 07:09:13
Nina Riley said:

Okay–so I wasn't a fan of the fabric but everyone keeps using this spice fabric for bows and I love it.  Maybe SU could sell strips of fabric that we could buy for ribbons or someone could do a fabric strip share.  I need me some of this fabric to make bows <g>.  Oh, wait, I guess I can just buys some fabric, huh.  Thks for another pretty card.  I love Falling Leaves and in 5 more days I can order all the stuff from the mini.

Sep 26, 2011 - 07:09:58

Oh Connie!  This is simply stunning!  Love the colors, love the sentiment and I really LOVE the leaves in those colors–they just pop off the page!  Gorgeous card!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!