I must say (and maybe I already have?) that Stampin' Up! really rocked the fall sets this year in the Holiday Mini! I love both Gently Falling and Always Grateful! They are so easy to stamp and make nice looking cards! I can't say I feel that way about some stamp sets! A few are a little more challenging to use! lol!
I have two cards for you today…both use the same format, just changed up the colors and DSP that I used! Inspiration for my cards comes from Kelly Powell for a Control Freak swap that I received. I've changed up the flower and greeting, but I liked how she ran the background and DSP thru the Square Lattice Impressions Folder! I've gone thru an entire package of Spice Cake…really…just a few scraps left…except for the sheet of green paisley print! I decided to use it to make up a few cards. So, here is my first one…
I started with a base of Soft Suede cardstock and layered on Pear Pizzazz. On top of that is River Rock with a piece of the green paisley print from Spice Cake across the bottom. That was run thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder. I wrapped the Crochet Trim around and tied a knot. (Oh, make sure you stamp your greeting from Lighthearted stamp set with Soft Suede ink BEFORE you run it thru the Big Shot…ask me how I know! lol!) I cut the flower from Blossom Party Die, added the Spice Cake Designer Button with the medallion punched from one of the other patterns in Spice Cake. There is a pearl adhered in the center. I stamped two of the leaves from Gently Falling stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and the outline in Soft Suede, then cut them out. The flower is popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals! I think it makes a wonderful monochromatic look to this card, even though I did use different shades of cardstock, they all have a green hue to them.
Here is the second one:
I just changed up the color scheme…I used Early Espresso for the base, Pool Party for the first layer, River Rock with the Spice Cake DSP at the bottom. Then used Pool Party for the flower with the More Mustard Spice Cake Designer Button! Gives it a totally different look, doesn't it?
So…which color do you prefer?
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