Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Fall!

The 10th of October already?  That means tomorrow we are six weeks from Thanksgiving and we are in the thick of my favorite season of the year: Autumn.  We have finally turned off the air aonditioning and turned on the heat.  Last weekend, I made the first pot of soup of the season.  And while the leaves in the mountains above us have been changing for a month, the leaves on the trees here in the valley are now starting to change too. 

Today's card pays tribute to the changing leaves of the season:

Colors: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Whisper White.  Stamps: Gently Falling and Perfectly Penned.  Accessories: Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
This card features the "Triple Stamping" technique that I have been seeing all over Pinterest and the blogosphere the past couple of months.  I first saw it done by Yapha Mason, but I know she was CASing someone else too.

Basically, you start with pieces of neutral card stock 2″ x 3 1/4″,  3″ x 4 1/4″  &  4″ x 5 1/4.”  Stack them on top of each other with the smaller layers in the center of the larger ones.  You can use a little bit of repositional adhesive to hold them in place.  Start stamping your images on the stack of card stock.  For a card like this, I would start with the largest stamp first and then work your way to the smaller stamps.  Where the edges of the card stock meet up, there will be a small gap in the images.  This is completely expected and you can fix that by adding a piece of cardstock 1/4" bigger than each layer behind them. 

This is also a good time to point out that Stampin' Up! is experimenting with selling individual stamps from three different stamp sets: Perfectly Penned (featured on this card) and Word Play from the Main Catalog, and Seasonal Saying from the Holiday Catalog.   Each stamp ranges in price from $4.95 to $6.95 and comes in a cello bag.  If Stampin' Up! finds there is a demand for these single stamp images, they may expand this offerings in the Spring.  So if you like this idea, vote with your dollars and buy a few to show Stampin' Up! you want this to be a permanent option.


Adriana Benitez said...

Love how that technique looks. And your color combo is so bright and pretty. Love the mustard and cajun together!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Your color combo is great! Isn't that fun technique? I love it!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love the colors you chose for this card, Paula. There's no mistaking Fall in this card!

Katherine said...

I love this color combination. What a fun card!