Monday, October 22, 2012

Gently Falling Autumn Splendor - HSSTC141

Pin It Now! The days here in the Appalachians are getting shorter, but each day is brimming with all the glory that crisp autumn weather and bright sunshine combined have to offer.  The leaves are different every day; yellow last week, changing to deep reds this week.  I love these days the most. They're few but stunning!

Here's a card that was created with that vision in mind...
Layers of regals and subtles!  The card base is Soft Suede stamped with En Francais and sponged around the edges.  Then a layer of Cherry Cobbler embossed with Square Lattice, and Always Artichoke stamped with tone on tone Gently Falling stamps.  A little Cherry Cobbler tulle and Victoria lace, then a layer of Naturals DSP in the notebook paper print, sponged and stamped with "Friend" from Affection Collection.  A little Champagne glimmer paper is peeking out from the left side, and a wrap of Crumb Cake tulle knotted.  Finally, a trio of colorful leaves and an acorn with pearl trim.  To get the changing colors, I first stamped the leaves in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla CS, then sponged in several colors...Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede.  I cut them out and adhered with Dimensionals, then finished with a touch of Dazzling Details.

If you're feeling like making up a little autumn splendor of your own, stop on by Hand Stamped Sentiments and join in the challenge!  I'd love to swing by and check out your project!
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Thanks for stopping by!  I'll leave you with a little shot of my baby Ry (3rd grader, actually ;) clutching a fistful of leaves and seed pods that we hunted for homeschool science class this week.  We are really enjoying studying in our own backyard. 

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