Friday, September 16, 2011

Gently Falling - Irresistable!


And I say that with much Gusto! It's been an interesting week to say the least and I'm really looking forward to the weekend!

The most interesting day was yesterday, which started off quite normally, but by afternoon, I was standing on the side of the road, assessing the damage to the back end of my car after being rear ended in a 3 car accident. Yeah, not fun.
Fortunately, no one was hurt, just a little stiff and sore, but the car is gonna need some help. In all honesty, it could have been a lot worse, but for some reason, I happened to glance up into my rearview mirror and saw the car that hit me coming up really fast. I was able to move a little bit, but just not fast enough to give them room not to hit me. And then they got hit from behind so it was a real mess.
Our insurance company is being awesome - we have great insurance - and within a 1/2 hour of getting home, they had arranged for the car repair and a nice rental car for 2 weeks if we need it that long. I am counting my blessings today and thanking God for his watchcare over me.

So, last night was Stampin' at the Firehouse and yes, the show went on as planned! I had some great help from my stampers and we had a wonderful time!
Here's one of the cards we stamped:

I created this a few weeks ago while planning for my September classes and it's really my favorite of the 5 cards we made. The colors were pulled from the Spice Cake Designer Paper - so gorgeous - and I just love them together!

The card base is River Rock and I layered it with Pool Party, stamping it with the open oak leaf from the Gently Falling Stamp Set in Pool Party Classic Ink. The edges were sponged with River Rock Classic Ink.

The center layers are Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Using the script stamp from the French Foliage Stamp Set, I randomly stamped the Very Vanilla in Soft Suede Classic Ink and then added the little rain drops image with River Rock ink over top of them.
Next, I inked the solid oak leaf stamp from Gently Falling with Versamark and embossed it with Clear embossing powder and my Heat Tool. I used my Sponge Daubers to add first Pool Party Classic Ink then Soft Suede Classic Ink to the leaf image, bringing it out beautifully with the layered color. That cardstock was sponged with River Rock ink and the layers were adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I tore a 1/2" strip of the Spice Cake Designer Fabric and used it as my ribbon, tying it in a bow around the top two layers. The greeting is from Pretty Postage and was stamped in Soft Suede on River Rock cardstock. I punched it out with the Postage Stamp Punch and crumpled and sponged it to age it. The little Mini Clothespin was the perfect accent to attach the greeting to the ribbon - love it!

Here's a look at the inside:

I sponged a Very Vanilla panel with River Rock ink and then stamped some of the images from the card front in the lower left corner.
This is really a very simple card, just lots of layering and texture to make it rich and elegant. I loved it and I hope you love it too!

Here's a few of the products I used to create this card:
#123804 - Gently Falling Stamp Set $28.95 Clear Mount

#124003 - Spice Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95 (12 sheets)
#122066 - Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95 (3 fat quarters)
#122942 - Mini Clothespins $2.95 Pk. of 24

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  1. GORGEOUS! I am so happy that you are well and the damage was only done to your car and not to you...Cars are replaceable.

  2. So sorry about the accident, glad you were able to move a little bit out of the way but you are probably stiffer today because you saw the car coming and tensed up for the impact. Glad your insurance is being good about it and that the car can be fixed, but as you said, nobody was seriously hurt and that's the most important thing. Second most important, the stamps survived and you were able to hold your class as planned! ;-)

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful card, I love the resist technique and this shows it off so nicely!

  3. Can you say AMAZING? This card is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L! Love it!! Thanks for sharing and a big thanks for explaining how you made it.

  4. Beautiful card, love the ink resist technique. The colors you used are gorgeous.

  5. Oh so pretty! That embossed leaf is fabulous.


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