Saturday, October 8, 2011

Two Step Leaves...Bravo! {PP67}

Happy Paper Players Sunday, peeps!  Jaydee is our hostess-with-the-mostess this week and she has a fabulous autumn color challenge for us:
I am certain that I never would have put these colors together as I think my Bravo Burgandy ink pad has seen rubber only once before today's card!  But what a lovely combination this is...and perfect for fall holidays.  I finally broke down and ordered the Gently Falling stamp set...I had resisted and resisted and then....sigh...any attempts at further resistance were futile.  I caved to the inevitable and....
{happy sigh} it is everything I expected it to be!!  The two-step stamping adds such richness to the image and these leaves are fabulous!  Speaking of fabulous, I took my sketch cue from those fab girls at Freshly Made Sketches for this go-to sketch:
Let's take a closer look at those yummy leaves, shall we?

I stamped the oak leaf in all the challenge colors and added the second outline layer in Versamark ink just to the More Mustard leaves and heat embossed with gold stampin' emboss powder.  Isn't it pretty?!
The background panel is Bravo Burgandy cardstock that was run through the Big Shot with the "Distressed" texture plate [retired].  Before I ran it through, I rubbed my Bravo Burgandy ink pad all over the texture plate so the ink was pushed into the de-bossed areas for a faux letterpress look. I love how this technique accentuates the texture of the plate.  It almost looks like woodgrain doesn't it?! ;-)

I hope I've inspired you to play along with Jaydee's fabulously fall color challenge this week--you're gonna love these colors!  Be sure to check out the delicious eye-candy from the rest of the design team:

The Paper Players Design Team
Tara Bilbao
Cindy Hall (October GD)

I hope you'll play along with us this week!  If you do, please be sure to link up your crafty goodness over at The Paper Players by Friday October 14th at midnight (PST).  I can't wait to visit you!  Thanks for stoppng by today!

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supplies:
stamps: gently falling; pursuit of happiness
ink: bravo burgandy, cajun craze, more mustard
paper: bravo burgandy, cajun craze, more mustard, very vanilla
xtras: 3" circle die; perfect pennants die (scalloped circle); distressed texture plate; gold stampin' emboss powder; 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (cajun craze); linen thread; antique brads

18 comments:

Marisa said...

I have been trying to resist this set myself and you are making it very hard to keep doing so!

Love how you used the sketch and the colour combo. Great card.

Rita said...

Umm...I don't have that texture plate and now I'm sad. :( How did I miss something that makes woodgrain?! Lovely, lovely card, Nance. You are making it difficult to resist Gently Falling...

Linda Callahan said...

These leaves are fabulous in every way! And I love the big striped ribbon - I am using it more and more because of you! I used it on so many things for the library brunch including the centerpieces. I don't have anything woodgrain yet but if you see it appear on my cards you know I have moved into the Canopy :)

LeAnne said...

Just a lovely fall card!! The Distressed background really makes it feel more "woodsy"!

Christina said...

I really love this fall color combo, and you have used it so beautifully. The gold embossing is truly the icing on the cake!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Nance! This is fall-tastic fun, right here! Wow! Love the gold embossing and that bold ribbon is the perfect touch. I also love how you stampd the sentiment over the image. I channelled my inner-Nance this week and finally tried it myself. Thank you for the inspiration on that technique, along with all of the other tips and tricks you share. You are awesome, friend! Hope this weekend was great for you! (hugs!)

Margaret said...

Such a wonderful fall card! The distressing is perfect for the tree theme (imagine that from you-winks) I also love that you only embossed a few of the leaves for a beautiful effect! I keep trying to talk myself out of this set too, but I really like it!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Nance! The gold embossing is the perfect touch!

Cindy Hall said...

Nance, this is soooo pretty. You've used my favorite stamp sets, and I love the way you used the Gold Embossing, too. TFS.

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh Nance, such a fabulous card on so many levels! Love the embossed leaves in gold and it is obvious how awesome the leaves actually stamp on paper...they look real! A great job with both challenges! You are a dear! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Hugs,
Lesley

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... these colours are just fabulous ... love the gold embossing too, you've done a terrific job with both the sketch and these gorgeous colours!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

A perfect stamp set for these colours! I love the ribbon detail too, this is just such a lovely fall card, Nance.

Jen said...

I am anxiously awaiting this same stamp set and I can't wait to try what you've done here! The gold embossing is so rich! I love how you did the Bravo Burgundy layer. It's perfect for your leaves!

Jen Timko said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love your colors and the ribbon treatment is perfect! So glad you joined Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Julie Marshall said...

Gold embossing...inked embossing... you are just full of surprises Miss Nance! Every one of these fabulous elements works so perfectly together. Such a pretty card!

Tara Bilbao said...

GORGEOUS card Nance! I was also once part of the resistance but how can you go without this stamp set?

I love how you embossed just a few leaves -what great shine and texture. Speaking of texture, the inked embossing plate is one of my favorites. It's always a leap of faith to put that ink on though:) I love how you used it with the bravo burgandy. The vintage brad and your ribbon are the perfect finishing touches for this amazing card. I can't get over how you do it time and time again.

jaydee said...

Nance, you did absolutely the right think caving in to this stamp set, cos you sure made a beautiful card with it! I LOVE it
hugs
jaydee

jaydee said...

Nance, you did absolutely the right think caving in to this stamp set, cos you sure made a beautiful card with it! I LOVE it
hugs
jaydee