Sunday, October 30, 2011

Falling for French Foliage

Here in Maryland, the leaves are starting to turn and there's a clean crispness in the air that just begs to be captured on paper. (Of course, this statement is on the heels of the nearly unheard of "Snow-tober" event we experienced yesterday... but we won't talk about that ;-)

Anywho, back to todays card! It uses the French Foliage stamp set in some deliciously yummy fall colors. The larger leaf was Rock 'n Rolled in Peach Parfait and Cherry Cobbler, while the smaller leaf was stamped in So Saffron (For more about the Rock and Roll technique, check out this card project from earlier this year). Sahara Sand was used to darken the edges, add waterspots and to accent with some collage script. Finally, Champagne Shimmer Paint was dabbed on using crumpled cellophane to add a network of shimmery veins across the whole panel.

A simple sentiment panel is brought to you by Thank you Kindly and a die-cut from Lots of Tags, again with some sahara sand distressing.

I wrestled with possibly adding some kind of ribbon or twine to this piece, but in the end, decided I wanted the beautiful leaves to take center stage... what do you think?

Thanks for taking a peek!


Michey's Note:  I am playing along with the Paper Players Challenge #70.  Their design team ALWAYS rocks my socks, so be sure to pay them a visit when you get the chance ;-)

DETAILS - Products are available for purchase from me at Stampin' Up

Stamps: French Foliage, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Naturals White
Ink: Peach Parfait, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Lots of Tags Sizzlet, Big Shot, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Edge Distresser (from the Cutting Kit).


  1. Love how this turned out. No - doesn't need a ribbon!

  2. This is an elegant card and I love it! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  3. I think it's stunning! Love seeing those leaves with the rock-n-roll technique and the cellophane + shimmer paint is AMAZING! Can't wait to try that! Thank you for sharing this with us at The Paper Players!

  4. Hi Michey! This is just gorgeous! I love the rock-and-rolled leaves to really showcase the fall colors. The technique with the shimmer paint is just awesome! WOW!! It really adds a perfect touch to the entire design. Thanks for sharing the tip. So happy you joined us this week at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)

  5. Totally gorgeous, but I especially love your technique for the shimmer paint. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. Fabulous, Michey! The Champagne Shimmer Paint is the perfect touch! Thanks for the sweet words about the design team AND thanks for joining us in our challenge this week!

  7. Michey, sorry about your snow-tober! We cant believe it's early November and we haven't had a flake yet! I love your card. What a great use of the French Foliage set. We really appreciate your wonderful comments about the design team, too! We are so glad you joined us at the Paper Players and shared this gorgeous card.

  8. OOOOO I love the crumpled cellophane and champagne mist - Such a lovely added layer. This is a very beautiful fall card. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!


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