Shana Gaff
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Fall colors for me!

While trying to plan for Stamp Camp, I wanted to try some new fall color combinations.  I came across this combo at Nacho Average Challenges and decided to give it a try.
This is an obvious choice for a Christmas card, so it was definitely different for me to use it for fall!  I paired it with the sketch from Pals Paper Arts. 
 PPA145 Sketch
Did you notice that banner!  My fave!  I don't know why but those things are addicting!  I decided to use mine as the base for my stamping.
The leaves are stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock then colored with Watercolor Crayons.  It's been a LONG time since I've pulled those puppies out!  I embossed the sentiment in gold and then decided that I wanted to add some on the banner, so I sponged on VersaMark then embossed the edges.  To pull it all together, I added the Brushed Gold scallops on the edges.  I really like how it turned out!  Oh, and if you are wondering how the vellum is adhered, I strategically placed tiny dots of TomBow Multiglue behind some of the letters of the sentiment.  Can't see a thing!
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Word Play
Cardstock: Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Vellum, Brushed Gold
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, VersaMark
Tools: Labels Framelits, Heat Tool, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Aqua Painter, Sponge
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Watercolor Crayons, Regals DSP Stack


  1. Beautiful leaves and the using the vellum is gorgeous!

  2. I love those colors together - so completely unexpected for this time of year!

  3. Love your card-I will certainly give this one a try-
    Thanks for joining in the Nacho Challenge this week-

  4. Beautiful card!! I love your sketch! Thanks for joining the Nachos this week!!

  5. Love what you did with that set and these colors!! Definitely a fall feeling!!

  6. Gorgeous! Love the sentiment on vellum letting the beautiful colors show through!

  7. Beautiful card, beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!

  8. What a gorgeous card! I just love the leaves on the banner piece. thank you for playing along with us @ NAC