Tuesday 3 June 2014

Gently Falling in the summer

My favourite stamps are leaves  - oh and flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, animals, splodges, graphic shapes, background stamps... Hmm, I think you get the idea with that! Back to the leaves though, Stampin' Up's retiring Gently Falling is a stamp set that has seen a lot of action in the Crafting Square Metre. Here it is again, taking another airing:

Gently Falling is a two step stamping set, meaning that you get an outline image and a coordinating filler image. I  stamped a border of outlined leaves in Garden Green and filled them with Pistachio Pudding for a cool summer feel.

You know those retro prints that have outlines with slightly offset coloured infills? Well that's the look I was going for here. I used a stamp-a-majig for accurate placement, so that it looks as if I didn't (if you know what I mean!)

The speckle images from Gorgeous Grunge are great for adding flecks of colour. I used the fabulous Crushed Curry for this - it's fast becoming my 'go to' yellow. The sentiment is from So Very Grateful (available until the end of June), stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a glossy finish.

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I'll be linking today's card up with Less is More where the challenge is to use More Than One Stamp; The Male Room, where the theme is Trees and Leaves; and CAS(E) This Sketch where this gorgeous sketch is providing the inspiration this week:

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Yesterday I burnt myself while taking something out of the oven and my 'ow' noise brought my youngest son in to check that I was alright. Once I had reassured him that it was just a minor problem, he looked at me. "You sounded like R2D2," he said. "You shouldn't make those noises when you're hurt because it makes me think you're just doing R2D2 impressions."

See you tomorrow,


  1. Love those soft green leaves!

    Do you often go around the house doing R2D2 impressions? The mind boggles!

    Off to visit Bath today, hoping for a dry day!

  2. Beautiful stamps, colours and design Vicky
    Perfectly CAS
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. This is just fab Vicky, or should I say R2D2!
    Great stamping!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. I know just the prints you mean and I love that you've used a lighter colour for the solid image. Brilliant card :0) I was intrigued to see what noise you made and after watching the film clip I had a fun picture in my mind of you in the kitchen!!! :-D xx

  5. Fabulous card, Vicky - I so love your style!

  6. Love those leaves Vicky and i was just thinking to myself about 2 step stamps and whether the idea is to stamp accurately or not! You answered my inner thought:) I think I prefer the retro look!!
    Val x

  7. Super card Vicky. Hope your injury is better today and you're keeping well
    Margaret x (Guest Designer LIM)

  8. Love the sketchy leaves and great splatter - a fab take on the sketch!

  9. Vicky... this is so gorgeous i love it
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  10. Oh, this is so pretty! Lovely take on the sketch!

  11. Could be worse Vicky, you could sound like C3PO lol. Great card, love the retro look and the speckles of yellow are fab.
    Lynne xxx

  12. Beautiful Take on the cas sketch!! Really well done!!
    I'd like to invite you to visit my blog - I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 50th post!! Taunya Butler at

  13. Vicky this is fab, love the touch of yellow added with the grunge stamp!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More
    Anne LIM Designer

  14. Vicky, this is really gorgeous! I love the falling leaves and specks of yellow. Great guy card. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  15. Great CAS card! Great splash of yellow! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Tina dt


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