Sneak Peek: Falling for Leaves

There’s a sweet-and-simple sketch this week at CAS(E) This Sketch, so I’ve made a sweet-and-simple card with a wonderful, new stamp set. Falling for Leaves is one of several Fall-themed stamp sets in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog (customers can order from the new catalog starting September 5), and there’s so much to love about it. Here’s my card:

Falling for Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS285And here’s the banner for Chrissy Larson’s fun sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my Falling for Leaves card (the challenge goes live at 10am EST):

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  • Falling for Leaves Bundle. The Falling for Leaves Bundle is amazing – you’ll be falling for these leaves this Fall (see what I did there?) Not only does the Falling for Leaves stamp set features some great sentiments (I LOVE the styling of this “Thinking of you with a grateful heart” sentiment) and fun, modern images of a variety of leaves, but the coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies are a perfect accompaniment. Here’s a look at this bundle: Falling for Leaves Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149938I’ve always thought that leaf sets have a fixed life, thinking they are only good in Autumn. While it’s certainly true that we think of leaves when they change color and Fall, I always find that I use leaves for a variety of projects throughout the year.
  • Double-Dipping. The elements of this card sat on my craft table for a couple of days before I made a last-minute update and glued everything down. I LOVE the gorgeous cutouts of the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, but I wanted something a little more special. I thought about adding some ink to the leaves to add texture and then rolled my eyes at the idea – I just didn’t want to go there (although I may still go there with a similar project). I had my Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder out from another project and decided that would give me what I wanted. I ran the cropped leaves through the Big Shot to get this:Falling for Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS285
  • Soft Colors for Fall. Crumb Cake is a perfect brown for Fall – I’m already using it more and more each day. The other colors – Pear Pizzazz and Grapefruit Grove – are less Fall-like, but I love their softness and sweetness on this Fall-themed card. If you like this combination of Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Grapefruit Grove, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove

Bundles: Falling for Leaves  Stamp Sets: Falling for Leaves  Papers: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Grapefruit Grove  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. The challenge goes live at 10am EST.

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  1. Fabulous card, Brian! The color palette is perfection, and using the embossing folder for the leaves is genius. You always blow me away with your inventive design aesthetic.

  2. Your soft colors are beautiful together Brian!

  3. Love the detailed die cuts for fall or year round. The modern and chic color palette. Gray Granite is the NEW black!

  4. I love your take on the sketch and this color combo. How clever to emboss the leaves for a very “subtle” touch. Have a great day!

  5. Great leaf card! When I get through the preps for my classes next week, I will be heavily using this bundle!

  6. I love fall, I love fall cards, I love the leaves, I love the colors, I love the softness of today’s card…………………….can you tell I like it Brian? LOL

  7. My friend, that’s such a beautiful card , love those leaves,
    Nice job , tfs♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  8. Love using the Subtle Embossing Folder for the leaves. You are so clever!

  9. I agree with Dianne (above) the Subtle EF is on my next order after seeing two uses today . That was the first thing I noticed on your leaves ! Love it !
    I think this set is yet to be in all of it`s glory . It has such personality !
    I love leaves ! (and feathers ) SMILE !!
    Pretty card !

  10. I totally love the gorgeous leaves on your card Brian, especially after giving them such lovely texture with the Subtle Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, I will order this on my next order after the Holiday Catty goes live.
    Love how you interpreted the sketch and, of course, your layers and colors are amazing.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Maria! I tested the new dies on a scrap of Grapefruit Grove just to see how it looked cut out. Decided it was a great start to the card. 🙂 Glad you like it. <3

  11. The colors are wonderful! And I had no idea how beautiful these framilts are. You had a genius idea with embossing them for more texture!

  12. What a fabulous interpretation of the sketch! I love the soft pear pizzazz with the grapefruit grove. Historically oranges are not my favorite but I really love the softness of Grapefruit grove. I love the added texture from the Subtle embossing folder, it’s just right. Beautiful card, Brian!

  13. Fantastic take on the sketch! The leaves and the sentiment are amazing together!

  14. I love fall cards….this is beautiful!

  15. Love your take on this sketch. These leaves are gorgeous, and they really pop with that ef. You are such an enabler, Brian King!!!

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