Football has started, the kids are in school and yesterday it was downright chilly here with a cold front that moved through our area! I think I'm starting to get in the mood for fall.
To celebrate the changing of the seasons, I created a thank you card showcasing a couple of my favorite stamp sets from the latest release at Simon Says Stamp, STAMPtember 2014. Click HERE to see the entire release.
I used the new Leaves and Scribbles Stamp Set and coordinating dies with a greeting from the Many Thanks Stamp Set. A custom woodgrain background created with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the Impression Obsession Wood Grain Background Stamp make for the perfect fall card!
I stamped the solid leaves from the Leaves and Scribbles Stamp Set using two colors of Distress Ink per leaf. I spritzed each leaf a couple of times with water from a Mini Mister before stamping the image on watercolor paper. Once the solid image was dry. I stamped the coordinating scribble leaf image over the solid image using the darker of the two Distress Inks. Then I die cut the leaves with the Fall Leaves Craft Dies.
I die cut the woodgrain background using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die and masked off the edges with post it tape. Using the Mini Ink Blending Tool, I applied Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to add color to the background and then I inked up the Impression Obsession Wood Grain Background Stamp with the same ink and stamped the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.
I stamped the greeting from Many Thanks Stamp Set with SSS Black Ink, adhered the die cut leaves to my card and embellished with sequins.
I die cut an A2 sized mat from SSS Chocolate Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Stackables Die.
(More projects created with the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember 2014 Release products:)