Today our challenge was to Stress and Distress!! This is challenge #90 and we'd LOVE for you to come play along right here!
I've used the beautiful and serene Shades of Fall set. It's a clear acrylic stamp set with seven gorgeous images and six lovely and very versatile sentiments all for $14.99. It's a FABULOUS and must have in your seasonal collections!
I've used a mish mash of papers from my scrap drawers to create a flurry of Autumn on my 5.5" x 5.5" card. I layered my matte papers, sponged the edges with distress ink and then stitched them together using a zig zag stitch. I then curled the edges up using a toothpick. I used more distress ink and my ink blending tool to get the curled edges inky as well.
I used my Cricut to cut a giant oval and layered tags out for my central focus point. I used a Swiss dot embossing folder for the large oval and then sponged the edges of that layer. I did the same with my central focus tag elements after I stamped "gratitude" "blessings" and "peace" on in black Colorbox ink and heat set with black embossing powder. I added some dark grey, satin ribbon to the tags to finish that layer off.
I then set to work on my leaves.
I stamped the various leaves that come with the set on kraft and vanilla cardstock. I then took a bunch of my distress inks in a variety of fall colors and patted them onto my Kraft sheet. I sprayed them with pearlized water and water colored each one. When they were dry I carefully trimmed them all out and layered them as surrounding focal points to the top left and bottom right of my main layer. I added a few different color die cut flourishes on the lower right in addition to a few sparkly, self adhesive rhinestones and a bit of rustic twine.
I had such a blast creating with this gorgeous set!! I hope you come join us over a at OCL for this awesome challenge and come and check out what's new in the fabulous OCL store!!