Hi friends! I am SO excited to welcome first time guest Nicole from Right at Home stamps to bring you this gorgeous Autumn inspiration! Read on for more info and enjoy!
Hello there, Simon Says Stampers! My name is Nicole and I’m the designer behind Right at Home Stamps! My brand is a newer one to the Simon Says Stamp store, and I feel so lucky to call them a retailer. Today, I’m showcasing a couple of my favorite fall sets from my collection with this awesome mixed media card. I’m not typically one to experiment with new mediums, however, the new Ranger Distress Crayons are so easy to work with. Let me show you how I used them!
For my card I wanted to create the look of falling, textured leaves. I grabbed my Fall Leaves stamp and used the coordinating dies to cut out some off-white cardstock (Step #1). Next, I set about adding color to them.
I started by adding Mustard Seed to the top of one leaf, Festive Berries to one, and Peeled Paint to the other, and immediately blending it smooth with my finger. One thing I noticed about the Distress Crayons is you need to work very quickly. As soon as you scribble down the color start blending with your fingertip. This will allow you to get the seamless blend. In Step #3 I added a few of the other colors to add dimension. Towards the bottom of the stems I added a touch of brown to make them look like they were a little grunge-y. Once you’ve blended all your colors on, you can stamp over top of them with the coordinating stamps and you have these adorable, fall-tastic leaves!
I adhered them all with foam tape to a stitched panel I created using my Find the Beauty die set. I love my stitching rectangles because of the deep stitches they create…it shows up well on dark cardstocks like kraft as well! I used a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to add some brown splatter onto my card. I did this before adhering the sentiment as I wanted to keep it bright and pristine.
For my sentiment, I used my Grateful Heart stamp set. I stamped it in a crisp brown ink and trimmed out around it to help it pop off the busy background. Once I adhered the whole panel to a cream cardbase my card was finished!
I want to thank Stephanie, Chelsey, and Heidi for not only giving me the opportunity to post here today, but to have my stamp line available in their shop. Such a dream come true. I hope you check out the items I used today as well as the rest of my collection in the Simon Says Stamp shop.
Have a crafty day!