Thursday, October 11, 2012

ISSC37 - Autumn Blessings

 Hi everyone! Wow! Talk about neglecting my blog! It's been a bit since I have posted because of going back to working outside of the home but I'm here today and I'm back with an iSpy Sketch Challenge :D This week's ISSC37 Challenge is by Jean Cross (naturecoastcrafter at SCS) and is inspired by this card. Since Jean's card was very fall related, I thought that mine should be too ;)

Would you believe me if I told you that this card has 3 different stamp sets on it? Well, my rather cluttered with stamps, stamping table will agree with me on this one! :) The Autumn Blessings sentiment comes from the Wplus9 set called Happy Harvest, the big fat coloured pumpkin is a $1.50 Studio G stamp from Michaels and the rest of the line art images come from the Market Street Stamps set called Nuts about Nature :) - these have been stamped in Ranger Distress Forest Moss, SU Pumpkin Pie, and Memento Rich Cocoa. I couldn't resist pairing all of them together and matching them up with one of my newest paper pads from Authentique (Peaceful). I have used some other little goodies on this card that you might not realize too, like the little canvas circle has been die cut from an Inkssentials Sticky Back Canvas ATC and I have used one of my Graphic 45 Metal Brads to secure my raffia bow to the card because it was substantial enough to hold it down and it had a nice rustic touch to it :D

Before I ruffed up the edges with my distressing tool I took my sponges and added some Ranger Distress Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to add some depth to the base layer of paper. I then added some machine stitching and then some decorative cross stitching for variety. All and all, I'm please with how this card turned out!

Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to pop by and see what the girls have created to inspire you this week!


naturecoastcrafter said...

Kim, I really like the rustic fall theme of your card. The distressing and use of three stamps sets is pretty impressive. Thank you for doing "my" sketch so beautifully.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS girl! STUNNING design!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute little added X's~

Roz Willoughby said...

Love this card!!