Monday, October 10, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fall Card using Papertrey Ink's Fall Farmer's Market Stamp Set and Mama Elephant's Oh Hi Loopy Dies

This week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we are being inspired by a beautiful Fall mood board.  I decided to run with the leaves and pumpkin on the board, so I made this card.  It is NOT my typical style of card, but I wanted to push myself and see if I could create something that didn't require twenty colors of paint.  I love using twenty colors of paint, so this was extremely hard for me to do.  I see other crafters make these really beautiful clean-looking pro projects and I admire that a lot even though it does not come easily or naturally to me.  But this is my once-a-year (or less often) attempt at something kind of like that.  I still used one color of paint, though! ;)

I started with a bunch of patterned paper and cut-out's from some beautiful dies.  I also fussy-cut around the pumpkins, apple, and leaves after I'd stamped them.

The brown plaid paper is from Honey Bee's Harvest Festival and the Wood Textures paper is by Craft Consortium.  The more colorful plaid was an old piece I had in my stash.  The stamps are all from Papertrey Ink's Fall Farmer's Market set.  The scalloped-frame and squiggly loop are from Mama Elephant's Oh Hi Loopy Dies set.  The shape the hayride sign is stamped on is from Whimsy Stamps' ATC Antique Frame die set.  I actually cut two of that same shape and taped the two together to elongate the shape I needed.  Partial assembly in process:

And here's when I got all of the elements glued together.

While this wasn't my typical look, I enjoyed the challenge of trying something different.  It takes time and effort to develop a style of your own, but I guess the danger there is that when you do have a style of your own, you feel like you have to stick to that style forever more.  I need to remind myself to try to get out of my own "style box" sometimes and explore what else is out there in the crafty universe.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you be inspired by the Fall mood board?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.