This month's inspiration is all about autumn patterns, textures & textiles. Think warm & cozy woolens, houndstooth, tweed, burlap, felt, corduroy. herringbone and even argyle. You can create your own custom patterns & textures with stamps or impression plates. Or you can incorporate actual fabrics, felt, yarn and other textiles in a creative way. Have fun experimenting and perhaps stepping out of your creative box.
I stumbled across my herringbone embossing folder while making other cards this week and knew immediately that I wanted to use it for this challenge. It's perfect! Isn't that texture absolutely luscious?
I pulled out my Leaf Print stamps and dies for this project, since autumn always brings thoughts of colorful foliage. It's my favorite time of year! How could I not use them? The dies made it super easy!
I grouped the leaves together on top of the embossed chocolate layer and then added a strip that was stamped with a different pattern than the embossing. The combination reminds me of a man's dress shirt and jacket, which fits perfectly with the challenge. I added more texture by distressing the edges. So cozy! Then I just sponged my sentiment mat and added two more leaves on top to frame it. It came together pretty quickly. I spent the most time arranging the leaves. lol
Stamps: Leaf Prints, First Fruits, Background Basics: Geometrics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Fine Linen, Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fine Linen, Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Leaf Print dies (Papertrey Ink); Labels 18 die (Spellbinders); Herringbone embossing folder (Cuttlebug); distresser tool