Monday, July 1, 2019

Impression-Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration - Day One

Each day (July 1st - July 3rd ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6 am. 
Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate 
to give away for the event!
The more you comment through our 
Release Celebration the more chances to win! 

All comments for all of the event days will be 
open until Sunday, July 7th at noon CT. 
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 9th.

All of the new stamps are available now! 
You can find them all in the 
Impression-Obsession store HERE.

It is an exquisite summer day here in upstate New York, and I'm out on my backyard garden deck, blogging about fall and winter cards!  Although it was difficult to think about those seasons and create cards around them while the temps hover into the 80's, it helps me appreciate the beauty and gifts of each season nature gives us here.

I have three cards to share with you today....

Glad For October  

Stamps:  Sweet Leaf Circle D20738
              Pumpkin Kisses CL9769

I used distress inks to create a highlight spot for the wreath.  I stamped the Leaf Circle several times, rotating it for each stamping.  The verse and pumpkins from the Pumpkin Kisses set accent the wreath. 

Be Grateful Pumpkin

              Sentiments Cling Set 3219-L
              Bird Branch DIE161-K

I used colored pencils on the pumpkin, and brushed distress ink around it for highlight area.  To create the suggestion of leaves off into the background, I used the same distress ink to brush some color through the negative area of the Bird Branch die, using it as a stencil.  It's subtle, but it gives the illusion of depth.

All Hearts Come Home For Christmas

Stamps:  Kringle D12083
               Nordic Town E12103
Dies:        Fir Trees DIE084-V
               Hill Landscape Layers DIE343-T

I colored all the images with colored pencils.  I created the background by brushing some distress ink through the negative part of the Fir Trees die.  I added the die cut Fir Trees and Hill Landscape Layers, then fussy-cut the Kringle and Nordic Town images and added them.

Be sure to visit the other designer's blogs for their inspiring projects for this release.  You can find their links on the IO blog HERE.   And don't forget to comment on each for your chances to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression-Obsession store!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.



  1. Lovely work. I especially like the simplicity of the wreath card.

  2. Goodness, I absolutely love the'october' sentiment! Your fall cards are gorgeous!

  3. All three cards are wonderful.. you have created a beautiful Christmas scene..

  4. Love all three. Partial to the pumpkins and the saying about "October."

  5. Beautiful cards. I really love the Grateful Pumpkin designed one the best though.

  6. Oh my, awesome fun and inspiration with all three gorgeous cards.
    I love wreaths and that's a sweet card. Love shaped cards and your
    coloring is just fabulous on the 2nd card. And the 3rd card is a
    fun and beautiful scene.

  7. Very pretty, and I appreciate you telling how you got those effects!

  8. Your colours are amazing on these cards! They are stunning!

  9. I absolutely love your cards. Your coloring is amazing!! The designs are fabulous. I love that Bountiful Pumpkin, it’s a beautiful stamp. It’s my favorite.

  10. I especially like your second card with the gorgeous pumpkin and flowers. Great job coloring...

  11. Very pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Awesome cards! Love the wreath with the small pumpkin! Also beautiful pumpkin with flowers image, and a fun Christmas card!

  13. OH MY!!! Lynda, your first card is SO LOVELY!!! I LOVE the way you tucked those pumpkins in the wreath!!! It is a light & airy & just BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! Your second card is WONDERFULLY COLORED!!! LOVE the RICHNESS OF COLOR!!! AND your third card, LOVE how you did this with the shadowed background of trees, making this look COLD & FROSTY; your colorful little village & villager too! ADORABLE! A SUPER JOB on ALL of your cards, Lynda!!!!!!! ;)<3

  14. Beautiful cards! Love your coloring on them especially the pumpkin one.

  15. I love your fall ones! Great splatters and the sequins are perfect! I love the Christmas colors too!

  16. I adore your cards! The sponging and splatter on the 1st card are great touches! Using the die negative on the 2nd card was sheer brilliance and makes a noticeable, yet subtle difference! And your 3rd card is just stinking adorable! What a great scene!!!

  17. Super fun fall and winter cards.

  18. Gorgeous coloring and I love the Nordic card too. Adorable! TFS!

  19. Love all 3 cards! The sentiment on the first one is a favorite.

  20. What great cards! I love the colors you used!

  21. Fabulous cards. I really like the ones with pumpkins--Fall is my fave time of year.

  22. I'm so glad we live there, too, as your cards are absolutely delightful. I love the sweet little winter scene and the colors are so whimsical! The October card literally makes me swoon :) Such a blessed stop on the hop! TFS!

  23. These are beautiful and your colored pencil work is amazing!

  24. Your cards are so beautiful! I love the Christmas card - the colors are so bright and vivid.

  25. Three amazing cards! I love the pumpkin filled with flowers and that wreath with the pumpkins is so lovely! The Christmas card is so fun!


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