Thursday, September 5, 2019

Impression Obsession Falling Leaves Challenge

Welcome to Impression Obsession's Falling Leaves Challenge!  Fall is definitely moving in, and our leaves here are just hinting at turning color.  But some are falling already!  

I used my favorite leaf background stamp from Impression Obsession.  Distress inks in fall colors really show off this image.

IO Stamps/Dies links:
Fancy Leaves CC224
Stitch Tag DIE798-Y
Branch DIE007-L
Life Stuff Sentiments CL491

I started by stamping ivory card stock with the Fancy Leaves image.  I used my mini distress ink pads to apply color randomly onto the stamp.  I used my fingers to dab at the inks so that there were no harsh lines between colors, and so that they blended well from one color to the next.

When I had the stamp completely covered with ink, I misted it with a fine mist of water, then placed the card stock onto the stamp, and pressed on it to get the color onto the paper.  I always love when I peel a stamp off and see the results!  It's like magic.  I misted the already used stamp a second time, and pressed another card panel onto it for a second-generation stamping of the leaves.  I used that on another card.  I also added some ink spatters.

When the panel was dry, I die cut the Stitch Tag die from it, and used foam tape to add it to an A2 card front.  I added a strip of the same paper along the left edge, with a brown narrow strip.

I cut the Branch die from vellum, and added it to the tag.  I cut the banner from the Stitched Tag DIE987-Y and stamped the birthday verse on it.  I put the die cut back into the die after stamping, and shortened the banner to fit the verse.

I added the verse with foam tape.  Some string through the hole of the tag, and some copper sequins finish the front of my card.

I used the negative part of the die cut from the tag to create a framed area for writing, and added a card stock cut branch.

We would love for you to join us by entering your card in this Falling Leaves Challenge!  
You can find details about the challenge, along with some pretty amazing inspiration from my fellow design team peeps, on the Impression Obsession blog.

Your entry qualifies you for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store, and your card will be showcased on the IO blog!  

I hope you are inspired by my card.  I couldn't stop myself and made three others, which I will be posting over the next few days.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Make your mark
Dies R Us Challenge - Nature
Make My Monday - Use shapes 
Seize The Birthday - Square or anything goes
Sunday Stamps - Sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I love when you visit, and truly enjoy your comments.



  1. Beautiful! What gorgeous leaves!

  2. Totally love this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our "Nature" challenge at Dies R US!

  3. Lovely - what a fun take on our sketch! One thing I miss the most in AZ is all the changing leaves in Fall, this is a gorgeous reminder of them, for sure! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. Super lovely inside and out! You achieved gorgeous color with the leaves! Great design, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

  5. Absolutely beautiful and what a fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. This just screams autumn!!! Those colors are drool-worthy!!!

  8. beautiful card thank you for joining in at MMM

  9. Of course I love your card with the wonderful colors on the fall leaves. But, I have to say that the idea for the negative frame blows me away. Gorgeous and clever card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D Challenge "Feature".
    Barbara DT

  10. Opps, I forgot who I was commenting on. Same comment, but thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
    Barbara DT

  11. Linda, what a great fall card, and how clever to use the negative on the inside- love it! The vellum is an especially beautiful accent. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps! :)

  12. Very pretty card. I love how much care you've put into finishing this off with a matching inside. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  13. NICELY DONE, Lynda! LOVE the colored leaves & the vellum leaves! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! HOPE my leaves outside look this good this year! ;)<3

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

  15. Wanted to let you know you were among the winners at STB last time!


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