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
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 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.