Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Impression Obsession monthly challenge

Impression Obsession's monthly challenge for September is to create a Fall card...something seasonal, Fall colors, leaves...anything that reminds us of Fall. *..........sigh..........* I miss Fall.... we are so close to the equator here that we only have 2 seasons......wet and wetter. The experts had predicted that 'wetter' would begin next week but I'd bet money that it's on already...we woke up today to pouring rain and stormy skies, and it's hardly stopped raining all day. Blah.... sooooo.... here is my tribute to Fall...kind of a "miss you" card...! LOL

The leaf stamp I used is from the Damask Floral set. I dabbed pearlescent watercolors and stamped with chalk inks on misted watercolor paper, let it dry, then stamped and embossed the leaves (see, I embossed again! the night before the embossing powder tragedy...). They look a little duller than I intended, but they are actually a lot warmer in real life.

I used a piece of Fall leaf vellum for the next layer, and swiped my Pearlescent Beige inkpad (Brilliance) over it then stamped again with the leaf stamp. I sewed that layer to the next layer, and assembled the other pieces. The sentiment strip was punched on each end with an Ornate Tag punch (Whale of a Punch). The ribbon is wrapped around the card front, threaded through the holes, then tied in a single knot. I put a small dot of glue under each knot and clipped it with a clothespin until it dried, so it wouldn't flip up.

Be sure to check out what other team members have done as they post throughout the day!

Julie @ Out to Impress
Daniela @ For the First Time
Kelli @ I Made This Myself!
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Penny @ Penelope's Pitstop
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33 comments:

  1. Love the embossed leaves. So pretty. I need to get this stamp set.

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  2. It's so beautiful and rich and classy Dina, I love the gold embossing!

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  3. Gorgeous!! Very elegant....thanks for playing!!

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  4. This is just too pretty for words! In the photo it kind of looks like abalone shell -- Wowza! Love the stitchng and ribbon and --- well, everything!

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  5. Gorgeous Dina! Welcome to the team. I know I am going to enjoy seeing what you create.

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  6. A gorgeous, classy card.

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  7. WELCOME ABOARD Dina!!LOVE hyow you've used this set...beautiful card!!

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  8. Wow - fabulous card! So classy and elegant looking.
    from Limeyscrapper ( Chris)

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  9. Long time subscriber, first time commenter!
    This is *Beautiful*! There have been lots of things you've made that are lovely, and your coloring skills are to-die-for, but this! Very elegant, subtle with bling... I just love it!

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  10. what an elegant card, I love it. the colours are beautiful and the LO is fab too :)

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  11. Sean Marie Blancaneaux9/18/2008 5:44 PM

    wonderful -- as always. I really enjoy reading your blog every day.

    Blessings.

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  12. Gorgeous card, I absolutely love your leaves!! Wonderful layout too.

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  13. Wow this is such a classy card! I really love it! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  14. Absolutely stunning :) I love the gold and the leaves!!!

    Just realised I am the 80,000 th hit on your blog - congratulations :)

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  15. Nice card! A very different "Fall Card"; but then fall where you are isn't like fall in most areas in the US. Well done!
    You inspire me........

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  16. Oh my! This is just jaw droppin' gorgeous! Oh how lovely! I'm going back for another drool over this gorgeous piece.

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful/elegant card :)! Love your work, and love stopping by your blog to see what you have created next :)!

    Hugs,
    catherine
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  18. You did a lot of work on this card! The embossing on the leaves makes them much more interesting.

    Swedie

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  19. Did not think about the "gold" of Fall, but it is wonderful. I love the leaves. This "hop" has been enlightening and so inspirational. I will try some of the designs I have seen. Thanks to all of you! Linda Crowder

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  20. Congrats on becoming the IO guest designer, your card is absolutely stunning, I love the shades of green!

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  21. I told you, you being on this team was going to cost me...now I want THIS set...@@
    Beautiful Dina!

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  22. Welcome to the team over the Atlantic! Congrats ! Keep Looking UP!

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  23. Wow is my first thought when I saw your card! It is gorgeous!

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  24. oh, I gasped out loud! I can't even imagine how much prettier thes card is in person!

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  25. absolutely gorgeous! you did a wonderful job! tpatti@alltel.net

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  26. Love those Impression-Obsession Stamps and the fact you can buy them any way you want. Love your card!!! What gorgeous display of beautiful Fall leaves....and a really lovely design~!

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  27. The leaves are so pretty, and although I don't have all the items needed, it does give me some great ideas I think I'll try. Being a newbie, the ideas you provide are fantastic!

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  28. Congrats on the DT, great card love the embossing.

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  29. So very elegantly gorgeous!

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  30. This is such a great fall card. Anyone would be please to receive it!
    Misty

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