Thursday, September 05, 2019

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Falling Leaves

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with fall leaves.

I love this catalog sample - this is a fun and easy technique, just stamping the leaves with dye ink and spritzing lightly with water. The water does the work of lifting the color and making this faux watercolor look! These are the stamps I used - they're recent additions to my stamp line. The background text was stamped in a lighter hybrid ink - that's the 'to everything there is a season' text and I love the curve of it with the leaves!

D13818 Leaf 1
E13817 Leaf 2

D13816 Leaf 3

These leaves are really versatile, as you can imagine - you can fill in the open spaces with color, or make a tone-on-tone background... lots of ideas with these! I've just always loved this misting technique with leaf images.

The word stamp is embossed with gold powder - that stands out so nicely (and you know how much I hate embossing, so that says something!).

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration, and remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
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  1. ❤️❤️❤️ everything about this card! The gorgeous leaves (like PokΓ©mon-gotta have ‘em all!) the colors and the text used in the background!!! Added ALL to my wish list! ...NOW...if only $$$ grew on tress I’d be all set 😊

  2. This IS BEAUTIFUL, Dina!!! ;) The colors, the leaves & the water color effect is WONDERFUL! ;)<3

  3. Wow, your card is gorgeous. And now I need those stamps 😍😍😍