The leaves are staring to change their colors and you can feel the crispness in the air! Show us your fall colors and enter Impression Obsession's challenge. Play along with your creation for a chance at winning a $25 Gift Certificate. Anyone can join in and play! For all the guidelines go here to the IO Blog.
Take a look at all the fall colors!
Karen Amidon...that's me!
I started playing with the Small Leaf die set with no plan in mind! As you can see, it turned into a fall wreath!
I cut the leaf die set four times using four different shades of a heavy weigh paper. Flower tools were used to curve and shape the leaves. The solid color paper seemed a little drab so I rubbed on some Inka Gold!
Next, a simple base was laid out by overlapping the maple leaves onto a circle die cut. Before glueing anything down, I went back and tucked in the rest of the other shaped leaves. Some of the leaves were glued and some raised with foam tape. I then tucked in the brown twigs that were made from the Bare Branch Set. I love how the Pine Sprig soften the wreath. A few metal studs were added for texture. The bow and hello finish my wreath.
I made this card for CHA and, although it says "Happy Thanksgiving", I love the image of the Leaf Collage. For the background I used one of my "go to" stamps. The Small Gingham is a favorite. The pretty brown trim is made using Die Border Duo 1. The Button Set that I used here is great for making any color buttons that you might need to match your papers! There are six different sizes.
Thanks for looking and hope that you will join in with your fall colors!
- Stamps: IO-CS372 Cissy
- Dies: DIE097-M Pine Sprig Cluster, DIE095-D Small Leaf Set, DIE022-U Bare Branch Set
- Ink: Memento Luxe- Rich Cocoa
- Papers: Neenah- ivory, Bazzill
- Other: Inka Gold- Gold, Gold Brown, Bow Easy, Susan's Garden Tools, Copics- E42 (to color ribbon) foam tape, Metal studs