Thursday, November 6, 2014


It's Thursday which means time for a new Impression Obsession Challenge! Get ready for the holidays and share with us your Thanksgiving Wishes! As always, a $25 Gift Certificate to the IO Online Store is up for grabs! It's easy to play along, just use your IO stamps or dies and enter! All the guidelines can be found on the IO Blog here.

Here are your links to the Thanksgiving Wishes!

Karen Amidon...that's me!

Today I am sharing with you two projects both using the same Thanksgiving sentiment, "A Special Time". The first one is a card made using  Leaves Die Set. These dies cut beautifully and the veins in the leaves are so detailed. The coloring on the leaves was created by using distress inks. I broke down the fibers in the paper by using a ball stylus, this also gave the leaves their shape. 

My second Thanksgiving Wish was created using a burlap panel. I have embellished the sentiment with several different die cuts. The leaves are from the Oak Leaves and Rake set. The branches were cut from the Reading Tree. The sweet pumpkins and apple are from the, "Pumpkin Patch" and "Bushel of Apples" die sets. The background has been airbrushed with a Copic marker the color of pumpkin pie, yum!

Thank you for taking time to look!

1st Card




  1. Those leaves look real Karen! Great coloring job. The burlap piece is so cute!

  2. Wow....both cards are stunning and beautifully designed...I have a few of the dies and so it was a pleasure and inspiration to see them used!!

  3. Both lovely cards! Like the touch of the burlap...