CardMaker Magazine/Impression Obsession Blog Hop

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Cardmaker Magazine and Impression Obsession design team blog hop!  Impression Obsession is hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to shop and you will find lots of inspiration by hopping along to see all of the beautiful projects by both teams.  You can find all the hop details on the Impression Obsession blog.

It’s hotter than blue blazes here in Florida so I did my best to cool things off a little by making a fall card.  I used the Impression Obsession Tree Die paired with the Oak Leaves and Rake, Bushel of Apples, Pumpkin Patch, Grass Border and framed my scene using the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

  KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 right

I started by sponging in a light blue cloudy sky using Tumbled Glass ink, ink blending tool and cloud template.  I I cut the tree frame using watercolor paper, misted it lightly with my mini mister and applied ink directly to the paper using my Vintage Photo ink pad.  The pumpkins were cut using orange cardstock and I applied Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo inks with a mini applicator to add more color.  The leaves were cut using white cardstock and I applied Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint ink with a mini applicator to create the fall colors. The broom was cut using white cardstock and was colored with Spiced Marmalade ink. The bushel basket was cut using white cardstock and Vintage Photo ink was applied with a mini applicator.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 center

I began assembling the pieces of the scene by attaching two layers of the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I trimmed down the size of the tree frame using scissors and attached it to the back of the frame with double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and the trunk of the tree and attached it to the card base. I placed a few pumpkins in the bushel basket and attached with glue dots.  The basket was tucked in behind the grass layers and attached with mounting tape.  I placed a few more pumpkins in the grass and around the tree trunk and attached with mounting tape.  I used glossy accents to attach the leaves to the branches, a few falling in the sky area and some in the grass.  I leaned the rake against the tree and attaching with mounting tape and then applied clear Wink of Stella to the leaves to add a little shine and sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 left

You should have arrived at my post from Jeanne Streiff’s  Inky Paws blog and your next stop will be at Kelly Gettelfinger’s Always Stampin blog.  If you get lost you can click on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to see the full list of hop participants. I know you will enjoy seeing all of the design team projects.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

41 thoughts on “CardMaker Magazine/Impression Obsession Blog Hop”

  1. OMG!! This card is GORGEOUS!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! 🙂
    I do have a quick question for you … You indicated that you cut the tree frame using watercolor paper, misted it lightly with you mini mister, and applied ink directly to the paper using your Vintage Photo ink pad. So, after you wet the paper, you wiped your ink pad directly onto the paper (didn’t apply the ink with an applicator of any kind)? Because the paper is wet, this won’t hurt your ink pad in any way? (Just making sure I understand before giving it a try.) What will you do when I don’t have questions anymore? LOL

  2. Hi Judy, You do understand. I have not had any issue with my ink pads being damaged by lightly swiping it across the misted watercolor paper. And it sure saves lots of time in a case like the tree frame that has lots of tiny branches rather than water coloring or using a marker to apply the ink. Thanks for asking the question.

  3. Good Afternoon, Kittie, what a beautiful fall scene. I am ready for the fall. the effect is gorgeous….thanks heaps….Hugs.

  4. Afternoon Kittie….
    I try to take a walk in a neighborhood park every morning and I have to say, I swear I’ve seen these tree’s and I know I’ve seen all of those leaves all over…Just no rake, bucket or pumpkins…lol. Love this card…thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

  5. How beautiful and how detailed your card is. I have all the dies you used but have not come up with a card that lovely. I also love that the tree is not attached to the bottom layer but another layer up creating a shadow of the tree for even more detail. And I can’t believe how much patience you must have to color all those leaves and attach them individually! Thank you for sharing how you did this card. It truly is an inspiration.

  6. So many details to the scene.
    It has so much depth.
    Love this. It really reminds
    me that it’s time to get the
    rake out.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Sorry to hear that your weather is so hot; it’s cooling off here in the suburbs of Philadelphia ( only about 89 instead of the 96’s we have been having)
    Anyway, I have long admired your talent Kittie, as you put so much work into your cards. Even the “simple” cards you make show that you put your heart and soul into them. Am loving the tree with it’s sparse leaves. I just need a pile of leaves to jump into to really feel like Fall.

  8. You are WONDERFUL to answer my question!! The details you provide in your posts are so helpful, and I swear I learn something new after every visit!! Thank you for confirming that I did understand correctly. I am definitely going to give this technique a try!!

  9. You always amaze me with your creations, Kittie. I did a card similar to this, but it did not have nearly as many leaves all around. Nor were they all individually colored! You must have nerves of steel to apply all those tiny pieces. Lovely card.

  10. Wonderful card as usual. Love the colors. I love how you brought the tree and leaves forward and filled in the basket and the grass and fallen leaves.


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