Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Fall Colors” design team challenge. I am pretty fickle when it comes to deciding what my favorite kind of project is to make. During the summer I just can’t seem to stop making beach scenes and flower cards. As we head into the fall season I switch gears and enjoy making cards with fall leaves and pumpkins. My project today was made using the Pumpkin Set, Large Fence, Oak Leaves and Rake, Squirrel Set, Grass Border, Tall Grass and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.
I cut two sections of the fence using Kraft cardstock. I applied versa to both sections by laying them face down on the versa pad and gently pushing into the pad with my fingers (not full coverage) and applied white embossing powder. I rubbed some of the embossing powder off with my fingers to make sure some of the Kraft cardstock would still show through and then set with the heat gun. I lightly swiped the Vintage Photo ink pad directly over the fence sections to apply ink to the small sections of Kraft cardstock that was still showing through the embossing. I wanted the whitewashed fence to look old and weathered.
I cut the pumpkins using orange cardstock and applied shading using Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo ink using mini applicators. The squirrels and leaves were cut using white cardstock and colored with Distress Inks and mini applicators. You can see my Leaves with Distress Inks tutorial and Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial if you would to see step by step photos of how I apply color to die cut images. The leaf tutorial is showing much larger leaves but the concept is exactly the same with these tiny oak leaves. I lightly formed the leaves using my stylus and molding pad. The squirrels were embossed with clear embossing powder. Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the leaves to add a bit of sparkle.
Two sections of grass were attached to the back of the frame using double stick tape. Thin strips of mounting tape were applied to the back of the frame, then the frame was attached to the back of the frame. I applied ATG to the back section of the fence and then attached the whole frame to the card base. The pumpkins and squirrels were attached in the scene with mounting tape. The tall grass sections were attached in behind the pumpkins and attached with glossy accents. The leaves were attached randomly in the scene with glossy accents for the finishing touch.
Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)