Impression Obsession Design Team “Thanksgiving Wishes” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Thanksgiving Wishes” Challenge.  My project today was made using the new Patchwork Leaves, Give Thanks and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I have made several fall leaf cards this fall but this is the first time I have played with this new set.  I decided to try my hand at water coloring them with Distress reinkers. They are far prettier in person than in the photos.

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 right

I used cold pressed watercolor paper to cut the leaves and sentiment.  I started by wetting the surface of each leaf using water and a large brush and then followed with a light coat of Wild Honey reinker mixed with water.  Next I dipped the tip of the brush in pure reinker and lightly touched the surface of the wet leaf in a few spots and allowed the darker ink to spread out but not cover the whole leaf. Next I dipped the tip of my brush in Fired Brick reinker and touched the leaf in a few areas and blended the ink in with the darker orange to create a variegated appearance.  I finished each leaf by adding a couple tiny dots of Black Soot to the stem area and close to the center vein and lightly washed them with water so the spots wouldn’t be too dark. Hint:  I use the lid of my Distress Ink pads as a palette for my reinker.  Whatever is left over with be there the next time I use it and there is no waste.  I watercolored the sentiment using the same reinkers as the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and sentiment and attached them to the card base.  I arranged and attached the leaves to the frame and card base using glossy accents. When I was finished I decided to add clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment and leaves to add a touch of sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 left

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.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


5 thoughts on “Impression Obsession Design Team “Thanksgiving Wishes” Challenge”

  1. what a beautiful card….I love the color on the leaves…. As always another gorgeous card… thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity…

  2. Good afternoon, Kittie. A wonderful beautiful, card for the almost forgotten holiday. Thanksgiving. I love your creation. …….have a good day…..hugs


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