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Fall Pumpkins

Good Sunday morning.  I have another fun fall project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set, Tree Frame, Large Fence, Squirrel Set, Oak Leaves and Rake, Leaves and Stems and Small Grass Border.  I thought I would share a few step by step photos of how I colored the pumpkins and the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 right

I start by die cutting the pumpkins using orange cardstock and apply Spiced Marmalade ink using a mini applicator.

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Next I lightly apply Vintage Photo around the edges of the pumpkin to add depth of color.

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This final picture doesn’t show that I apply a darker layer of brown ink on the stem of the pumpkin.

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I color the tiny leaves with three colors. I apply Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick on each leaf.  I don’t apply the colors on the exact same spot for each leaf but move it around so the leaves don’t all look exactly alike.

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After all three colors are applied I finish each leaf by lightly swiping the mini applicator with Spiced Marmalade ink over the entire leaf.  I do not add more ink to the applicator because I’m not trying to color over the three colors.  This step just blends all three colors together for a more natural looking leaf.  There is only a little space for each color on the leaves but changing up where each color is applied makes a difference in the completed project. This may seem like a tedious job but it goes really fast.

I started the tree by cutting the Tree Frame out using white cardstock.  I misted the whole image quite heavily with water and then swiped my Vintage Photo ink pad directly over the cardstock to apply color.  Once I was happy with the color I heat dried with my heat gun.  Next I cut the frame and a couple larger branches off of the tree.  I cut the branches apart and began rearranging them to create a full tree and attached with glossy accents.  I didn’t think to take pictures of how I did this because I wasn’t even sure it would work but I really like how it turned out.  Once the tree was complete I attached leaves over the branches with glossy accents.  The leaves covered up the spots where the branches were attached so you would never guess the tree had been modified. After the leaves were all attached I gently bent them with my fingers so they would look more natural and not so flat.

The squirrels were colored using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and mini applicators.

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 center

Once all the parts of the scene were finished I began assembling the scene.  The fence was attached to the card base section with thin strips of mounting tape.  Next the grass border was attached to the bottom of the fence with thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape and rolled glue dots to the back of the tree and then attached it to the card base.  I attached foliage from the Leaves and Stems set to the pumpkins using glossy accents and then tucked them in behind the grass border and attached with mounting tape. I added a few additional stems of foliage around the pumpkins and then attached the squirrels for the finishing touch. 

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 left

I really love how this turned out.  We don’t have a season with fall colors in Florida and it is something I have missed all forty years that I have lived here.  I hope you have found my step by step pictures helpful.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Fall Window Scene

Good Friday morning.  It’s been quite a while since I made a window card.  I was looking through my stash of dies yesterday and found the My Favorite Things Classic Window set, brand new to me and never been opened.  I remember shopping and seeing this set and purchasing because I just “had”  to have it!    A few months later I  find it and realize I had never even taken it out of the wrapper.  Am I the only one that has this issue?  I doubt it very seriously because  most of the paper crafters I know are just as compulsive as me.  LOL!  So I decided to create a window card using fall colors and I really love how this turned out. The background was embossed using the Taylored Expressions Subway Tile embossing folder (another must have item purchased and never used). The scene was completed using the Impression Obsession Branches Corner, Tiny Flowers, Pumpkin Patch and the Lawn Fawn  Grassy Border.

KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 right

I started by brayering ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossing the background.  I heat set the ink and then used the window die as a template to draw cutting lines for the see through window.  I used my kraft knife to cut the opening and then used thin strips of mounting tape to attach the window over the opening.  I attached a little green ribbon with glue dots on each of the drapery pieces and then attached them to the back of the of the window layer with double stick tape. I cut a couple green Branches Corner sections and cut the little branches apart and used them to fill the flower box with foliage  using glossy accents to attach them in place. I lightly sponged orange ink on the tiny flowers and used a brown marker to fill in the centers.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage using glossy accents. The shutters were attached flat to the card base using double stick tape.

 KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 center

I attached two sections of grass using mounting tape.  I sponged orange ink on the pumpkins and used a green marker for the tops.  The pumpkins were attached in place using pieces of mounting tape.  I cut a Branches Corner in white and colored the branches using a brown Copic marker.  I lightly sponged orange and red on all the leaves and then added tips of green on several of them using a green marker.  The branch section was attached using mounting tape.  I cut the lowest branch off so it wouldn’t totally cover the window and attached it to another area using glossy accents.

I had originally planned on using a piece of green striped designer paper behind the window but the orange made the whole scene pop.  I attached the window scene to the orange layer using double layers mounting tape and then attached the whole scene to the card base using double stick tape.

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You can check out my  See Thru Window tutorial to get an idea of how I made this opened window.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Leaves

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple leaf project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Leaves and Small Leaf Set framed with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  I love creating white on white card with a pop of color to break up the starkness of the white. 

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I attached the frame to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.

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I gently bent the leaves with my fingers and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.

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I applied Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick inks to the center leaf using mini applicators, formed it with my fingers and attached in the center of the arrangement using a piece of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 right

This was a fast an easy card to make.  It is sad because it is sometimes hard to get good pictures that show how pretty the card really is.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Fall Holiday Gate

Good Monday afternoon.  I have a fall scene card to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Holiday Gate, Branches Corner, Birds and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Holiday Gate 1 left

I stamped all the images using black versafine ink  and heat set. The fence was painted  with Hickory Smoke reinker, water and watercolor brush.  I used a dry brush with a stipple motion to add Vintage Photo ink to the fence sections to age. The ground covering was applied with a mini applicator and finished using two of my SU retired images from Watercolor Minis and Itty Bitty Background.  The pumpkins, wreath, birds and branches were colored using watercolor brushes and reinkers. The corner branch was cut down a little so the bottom branches wouldn’t hang to far over the fence and gate.  I used the Inky Antics cloud template and an ink blending tool to apply the cloud background in the sky. 

KC Impression Obsession Holiday Gate 1 center

The branch section was attached to the scene base using double stick tape.  The frame was attached over top of the scene using thin strips of mounting tape. The competed scene was attached to the card base using another layer of mounting tape. The birds were attached in the sky using glossy accents and the bird on the post was attached with mounting tape.  The pumpkins and wreath were attached with mounting tape and glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Holiday Gate 1 right

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

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Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Release Day 4

Good Thursday morning and welcome to day four of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop!  We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

If you’ve arrived from Kelli’s blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

My project today was made using the new Falling Leaves paired with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

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The leave images in this set are so pretty and natural looking.  I thought they would look pretty with gold embossed lines instead of using black.  I dusted vanilla cardstock with  embossing magic powder to prepare for embossing.  I placed the stamps in my MISTI, applied versa, stamped and embossed using gold embossing powder.  I used my snips to fussy cut the leaves and applied Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Ink using mini applicators.  I applied versa to each leaf and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped using versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.

KC Impression Obsession Falling Leaves 1 center

The sentiment was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the sentiment.  I gently formed the leaves with my fingers to add dimension and attached them to the frame using glossy accents.

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Your next step on the hop will be Laura’s blog.

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the fun design team projects.

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