New Challenge! Falling For You!

Challenge button

Welcome to our new challenge -  Falling For You (Fall Colors)!

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project using Impression Obsession products at the bottom of this post! If you have any problems linking or questions please contact Jeanne.

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

  Challenge Guidelines

 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession).

***Other company nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be in a separate post.

  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  This Challenge will be open until Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m.Central Time. Winner will be announced September 14th.

Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have fun and I hope you enjoy playing with us!

Today’s hop list:

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Have a great day!

Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Thumb-Linky widget will appear right here!
This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.
If this widget does not appear, click here to display it.

Thankful by Dina Kowal

We have a beautiful project from Dina Kowal today!

Dina used Pumpkin Pair, CAC Vines Vertical, Thankful & Thank You for Thinking.

I watercolored the pumpkins using Distress Markers, and stamped a few background  images with the marker ink from my palette.

The card is a Pop-Up Book Card, and in general, foldy cards hate me... but this one was surprisingly friendly. Inside the card there are just 2 cut lines, and the score lines were easy to follow.

Once it's all folded in the right directions, the center section looks like an open book.

Have a great day!

Autumn by Anna Wight

Anna Wight shares a beautiful Autumn card today!

Anna used the  DIE143-R Feather die set, DIE215-E Pine Pair die set, and CL541 Autumn Leaves.


To make my card, I used the Feather die set, along with the Pine Pair die set, and a sentiment from the Autumn Leaves clear stamp set. I die cut pretty designer papers in various brown tones as well as a beautiful copper colored glitter paper for a bit of sparkle and shine.


Have a great day!

Fall Leaves by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal shares a stunning Fall card today.


I used dye and chalk inks to stamp various leaves across my card panel, then watered down dye ink from the lid of my inkpad to splatter with a brush. A wooden button tied with dark twine finishes off the panel.

Stamps I used:

Thanks For All You Do by Dina Kowal

We have a pretty fall card from Dina Kowal to share today using Bird Die set

Leafy Branch Die and the Spring Medley clear set.

I wanted to test out my new Kemper Spatter Brush so I used it to create this inky background for an inlaid scene.

The background has a fine shimmer over it, from a layer of copper and bronze PanPastels. I used Turquoise Inka Gold on the bird die cut.

Have a great day!

Candy Corn Halloween Card by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp uses Clear Set #CL488 Have Broom will Travel and Clear Set #CL554 Creepy forher fun Halloween card!

 I stamped the candy corns and masked them with Eclipse Tape. After masking, I stamped the verse multiple times over the candy. I airbrushed the background with YR15 and Y17.
Candy corns are pretty quick and easy to color with a few Copics! I stacked up my oval die cuts a little wonky, using foam tape in between layers for dimension.
I used a Wink of Stella Clear Brush to add a little sugary sparkle to the candy corns.

On the inside, I added a few leftovers to finish the card. The card size is an A2.


Have a great day!



Spooktacular by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher shares a masked Halloween card today using C5522 Spooktacular & H7759 Spooky Trees. Pretty and spooky at the same time!

I absolutely love making Halloween cards!

For this particular card, I wanted to do something that was a little nontraditional.  There are
no bats, cats, or witches.  I just took some trees and added a really big moon behind them. 
There is just something eerie about a really big full moon.

To make the card, I stamped the Spooky Trees (H7759) onto white cardstock with
black  ink.  I then added a circle mask where I wanted the moon to be:

Next, I sponged the sky with Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves,
Concord Grape, Black Soot). Remove the mask and hello moon!

Have a great day!

Cat In The Hat Jack by Jenny Gropp

Oooh spooky!!! Well, maybe more cute than spooky.

We have a Halloween card to share today from Jenny Gropp using  Cat in the Hat Jack #G1967, Stencil Alpha Separated Die #DIE173-XX, Square Cut Out Border Die #DIE172-I

On the inside liner, I used the Alphabet Stencil Dies to spell Boo! along with the Square Cut Out Border along the side.

Have a great day!

Fall Tree by Jeanne Streiff

Is it feeling like Fall at your house? We have a pretty Fall card from Jeanne Streiff to share today using CL394 Solid Tree - Clear Set & B3758 Thinking About You.

I made some clouds with Gesso and then stamped the tree and leaves on top. I added  Autumn Flower Soft for my “leaves”. The grassy area was made with Touch Twin Markers. To tie in a little embellishment I added Flower Soft to my ribbon. Thinking of You Jeanne_Streiff

Thinking of You 2 Jeanne_Streiff

Thinking of You 1 Jeanne_Streiff

Have a great day!

Sweet Autumn by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a gorgeous project today!

Jenny used Spooky Trees #H7759, Square Shaker Frame Die #DIE002-Z, Border Duo 1 #DIE017-V, Circle Cut Out Border #DIE171-K, All Seasons #C3534 for her project.

When I saw the new Spooky Trees image I knew I'd be airbrushing! Love doing silhouette scenes like this! I used the Border Duo 1 Die to cut the edges of the card base to make it a little more interesting than a plain square card.
I used a circle punch to make a mask for the moon.  An unusual color combo for sure!
I used a square nestie to cut out the scene and added the piercing around the inside edge of the die. I added the Square Shaker Frame die as an additional layer.
On the inside, I added a the Autumn Quote and the Circle Cut Out Border on the ivory liner.
 other supplies:

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Pink
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Spellbinder's Square Nesties, Bow Easy, Enamel Adhesive Embellsihments, Foam Tape, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Piercing Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers