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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Thankful Wishes

Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Thankful Wishes".
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Thankful wishes" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  

Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

IO Blog 
Anna Wight 

Laura Fulcher

 On to my card....

The white mat was die cut with Square Cutout Border DIE172-I and embossed with a Sizzix Embossing Folder.  The edges were sponged with Memento Desert Sand and Thankful C9425 was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder. Before adhering it to the card base it was wrapped with burlap twine several times.

Wheat DIE085-X was colored with Prisma Pencils and adhered to white mat.

Pumpkin Pair E9419 was colored with Copic Markers and popped up over the wheat for added dimension.

I sponged the edges of 5 Mark Richards Candi with Memento Rich Cocoa and popped only the brown ones up.  A Burlap Twine bow was added to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!

Impression Obsession Stamps~
Pumpkin Pair E9419
Thankful C9425 

Impression Obsession Dies~
Square Cutout Border DIE172-I 
Wheat DIE085-X 

Ink~Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Desert Sand & Rich Cocoa.

Other Products Used~ Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Daubers, Copic Markers,Prisma Pencils, Burlap Twine, Mark Richards Candi, Pop Dots, Sizzix Embossing Folder


  1. Pumpkins, wheat, and that wonderful twine helped to make this a gorgeous Fall creation. I love it!!!

  2. What a lovely Thanksgiving card Ellen! the pumpkins and wheat are so bright and colorful against the grid panel!

  3. Beautiful Thanksgiving design, your colouring is amazing! I hope you are doing well talented lady. Hugs, Shirleyxx

  4. OMGosh I love this card!!! I get that you cut out the squares, but I don't get what was embossed with the Sizzix folder???? Please email me: elenac723@yahoo.com...I love your site. I will follow by email. thanks for sharing!

  5. El darhling, glad to see you're gorgeous cards again. I love the die on this and the pumpkins and twine just add the perfect touch to your thankful card. I'm going to enter this, without your permission, into the "Today's Winner" challenge - it's that wonderful. I run this challenge and always fix who the winners will be. You're it ~ You're todays Winner. Congratulations, El dahling. You can expect your check in the mail next week. Love and Hugs, over and out.

  6. Beautifully done...gorgeous details!! I just bought the wheat die, so nice to see it used for inspiration!!


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