Thursday, October 1, 2009

IO DT Challenge.... Gratitude!

It's challenge time again for Impression Obsession and this one is all about being thankful! With Thanksgiving and Christmas on their way, it gives us time to reflect and make up some cards that are perfect to slip into the mail for family and friends.

For my creation, I just made a card that I could send as a thank you. I just love the sentiment I used. IO has the BEST sentiments! You can find the one I used HERE.

This card was easy peasy to make. I grabbed gold detail embossing powder and embossed the Victorian Rose all over a speckled piece of ivory paper. Afterward, I colored the rose and leaves with a light wash from my watercolor pencils. Then, I took some Tattered Rose distress ink (Adirondack) and sponged it all over my image (even the colored pieces). I edged with a goldleaf pen, embossed my sentiment, matted it up, added some gold self stick pearls. You can see too that I added some gold thread just by wrapping it around my rose piece before attaching it to my ivory card base. Like I said -- easy peasy! This card is actually something I would have done years ago. I hardly ever heat emboss anymore! And, that is what got me started in stamping! I was fascinated with heat embossing! Funny--huh?

Well my friends, that's it! If you'd like to participate in the challenge... it's open to all! Just click HERE for a peek at the rules and what you might get a chance to have your art featured on the IO blog! :-)

You'll also have to hop on over to the rest of the DT to see what kind of gratitude they exuded with this challenge!

Dina... she has blog candy! Check it out HERE!

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