Wednesday, September 30, 2009

IO DT Challenge- Gratitude

Yep, it is time for another Impression Obsession Design Team challenge, and this time the theme is gratitude. Could I have been any more literal? I chose to use a saying that actually mentions gratitude. I was very close to grabbing my "thanks a latte" saying, but autumn papers and stamps were calling me.

To make the card, I layered many pieces of paper from the Basic Grey Indian Summer collection, including yellow leaf paper cut from my Nestabilities Labels Five die. Man is that paper gorgeous! I stamped my pumpkin (B7335) three times onto the Indian Summer paper and cut them out. To accentuate the pumpkins, I colored the crease lines with an orange colored pencil. To accent the pumpkins, I added some bows I made from some yellow hemp. To finish the card, I stamped Share Gratitude (A5517) onto the card and added some faux stitching with a brown marker.

Need more gratitude inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Shirley created.

Want to win some IO goodies? You have two opportunities.
1. Make your own IO gratitude card and submit it to Shirley. Information about the contest can be found here.

2. Dina has some awesome blog candy on her blog, and you can find it here.


Shirley said...

Wow! For no idea your came up with a beautiful card, Laura! I l0ove the colors and what you did with your DP to support your images too!

Anonymous said...

I love your color palette! Understated and beautiful.. Well done, you! Q

The Rubber Maid said...

what a great card for both autumn and could even fit into Thanksgiving time. Lovely. Pat

Daniela said...


Jenny Gropp said...

I love this new DP! Wonderful card and I especially love the faux stitching -- you know I'm a fan of that!!!