Thursday, September 16, 2010

Impression Obsession meets Inchie Arts!

A few months ago, Lisa from Inchie Arts sent our Impression Obsession design team lots of fun product to play with! If you're unfamiliar with Inchies in general, they are tiny pieces of artwork, one square inch in size. Inchie Arts' high-quality matboard squares aren't limited to an inch though... there are Inchie Squares, Inchie Plus Squares (1-1/2"), and Twinchies (2") - all available in 7 different colors! They have lots of other stuff too. Check out how much inchie goodness comes in just one box!

You can visit their site to see all the products, find samples, and way more information about their products and the process of making them. So cool! Their blog "all in an inch" is very cool, too.

I used 3 of the white Inchie Plus Squares on my first card. My first step was lining them up together and connecting them with some masking tape on the back. Sorry for not taking pictures along the way! Next I sponged the clouds using a scalloped circle as a mask, and sponged Versamagic Sage ink across the bottom. The tree image (Sm. Tree Border) is stamped in Versamagic Sahara Sand. I didn't have a small enough leaf stamp, so guess what... the leaves and grass are stamped with the sprinkle stamp from the Create-a-Cupcake set. The leaves are stamped with Adirondack Terra Cotta ink - I 'squished' my inkpad up into its lid, and then misted the ink that was impressed there with water, and stamped with that. After I was done stamping, I removed the masking tape and mounted the squares on a piece of decorative cardstock.

The sentiment comes from the Flowers for You set and I added the tool line myself, using a ruler and fine marker.
Here's a second quick card - this layout reminds me of a 20s style hat... Here I used 3 cream inchies, stuck them on an an acrylic block, and 'stamped' them onto an inked CAC Newsprint stamp. After that, I inked up Silhouette 12 in Burnt Sienna and stamped different areas of it onto the inchies. I shaded a small area of each leaf for depth with a pencil, and that was it! Here's a closer look at the Inchies - thought it was kind of funny that the area I chose to stamp the center one has the words "HEAD STONES" on it... see it?

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us. Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - their links are to the left!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Always so creative and beautiful too, Dina!!!

  2. Beautiful cards Dina, so elegant!

  3. Lovely Dina!! Thank you for the directions! I'm going to try this and use the squares on ATCs. Last year I bought a couple packages (white and black) and put them in a drawer. :o) You've inspired me to take them out!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  4. your cards are fantastic!

  5. You know how much I love inchies!! and you making cards with inchies is fantastic!!! Love both of them!! What the what?? why would they even have the words "head stones" on a word stamp anyway??? weird!