Thursday, April 07, 2011

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Encouragement

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create an encouragement card! I wanted to share a card I made for Splitcoast's Virtual Stamping Night (VSN) last month... The sentiment inside is from one of my favorite Psalms, the one I turn to and have read countless times when I'm feeling alone and discouraged.

Stamps used: Cover-a-Card Tapestry, Cover-a-Card Music, Romantic Rose, How Precious. I used an easel card format, and punched a border with my Martha Stewart Lace punch to hold the card open. I watercolored the focal panel using reinkers. I trimmed along a few of the petals, and embossed from the back of the panel to create some dimension.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time

Deborah @ Cards and Things

Jeanne @ Inky Paws

Jenny @ One Krafty Kat

Julie @ Out to Impress

Kathy @ Watermelon Sugar

Kelli @ I Made This Myself!

Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal

Shirley @ Card Art, Etc.

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps... and now you have even more time to enter! 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...

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh MY! I love this card!!! The colors are simply wonderful together & just looking at it makes me happy! Good job, Dina!

  2. Wow is this one striking creation! Just gorgeous Dina and I love the sentiment inside as well!

  3. I love it. Your cards are so so so pretty. I wanna hop on a plane and come color with you.... always stunning and the perfect shading.

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous card (as always)!

  5. You are a creative genius Dina, love your style!

  6. How the heck I missed commenting on this gorgeous card is beyond me. It is divine!! and I love the fold too!

  7. This is a beautiful card!