Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Impression Obsession June Release!

 The Impression Obsession team is showcasing some newly released stamps for you today! This will be the last of the monthly releases, and after CHA next month, we'll be returning to quarterly releases as before. We hope you've enjoyed this little change while it lasted!  We're spreading the fun out over two days this time - be sure to come back tomorrow to see some of Gary Robertson's new designs!

This is SUCH an exciting day for me! It is such an honor to be joining Impression Obsession's team of artists, and to be sharing this new release with you! These are stamps that express what I love, and quotes that speak courage and hope me... they are meant to encourage and inspire, and to help stampers express encouragement and inspiration in their own projects. I hope you like them!

I found it amusing that when I sat down to work on these cards, I hardly colored at all... you'd think that someone who enjoys coloring like I do would design stamps that lean toward being colored. Well.... not so much! But I love the interactive quality of these collage designs, and the vintage-grunge-chic feel that can be interpreted in so many different directions.

 Since we've been traveling for the last 6 months, it's not surprising that this stamp release has a traveling/ exploring theme. Many times the adventure is in the journey... this card expresses that sentiment.
 I used Travel Hopefully and Passport Collage here, along with the Fence Die - the vintage plane fabric was a fun find that brought all the color elements together.
For this card I used Globe Collage and cut out the globe with a circle die. The photo is from an old missionary biography, and I colored the dresses of the women to match my ombre ribbon, using a Touch Twin Marker. I thought the Explore word stamp was appropriate for the image... The background paper was sponged and stamped with Passport Collage.
 Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Congratulation Dina on becoming IO's newest designer ! You must be thrilled ! Your cards are always beautiful and I'm looking forward to checking out your image designs. The quote & your card is wonderful. I love special thought provoking quotes. Have fun, Shirley

  2. Congratulations, Dina! I'm looking forward to seeing your designs! What beautiful creations you've shared today - thank you! Best wishes :)

  3. Love the texture on your first card and can't wait to see the Passport collage stamp in its entirety !

  4. Congrats Dina! Always look forward to seeing your stamp designs, and your artwork : )

  5. Love the stamps... Original and Fresh! Thrilled to be creating with your designs. All the quotes are wonderful!

  6. Two more lovely cards, Dina and oh, so inspirational. Great texture. TFS..