Thursday, March 07, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Favorite Technique

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card that showcases one of our favorite techniques.

I used a fun mixed-media technique on this card, where I stamped the Poppy Bouquet image several times in a light ink, colored the flowers with Touch Twin Markers, then 'masked' the image by covering up the colored areas with a clear Sakura Glaze pen. After the glaze is dry, it will resist water-based mediums layered over it.

I stamped my favorite Damask Cover-a-Card stamp over the panel in dye ink, and did a little water blending with that. When the panel was dry, I dry-brushed some white acrylic paint over it to soften the coloring. I used the Border Duo 2 die for the upper border.

I love mixed media, but it's hard to document in blog posts! So many times the process is experimental, and sometimes filled with happy accidents... or accidents that need to be covered up! One of these days I'll put together a video with some basic theory, and a project from start to finish.

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
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

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.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW, this is such a beautiful card!! Sounds like a lot of work but it was surely worth the effort! Love it!! TFS.

  2. Very pretty...such a pleasure to see such prettiness on such a gloomy day!!

  3. The card is lovely and the image stunning. Great technique ! I can't work out if the background behind the tulips has been stamped with a CAC or if it is the paper texture.

  4. LOVE the soft watery look of this stamping technique. I don't own a Sakura pen but I'm thinking I should buy one just to try this out.

  5. This is so pretty! The stamped area you created is amazing.

  6. This is a beautiful creation....a lovely technique with stunning results! Would love to see that video ;) xxx

  7. Awesome technique and beautiful results!

  8. Great card! Love your poppy panel - I can see the damask a little and the white dry brushing. Beautiful work! Also love the butterfly on the bow. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. Awesome,Very pretty,Love your work...

  10. Francie in Montreal3/08/2013 7:46 AM

    What a lovely card. Despite the bright cheery colours, on my laptop, it shows as delicate and muted. Delightful!

  11. I would love to see a video with some of your techiniques Dina!
    In Christ's love,

  12. Gorgeous! Did I say "Gorgeous", I meant GORGEOUS !!!