Thursday, December 19, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Quick and simple cards

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create cards that are quick and simple to make. I followed (mostly!) this tutorial by my friend Giovana, which posted last month on Splitcoaststampers.

The Sunburst background and Mary Manger Silhouette image made the focal panel of my card so easy - I inked the background and misted it before stamping. I did the same with the silhouette, then added details with Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils.

The cardstock I used for the frame is from a pack of  "Crinkles" cardstock - so a quick swipe with a brown inkpad easily distressed the raised areas. The little tag was cut with a Sizzix die, and you can find the sentiment HERE.

Here's a closer look at the center...

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

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
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 - great card for the season
    very cute

  2. Beautiful card! Love the sunburst background and the watercolor effect!

  3. Super creative Dina! You always inspire me!

  4. Piękna, bardzo mi się podoba:)

  5. Very pretty with the true meaning of Christmas...Merry Christmas to you!!

  6. Love your inspiration, and techniques you used speaks volumes for that thought and inspiration.