Thursday, January 02, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Blue

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a blue card. Here's a quick birthday card for my stash! Love this little Gift Bag image from Gail Green... I have to remind myself from time to time to use the smaller stamps in my collection.

For the background I used patterned cardstock. I embossed CAC Damask with clear powder, and scraped over the piece with white acrylic paint. I'll share that tutorial later this month. I completely forgot I had CAC Birthday Words in my stash - it was all the way in the back!

Here's a closer look at the gift bag - it's watercolored using Shinhan Premium Watercolors and embellished with a little snip of tissue paper. The wired burlap ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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. lovely Dina - I really like this!
    Sandra ltb

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the background! Adding tissue paper is a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for sharing your talent...

  4. Very pretty. Your patterned cardstock looks like it could be a stamp. Love your image filled with tissue. Very creative idea.

  5. I love the little tissue clever!

  6. Happy belated birthday! Your pop-up box looks darling and I think I know just the friend that might need one. LOVE this background! Will be watching for the tutorial on just how you did it. Cute tissue touch on the bag, too.
    Happy 2014! nise

  7. Love it! Wonderful use of a tiny piece of burlap!

  8. This is so pretty! I love how you used the Damask stamp (I have this one too). And that little bag with tissue is so cute. Love how you put it all together too. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. Such a beautiful card - love the package

  10. Just a beautiful card. I love the tissue paper in the bag. You're work is just so lovely.