Thursday, January 16, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: I {heart} you!

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a Valentine project!

I haven't gotten my new Valentine dies yet, so I made a birdhouse treat holder, following this week's tutorial at Splitcoast, and using the Brick House and Square House sets, the circle from the Nest and Hole set, and a bird from the Birds set.

The bird is shaded using Polychromos Pencils. The sentiment and heart are from a clear set called Heartlines.

To create my own box insert, I cut a piece of cardstock 4" x 5.75", and scored at 1.5" from each edge. I cut in on the score lines to their intersections from the long side, and folded those tabs in to create a box.

Here's a back view - the roof was actually blue... I colored it lightly to pick up the texture in the cardstock and the detail of the embossing lines in the die. The back house panel is lightly sponged.


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. Oh wow!!!! I love this!!!!! I love how you made your own box!!!! Woohooo! Thanks for the fab inspiration!

  2. Dina, this box takes one of my favorite subjects, birds , onto a gorgeous project. That little birdie looks very proud of his mime! . I love this birdhouse!

  3. Now that is different for a Valentine, but shows love and inspiration. Just lovely.

  4. Just love the bird house box! Nice use of dies and paper.

  5. Great job on the bird house. I love houses and love that die!

  6. It's a lovely bird house box !

  7. Sharon c. I like this idea for valentine's day. It is just enough to say I love you!

  8. Oh Dini..You are such a talent. I just love this house. I saw Kittie's House and swooned. Now I 'm looking at your and saying.."That's what I'm talking about!"