Thursday, September 04, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Beautiful Stamped Backgrounds

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with a stamped background. I have a beautiful stack of prints made with my Gelli Plate, and one in particular that I wanted to use with snowflakes and snow scenes. After being away from my desk for 2 weeks, I got carried away and made 3 cards with that background!

On this card, I embossed Crochet Snowflake 1 and Vintage Tassel Snowflake with white powder. For the grid texture, I rolled my roll of drywall tape over a Versamark pad, rolled it over my background and then embossed with the same powder. Here's a closer look:

The sentiment is from a clear set called Mini Messages.

My second card was done using the Fir Tree Border die and one of the circles from the Snowman Set set for the moon - I cut the background directly using the dies, embossed with a Sizzix folder, then replaced the images with white cardstock cuts. To add the glitter, I used the negative cut as a stencil, sponged Versamark ink from the top of each outline, then used sticky embossing powder to adhere glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

One more! I cut stencil film using the Large Snowflake die, then used those cuts as masks on the Gelli Plate. This piece was the ghost print. I debossed the Sled die on Neenah cardstock and used Twinkling H2Os to color the scene. I used a pearlescent paint to do the sky area - it looks greenish straight on, but purple at an angle. It's so pretty in the light! The snow is dotted acrylic paint, applied with a large stylus and sprinkled with glitter.

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
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal

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. Both of these are gorgeous!

  2. Your cards are so beautiful!

  3. Love these cards. They are all so uniquely beautiful.

  4. I love both of these cards. I am confused about debossing with a die. Could you refer me to a tutorial or exlain? I so appreciate it!

  5. Beautiful Dini!! I loved the debossed sledder!

  6. All of these card turned out beautifully! I love how the dry embossed background looks. And the debossed sledder, wow! Your snowflakes are beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  7. Stunning! Love the colours Dina, these cards are beautiful.

  8. Thud!! Both are jaw dropping gorgeous Dina!! Kudos!!

  9. Holly Saveur9/05/2014 4:57 AM

    WOW love the sleigh what a FAB idea!!!

  10. WOW!!!Beautiful cards!!!Love your background!!Just awesome,thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Both cards a lovely, soft. Makes me think of a cozy day in front of the fireplace.

  12. Wow these are all great! I love the debossed sled! The colors on all of these are just amazing! Love the shimmer!

  13. Each of your cards is beautiful and I'm impressed that they all started with the same background that was changed up in some fashion. I especially like the second card with the inlaid cuts and that you only 'frosted' the trees portion of the Fir Tree Border.