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.