Thursday, November 19, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Seasons Greetings

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project for the holidays.

I needed a quick card, so I found a pretty print from my gel print file, and stamped the Wisemen Collage image over it - a MISTI is great for this, since the paint creates a bumpy surface. Where the Versafine ink didn't cover, I filled in with a Pitt marker - those are filled with India ink, which works well over acrylic paint.

I masked off everything below the mountains and added some splatters of white India ink for stars, then painted in some silver highlights on the star. I was so thrilled with the way the Sunburst Background die worked for my card base - I debossed the image in my BigShot, using a sandwich of a cutting plate, the flexible embossing plate, watercolor paper, the die, and 3 cereal box shims.

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
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 this is beautiful. Really like the debossed background effect.

  2. Beautiful Dina!! The simplest images are always the most striking!

  3. I like the texture of the embossing, and center image reminds me of material, that you would find in the East. a personal touch. love your card.

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL, DINA!!! I LOOOVE the blue & the impression plate too!!!

  5. Thank you for sharing. I like how the sun and the star lined up.