Thursday, December 15, 2016

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Last Minute Gifts

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a holiday project that could be quickly made at the last minute.

I bought a set of cookie cutters for quick ornaments on Amazon (they were on sale with a coupon at the time - super cheap!) so I decided to make something with those. Here's the finished project:

I'm in 'use what's in reach' mode, and I had this background from Lydia's most recent Mix-Ability challenge on my desk. This is a technique done with a water-soluble medium and plastic wrap. For this piece I dripped a couple of drops of liquid watercolor onto the plastic wrap, misted with water, pressed a piece of hot press watercolor paper into the wetness, flipped it over and scrunched the plastic around, then left it overnight to dry. This is what I ended up with:

I used the Small Poinsettia Die set to cut out several flowers from the textured background, then found another leftover background for the leaves (same dies).

I shaped the pieces on a foam pad using the rounded end of a sketching pencil...

...then layered them together in threes. I squeezed out a little puddle of glue on my craft mat and dipped each center there first.

For the centers, I added a round bead of hot glue, then sprinkled embossing powder over the glue and heated with my heat gun. The one on the right is done - you can see how the reheating pulled the glue into a round little ball.

These poinsettias are easy to assemble - they'd be great to have on hand for emergency gifts or tags. I glued 4 onto the edge of the ornament and added a ribbon. Done!

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration, and please welcome our two newest designers, Ilina and Kelli!

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Ilina @ Creativity Within
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat 
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink 
Kelli @ Stamping with a Dream 
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. Great idea with cookie cutter.

  2. Aren't you smart. Cute cute cute.

  3. Oh, the layers of fun you must have on your desk! Miss you....

  4. fun idea mf....looks pretty...

  5. BEAUTIFULLY DONE DINA! Your flowers look WONDERFUL! AND I also LOVE the mixability challenge results you did too!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! ;) THANK YOU for sharing!! ;)