Thursday, July 26, 2018

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Christmas in July

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

I'm bending the challenge just a little bit to share a couple of winter silhouette cards - they could be great Christmas cards too! My first card has a stenciled background that was done with two layers of brushed ink, flipping the stencil once (you can find the stencil HERE). I added some snow dots with white gesso, applied with a ball stylus.

For the snow I used a curved hill die set that makes great scenes as well as card edges - that's linked below.

I stamped the Skater Silhouette over a gel printed panel, then embossed it with a snowflake folder and sanded lightly to give the scene some depth. Love that effect!

Stamps I used: Sled Silhouette, My Heart is Warm,  Skating Silhouette, Layered Bow clear set, Hill Landscape Layers die set

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Giovana @ Believe
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. Love the stenciled backgrounds! The silhouettes are stunning,too.

  2. Those silhouettes are really wonderful. I like the bigger size so they can really be the focal point. And, that second technique is now on my list!

  3. GORGEOUS!!!! Dina, you have me rethinking what I will get from I.O. now! LOL AND how I will do my Christmas cards this year!!! ;) WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) KEEP UP giving us SUPER IDEAS!! WE/I LOVE IT! ;)

  4. Love the cards especially the first background! Never thought to flip the stencil - great tip! Thanks!

  5. Lovely projects, great technique!

  6. Lovely cards as always Dina, thanks!