Monday, January 02, 2023

Impression Obsession January Red Rubber Kit

The design team is sharing projects today using this month's stamp kit from Impression Obsession! Turning the corner into the new year, this kit features some beautiful roses and floral wreaths that will be perfect for Valentines Day (and more, of course)!

I really had fun making this card, so I'll share it today! I started with a base of watercolor paper. The color was added with a 'polished stone' technique, adding rubbing alcohol and then a few drops of alcohol ink to a paper towel and then pouncing the color around the panel until I had the effect I wanted. I stamped the wreath image and then left the stamp in place in my MISTI. I added color using acrylic paint pens, and then restamped the image over the paint. I love how the white paint really pops against the background! 

Check the IO blog for links to posts from January 1st & 2nd sharing new projects with the January Limited Edition red rubber stamp set. As a reminder, our red rubber kits are available for 2 months from release. To celebrate the release, we will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances to win! Commenting will be open until Tuesday January 10th at 8pm CT and winners will be announced on Wednesday January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Here are the links for today:
Dina Kowal <<<<<that's me!

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  1. Dina, this is BEAUTIFUL! THANK YOU for telling us HOW you did this! It REALLY IS LOVELY! I was SMITTEN when I saw these floral hearts! Ordered mine tonight! THANKS DINA!!! ;)

  2. Denise Bryant1/02/2023 8:51 PM

    Gorgeous colors for your beautiful card! I love this heart wreath image with the roses!

  3. Meg Crawford1/02/2023 8:57 PM

    Your background technique and color are absolutely beautiful!! I love that sentiment too! I may need to buy that stamp set! : )

  4. Oh what a gorgeous card Dina - love your background and the gorgeous image - so beautifully combined on this fabulous card

  5. Beautiful background! I love this wreath!

  6. A stunning card design, this technique is new to me so thanks for sharing. Love the effect you've achieved.

  7. Such a pretty and delicate card!!

  8. Such a pretty and delicate card!!

  9. Love the pretty, bold BG with the soft coloring of the wreath roses. So very pretty! And a great sentiment to compliment the image.

  10. What a gorgeous background for this wreath. NICE job

  11. Hmmm, why am I not aware there are acrylic paint pens. Of course I see alcohol and copic and ya know, but acrylic. Interesting and very very pretty! Gonna see if there is a video.

    1. I didn't do a video for this card but I think I'll do one for Splitcoaststampers soon! The paint pens I use are Tooli-Art brand -

  12. Wow! Love, love the background and that white definitely pops. Beautiful!

  13. Thanks for sharing your technique, a lovely result

  14. Beautiful colors on the wreath. I love the lace stamp you used across the card. Lovely card.