Monday, April 01, 2024

Impression Obsession DT Theme - Floral

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring flowers - we'd love for you to hop along with us!  

I made this card base in February using the square die and cobblestone stencil that came out with that release... then ended up setting it aside, not really sure what to do with it. Anna's floral set and flower pot gave it a pop of life! The petals on these florals are 2 different layers, which gives you the freedom to color them all the same color or mix them up to create little violets or johnny-jump-ups - you know the ones I mean! I worked with single colors here, but I'll definitely do some variations another day! 

My background here was made by embossing the cobblestone stencil in my die cutting machine with a silicone mat, then rubbing an ink pad over the raised areas. I used an ink mister to add the speckles, then went in with a wide flat brush and some grey watercolor to add a shadow for the pot. Looking at it now I wish I had brushed more ink toward the bottom to make a gradient. Oh well!

That square die cut fits just about perfectly on the diagonal - kind of fun! 

Remember that IO's biggest sale ever is still on until April 5th ! Some exclusions may apply, but for the most part all in-stock items are 40% off - this even includes the $1 section. Can't beat a set of cute clear stamps for 60 cents!! 

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - here are the links to their projects!
Impression Obsession Blog
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal <<<<<< you're here!
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Robin Clendenning

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  1. Love this card - beautifully done! And the square cut in half is a great idea - thanks!

  2. This is so gorgeous Dina - a fabulous card, such pretty flowers, and I love them against the cobblestone background.