Thursday, May 05, 2011

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: my favorite stamp

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using our favorite I.O. stamp. I waffled on this a little bit... I have sooooooo many favorites.... but settled on the orchid stamp. You know I love my orchids... here's my yellow one, in full bloom now:

And my card:The Orchids are watercolored using reinkers. When the image was dry, I covered all the colored areas with a Sakura Glaze pen, then stamped over the piece with Cover-a-Card Reverse Damask, another favorite of mine. I misted the inked stamp before stamping it, so the ink would bleed just a little. I trimmed along some of the flowers and embossed them from behind for a little extra dimension. The sentiment can be found HERE.

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

Daniela @ For the First Time

Jeanne @ Inky Paws

Jenny @ One Krafty Kat

Julie @ Out to Impress

Kathy @ Watermelon Sugar

Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal

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 so much for stopping by!


  1. So very soft, lovely, and truly a lovely work of art!

  2. Dina, your creations are always so lovely, and this one is especially beautiful. I love the soft colors you used. I enjoy reading through your details to explain your steps. Do you use a waterbrush when you watercolor with the reinkers? I am intrigued with how you trimmed along the flowers and embossed from behind for dimension -- how much trimming do you do?

  3. Ooooohhh this is beyond beautiful! I would love to know what color reinkers you used.

  4. Gorgeous Dina, you are so lucky to be able to grow Orchids!

  5. Dina... a stunner as your cards always are! The flowers are perfectly done -- beautiful!

  6. So pretty, I have never seen that stamp before. Love the technique.

  7. I have been following your blog for quite a while and this time I just had to comment...This is simply stunning to say the least...your coloring is so soft and beautiful...It looks like the orchids are popping off of the card...just stunning!!

  8. Oh my gosh! This is so gorgeous! Your watercoloring is amazing! Thanks so much for the great technique tip with the glaze pen and the BG stamp over top. Hope your Mother's Day was simply fabulous! 8-)