Thursday, November 17, 2011

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Stamps only!

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card using stamps only - no patterned paper allowed!!I started by stamping the Poinsettia stamp on watercolor paper, masking it, then stamping the Rose Music Background over top. Keeping the mask on, I spritzed some water/reinker over the panel, dried it with my heat gun, then sponged inks around the poinsettia from the bottom up. I left the top of the panel unsponged (is that a word?) so the spritzing would show.The poinsettia was colored first with Touch Twin Markers, then watercolored with reinkers. I stamped a second flower and trimmed around some of the petals, then embossed them from the back with the wooden end of my stylus for more dimension.
The tabbed label is a stamp from the Journaling 1 clear set - I stamped it in Brilliance gold ink. The sentiment is from the Winter View set, and I also stamped French Postal and Paris Registre on the label. I used Peel-Off stickers from Flower Soft around the edges of the focal panel. It doesn't show well in the picture, but I also stamped Cover-a-Card Kaleidoscope on the card base.

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

Daniela @ For the First Time
Deborah @ Cards and Things
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
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. one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I've seen.

  2. what can I say
    Like all ways your card is so beautiful
    like all of it

  3. Your card is so elegant! I love the rose coloured poinsettia over the music paper.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. I LOVE this card ! It's beautiful ! Thx for the explanation of how you created it as well.

  5. Your background is gorgeous! Love how the bow is nestled under the flower - just like a gift plant from the florist. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous! Your flower is amazing and that background is fabulous. It inspires me to create some DIY patterned paper myself. TFS!

  7. So beautiful! Love the ribbon with the poinsettia!

  8. Wow Miss Dina this is so Gorgeous! Love how you molded the shape of the poinsettia petals.. So Pretty and what wonderful dimension! Wow... And I Love your Wonderful coloring and watercoloring too. Your BG is just Super! Love the whole thing! 8)


  9. Totally gorgeous! Love the color on the poinsettia!

  10. A Poinsettia Like no other. Simply stunning.

  11. Dina, your Christmas card is so beautiful! I love it.

  12. Stunning use of the music background to highlight this marvelous poinsettia. Loved all the spritzing & sponging too, and the way you tucked in the ribbon...just beautiful. TFS & Happy New Year.