Thursday, May 17, 2012

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Sending Comfort

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a sympathy card. I don't really have any sympathy stamps with me, so my card just expresses heartfelt thoughts - I made an easel card I made using the new dies, the coordinating Cottage Fence stamp, and a sentiment (Mini Messages) stamped on an Inchie Square from Inchie Arts.

It's easy to use the House die to create a card shape by just keeping the folded edge of your card inside the cutting edge of the die. You can create a fold at the side of the die, or at the flat end. The die is such a versatile shape - in my May 31st post I'll share a few more ideas with you for using the die - stay tuned!!

I used the bottom edge of the fence stamp along the edge of the card for a stitched look. That stamp is really versatile too! And the die makes a neat scalloped border, peeking out from underneath other layers. You could weave ribbon or paper strips through it too. I love dies that are multi-purpose!

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -
Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Our next team post will showcase stamps from one of Impression Obsession's new artists!

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. Beautifully done Dina! Great idea to invert that die. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pretty card! Love your use of the die and that lovely color combo!

  3. Great card design, very creative, love the color combo and the ribbon behind the inchie. Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

  4. Beautiful project, love the colors.

  5. I really like that stamp! The shape of the card is very unique and I like it!!

  6. Cool card love the bright colors and the flowers!!