Thursday, January 03, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Anything Goes

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card. Period! Any entry using Impression Obsession stamps is just fine.

Last week there was a challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use the Emboss Resist technique - there are several variations of this technique that all involve coloring over a clear embossed image. I embossed the Darling Dahlia image in with clear powder, then colored the panel using a waterbrush and Ranger reinkers (Shell Pink, Currant, and Lemonade). The sentiment is HERE.

To allow the inks to bleed and blend into each other, I wet the entire panel with a spray bottle, then brushed and dotted the inks, beginning with the lightest color, and adding more color each time.

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
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
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.

Also, mark your calendar to join the design team next week (Jan. 7-11) for a week of sneak peeks of the new stamps that will be released at CHA!! There will be daily prizes for readers who leave comments on all the designers' blogs, and a special prize drawing on Friday. All the details and links will be listed for you on the I.O. blog. I am super excited about the new dkdesigns stamps that are being released, and I can't wait to share them with you!!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your sentiment is perfect because your card is dreamy. So pretty. Jan Douglas

  2. Like how you did the flower! Will have to try it!

  3. Wow ! You've managed to control highlights and shadows on the petals so well. Just beautiful !

  4. Happy two days into your birthday year, Dini! What a bouquet of lovely color you have shared with your cyberspace fam.
    Blessings, Keep Looking UP!

  5. Dina, you never cease to amaze me - this is so beautiful. I want to be you when I grow up - oh, wait, I'm older than you - lol! Deb

  6. Piękna, elegancka karteczka:)) Wspaniała w swojej prostocie:) Pozdrawiam ciepło:))

  7. Stunning and so gorgeous!

  8. beautiful Dina - just beautiful!
    Sandra ltb

  9. Happy New Year Dina! Your card is amazing. I've used this technique but I am certain it never looked this amazing :)!

    Blessings in 2013

  10. This takes my breath away! It is absolutely the most beautiful card I've ever seen, and I've seen probably a million, in my elderly lifetime! You did a super job! Nelda Deakins

  11. How beautiful. You are so talented. Happy New Year!

  12. Francie in Montreal1/05/2013 2:05 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous! I could look at this card all day. It is just sooo pretty.

  13. Oh my goodness, Dina - this just takes my breath away! Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

  14. Such a beautiful card! I love your coloring of this flower and the matching ribbon and pearls. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.