Thursday, September 18, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Square Cards

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a square card. Here's mine:

I combined a few stamps from this latest release that I hadn't used yet, on a 4" Art Square from Inchie Arts. I made a couple of alterations to the text stamp... just cut the butterfly and lower border right off. I'm sure they'll come in handy some day!

I stamped with Stazon ink, and watercolored using Shinhan Premium Watercolors. Additional color was added using sponged dye inks and Inktense Pencils.

A painting tip for detailed work... a few weeks ago I found a Nail Art Tool Set on Amazon for super cheap. The brushes are great for fine, tiny details.

Stamps I used: Live Love Laugh, Plain Pear, Plain Pear Small, French Handwriting, Mesh Texture

Here's a peek at the background before I covered it up... I spritzed and crumpled watercolor paper, then added some chalk inks to the piece after smoothing it out. The stamping was added when it was dry.

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

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
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.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just so beautiful! Love the design and your colors are perfect! TFS!!!

  2. Love this card. Beautiful Colors. It fits this time of the year.
    Thanks for showing Anneke.

  3. Gorgeous!! I love square cards: my makes are almost invariably square. What a beautiful background created with the spritz and crumple technique. The string and metal/bead embellishment is a really nice addition. I wish I could find a good range of Impression Obsession stamps in the UK.

  4. Lovely card. I love the background and the saying!

  5. This card is solo beautiful! Where did you purchase this set?

  6. beautifully done, and love the sentiment. just gorgeous all the way.