Thursday, February 05, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: It Must Be Love

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project that expresses love. I pulled out a favorite sewing image and sentiment from my stamp line, and had a little fun with Brusho Crystal Colors for this card! The image was embossed with white detail powder first, then sprinkled with Brusho crystals (they've just released 8 new earthy colors - so exciting!).

Some of these colors are a fascinating mixture of color crystals that blend when wet, and I love how the detailed embossing captured some of the colors in there - some oranges, blues, and greys. In the space around the image, I blended a little more to add contrast, and added some shading with Distress markers. That beautiful silk ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I have a fascination with the Large Bow die:

That's what I used to create the loopy lacy border around the edge of my panel - this is 2 die cuts, each cut into 4 pieces.

I've added all my booth pictures from the CHA show to our Pinterest board - you can view them all HERE! The boards were beautiful and this was the largest stamp release ever!

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for challenge 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. artistic. different take on Valentines. thanks.

  2. Stunning with a capital S! Love the vintage, aged vibe of this and that big ol' ribbon is fantastic!

  3. Lovely take on the challenge. Great job with the brusho's--thanks for the link.

  4. Amazing Dina, I need to take a look at this color crystals, thank you for the link. I just love the way you used this bow die, I have it and now, you showed me another fabulous way to use it. The little sewing machine charm is darling, where did you get it?
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Yes this is a stunning card Dina. I love how you used the large bow to decorated the oval. Nothing like getting many uses out of one die.

  6. Wonderful card! I love this colored image and the little sewing machine too. And the use of the bow is so creative! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.