Thursday, August 04, 2016

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Squared

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a square card. Here's mine! I love this fun combo for summer.

I die cut a square of watercolor paper and built the sentiment first. For the strawberries, I used this image, positioning it off the edges so I didn't get too much of the tea cup in the picture.

Strawberry Tea

I used Zig Clean Color markers to color the panel, scribbling color onto a piece of plastic to make a quick temporary palette. Below you can see the droplets a little closer - those are done with hot glue. If you try this... make sure your gun is good and hot, squeeze out a tiny bit, and then circle the tip of the gun around the droplet to keep the glue in a round droplet instead of creating a point.

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
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. Beautiful! I love how you selectively used the stamp. It's a great reminder of how versatile an image can be.

  2. Very cute card, Dina!

    (on a side note - I couldn't leave a message on the IO Blog for this hop, so would you let them know that as of Fri 8/5 2:25 AM CST, ALL the links for the "squared" hop are linked to last month's entry, except Laura"s. They might like to fix them! Thanks :)

    1. It's been fixed - thank you for letting us know! :)

  3. Such a clever way to "stretch" the use of this stamp!

  4. So clever and oh so cute! Berry nice!