Thursday, January 18, 2018

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: I Adore You

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with a love or friendship theme. In case you haven't noticed, there are some new Valentines Day dies in the store, so I wanted to share a couple of ideas with one of the new background dies.

This is the die I used - for my first card I used my MISTI magnets to hold a die cut in place, and used it as a stencil for brushed inks.

Lacy Hearts die
I used 3 ink colors (Bubblegum, Peony, Ruby), brushing from light to dark. I used a Clarity stencil brush, and I love the soft look!

The stamps I used are from my stamp line - links are below. The 'adore' word is a partial image that I stamped by taping off the rest of the sentiment. 

My second cared is a shaker card! I cut a frame from cardstock and a frame from fun foam and layered them like they are in the photo below to create the shaker frame. The base (pink) layer was inked with the same inks I used above, just dragging them across the panel.

For my filler I used some sequins and most of the negative cuts from the die - I did pull out the long pieces that are around the hearts.

Stamps and dies I used: Lacy Hearts die, Puppy Love Silhouette, Adore You, Treat the WorldAll-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2, Heart die set, Sending Love

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

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Giovana @ Believe
Ilina @ Creativity Within
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat 
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink 
Kelli @ Stamping with a Dream 
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. Both of your cards are awesome! Love your techniques. These new dies and stamps from IO are outstanding. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Carole Lovill

  2. I love the first card. It reminds me of being a kid and sharing stuffed toys. I thought that was a die cut! It's so crisp.

    Shala C.

  3. wonderful cards as the script behind the silhouette children image and the great stenciling.
    xx Karen

  4. I love silhouette stamps as I am not one for coloring........would love to see you come out with more of them, maybe some of dogs??? Both cards are so pretty and loving that background die and font on the stamp.

  5. Hi Ann! Check my stamp line for many more silhouettes - I try to add a few to each release.