Monday, June 10, 2019

Impression Obsession - Old is New

With such a huge collection of wonderful stamps from so many artists, sometimes the older stamps in the Impression Obsession catalog find their way out of the spotlight. We don't want them to be forgotten, so from now on you'll be seeing our team feature them regularly. We hope you're inspired!

I have several stamp sets inspired by my dad, and this is one that is really special to me - my Dad loved vintage cars and we went to many shows together when I was growing up. He could see a car and remember make and model, and that always amazed me. I went to a car show this weekend and caught myself getting teary a couple of times, knowing how much he would have loved being there. Here's the set - I love the sentiments that can be used year-round. 

CL672 Timeless Classic

This card was a sample for a tutorial we published at Splitcoaststampers in May, using precut foam adhesive pieces and embossing powder to create faux hardware embellishments - I used dies for mine, and also liked the results with foil rather than the embossing powder. The wheel is cut from cardstock, and it's from one of our bicycle die sets - it worked out perfectly! It's foiled with matte and shiny silver foil from Spellbinders. The card base is a preprinted card, inked with dye ink and embellished with this stencil.

Here's a closer look at the truck - I don't have my dad's gift of identifying old cars, but when I see one I think of him, and that is a gift in itself.

Here are a couple of favorite shots from this weekend's car show - for such a small town it was great to see so many cars!

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. My dad was a car nut too!!! (Maybe all dads are!) I love your embellishments! What a great idea.

  2. HOW FUN, Dina!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the little details you created & used! Old cars are a favorite of my husbands too! LOVE your truck/car images! I ALSO LOVE the photos you took of the old car show! Taken with an Artists' eye! ;)<3

  3. I love that old classic pickup. And, I also love the nuts and gear shapes on the card. I think my hubby would like a card like that.

  4. a while back I had bought some rubber stamps from you and you sent me a card that said you are such a huge blessing. is that one of your stamps? I couldn't find it at IO and I would like to purchase it. could you tell me where I could find it? thanks

    1. Hi Sherry! It's not mine - it's from Honey Bee Stamps! Such a fun set. Here's a direct link --