Monday, June 24, 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!

This passion flower stamp has been in my pile to share for a while - when we lived overseas a friend gave me a passion flower seedling for Christmas, and a few months later we had to leave for the States - when we returned to pack up our house less than a year later, that vine covered the entire front porch! The blooms are so interesting, too. I've always wanted to draw this one...

I used watercolors to color in my flowers, and did a little stamping in the background using a script stamp and some activated watercolor paint in the lid of my palette... that script stamp is one that I never put away - it lives permanently on my desk!

The background panel on my card is a gel print from my downstairs stash - when I make my thank you tags, I keep a few sheets of cardstock and matboard close by for extra paint. Those sometimes turn into my favorite backgrounds!

Stamps I used:

H12007 Passion Flower
C13203 Live Dare
L9724 French Word Background

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. what a unique flower! will it grow in the states or does it only grow in tropical places? gorgeous card!

  2. A beautiful floral design and wonderfully colored.

  3. HOW BEAUTIFUL, Dina!!! You did an EXCELLENT JOB on this!!! IT IS SO GORGEOUS!!! ;)<3