Thursday, May 6, 2010

Designers' Challenge

The current Impression Obsession designers' challenge is to use stamps in an "out of the box" way. I'm not sure if I've met the challenge well, but here's my card anyway. ;) I decided to go with "simple" for a change; I used chalk ink with two Cover-a-Card stamps, the dotted one and this tapestry patterned stamp, and this vertical Happy Birthday stamp (it's on sale right now!). I punched ovals from the stamped image, curled them, edged them with Krylon 18 Kt Gold Leafing Ink, and made a flower out of them.




Hope you can take some time to browse through the other designers' blogs to see some paper crafting goodness! The links are on my sidebar.

***Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using Impression Obsession images to our Shirley. Every week, cards will be selected to showcase on the Impression Obsession blog!!! You have until midnight this Saturday to enter your card. A random winner will be selected from the submissions to receive a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate! You can find all the information you need right here.

The Theme Thursday challenge right now is vintage. Here's a card I did with a distress inked background, Art Journey stamp, and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. I used a grunge flourish as an embellishment. The challenge over at Wee Memories is writing...any kind of writing. The current Pile it On challenge is to use boyish colours.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

14 comments:

Shirley said...

What a really beautiful card, Deb. I love the dotted swiss and that Happy Birthday is perfect here. Your flower is really wonderful too!

Kelly said...

your cards are gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

Very cute Deborah... both of them!

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful card- has a wonderful nostalgic feeling!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flower! Love the distressed background on your second card! Both are beautiful!

Scrappy said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Rein said...

Beautiful cards!

Sandy said...

Wow these are wonderful. So gorgeous cards. Love it.

Hermine said...

Gorgeous cards!

indybev said...

Beautiful work!

Silvia said...

Such a wonderful image. Beautiful work.

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flourish. Great job :) Thanks for playing along with PIO. We appreciate your support!

Jenny said...

LOVE IT!!!! So glad you got to play in my challenge... this is awesome!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

liannallama said...

love the beautiful card with the children on it and such pretty colors!