Monday, January 14, 2019

Cardinal Celebration

Happy Monday!  Today is Old Is New day at Impression-Obsession.  We have had so much fun with the new Spring Release stamps.   Now IO's design team members are showing some love to our wonderful 'classic older stamps' today.  We will be doing this a couple of times a month, so that these images can get inky with some new ideas for your inspiration.  
Check out what the other DT members have done HERE.

For my card today, I chose this gorgeous winter cardinal scene.....
IO Stamps:  Cardinals By Window F1929 
                  Life Stuff Sentiments CL491 
                  Winter Cardinal K1338

I stamped the Cardinals By Window F1929  image with potting soil Ranger Archival ink onto Canson watercolor paper.  I painted the image with Daniel Smith watercolors.

When dry, I die cut the image with a Spellbinder's die from my stash, and distressed the edges of the die with distress ink.  I used craft foam to layer this panel onto white card stock, which I had distressed, then onto a brown square card front.

I added the verse, which is from the Life Stuff Sentiments clear set.  I distressed it, and used foam tape to give it added dimension. 

For a little more interest, and to balance off the bottom of my card, I stamped and water colored the cardinal from the Winter Cardinal cling stamp.  I added him to the bottom right with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed my little trip back to these stamps, and found some inspiration here. 

How about you?  Do you have any older stamps that could use some love?  Why not get them out and get them inky.  Then share your project with us on the Impression-Obsession Facebook group.  We love to see what you create. 

And for more fun, take a look back at some of the past IO images that YOU love, and choose one to enter a card or project in our Impression-Obsession Challenge.   This month's theme is New Beginnings.  Follow the guidelines HERE to enter the challenge and have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to our online store.

Speaking about winning, Congratulations to Ellie Wilkins, the winner of the $25 gift certificate from my blog comments.  Thank you to everyone who commented.  You should all know how encouraging and inspiring your comments are to those of us who put our time and effort into our art to bring you ideas and inspiration.  I appreciate your kindness!

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I appreciate your visits and encouraging comments.

Links to stamps and products used in my card today are below:
Cardinals By Window F1929 
Life Stuff Sentiments CL491  
Winter Cardinal K1338
Canson watercolor paper 
Daniel Smith watercolors

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes 



  1. Such a lovely card, Lynda. The Obsession Impression scene stamps are always so lovely. Your setting and coloring here shows this so well. tfs

  2. Your painting skills are superb and this is a lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see you again next month. Donna - DT Member

  3. Oh, wow! Look what you did with that fabulous stamp! I love your coloring! So sweet how you added a larger Cardinal!


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