Thursday, August 8, 2019

Impression-Obsession Challenge - Moody Blues

Welcome to Impression-Obsession's 'Moody Blues' Challenge!  You can find links to all the designer's posts, as well as challenge details, on the IO blog HERE.  

I used a stamp from the fall/winter release for my 'blue' card today....

Pixel Poinsettia CC362
You're The Best C21211 
DIE805-YY Checkered Frames 
DIE385-B Love
Alphabet Plain LC DIE1578-E

I started with bristol smooth card stock, and my Misti.  I placed the panel and the stamp in the Misti, then added some broken china distress ink and stamped the image.  I inked it again, then spritzed a fine mist of water and stamped it over the previous stamping.  

I inked it with a darker blue, with my mini distress ink pads, keeping the darker color close to the inside, and along the areas I wanted shading to occur.  I used a dauber to blend out the darker color on the stamp before stamping it.  I repeated this, using darker blues, a few times, until I achieved the look I wanted.  I also added some pine green for the leaves of the poinsettia.

I added the Checkered Frames die along the edge, and trimmed the panel even with the edge of the die cut.  I mounted this onto another gold panel, then onto a blue A2 card.

I added the Love die and the letters to spell 'you.'

Some clear droplets from Studio Katia finish off the card front.  I love these drops...they add just the right touch.

I stamped the poinsettia image with white pigment ink on the inside.  I stamped 'You're the best,' and added it, with a gold layer.

I hope you like my card, and will join us in the Moody Blues challenge.  Get your 'blue' on, and come on over.  Who knows, you just might win a gift certificate to the Impression-Obsession store!

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Make your mark
The Flower Challenge - Favorite flower
Make My Monday  - Friendship
Simon Says Wednesday - Add a die cut
Watercooler Challenges - Feminine anything goes

Thanks for dropping in today.  I appreciate your comments.



  1. Such a lovely card, Lynda. I like the way you layered the various shades of blue on the poinsettia. It gives a great sense of dimension. tfs

  2. Beautiful card! Love that gorgeous flower!! Thank you for playing in my Friendship challenge at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

  3. Very impressive card. I love the texture to the stamp and the fact that you carried on inside. Love Dawn x

  4. Think I forgot to say, thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  5. This is a lovely card inside and out, with so much work gone into it x

    hugs sally x

  6. OH MY!!! WHAT A GORGEOUS IMAGE! You've made a GORGEOUS CARD, Lynda!! ;)<3

  7. You've created some wonderful dimension on the card Lynda with the colours you've used. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

  8. A lovely card and I love the stamp! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

  9. The poinsettia's pixel image looks stunning! Beautifully stamped ! Love the golden frame which adds a elegant touch to the card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  10. Thank you for explaining your technique, lovely cards!


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