Monday, November 11, 2019

Impression Obsession Old Is New - Mistletoe Branch

Welcome to Impression Obsession's Old Is New Day.  Today, we designers are dusting off some of our older stamps to create our inspiration projects.  There are so many favorites that go back, and it is time to show them some love.
NOTE:  I filmed a video of my process for this card.  You can watch it on YouTube HERE.     
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Now, on to my card...

My card today features one of my older favorite holiday stamps and die:
Mistletoe Branch E13717
Peace DIE226-A
Happy Everything D12108

I started with a green card stock panel, and stamped the Mistletoe Branch image along the top of the panel, using Evergreen Bough distress ink.  I wanted an ink that would blend in for no-line coloring.

I used Arteza Real Brush markers to color the leaves and berries, and added Polychromos colored pencil shading and highlights.  You can see this in detail in real time on my video.  I will post a link to the video here on this blog post this afternoon. 
Some spatters from white acrylic paint flicked on with a small paintbrush add instant snow to the scene.

I cut the Peace die from white glitter card stock, and colored it with a violet Copic marker, then added it to the card.  After I added the die, I thought it needed a little something to make it show up, so I outlined it with my white gel pen.  A couple of layers and that is it.  Easy peasy holiday card.


I hope you are inspired by my card, and are enjoying this Old Is New feature at the Impression Obsession blog.  
You can find the other designer's projects on the IO blog post HERE.     

You can shop some of the IO older stamps AND the latest on the Impression Obsession website HERE

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Thinking of you
The Craft Stamper - Anything goes
The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge 
The Paper Players - Colors 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I enjoy your visits and comments. The video tutorial for this card is up; I would love for you to check it out HERE. 
Hope you have a lovely day!



  1. Absolutely stunning, Lynda! The background is beautiful. I LOVE how the purple "pops" against the green. The snow is the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

  2. This is beautiful .... I love the colours. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  3. Lynda, this is just gorgeous! I love how the purple just pops! You certainly made my colors shine! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX


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