Monday, May 4, 2020

Impression Obsession Old Is New - Coneflowers

I'm back with a stamp for Impression Obsession's Old Is New day, where we are featuring IO's older images on our cards.
My card today brings us flowers.  Here in the northeast US could use some color in our landscapes.  It's been a cool spring so far, and our gardens are just beginning to bloom, ever so slowly.  
IO Stamp links:
Coneflowers H16010
Hope Is Faith C20638

I stamped the Coneflowers image onto bristol card stock, using a Misti and antique linen distress ink, so that I could do no-line coloring.

With my Polychromos colored pencils, I colored the flower petals and leaves, and shaded in the background.  I love these pencils for their blending qualities.  They are oil-based instead of wax, so they allow you to create many layers in your coloring, to build up depth and color.  

I attached the panel to an A2 card front, and stamped and attached the Hope Is Faith verse, and mounted it with foam tape for dimension.

I hope you are inspired to pull out some of your older stamps and show them some love by making a card or project with them.

Thanks for stopping by today.  You can find more inspiration from the other designers on today's Impression Obsession blog post HERE.



  1. Perfect sentiment for these difficult days! Lynda, as always, your card is gorgeous! Coloring is beautiful, as is your overall design. Thanks for sharing!


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