Monday, June 29, 2020

Old Is New At Impression Obsession - Slimline Watercolor Leaves

Slim Line Watercolor Leaves Card 
With Caran D'Ache And Neocolor II

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As you may know, I just love, love, love the Cover-A-Card stamps from Impression Obsession.  This Fancy Leaves stamp is one of the very first I purchased, soooo many years ago.  I use it for every season, and it has probably seen more ink than any of my other stamps!  I now have quite a collection of the CAC stamps.  
For my card today, I used Caran D'Ache Neocolor II crayons. I placed my Fancy Leaves stamp onto my craft mat, rubber side up, and spritzed it lightly with water.  I then took some Caran D'Ache crayons in greens, blues, and purple, and rubbed them directly onto the stamp.  I colored the entire stamp, then misted it again when I was finished.  
I placed a panel of natural card stock onto the stamp, and pressed evenly all over the back of it.  I had to repeat a portion of it, as the card stock panel is longer than the stamp, since I made a slimline card.  Most of the CAC stamps will cover an entire A2 size card in one go.
I love removing the stamp and seeing the results.  I misted my stamp pretty well, so it resulted in a watercolor look, which I was going for.  I added some spatters in the same colors, and brushed some of the color along the edges of the panel.  

I layered the panel onto a 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 natural card, and added the verse panel.

Inside, I inked the stamp with distress inks in similar colors, and stamped off a couple of times, to create a background.  I added a natural panel over it, leaving a border.  The inks give a distinctively look than the Neocolor II's.
I hope you enjoy our Old Is New feature.  It's fun to share ideas with our older, well-loved stamps.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the other designer's cards on the IO blog post HERE.



  1. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! AND there is the purple & green you love so much too! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! I ALSO LOVE the water color look you get from your technique!!! A SUPER JOB Lynda, outside & in!!! ;)<3

  2. Wow, this is beautiful! The color combo you chose really appeals to me. So nice.


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