Monday, February 1, 2021

Impression Obsession February 2021 Release Celebration - Day One

Welcome to Day One of the Impression Obsession 
The new stamps are available NOW
You can find them all HERE.
Today and tomorrow you can find a list of participants 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession 
$25 gift certificates to be randomly selected 
from comments on our posts today and tomorrow.

I have two cards for your inspiration today.

Card One - Humblest Tasks
IO Stamps/Die Links:

How I made it:
  • I used the centers of two frame dies.  On the ivory panel, I stamped the Pin Cushion and the Humblest Tasks verse with archival brown ink.

  • I also stamped the Pin Cushion onto a piece of floral patterned paper.
  • I fussy-cut the patterned paper one, and attached it over the stamped image on the ivory panel, then attached that to the pink panel.  I added some shading with a graphite pencil.
  • I layered this onto some more of the patterned paper, then onto an ivory A2 card front.
  • I used the Buttons die to cut some buttons, added some embroidery floss for 'thread,' and attached them to the card front.
  • I created a bow and attached that to finish the front.
  • INSIDE:  A panel of pp,a panel of ivory cs, and a stamped, fussy-cut image of the pin cushion finish off the inside.

    Card Two - Faith Camelia
    IO Stamps Links:
    How I made it: 
    • I white embossed the Camelia image onto watercolor paper.
    • I watercolored the flowers with Gansai Tambi watercolors, and used a rectangle die to cut out the panel.
    • I added the flower watercolor panel to a black A2 card front.
    • I white embossed the Faith verse, and fussy cut it, then added it to the card front with foam tape for dimension. 
    I hope you like my Day One cards.  I will be back with two more cards tomorrow for Day Two.
    If you came from Lee Ann Barrett's blog, you are in the right place.  You can find a list of all the participants for Day One HERE.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.  Don't forget to comment on each blog for your chances to win one of three $25 gift certificates to the IO Store.    Comments will be open until February 4th.Winners will be announced February 5th.




  1. Wow!! I thought the pin cushion was made out of fabric..but designer paper?? Sure fooled me. Love the second one with the rose as well.

  2. Both of these are beautiful, inside and out. Wonderful coloring.

  3. I think your pincushion card is one of my top three for for the hop, if not the top. It SO captures a sense of fabric and craft...the graphic pencil really bumped it.. love this card. And that sentiment is like icing on the cake. Perfect.

    Your WC card is very pretty. I like richness of the color.

  4. I love both! The little button accents are the perfect touch!

  5. Lovely cards -- love the paper piecing used on the first one in particular.

  6. The sewing card is so sweet. I think of my mom. The floral card is so striking- love it!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  8. Love that pin cushion image and the pretty flowers!

  9. Wow, they are both beautiful cards.

  10. I love your cards, I thought I commented already, but guess it didn't post. Thank you for sharing your inspiration! Always forget about the using the DSP to use instead of coloring an image.

  11. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards and colors!

  12. Wonderful cards! I am now officially a big fan of Impression Obsession!Wonderful sentiment and I just love that pincushion! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Aww this brings back memories! I use my great grandmothers pin cushion. Love your card!

  14. That pin cushion stamp is perfect for anyone to give to a person who sews. Beautiful cards.

  15. Gorgeous cards, Lynda!! I love the sweet pin cushion and lovely sentiment and your beautiful camelia card is amazing! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

  16. Love both your cards, beautiful work!

  17. my grandma always had pin cushions like that ... wonderful memory.

  18. I really like how the pincushion was done. Great idea share.

  19. Lovely cards. The camelia is so striking.


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