Category Archives: Impression Obsession

red, white and blue

It’s not the Fourth of July yet, but I am starting a bit early with these traditional patriotic colors.   The card was made for the Impression Obsession Red, White and Blue challenge – details HERE.


I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo black in and colored with prisma pencils.  The red background cardstock is also stamped with a canvas cover-a-card stamp.  I added a die cut banner, some pearls (that were colored with copics to make them brown) and paper pierced along the right.

The images I used are:  Three Decoys (H1040) and Canvas Cover-a-Card (CC073)

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Sunset Scene

I’m playing along today with Impression Obsession’s  “Oldie’s But Goodies” challenge – details found HERE.

I started by stamping the main image on neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black in and colored with prisma pencils.  Then I sponged the sunset with Memento Dandelion and Cantaloupe and the water with Summer Sky inks.  It was mounted on blue cardstock from SU.  The base card is SU cardstock as well and the small dragonfly image (also from IO) was stamped in the background with versamark ink.

Impression Obsession images used:  #3014-LG Change The World Set

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southwest style

When we lived in California we took many vacations in the southwestern US.  Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah all have incredible natural landscapes and historical treasures.    I loved our visits there – they were filled with the most wonderful food, and scenery as well as great shopping for silver jewelry and native american crafts.    This card celebrates those wonderful vacations.

The main image is from Digi Design House, the digi side of TAC.  If you are in the market for a great western set, this image is from their Western set and it has several great images.  It was printed out on copic paper  – thought I was going to  color it with copics but at the last minute decided to use my Prisma pencils.  Surprisingly, copic paper works fabulous with pencils!   No solvent like OMS or baby oil was used – just the pencils.  It gave me an opportunity to try my skills at shadows and highlights.  I like how the shadows in the folds of the blanket and on the ground came out.  The sky was sponged with memento summer sky ink.

The base card  was stamped with Impression Obsession’s Screen cover-a-card stamp.  The woodgrain panel is stamped with a Papertrey image. 

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down by the seashore

We had family visiting us from out of town last week and spent alot of time at the beach catching waves, collecting shells and soaking up the sun.    Here is my card inspired by those days.

The main panel was sponges with memento inks – summer sky, bahama blue, paris dusk and a heavy dose of desert sand on the bottom.  I tried to sponge some white pigment ink where the ocean and sand meet to give it a “surf-y” look, but it did not pan out too well.   I then tried all four of my white pens but none of them worked either!   The shell, from Fred Mullet, was stamped in cocoa and colored with copics in the E series with a tiny bit of RV.  The sentiment is computer generated and I got it and several another from a digi scrap site – scrapsimple.

You can’t really see it in the photo, but the kraft cardstock is stamped with a nice shell background stamp.  I think it is from Rubbernecker, but I purchased it ages ago and never noted the manufacturer.   It was stamped with desert sand ink and I used my new tool – the mega mount – to stamp it.  The Mega Mount is a large curved acrylic block with a handle from Impression Obsession.  They created it for their large cover-a-card stamps (of which I have a bunch).  Here are some photos to give you an idea of how it works.    Here is the stamp on the mega mount:

This photo gives you an idea of the curved shape of the mega mount.

Impression Obsession has a nice video on how to use the mega mount.  You can find it HERE.

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feathering with copics

This second card for this weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS incorporates the “feathering” technique using copic markers.

Feathering is a blending technique using two (or more) colors on opposite sides of an image and blend them so there are no obvious streaks.  For this card I stamped the image and colored using only two copic markers:  R29 and Y19.   I started each leaf  with R29 and,  using feathered strokes,  applied the color so that it was dark at the beginning and lighter towards the center of the image.  Then I took Y19 and, using the same feathered stroking technique, applied color from the opposite end of the leaf.  I continued blending, using primarily Y19 to soften where the two colors meet.   Once the coloring was done I used the same two markers to apply color along the edges of the square.

Now, I don’t normally use red, yellow or orange in my cardmaking – I tend to like blues and greens.  But, I love the rich colors that I ended up with here – they remind me of a sunset.

When I finished coloring I punched out two photo corners, attached the piece to a white card base and pierced along the edges. 

Paper:  Copic X-Press it Blending cardstock,  SU red cardstock, Crane’s Lettra white cardstock
Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Stamps:  Impression Obsession (leaf), Papertrey (sentiment)
Other:  SU photo corner punch, piercing tool and mat


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