Thursday, September 20, 2012

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Nature Inspired

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card inspired by nature.


This idea popped into my head a few weeks ago, and I had to try it out - a nest on a branch. I snipped across the wreath die and shaped it, then used the roundish center cutout as a base for my nest, cutting to the center of it first, and overlapping the edges slightly into a shallow cone. The 'eggs' are paper beads, rolled from an elongated triangle of designer paper.

The flowers on the branches are made with the Fence Border die - you can find a tutorial for this fun technique HERE.


These are the dies that I used:

Fence Border

Twig Wreath (4 dies)
Bare Branch
Circle Shaker Frame

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. Needless to say I think the nest made from the wreath is genious and simply adore how you used it with the branch. The eggs are precious.

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  2. It's all so clever...and gorgeous too !

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  3. What an innovative way to use the fence die! Your card is Brilliant!

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  4. UN-BE-LIEV-ABLE!!!!! I am speechless......

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  5. Love the colors. Very beautiful!

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  6. This is just beautiful and so original!
    PH

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  7. Francie (Montreal)9/21/2012 10:53 AM

    It's lovely and so darn clever. I love it!

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  8. this is an amazing, fantastic idea to use this wreath die this way! I love it! so Beautiful!
    Judy

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  9. OH MY GOLLY!!!! Seriously does that brain of yours EVER turn off??? Dina! This is freaking AWESOME!!!! I LOVE that but would have to say OH HECK NO to the fence flowers! LOL

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  10. Lovely Dina and that nest is real clever crafting! creative greet Miranda

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  11. Really cool card! So beautiful. I love what you did with these dies, the wreath and fence die, to make the nest and flowers. Also love those blue eggs. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  12. This is awesome! Nice eerie feeling and GREAT background!

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  13. Oh WOW. I have a friend who I'd love to make a card like this for. The tiny eggs are the icing on the cake for me.

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  14. Love this wonderful idea for the nest and the eggs. Beautifully done! Hugs, Lesley

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