The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card with a floral theme.
I made a fun collage card while I had my Hydrangea dies out a few weeks ago. I used diecuts to mask off the hydrangea stem, bloom, and leaves, then stamped the Chicken Wire and Reverse Polka-Dots backgrounds (inked with chalk ink then spritzed with water for a washed out watercolory effect). I also stamped the French Letter background in dye ink before lifting my masks. I don't think I have put that stamp away since I got it in December...! So great for a vintage background.
I inked and spritzed the elements of the Hydrangea clear set with Versamagic chalk inks, for a faux watercolor look... on the flower area, I used a couple of different inks, then also stamped single flowers over the area while it was still wet.
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ------- you are here!
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.
P.S. My card fits with this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp too, using background stamps!