It's an Impression Obsession Thursday! Our theme for this week's challenge is YOU DID IT! Join us and surprise someone with a card in the mailbox! Play along with us for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! Find all the details on how to enter your card on the Impression Obsession Blog.
See what inspired birthday designs the team inked up this week:
Jenny Gropp - You are here!
Our theme this week is "you did it" and that could mean anything.... so drop someone a card in the mail and let them know that you are proud of them! It could be for something small or a big event.. but having someone recognize an accomplishment always makes it that much sweeter! I thought this fun road map stamp could cover a lot of occasions.
I used my Mini Mount to stamp. This is perfect for those larger stamps and really helps me get a better stamped image. I always stand up when I use the rocker type blocks... I do think it gives me more even pressure.
You can see I stamped the image twice and did a little paper surgery with one image, cutting out the inside using an Xacto knife.
Copics used: BG57, BG53, BG11, BG34
At first I started coloring trying to follow the lines weaving in and out. I soon gave up and just went for a color blocking look.
On the inside of the cut out portion I did use a Memento Black Marker to edge... just giving the edges a little extra definition to help them stand out. Foam tape raises the top image up slightly to create the window. The little white dots I embellished with Viva Clear Gloss Gel so they look like little raised glass pearls.
On the inside I stamped a simple sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies Clear set. Finished card is 4" x 5 1/2" and opens tent style.
- Stamps by Impression Obsession: Road Map #J15058, Warm Fuzzies #CL492
- Ink: Memento Tuxedu Black, Versafine Onyx Black
- Paper: Bazzill Aqua Heavy Weight, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pattern Paper from Echo Park's 6x6 Collection Summer Bliss
- Other: Foam Tape, Viva Clear Gloss Gel Pen, Copics, Memento Black Marker, 1/16" Black Rainbow Tape, Io's Mini Mount Stamp Block, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Perfect Layer Rulers