Monday, August 18, 2008

IO Design Team Challenge

Well, it is time for another Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge. This time the theme was "monochromatic." When I heard the theme, I immediately thought of my new snowflake stamp. To make this card, I took a blue notecard and ran it through the Accucut Machine so that it would make the card into a circle. I added a ribbon on the side to hide the fact that it isn't a perfect circle and is in fact hinged. I then colored the snowflake with three blue Prismacolor pencils. I really wanted to add some of my clear Spica pen to the top, but I couldn't find it. I guess you will have to use your imagination! I wanted to use the Spica instead of a Stardust pen because the Spica is translucent, and the coloring would show through better. To finish the card, I sponged some blue ink around the edges and added a rhinestone to the center.

The funny thing is that I did a lot of coloring for the snowflake, but I kind of like it without all the extra work. Here is the simple card version:

I think this would make a really great quick Christmas card or Christmas thank you note. It takes no time at all to make, so you could crank out a lot in a short amount of time.

Interested in seeing other monochromatic cards? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, and Penny have to offer. Julie won't be participating in the challenge today, but she is posting a new Impression Obsession card for you to see.

10 comments:

Penny said...

fabulous quick card! I do love your colouring and it's a nice icy-looking card :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is a gorgeous card Laura! I love it colored in.

Michãel said...

hmm, I couldn't see the simple version, but the colored version reminded me of stained glass. very pretty.

Anne said...

Gorgeous snowflake card! I think the hand-colored version is awesome! :-)

Julie Koerber said...

I love both! I think you are right, you could crank a lot of these out if you wanted to! Normally by this time, I have some Christmas cards made up already-- thanks for the inspiration-- I'll be needing it! That is, when I find my mojo!! LOL!

Deborah said...

BEAUTIFUL Laura! Love the graduated colour!

Daniela said...

Wow, this is stunning, I must have missed this stamp! I love it!

krcrafts said...

Very pretty!! Love your coloring. Thanks for playing!

Chrisi said...

Freaking gorgeous!

Arlene said...

I like them both. There's something about the original without more coloring that's, well, maybe the nearest term I might use, is haunting. Something about the lines of it. Great idea for a quick Xmas card:) (aka: Clarian's Hawk on HA group)