Thursday, June 18, 2009

IO DT Challenge- Just Stamping


Time again for another Impression Obsession Design Team challenge. This time the theme was "stamps only." We weren't allowed to use any patterned paper. Embellishments were allowed, but no decorative papers.

For my card, I chose Leigh Hannan's new Watermelon Slices (F2338) and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I made my own decorative background by cutting out little seeds from black cardstock and gluing them onto red paper. As a finishing touch, I added some Doodlebug scalloped strips. I have no idea what they are called. You could make something similar with white paper and decorative scissors. It might be hard to tell from the picture, but the watermelon slice is actually popped up on the card with some pop dots.

For the stamped saying, I used words from the CL233 Fun in the Sun set. One of the nice things about clear stamps is that you can cut them apart and reassemble them as you want. In the set, the phase I used said "Vacation Fun." I cut the two words apart and then paired the "fun" with the "summer" saying. Practical!

If you want to see other "stamps only" ideas, check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Kelli, and Shirley have created.

9 comments:

Deborah March said...

SO cute and summery!!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so cute Laura! Great job!

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! I can almost TASTE the watermelon! Cute card! Love those seeds you cut out to make a patterned paper. You got the shape just right! :-)

Eva said...

Ohh...I love how you created your card!

Daniela said...

Laura, this is so cute!! I love it!

Shirley said...

Wow! I wondered how that stamp would look and I love it. I really like how you did your own DP too! Great card!

Julie Koerber said...

Just too summery and sweet Laura!!!

krcrafts said...

You cut out all of those seeds by hand? Wow! It's just the perfect touch for this card. So very summery :)

Jenny Gropp said...

This is so creative and totally fun! I love it!