Thursday, July 16, 2009

IO DT Challenge- Christmas in July


Have you been following all the Impression Obsession sneak peeks this week? If you need a recap, you can find a complete list of cards on the Impression Obsession blog here.

For today's challenge, all of the IO designers are making Christmas themed cards. I know some of you are starting your holiday cards already, so I hope you are inspired.

My card incorporates another of the brand new backgrounds. Doesn't the gingham background look like patterned paper? I tell you, I am really loving these new stamps. I made the background by inking the gingham with dark green pigment ink and stamping it onto bright green paper. To make the rest of the card, I stamped the Christmas tree onto cream paper using green ink and then added some yellow-green Copic marker to the branches so they looked fuller. I added a little brown Prismacolor pencil to the trunk and branches so that they would be distinguished from the pine needles. As a finishing touch, I edged the branches and snow with some Pixie Dust Shimmerz. Here is a close-up:

Feeling in the holiday spirit? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Shirley, and Tina have created. Also, please visit guest designer Kathy Menzies and welcome her for her first IO challenge! Hint....one of the designers is even offering some blog candy.

Happy Holidays!

11 comments:

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, I DID think that was patterned paper!! What a cute card!

Suzanne C said...

I thought it actually was a piece of fabric! Lovely card!

Deborah March said...

OmiGOSH, the background is FABULOUS!!! Great card!

tina werner said...

wonderful!!! love that background, i'm so happy i picked that one too! my box just arrived yesterday, yipee!

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! Beautiful card! Love how you brought out the best in the stamped image. And I like the sparkly snow! :-)

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a peaceful card!

Daniela said...

I thought that was patterned paper at first, for real!!!!! I love that tree!!!

Diana said...

Very nice Laura. Your work is so lovely

Jenny Gropp said...

That TOTALLY looks like Pattern paper (actually it looks like fabric) -- I love those backgrounds!!! Great card!

Shirley said...

Hi Laura, I was totally fooled by the BG stamp and almost left it out of your photo album. I came to see your card and caught it. What a lovely card! and the tree too of course!

Stephanie said...

what a great job coloring that image - and I totally thought that was DP...I'm off to check out this BG stamp :)