Time for another Impression Obsession challenge. This time the theme is "These are a Few of My Favorite Things." Can't you just hear Julie Andrews singing in the background? The challenge was to take a line from the song and use it as inspiration for a card or project. I chose "brown paper packages tied up with string."
I like the idea of brown paper packages because they could be filled with all kinds of goodies. Did you ever see the movie A Christmas Story? There is a part in the movie where the dad is opening a crate containing his "major award" and he says, "There could be anything in there!" That is how I feel about the excitement and anticipation of unopened packages...there could be anything in them!
I decided to make a card in the shape of a brown paper package. I took a kraft notecard and then stamped it with the Thin Cover a Card background (CC001) in Chestnut Roan Chalk ink and the Dots Cover a Card background (CC003) in Staz On Gold ink. I really like the Staz On gold because it really gives you a strong metallic finish. I stamped both backgrounds again on a strip of kraft paper and popped it up onto my card to make it look like the package lid. I then added some brown sting, some holly from the CL35 Holly clear set, and a saying from the CL196 Swirl Trees clear set.
Want to embrace your inner Julie Andrews? Check out the favorite things of Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Kathy. Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression gift certificate!