Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Zenspirations- Fangtastic!

Impression Obsession has a new line of stamps called "Zenspirations" and are designed by Joanne Fink. Today the IO design team is hosting a blog hop to introduce you to the stamps. I really think you are going to like them!

For my card, I used images from a Halloween set called When Life CL336. I also used a stair-step card from The Paper Cut as the base of my card. It looks like I did a lot of work to cut and fold my card, but I didn't. The card comes with all the cuts and scores already done for you, which really works for me!

To begin, I stamped the Cover a Card Halloween text onto the card using black versafine ink and then edged the piece with Black Soot Distress Ink. I then added some bats from the sets that I colored with black and grey watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Here is a side view of the card to see the popped up bats:


I then punched out a yellow circle and added some Scattered Straw Distress Ink around the edges, added "Fangtastic" saying, and added a pumpkin that I colored with Copic Markers.


Here is another picture to see the pumpkin view of the card:


I thought it looked odd that all the color was on the right-hand side of the card, so I stamped the Cover a Card again and colored some of the words with Copic markers before gluing them to my card.


Want more Zenspiration inspiration? Start at the Impression Obsession blog and get a list of the participating designers. If you leave a comment on each of the designers' pages, you will be entered to win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate.


Good luck!

31 comments:

stampqueen said...

Aaakk - love those bats!!!
Great card - great background too!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

what a great halloween card! love the new stamp line!

sonyaeverding said...

I love the step cards they are so interesting. Super job.

Stephanie said...

Wow, Laura! What a fantastically spooky card! Love the background and how you popped the bats up with foam dots! Perfect touch!

Ginger Benedict said...

I think I'm hyperventilating! Absolutely love Halloween anything. This is awesome.

Julie Koerber said...

Ok Laura, this made me squeal - it is too stinking cute and a stair step card is a perfect way to showcase all those darling images. Too fun!!

Margie said...

What a fun halloween card! I am loving this hop!

Denise said...

Great card! I love Halloween images! Love the stair-step design and all the details! Can't wait to see of the Zenspirations!
DeniseB

Donna said...

This FANG-Tastic set is just that! Wow! Love the step elements you've used, and the fabulous coloring. Joann's use of Zentangling her verses and images make a wonderfully unique use of artistic elements. Thanks for sharing your great card!

Vintage Rose said...

I absolutely love this card! Sooo creative

Chrisi said...

ok - it's a pop up, it's colored beautifully, it's balanced, it's bats - WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? You are the bestest bat colorer EVER! And I mean that!

April said...

Great step card! I love all the elements, especially the bats.

April said...

Great step card! I love all the elements, especially the bats.

Yoli said...

Very cool!

Lillian Child said...

FUN FUN FUN card creativity! Love your style!

Cindy said...

Cute card and cute stamps! Love how you colored some of the words on the background stamped papers.

Linda Carson said...

Oh what festive fun! Love everything about this creative card!

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! Halloween designs are here! I love the card. It inspires me to get going on my Halloween cards!

Donna D.

Mary said...

Cute card -- really like the stair step!

Tracey said...

WOW What a fabulous creation...so creative!!

Kathy Ethington said...

Fangtastic card!!! LOL...it's just too dang cute for (better) words.

BishopsMommie said...

great card love the bats!!

Linda Rink said...

A ready made step card and pop up Halloween Bats--What fun!!

suzieq23 said...

love the spooky card using the stair-step layout. What fun!

Katie said...

Wow, great way to do a stairstep card! I love the popped up bats over the CAC background. And I like the Fangtastic text! :) Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Tami B. said...

What a great card. Lovin' all those little Halloween elements.

Adrienne said...

what a unique step card! so adorable

Patti J said...

What a fun line of stamps! Love your Halloween card - thanks for sharing!

reatelier said...

Adorable card

michemilie said...

So hauntingly Fun!!! How creative! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Robin Shakoor said...

OMG!!! I love it! That pumpkin is the cutest!