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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Impression Obsession Fly Away Challenge and Blog Hop!



Today we're not only sharing some of the gorgeous new Impression Obsession Stamps, we're also playing the Fly Away Challenge. You can get all the details for the challenge over at the Impression Obsession Blog today, along with links to the creative designers that are sharing their art.

I adore this beautiful Bird Collage 4 image. I can see so much potential with this stamp. Unlike my Spooky Bird card from earlier in the week, I wanted to create something rather elegant. To do this I stamped the image three times using these awesome new cats eye stacks from colorbox. The base layer and the leaf layer were stamped with the twist stack, the pretty rose with the heritage stack. I really  love the saturation of ink that you get with these cut little pads! I layered each section with dimensional dots to give the card a three dimensional effect. Border Punches by Martha Stewart Crafts and EK Success were used to create the top and side borders and I used tone on tone layers to achieve what I think is an elegant effect! Tiny half pearls finish off the card nicely I think!

Hope you're inspired by the projects that you see on the hop today!

Happy Stamping!

29 comments:

  1. I really like these new bird images. They make the card.

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  2. That bird stamp is so good that it doesn't need any supporting "cast" of embellishments, great move to keep it clean and simple.

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  3. A very elegant card - love how you made the image more dimensional.

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  4. Love the elegant look to your card- the rose and flourishes are an elegant touch!

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  5. Yes, very elegant! Love the die cuts you choose for this image. Great!!

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  6. Vicki, you certainly have a way of utilizing layers which draw attention to the focal point! LOVE how the ivory layers do not compete against your stunning musical bird. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is a really beautiful card Vicki and I love your use of punches. The mono layers really served the purpose of making your bird the focal point.

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  8. I really love that musical bird image. Great card!

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  9. very elegant card.. like it a lot..nicely done!!!

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  10. I love all the unique ways that the DT used the bird images. I usually don't use birds in my designs...but I really like how they look on these cards. Nice work!

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  11. VERY elegant and beautiful card!
    Lynn

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  12. Very feminine and understated. The punches add lacey elegance.

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  13. This is very elegant. Love the punches you used too. The little green adds too...
    PH

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  14. Very elegant - well that does it - I know I have to have this bird. Wonderful and I love it!!!!!
    Sandy

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  15. Gorgeous & Elegant Vicki ! I love the new bird images, they are on the wish list :) Greetings from another "Ontarian", Shirley

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  16. Very elegant. Love how you did your punches.

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  17. Sigh...there is that gorgeous bird again! Love this so much, Vicki! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. WOW! What an elegant beauty! Love it, love it

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  19. Love this!! What a great card!

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  20. You really outdid yourself on creating something elegant with this beautiful card! It is a true classic!

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  21. This is divine , so beautiful

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  22. Very beautiful and elegant card! Love the musical bird!

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  23. Really beautiful and elegant card! Would be such a nice holiday card to give to someone with the colors you used. I love how you used the border die at the top and bottom also. Great stamp. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  24. Love it - it's so elegant!

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  25. Very Beautiful....love the red and the music and your design! I guess I love it all!

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  26. Very pretty. I like your choice in color.

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  27. Really pretty card. Thanks for sharing. Nelda

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*****Vicki*****