Thursday, May 17, 2012

Impression Obsession Challenge-Showing Care and Concern

WOW! I can't believe it's Thursday already! It seems the older I get, the more quickly the days and weeks go by. One more sleep and we'll be enjoying a long weekend here. YAY!!! That should mean some fishing for me!!! What are you all up to this long weekend?

Today's IO challenge is to create a card that shows care and concern. This challenge was perfect for me this week as my Father asked me to create a sympathy card and a get well card for him. My parents are both so good to me that when they ask for cards, I'm quick to deliver!!!! The get well card was created with this gorgeous Six Dandelions stamp. I embossed the image with White embossing powder and sponged tone on tone ink to accentuate the embossing. If you look really close at the background, you can see that I also used the Dandelion Seed background on the designer paper. I can see myself using this stamp over and over for some quick and easy, yet elegant cards. The sentiment is from the Get Well Wishes Cling set.  The Designer paper is an old stack that I have from K&Co.

My Second card is very simple and understated, but quite elegant. I was taking my photos late last night, so the picture really doesn't do it justice. The sentiment takes on the focal point of the card and can be found in the Treasured Memories cling set. The small bird is from the No place like home Cling set. I cut out the sweet little bird with the matching Die

Make sure that you head on over to the IO blog to get all the details for the challenge and find out who else has some pretty samples to share! Make sure you scroll down a bit to check out the fabby Tutorial on how to use the dies from our very own sweetheart Shirley!

Happy Stamping!


  1. Both cards are just beautiful, but that second one is simply elegant. What a classy card, my friend! Thanks for sharing, Vicki! Hmmm....sad to see the weekend come - am visiting DD in Colorado, and must head for Missouri on Sunday afternoon. Sigh.... Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  2. Beautiful cards! I love the blue one with its white flowers, and the second card is gorgeous with that embossed frame and sweet bird image. Lovely!

  3. Pretty cards, I love the one in all white with the bird, magical! Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

  4. I love the colors on the first one!! The second one is gorgeous as well. I really like how you used the embossing on it:)

  5. Beautiful cards - love the second one best, simple and elegant!!

  6. Prefer the understated card. Like the white on white embossing

  7. Beautiful cards, Vicki! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a nice weekend, and catch lots of fish!


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