Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another Impression Obsession DT Challenge!

For this month's Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge - the rule was to use "stamps only" That means no decorative paper, no rub-ons, BUT embellishments were allowed!

So.... I came up with this window card showcasing one of the soon to be released IO stamps for summer - Cupcakes anyone? This stamp is so yummy! The window was created with the classic oval Nestabilities. I layered up the front of the card with a red layer on the lower half of the card and scalloped strip and THEN cut out the oval. After laying the main white piece on the red mat on the inside of the card, I stamped the plate of cupcakes to show through the window and started to color it up!

I added some pink chalk around the image to make it glow a bit. I colored the image with watercolor pencils, added some stickles glitter glue, the "You're Sweet" sentiment and that was pretty much it! On the front of the card, I did tie a bit of polka dot red ribbon and added the cutest embellishment. It's a hat pin style embellishment with a fun pink oversized crystal on the top! I love it! I picked up a whole bunch in a handful of colors.

Here's a look at the inside.....

Be sure to check out what some of the other IO girls did with this challenge! These ladies will be posting throughout the day today! Don't forget to check Penny's blog for a chance to win some new IO stamps!!!


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paylin said...

Great Challenge and fabulous DT Card, Julie

I like your layout, its sweet n cute.

Have a great day

Daniela said...

Julie, this is beautiful. Love the coloring. I have the same stamp...I will have to use it now.

Penny said...

Oh it's so sweet and beautiful!I love the way the cupcakes are peeking out of the oval and the greeting is inside.

(I very nearly used that stamp myself by the way but didn't at the last minute!)

mochamama said...

good morning girlfriend! well, since you have the delicious cupcakes, I'll bring the coffee (will starbucks do?) sounds like the perfect breakfast to me! hehehe wouldn't it be awesome to actually do coffee together?! I really love this card!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

How cute! I love those cupcakes! They look yummy!

krcrafts said...

Yummy definitely describes this stamp--it's my favorite of the new stamps and I was thrilled to see your card! I love your coloring and the oval opening on the front. Thanks for playing!

Janine said...

I love this!!! So nice and simple.. and that hat pin is fabulous. Very very nice.!!!
Have a great day... Off to work, have a class then a golf lesson.

jacki j. said...

I'm hungry!
I love the card, Julie!

acreativeneed said...

Very yummy! Fabulous card and great layout!

Diane said...

Gawgeous Julie!! Love the oval cut out and it looks very yummy for the
tummy!!! Hey they should have that as a sentiment!!!

Laura said...

Love the layout of this card, Julie. It really highlights the stamp and your coloring. Plus, that embellishment is to die for!

Laura Davis said...

Wow every day you amaze me girl!!! This is so cute:)

Deb Neerman said...


Omigosh, what a lousy 5 days I've had ... I even resorted to cleaning!!!!!

Thanks for the cheerful and encouraging notes; it means a lot to me ... you're the best, ya know?!?

Love the new little quotes on the end of your posts .. how'd ya do that?!?

~BIG hug, Deb

Deb Neerman said...

Omiword, I forgot to mention how much I adore this card!!!!

That chalk effect is awesome; you rock!!!

~More hugs, Deb

Belas Creating Place said...

This card is simply delish....
Great job with the colouring and colour choice.

Carolyn King said...

that is way too sweet! love it!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

So Adoarble...Love it!!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Even facing the challenge of stamps only, you create a piece of artwork. Truly pure talent! Great card!


sandyh50 said...

Love the card, Julie!