Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thinking Out of the Box!

Hi all! It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge and this one had us all thinking a little bit "out of the box!" Our mission was to take a stamp set and use it in a way that was different from what the illustrator intended!

So, here's what I did! I took the Noah's Ark Set (a clear set from Sarah Phelps) and mixed it up with the Make a Wish set (also from Sarah Phelps)......

To create this card!
When I saw these cutie patootie animals, I just knew that I wanted to use them for something other than baby cards! So, I gave them balloons, horns and even a party hat! TOO FUN! I colored them all up with Copic markers, punched them out with a 1-1/4" circle layered them onto a slightly larger circle using fun coordinating decorative paper (DCWV). Add a little ribbon, some paper piercing, some sparkles and a fun Mini Message.... and you're pretty much done!

Since my daughter is 6 and is full swing into birthday party mode - getting invited here and there - I want to make up a bunch of these just to have on hand! Creating them will definitely put a smile on my face!

Want to see what the other IO gals came up with when they thought out of the box?

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Laura Fulcher
Shirley Ross
Deborah March


Also, don't forget to check out the IO blog! You can learn more about the challenge and find out how your work just might be recognized on the Impression Obsession Blog! Woot-Woot!

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

mochamama said...

sweet card Julie, and you were definately thinking out of the box! Awesome idea

Deborah March said...

Aaawww, just the CUTEST Julie!!

Jeanne S said...

Well dang! Now I NEED those sets. What a fun card!

The Rubber Maid said...

That's a good idea to intermingle the sets and come up with a mighty cute card. Can get some ready for the parties Ellie is invited to and you are set...like you said. Cute. Mom

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How cute is this!!! Great job of combining the two sets!!! Great thinking Mom!!!
Have a great day my friend!!!

Shirley said...

How creative! You have the best ideas, Julie. I like how you used the animals. A child would love this. The colors are wonderful too!

Laura said...

Cute, cute, cute! There is nothing better than animal stamps...unless it is animal stamps with accessories!

Lorraine said...

Amazing! Great idea to get the most from those baby animal stamps!

Ida P. Krause said...

How adorable and fun. What a great way to think out of the box with both those sets. It's just charming.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

TOTALLY CUTE!!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Adorable!! I love how you combined the 2 sets!

Amy Sheffer said...

So cute, Julie! This makes me smile!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Tis is CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! Those little animals are adorable!! I have that set and will totally be stealing your idea!!! And you said you were brain dead - HA! hardly!