Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Impression Obsession Weekly Challenge - Shapes

This week the new Impression Obsession Challenge is to create a card that is shaped. The challenges are fun and the prize is a 25.00 gift certificate to IO. I already was selected once before and it was so much fun shopping for my stamps!

I wanted to create a flower. This sent me searching through my punches and dies to see which one might make a good petal. I decided to use my trusty Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 4 die.

This is how it looked when I was finished...
The laying flat view:


  1. Cut 6 petals from white card stock of each size. The sizes started from the second to smallest die and up two more sizes.
  2. Spray all the pieces with a lovely shimmery coat of Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist.
  3. Lay the medium petals in the center of the largest petals and spray them with Tuscany Sun Glimmer Mist.
  4. Spray the smallest petals with Tuscany Sun Glimmer Mist.
  5. Stamp the largest and smallest petals with red pigment ink.
  6. Stamp the middle petals with orange pigment ink.
  7. Sponge the edges of the large petals with brown dye ink.
  8. Spritz the white card stock for the bees with the Lemon Zest glimmer mist.
  9. Stamp the bees using a black pigment ink.
  10. Apply orange stickles to the bees and the button for the center of the flower.
  11. Each petal was rolled onto a pencil first the long way and then in half.
  12. Die Cut two circles for card base. 3 1/2".
  13. Attach the largest petals on the bottom of the petal to the circle. Push the petal up in the middle and flat again at the end.
  14. Repeat for all petals.
  15. Attach button in the middle.
  16. Cut out bees and pop dot onto card.


  • Impression Obsession - 8129, A8128 Left & Right Bee Side
  • Impression Obsession - F2051 Small Swirl Background
  • Versafine - Crimson Red, Habenero
  • Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 4, Large Circles
  • Button
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Ranger Stickles - Orange
  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Lemon Zest, Tuscany Sun

The next project I am working on is a few cards for Jennifer McGuire's Cards for Kids Drive.

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  1. I always exclaim "AAAHH! WOW!" when I stop by your blog! This shaped card is perfection- love the colors, patterns, dimension, distressing....love it ALL!

  2. WOW!! This turned out really nice, Sue! I never would have thought to use that shape for a flower petal, but once again, your intuition was perfect! Love your little bees here and there - the perfect touch! Good luck on this challenge!

  3. Oh my goodness! I read how you created this, but I am not sure if I could ever do it that beautiful!

  4. WOW!!!! OH WOW!!! Stunning and so creative...LOVE it Suzz!!!

  5. wow!!!! i am speechless... your creativity always amazes me every time I visit!! LOVE THIS!!

  6. Gorgeous! And thank you for the instructions too so we can try this out ourselves :-)

  7. You are so creative! Love this, Sue!!


  8. what an amazing card.... that's taking a shaped card to the next level.... stunning!!!

  9. Another amazing project from you - you made a gorgeous flower and so unique!

  10. Stunning flower project, love the colours and all the texture!

  11. This looks amazing!! Thanks for your tutorial!

  12. Suzz, this is outrageous - LOVE IT! You are amazing, love those little bees! Jo x

  13. Wow! You are so stinkin clever! I just got that die last week, can't wait to do it! Thanks

  14. Duh Me!! I didn't even see the resemblance with that die set. What a gorgeous card too!

  15. This is so cool, Sue!! You are amazingly creative!! Love it!

  16. Oh wow Sue, your flower is stunning!! Love the addition of the little bees too.


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