I loved both of these Impression Obsession stamps the moment I saw them—they offer so many creative possibilities. I came up with three examples for Stampassion's latest card kit and am quite happy with the results. Here's the first one, featuring the Flower Tub stamp and an embossed layer done with one of the two Tim Holtz embossing folders included in his Damask & Regal Flourish Set; so pretty. The Flower Tub is colored with Copic Markers, art tools I've fallen in love with this year after unsuccessfully attempting to resist their lure. They blend so beautifully and are delightful to work with for that reason, like my beloved PrismaColor Pencils (which are feeling a little betrayed).
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The tub reminds me of an old copper wash tub we had by the fireplace while growing up, which my parents used to store extra firewood. I'm happy to have 'inherited' it and it holds, you guessed it, our firewood and kindling also ; ) Love it.
The inside of the card above, is stamped with the friendship saying you see here. It's such a beautiful sentiment, I wanted to use it as a focal image. However, it was a bit ho-hum until I stamped Flower Tub as a background and edged the oval with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool. All the die cut ovals you see, scalloped and not, are included in the kit. No punching or die cutting for my customers (at least, not this time!). No coloring on this one either, so it's easy-peasy and quick.
The scalloped edge was punched with the Elegance Apron Lace Border Punch and the top two corners are rounded to repeat the border shape.
In addition to 30 die cut ovals and two cling-mount stamps, the kit includes 10 cards and envelopes, two types of pretty ribbon and lots of layering papers.
At 15+% off, it's a great deal too—check it out.