Thursday, September 17, 2009

Impression Obsession DT Challenge~Holiday Gift Ideas

It's time for the IO Holiday Gift idea challenge. Come and play with us!

Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using IO images to Shirley . Every week cards will be selected to showcase on the IO blog!!!

When I was thinking about doing this challenge, I couldn't figure out whether I needed to make an actual gift, or if gift packaging qualifies as a 'Holiday Gift Idea'. Well, I tried to think of something as an actual gift, but nothing was coming to me. So I settled for a gorgeous gift package.
This is the new Poinsettia stamp from IO. How beautiful is that! I whipped out the watercolor paper, two Twinkling H2O's and set to work on a layered flower. After I cut the two layers out, I flipped the paper over and 'sculpted' the petals with a special tool I got from Punch Bunch. A little elbow grease, and the effect is awesome! I love doing flowers like this, especially large, showy ones. I adhered it to some layered Spellbinders Labels to make a gift tag, added some wide ribbon, and that's it. You could put ANYTHING in this gift bag and it would be super special, LOL!
Don't forget to check out the other Impression Obsession Design Team's blogs for more holiday gift ideas:
Hope it inspires & thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Distress, SU
Paper: Watercolor paper, Stardream
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels, Twinkling H2O's, Scribbles 3D paint, striped grosgrain ribbon, fine permanent pen, SU gift bag


  1. hello katarina! this is a gorgeous gift package! i love the colours you've used =)
    hugs, manuela

  2. Wow, that flower is gorgeous...a beautiful gift bag!

  3. Hi Katarina..this is just WOW!!!
    love it!!

  4. Talk about GORGEOUS!!! I can't imagine anyone ever giving this up. A gift with a gift within!! Into your album it goes. Love it!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! I am amazed with how you used this stamp. Gorgeous!

  6. I love your blog, you do beautiful work!

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

  7. Gorgeous colorization of your flower! I haven't used my H2O's in a while! You are definitely inspiring me! I hope to play along this week.

  8. Gorgeous colorization with the H2O's. I haven't used mine in a while, you are definitely inspiring me to get mine out! I hope to play along this week!

  9. Wow, what a beutiful gift, it certainly inspired me alright. Love it!! Lily

  10. Another stunner! This bag is great! I love the bow and that gorgeous flower!

  11. This is a beautiful project, and I am particularly impressed with the way you used the IO poinsettia stamp. Stunning!!!


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