Thursday, April 15, 2010

Impression Obsession Challenge- High School Colors!

It's Tax Day! Which is why you may need a card like!

This is the card that almost wasn't.... This week's Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge was to use our High School colors. Ughh! I vaguely remembered maroon being one of our colors, but couldn't remember the gold. I had to Google it. So maroon and gold it was. This was indeed a challenge for me! I almost tossed this one right in the trash early on in the process. BUT, Distress Inks to the rescue! I stamped the background first, using the Flourishes CAC background stamp in a Cream pigment ink on SU Saffron cardstock. Pretty! I knew I wanted to use my 'What's Brewing' set for this card, so I added some stamped-off coffee beans to the BG too. OK, I'm thinking, still not bad. Then I decide the Saffron wasn't 'gold' enough, so I brayer on some Adirondack Butterscotch over the whole thing. Oh boy.... sure is bright...

I stamp the coffee cup and color that in with some Copics, add the 'Get Well' from the clear Sentiments II set and layer it all with some maroon and gold paper. This is the point I almost gave up on it and filed it!
Instead, I give myself a little pep talk, and try to tone down the colors a bit with some Distress Inks. Hmmmm......looking ok. Keep going. Some wide red/ivory striped ribbon, a funky brown button. Hey, this is looking pretty good!
In the end, I am happy with the result. It just goes to show a little challenge is a good thing. It helps me out of my safe little sphere of confidence to go forward and try something new.

Now it's your turn-Play along with our IO challenge for a chance to win some IO bucks! Read the rules on their blog, they're pretty simple. Then you can browse all the other ladies gorgeous creations:
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Memento, Distress, Adirondack, Perfect Match
Paper: SU, PTI, Gina K
Accessories: Stickles, Copics, Nestabilities, Spellbinders Labels, red/ivory wide ribbon, PTI button/twine, Mega Mount, brayer, Liquid Glass


  1. Such wonderful colour depth Katarina! Great card!

  2. Isn't that the thing with high school colors too - always sooooo bright. Like why couldn't my high school colors be like olive green and brown or something? I never use royal blue on cards. LOL! I love this though - I have that coffee cup too, and I like how you positioned the sentiment. Hugs!

  3. Your card is just so wonderful and rich looking! The design is wonderfully creative too!


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