Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inchie Arts- Impression Obsession Challenge

Several months ago, I got a wonderful goodie box from Inchie Arts. We were going to have a challenge together to create something with all their wonderful inchie products. Now, this took some getting used to, as I hardly ever use such a tiny surface to stamp on! I finally decided on the black inchies, so I could do the Black Magic technique, in a tile pattern. This seems to be very popular with inchies, and I can see why! It's a beautiful effect.

I assembled 9 of the squares and temporarily taped them together for stamping. First I stamped Silhouette 7 and 8 in white hybrid ink. When that was dry, I started coloring with my colored pencils. Because of the white ink, the colors show up much better on the black background, for a very dramatic effect. After coloring, I simply applied several coats of clear embossing powder and adhered the tiles on cream cardstock. 

Pretty neat, huh? Make sure to go check out the IO and IA blogs for more inchie inspiration. Then you can create your own card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store. Here are the other participants in the challenge:

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Silhouettes 7 and 8 (B5557), (F5558)
Ink: Perfect Match, Versamark
Paper: Heavenly White, Gina K, Basic Grey
Accessories: Inchie squares, clear embossing powder, colored pencils, Martha Stewart edge punch, red pearls, silk ribbon


  1. GASP!!! STUNNING!!! What background paper is that? WOW!!!

  2. wow this is gorgeous
    what a great idea , love it

    greetings karin

  3. Stunning card! This is a beautiful technique and if I practice enough I will master this some day! BTW, Kathy, I received my copy of Color Techniques and I love it! Such gorgeous pics.


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