Thursday, November 4, 2010

IODT Challenge- Holiday Family Traditions

Good morning everyone! It's time for an Impression Obsession challenge again. This week's challenge is to create a card depicting a family tradition for the holidays. Well, I'm sad to say that we don't have too many of those, every year tends to be a spur of the moment thing that's always changing. BUT, building snowmen is almost a tradition! Who doesn't love to build snowmen? This one is a bit nicer than the ones I'm used to seeing, wacky is the way things go around here, lol! 

Lots of stamping went into this card. I made both of the BG papers, the red/tan pattern is using Cover-a-Card Quilt stamp (CC033), and the kraft pattern was stamped with the Cover-a-Card Snowflake stamp (CC035). I embossed the Snowman with Sled  (H1786) image with brown EP and water colored it with Distress Inks.

 I didn't have room for the beautiful sentiment on the front of the card like I wanted, so I used up a couple of scraps of the patterned papers I had left to decorate the inside of the card as well. It adds such a nice touch to a card, I really should do it more often!

Want to see more? Head on over to the IO blog and check out the other DT ladies cards:

Then get out your IO stamps and create your own Holiday Tradition card and enter it on the IO Blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Impression Obsession 'Not Only at Christmas', 'Snowman with Sled', Cover-a-Card Quilt, Cover-a-Card Snowflakes 
Ink: Versamark, Distress, Memento
Papers: PTI, Canson water color paper
Tools & Accessories: Martha Stewart string lattice edge punch & Snowflake punches, Stickles, Copic Spica pen, glass glitter, SU ribbon, Viva Decor pearl pen, Kaisercraft pearl, Mega Mount


  1. Wow, this is adorable, love it all!!!

  2. I often stamp my sayings on the inside, but I never thought about adding the extra decoration. I really love the finished effect!

  3. Very Christmas gorgeous, Kathy!!

  4. I'm in love with this card!!!! It is beautiful! Everything about it is perfect!

  5. Gorgeous! I love your custom-made "designer" paper.


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