Thursday, April 7, 2011

Impression Obsession Encouragement Challenge

It's time for an Impression Obsession challenge! This week theme is 'Encouragement'. My inspiration came from the beautiful Chinese porcelain blue and white ware. I used to have a dining room in my big old house with a ceiling painted this shade of blue, white walls and ornate crown molding. I had a lot of these types of vases, bowls and plates on display. I loved that room...

Well, I don't have that room anymore, but I still love the blue and white ware, so I created this sentiment card.

The sentiment says to me-- even though it 'rains' in life with worries, stress and suffering, eventually it will pass and we will be better people because of it. I do firmly believe that. And I find that quote to be very encouraging.

The patterned paper was stamped using the Tapestry cover-a-card stamp . Some gold fleur-de-lis accents and a pretty bow and it's a simple, elegant card.

Head on over to the other DT's blogs for more inspiration, then you can create your own card to enter for a chance to win some IO bucks.


Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Impression Obsession 'Tapestry Cover-a-Card'; 'Smell of Flowers'
Ink: Perfect Match, Versamark
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Retro Gold Lustre
Tools & Accessories: Spellbinders Labels/Fleur-de-lis accents, Mega Mount, PTI ribbon


  1. Wow! Actually, I am thinking your card is the more beautiful of the two!!! Love what you did with the gold foil cardstock!!!

  2. What a cool inspiration... and a beautiful card!!!

  3. Definitely cool inspiration! Love the blue and gold together -- so regal and fine!

  4. Nice take on the inspiration piece! I forgot about that saying...thanks for the reminder.


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