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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge~Pack Your Bags~

Today's Impression Obsession design team's challenge is  "Pack Your Bags".  Just make a travel or vacation card and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  I don't know about you but I love free shopping.  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.   

Be inspired and check out where the talented ladies of IO are travelling too today!

IO Blog  –  
Ellen Taylor~you are here 

I stamped Globe Collage H13016 with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics....
Copics Used~
 BG10-34, B000, G82-87, E42-51-53-55-25-27-33.

The background image is a sneak peek of  Cover A Card Solid Map CC167, since I have it mostly covered up it really is just a peek!!  All of the new releases are available in the Impression Obsession Online Store on July 22nd.  I stamped it with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing powder.   The sentiment is also a sneak peek from artist Kalani Allred called To Travel C14160.  I stamped it with Versafine Vintage Sepia on Vellum and embossed it.  
The edges  of the card stock  was distressed with Memento Rich Cocoa and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some hemp twine, some faux stitching and to finish it off  it was topped with Dina Kowal's new Grunge Star B13122.

Hope you play along! We would love to see your creations!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic  day!

Impression Obsession supplies Used~
Grunge Star B13122,
Globe Collage H13016,
Cover A Card Solid Map CC167
To Travel C14160
Mega Mount RBKB
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black-Rich Cocoa, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Copic Markers
Accessories~Hemp Twine, Ink Blusher, Pop Dots, Piercing Tool,Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder.


  1. Gourgeous card! love the colors and the globe!Have a great day!

  2. Gorgeous rustic design Ellen. The globe collage image is awesome, love your decoupage work and how the globe pops with colour. Beautiful my talented friend! Take care, Shirleyx

  3. Wow! This is awesome, Ellen. Love it! I really like that added grunge star, too. I'm ready for some travelling and this really puts me in the mood.

  4. wow gorgeous card Ellen love that vintage feel about this.

    greetings karin

  5. WOW! This is stunning Ellen. I love the globe image, wonderful colours and fabulous layout. Such a great sentiment too
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This looks fabulous! Love the colors and the design.

  7. Lovely vintage feel and the I love how the globe pops from the background.

  8. This is really amazing Ellen!! I love the distressed look in the colors! Brilliant!! HUGS

  9. ooooh! I sure like this. Love the brown tone and then the globe-really wonderful-you are a great addition to "the talent".

  10. This is gorgeous Ellen, I love the sepia colours and your sentiment looks fabulous stamped on vellum - a wonderful vintage card.

  11. Love this!!! The globe just pops off the beautiful vintage background! Fab layout and use of vellum too!

  12. Love this Ellen! the colorful globe looks great against the tan antiqued background!

  13. I love how you've done the globe and the card seems so perfectly traveled!!


  14. I am so in love with this, esp the vintage touches!!!!


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