Today's post is for Impression Obsessions challenge. I have a wonderful IO stamp that is so flexible and fun to use. I often color this stamp up with blues and purples, but I wanted to go with a more tropical theme so I picked oranges and yellows for the challenge card with polka dots. This one was super fun to create. I used the impression obsession Thistle Garden stamp. I included the stamp image below my card so you can see how the image is on the stamp since I modified it for this card.
To get this effect, I put my circle nestability through the cuttlebug, but then I left the white card stock with the nestie still in it and stamped the image in black. Then I took the die cut out and started coloring both the circle image and the surrounding thistle/grass/bird images. When I finished coloring, I matted the circle on a layer of white (one step larger nestie) and then another mat layer on daffodil (the next larger nestie.) Then I trimmed off the extra from the outside to get this nice square shape and started pasting. I used my scallop die to get the daffodil yellow layer and added some daffodil thin ribbon with a bow for the lower horizontal accent. The sketch is from MFT's wed sketch challenge. I loved the sketch so much I decided to use it here also. Lastly I added a nice sentiment 'Wishing you the best day ever' to make this a great all occasion card. The challenge was polka dot and I think this definitely fits the bill. It is very polka dotty and bright and fun. Thanks so much for looking. Have a great week.
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