Thursday, April 16, 2015


Welcome to a new Impression Obsession Challenge, "School Spirit". To enter use IO stamps and/or dies and show school colors, graduation, etc.  By playing along you will have the chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. 
All the guidelines can be found here on the IO Blog.

Wanna get inspired? 
Here's a look at the IODT Spirit! 

Karen Amidon...that's me!
Kittie Caracciolo

It's getting close to graduation time and I love having cards pre made for the occasion. I thought the stamp, Smallest Step, would work great for a college grad! 
The background was designed using the Gelli Plate and lots of colors. I used the Ocean Border die for the curves along the edge.

 Dina's silhouette stamp, Runningwas colored with Distress Markers for the inside of my card. "Congratulations", says it all to the new grad! 

Thanks for looking
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession-E17013 Smallest Step, CL307 All Occasion II, D13333 Running
  • Dies: IO-DIE101-D Ocean Border
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Bazzill- Rain, Penny Black 6x6 Painted Blooms, HW vellum
  • Other: Gelli Plate, Golden Open Acrylics, Dina Wakley Acrylics, Distress Markers-Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon


  1. Oh Wow! Do I ever like this card! ...the colors, the design, that wonderful, (Perfect) sentiment for a graduation card!

  2. OMGosh, Karen, I love that BG. I have several Gelli plates and have yet to use one. You have inspired me, lady!! Such a treat to be back looking at your at. Any grad would love this and what a keeper. It could be framed!!!

  3. Gorgeous background! Just stunning, LOVE it!