Thursday, May 19, 2016


Happy Thursday! Impression Obsession's new challenge is an easy one, MASCULINE! Create a design using IO stamps or dies on your project, link up to play along. As always, an IO $25 gift certificate is up for grabs. New to our challenges? You can find all the guidelines here on the IO Blog.

Need a little something to get you started?
Check out what the IODT has made for you!

The faux wood frame was made using the wood plank stamp from the Grunge Building Borders. Kid Kurtis was colored with Copics and then fussy cut. I added the Sm Grass die cuts to help anchor him. Here Fishy Fishy was stamped a few times onto the bg paper. 

 I also stamped the fish on a scrap pieced of Neenah and fussy cut them. A ball stylus was used to curve the fish and silicone was applied to help keep their dimension.
The sign comes blank by itself and you can add 1 of 4 sayings to it!
 I couldn't agree more with this sign, "Everything's better at the Lake"

Thanks for looking!


  1. Now this is just the bees knees! love the colours and your sweet sweet boy!

  2. Absolutely adorable! I love your coloring!

  3. I love this! How adorable. I can't get over it!

  4. This is so cute! Great coloring and design. TFS. Pinning!

  5. So many clever ideas here, Karen! I really like how you stamped your wooden frame, and the effect of the "flat stamped" and fussy-cut fish - such a fab look!

  6. So cute! You are always great at inspiring! :) Your cards are always so nice! Love your card! Beautiful coloring shading; great details! Awesome! Yup! Everything is better at the Lake!:) Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!