Shimmerz and Impression Obsession

As promised here is one of my makes for the Shimmerz and Impression Obsession product swap where the DTs get to play with each company’s products. I was very, very lucky indeed to get hold of some absolutely gorgeous Impression Obsession stamps (thank you guys), two of which I have used in today’s card and the other I will be showing you later in the week.

Details: I just felt that this wonderful vintage dress stamp Feminine Form matched beautifully with a vintage feel card. I’ve coloured the stamp with distress inks and Shimmerz Paints Aqua Marine and Angel Wings, the background under the doily is the fabulous Porcelain Crackle stamped onto patterned paper that had been sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz Baby’s Breath. Both the doily and the patterned paper yo-yos where also sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz Baby’s Breath. I finished the card with some paper distressing, partial sewing, buttons and a bead charm recycled from a broken necklace.

(Click the photos for a bigger picture)

Thanks for looking and if you have some time do not forget to check out the Shimmerz blog and the Impression Obsession for more wonderful makes.

StampsImpression Obsession Feminine form and Porcelain Crackle
Ink – VersaFine Sepia
Colouring – Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks; Shimmerz Paints
Papers – K&Co Ancestry
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other – Buttons; Bead Charms; Sewing machine; thread; Doily; paper distressers



  1. July 7, 2009 / 9:31 am

    Wow this is stunning what a host of stunning ideas on this beautiful card, I just lover Shimmrez
    Hugs Jacqui x

  2. July 7, 2009 / 9:39 am

    Fabulous vintagey card! Love the is just gorgeous. Love all the distrssing and funky flowers. You have made a stunner here!
    Judy xx

  3. July 7, 2009 / 9:43 am

    This is so lovely Kim, such a vintage feel. The colours, the layers, everything has just come together perfectly, love it! The background paper is awesome with the image. Love your flowers, Judith x

  4. July 7, 2009 / 9:46 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Kim! Love the image and the distressing. Yum!

  5. July 7, 2009 / 11:41 am

    Wow Kim a real beauty, I love the shabby chic look and the image is amazing πŸ˜€

  6. July 7, 2009 / 11:43 am

    Oh wow, this is stunningly beautiful. Love those paper flower details. Hugs from Desire

  7. July 7, 2009 / 12:09 pm

    Beautiful card!! Nice colors, and I really liked the stamp!!
    All the best, Cesile πŸ™‚

  8. July 7, 2009 / 12:30 pm

    Stunning card as always Kim, you are soo creative πŸ™‚

    Hope you're having a good week hun.


  9. July 7, 2009 / 12:51 pm

    Had you not left a message on my blog, I would never have seen your beautiful artwork. Thank you so much, you have quite the talent.


  10. July 7, 2009 / 1:17 pm

    Truly gorgeous ;D

  11. July 7, 2009 / 1:44 pm

    good grief Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous!!

  12. July 7, 2009 / 2:48 pm

    Kim that card is stunning, I love everything youve done with it, the colouring, the flowers and the papers are gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  13. July 7, 2009 / 5:57 pm

    Beautiful Kim! What a wonderful vintage feel, just gorgeous!

    Hugs, Kelly

  14. July 7, 2009 / 8:05 pm

    Beautiful card, I love those flowers, totally fabby work!

  15. July 7, 2009 / 8:33 pm

    I really love your beautiful vintage card Kim, the image is just great. The whole card is gorgeous, Id be thrilled to receive this one!
    Keryn πŸ˜€

  16. July 7, 2009 / 8:46 pm

    love this card, love the soft colours you have used and the distressed & aged look you have created. It is such a beautiful image.

  17. July 7, 2009 / 8:54 pm

    Wow Kim absolutely beautiful, love the use of the lace and gorgeous flowers!!! Stunning creation!!

  18. July 7, 2009 / 9:05 pm

    Wow Kim this is just amazing!
    kim x

  19. July 7, 2009 / 9:15 pm

    Hi! Wonderful card! Great colors:)

    Thanks for visting my blog and your kind comment:)

    Have a nice evening:)

    Kari πŸ™‚

  20. July 7, 2009 / 9:36 pm

    Gorgeous card!!

  21. July 7, 2009 / 9:57 pm

    Great card Kim!
    Hugs Lynsey:)

  22. July 7, 2009 / 10:17 pm

    This is gorgeous Kim. Love the stamp and all the lovely colours you've put together.

  23. July 7, 2009 / 10:22 pm

    Amazing card Kim, your details are incredible and I love the shimmerz…you are an expert at it!
    Carole x

  24. July 7, 2009 / 10:23 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I really love all the things I have seen here, your cards are really something! I might just add you to my bloglist so I can come back easily πŸ˜‰ Have a great day/evening πŸ™‚

  25. July 8, 2009 / 1:45 am

    Yowza … you do the shabby chic look so very well Kim.
    Love it!


  26. July 8, 2009 / 2:36 am

    Wow, I love your gorgeous vintage card, pretty colors and flowers, fabulous!

  27. July 8, 2009 / 3:24 am

    Thanks so much Kim for your comment on my card. Yours is just a knockout! How lovely and vintage. Every detail is just wonderful.

  28. July 8, 2009 / 6:43 am

    Hi Kim

    Loving what you have done with this card.

    Great image and wonderful colours.

    Love Jules xx

  29. July 8, 2009 / 6:46 am

    Hi Kim! You have a wonderful Blog here! I like your work and your painting! Hope itΒ΄s ok to link you from my Blog.
    Hugs, Alex

  30. July 8, 2009 / 7:22 am

    Stunning card Kim. Love the image you've used and those flowers are yummy. Hugs Michele x

  31. July 8, 2009 / 7:45 am

    Stunning card, love the flowers. Thank you for your words of sympathy. Really appreciate it. Anesha πŸ™‚

  32. July 8, 2009 / 8:43 am

    This is such a beautiful card Kim I loooove the stamp you used and your flowers too. Fantastic!
    Thanks for calling into my blog – come back anytime I love to hear from bloggers back home.

  33. July 8, 2009 / 9:05 am

    what a nice card!
    And a lovely blog have you

    Greets Anneke

  34. July 8, 2009 / 4:57 pm

    Love this vintage card and your wonderful flowers! great use of the paper doily too! super card!

  35. July 8, 2009 / 6:11 pm

    Oh Kim this is just gorgeous…LOVE the vintage look you've achieved here…you've inspired me to dig out this stamp again! bx

  36. July 9, 2009 / 1:14 am

    Hi Kim, thanks for paying me a visit! This card is gorgeous and I love all the unique embellishments you used. Fab colors too!


  37. July 9, 2009 / 7:16 am

    There's something about tatty edges that just makes me smile, love all the texture about this card :O)

  38. July 9, 2009 / 10:09 am

    Wow hos gorgeous is this, the texture and design is just stunning and that stamp is to die for..

  39. July 9, 2009 / 7:43 pm

    This is gorgeous!! I love the dress, and the sparkly sash, and I lvoe the flowers on the side! So pretty!!!

  40. July 10, 2009 / 6:28 pm

    wow, just love this creation…. vintagey, sparkly, perfect!

  41. July 13, 2009 / 3:24 am

    This is stunning! I love the coloring!

  42. July 15, 2009 / 9:32 am

    Sorry not been blogging for a while but really go for this card – the colours, design, embellishments etc. Just great! Lizx

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