Impression Obsession “Clean and Simple” Holiday Cards

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession Design Team “Clean and Simple Holiday Cards” challenge.  My project today was made using the Christmas Icons set paired with the Pine Sprig Cluster set and the smallest frame from from the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames die.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Icons 1 right_thumb

It can’t get any easier than this.  I attached the white background piece to the red using mounting tape for dimension. I have a stash of the rectangle frames left over from past projects.  I popped them up on the plain white background using mounting tape.  I think they add another layer interest and dimension while still allowing the three icon images to be the main focus.

 KC Impression Obsession Christmas Icons 1 center_thumb

I cut the three icons out using gold, attached the pine sprigs with glossy accents and the tiny bows using glue dots and attached them to the frames and card base with mounting tape and glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Icons 1 left_thumb

That’s it.  Fast, easy and yet striking with the all white background and pops of red and green with the gold images. You could probably turn ten of these out in an hour or so if you have lots of holiday cards to make. 

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”

17 thoughts on “Impression Obsession “Clean and Simple” Holiday Cards”

  1. GREAT card Kittie!!! Love how each ornament is framed! And I love the gold color of each ornament!!! The little red bows and green sprigs adds just the right touch to each one!!! VERY NICE CARD!!!

  2. This is wonderful, Kittie!!
    An great idea for using the Christmas Icons!!
    I also have the dies you have used and want love to try to make something like you 🙂
    Thank you very much for the great inspiration.
    Hugs, Eva.

  3. Love those icons….you are going to make me get them yet given you keep making these amazing cards with them and I just placed an order….this is stunning Kittie…but of course.

  4. Good Morning, Kittie. I love this clean and simple card. Sometimes we forget how impressive simple things can be. Thanks for reminding us. A beautiful inspiration….have a good day.

  5. Kittle, you say clean & simple and all I see is an elegant beautiful card…. I love the simplicity and yet the gold gives it that ‘bling’ look. LOVE this card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful and amazing creativity

  6. When I first saw this I thought it was a door with panels. The frames are fabulous as are the ornaments. Adding the gold gives this card a lot of chicness. TFS.


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