Tuesday, March 19, 2013

IO Blog Hop- Dies


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Die Blog Hop! I hope you are inspired by all the new samples and dies.

For my card,  I used the new hydrangea stamp set and paired it with the coordinating hydrangea die sets.  It is definitely going to be a Spring favorite of mine!

Stamps:
Obsession Chicken Wire Cover a Card CC155
Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set CL463

Inks:
Colorbox Chalk Azurite
Colorbox Chalk French Blue
Colorbox Chalk Pink Pastel
Colorbox Chalk Blue Iris

Dies:
Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set DIE044-Y
Spellbinders oval

Instructions:
  • Cut out oval from white cardstock
  • Stamp saying onto oval with Blue Iris ink
  • Stamp chicken wire background onto blue cardstock strip using Azurite ink
  • Cut out hydrangea flower using white cardstock
  • Ink hydrangea stamp with Pink Pastel and French Blue ink then blend the colors with a sponge finger dauber
  • Stamp hydrangea image onto white hydrangea diecut piece
  • Sponge the same blue and pink inks onto white cardstock and cut out extra hydrangea petals with petal dies
  • Glue extra flowers onto hydrangea base.  Hint..just glue the centers of the flowers to the base so that the actual petals will pop off from the card.
  • Cut out hydrangea stem with brown cardstock
  • Cut out leaves using green cardstock
  • Emboss leaves with diecut machine and rubber mat
  • Layer the pieces of the card.
Here is a close up of the hydrangea petals:

Don't forget to check out the other blogs for inspiration.  You have the chance to win an amazing prize each day....your choice of three of the new IO dies!  The rules of the contest are listed below.
Participant Guidelines
  • The hop will run from March 19th-March 21st
  • Comment on each participating blog, including this one, for that day.
  • The deadline for comments for each day will be 10 p.m. EST.
  • There will be a drawing on each day for three dies of the winner's choice.
  • The winner for each day will be announced in the next day's Impression Obsession blog post.
Good luck!
 

48 comments:

Antonella said...

I am so glad you picked this die to showcase today, I was so wondering what it looked like all put together!! What a beautiful card! Love your colors!!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Diane said...

Very pretty...I have had this die on my list, so it is fun seeing it put to use!!

Deloris said...

Lovely card!

RachelB said...

Beautiful card! I have to buy the Impression Obsession Hydrangea die!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Gorgeous. I have several hydrangea bushes and your card is a replica of one of these. I cut off my blossoms and share them with the little shut in ladies in my neighborhood. The blooms can last pretty long. Again, beautiful card and lovely blog hop!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Janet L. said...

Simply lovely! I have always liked hydrangeas, especially the blue ones!

Mary Ann said...

Love hydranges,Love your card,This is awesome,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

The hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers and you have done it justice. Like the layering lots.

di said...

Very nice Friend card.

Barb Green said...

Love they hydrangea.

Craftyfield said...

Love the Hydrangea set and it's such a good idea to have a matching die to cut out those fiddly bits !Great card too...

Marilynn said...

Love, love, love this card! Well done, you!

Cherylynn said...

Great coloring. I love the dimension the die brought to this card.

Cheryl W said...

I love hydrangeas, and yours is beautiful!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the colors and I love Hydrangeas. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win .

Else49 said...

Wow, really like these dies. The flower is so 'real' and I love the card.

Jackie said...

Wow, that hydrangea is fabulous! This is one beautiful card.

Cheryl First said...

Fabulous! Such a pretty, layered flower!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Lovely card. I really like how your did the flowers...so pretty!

linda said...

beautiful! this makes me think that spring just might be here soon. i love the colours and layout.

Robin Sachs said...

Your card is just beautiful!

Chrisi Rogers said...

You've given them so much depth. Love it!

Miranda said...

Such a pretty die and a lovely card, greet Miranda

Karenladd said...

Such a perfect card for spring! Love the added texture from the dies!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my goodness-I'm in love with this set! Amazing card! Such a beautiful hydrangea!!

Jayne said...

I need these stamps and dies. Hydrangeas are my favorite.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love the colours and all the dies I'm seeing this afternoon are wonderful! Have a great day, Shirley

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!! I love hydrangeas so I was happy to see that IO has a new hydrangea die set!!

SHartl said...

A beautiful floral card ! Love the soft colors!

hopefulcrafter said...

What a beautiful card, I just love the hydrangea on it.

Kelly said...

Laura,
Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the added texture and dimension from the die... hydrangeas are so lovely! Great colors!

Shona said...

Love this!!! The stamps are fabulous and that die set is a must have!

Christine Kiehl said...

Oh goodie goodie! I love the card that you crafted for so many different reasons! I'm happy to discover that there are stamp sets to go with the dies. Perhaps now I can really reach yours and Kittie's level of crafting. (Dream O' mine) THanks for sharing with us!

lisa808 said...

Pretty flower.

Amy McCue said...

I almost bought this die this weekend. Now I wish I had. Really cute.

Suzette said...

I love seeing how to put stamps and coordinating dies together! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for the close up. The texture is amazing too. Thanks for sharing this with us, another I want this!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Beth Norman said...

Thud. What a beautiful, beautiful card. Thank you for your wonderful instructions. I think I "need" that die. Your colours are breathtaking.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

These dies are really fun and look like they need to come to my house to play. Love your card and the colors you chose.

Sue D said...

How pretty--I love hydrangeas.

Mary said...

I think the hydrangea die is one of my favorite. Your card is beautiful.

Stacy B said...

That hydrangea looks so pretty. And that sentiment is great (even though I am supposed to be looking at the dies). Great work!

Katie said...

Really pretty card! Love the long oval and the pretty colors of the hydrangea. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Pattie J. said...

beautiful colors, for a beautiful die cut flower.Love the way the flower frames the special sentiment.

SherylH said...

Such a pretty card! The individual die cut blossoms add a nice dimension to the hydrangea.

MariaR said...

You did a wonderful job with the hydrangea, it looks so realistic; also love the leaves, they too look so real.