Thursday, March 27, 2014

Creativity is Contageous


Welcome to Day 3 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away each day!!!
The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Tuesday, March 25th – Thursday, March 27th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. 
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Thursday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
Today’s hop list:
Laura Fulcher - you are here
Vicki Garrett

Today is the last day the die blog hop.  I hope you have enjoyed it and been inspired.

For my last card, I once again used stamps that coordinate with dies.  This time though, instead of cutting out a die and then stamping on it with a clear stamp, I used one of the cling rubber stamps that has a coordinating die.

This is the stamp I used.  It is called Insect Set D5642.  It stamps all of the insects at the same time as well as a box around the insects.

Once you stamp the insects, you place the coordinating die (Insect Set DIE139-I) on top of the insects to cut them all out at the same time.  The size of the die is the exact same size as the rectangle around the insects, so it is very easy to line up the two.  Tape the die in place, cut out all of the insects, and then you are ready to add them to your cards.  If you need a visual on how to do all of the steps, I used a similar technique for my Conversation Heart post, and it has a lot more pictures.

Here are the insects once they are colored:


The best part?  The die cuts around all the antennae.  I can't tell you how valuable that is to me!

To make the card, I stamped the Watercolor Clouds J13218 at the top of some watercolor paper using Bahama Blue Memento Luxe ink.  While it was till wet, I went over the blue ink with a waterbrush to soften the color and make it have a more watercolor look.  For the grass, I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and a waterbrush to add some green to the bottom of the card.  I let everything dry and then embossed the Creativity is Contagious D14174 in black.  To finish the card, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly wings and popped them up on the card with foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by during the hop.  I hope you enjoyed it!


66 comments:

Becky said...

What a lovely card. I love that this set has a die to go with it.

Eileen Lucas said...

Very pretty. I adore all butterflies and yours look lovely.

Pamela Harrington said...

Fabulous! The new die will save lots of time ;)

saraskid said...

Great card. I especially like the saying.

stamping sue said...

Well done card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

Very sweet card. I like the die/stamp set.

Sabrina said...

Very lovely card!!

Leslee said...

So pretty. I like the butterflies!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I am back for Day 3 - love the adorable butterflies - your colouring is beautiful! This has been a fun blog hop with lots of inspiration - the new dies are fab!

McStamper said...

Really pretty card.

Jessica said...

There is just nothing better than stamps with matching dies! I'm in heaven. TFS Jess

Diane said...

Love this...love that thee are dies to use with the stamp, saves lots of time and makes it all so perfect!!

carmen conners said...

I'm glad to see this set in action! This is a beautiful piece...the matching stamps and dies are the way to go!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and thanks for explaining how the dies and stamps work together--love that the antennae are cut out.

Heather Thompson said...

what a great sentiment. I love the background!!

Kate said...

I'm liking these dies more and more. Can't wait for my order to arrive.

lisa808 said...

Lovely card and background.

Karine said...

Your coloring is awesome! So beautiful!

marylouh said...

Great job on painting the clouds in the sky. Beautiful card.

Sandi MG said...

I loved the way you did your sky. Thanks for showing how the dies and stamps work together. They really make the card special.

Susan S. said...

Great card - brilliant die!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awe what a sweet creation and wonderful message! Thanks for inspiration!

Linda T said...

What a beautiful spring card. I love the stamp set and dies.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Such a darling card, and I just love the way you did the sentiment. I'm going to have to get this font die. Thanks for sharing you creativity.

Patti J said...

Wow! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing :)

Pattie J. said...

love these simple little butterflies, and the sentiment is so true. Lovely.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamp and coordinating die! Pretty butterflies!

Shona said...

So very pretty! The butterflies are sweet, and I love that sentiment.

Cornelia W said...

Pretty card - I really like your sentiment!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the clouds and the butterflies.
isoscia at aol dot com

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card!!! I've been looking for some "bee" stamps that I really like and I think I've finally found them!!! And they have a matching die. You can't beat that!! Not to mention all the other insects in the set, too!! I think I hit the jackpot!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the "scene" you created with the stamps and dies, just beautiful!

Barbara said...

I absolutely love all those little flying critters you made using the stamp and matching die sets. You colored them beautifully.

tsmayol said...

Lovely card. Makes you wish spring would arrive. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Pretty! I love all those little bugs and the sentiment. I'm going to have to add these stamps and dies to my wishlist. TFS!

Rachel B. said...

Fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful quote, and loving those sweet butterflies.

Amy C. said...

Pretty card...I really like the sentiment!

Paula Huiras said...

Love the background and neat saying.
PH

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Very beautiful card! I love all details.

SHartl said...

Love this beautiful card and wonderful sentiment! Great stamp and die design!

Patt H. said...

Really lovely! Such a springy card! I like that the die cuts the antenna out also.

Anonymous said...

WoW, beautiful card! I agree with you about cutting out the antennae, that is very important. The bug set is going on my wish list, I love butterflies and dragonflies. Thank you for sharing today.
Jacquelene L
Canada

Sandy Berl said...

Love it!

Kathryne Knowles said...

I love sets that have dies to match! Makes life easy peasy

Eileen Barton said...

What a cool die. Your card is so pretty...love butterflies.

Victoria H. said...

Oh your card is so pretty with the gorgeous butterflies and the soft watercolor look for the scene!

Beth Norman said...

Great idea to have coordinating dies and stamps. I love your very pretty card.

Tracy Steinbach said...

This card really makes me want warm weather as I sit here blog hopping why its going between snow and freezing rain outside! Wonderful card and thanks for taking me away from this NEVER ENDING WINTER if even for a minute!

Tami B. said...

How cute and I love that the die cuts the antennae too.

Lynn Hardy said...

Thanks for the tips about these stamps and matching dies - they look really handy!

Pam DeChellis said...

Great card!!

Nancee Purdum said...

How cute! I sure hope that creativity is contagious! :)

Linda Knox said...

Great card and love how you did the background.

Vivian C. said...

Great card. Nice not to have to do all that fussy cutting of the bugs.

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Awesome!

Jan Castle said...

Great card....love the sentiment!
Jan

Mary said...

The stamps sets with dies are so versatile!

karenajo said...

Very pretty and inspiring card !!!

Buttarcrafts said...

Love this coordinating set!

Katie said...

Beautiful card! Just saw this one in the store! Love the bright spring colors. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Ginny said...

Lovely card!

darla arnold said...

wow love love it i always looking for draflys i have a dear cuz who frined in nursinghome and when she knew who she was she loved to wacth the dragflys ans so i try send her
so just maybe she rember the way she loved the dragflys i send more cards everyweek to other just bright there lifes even for few mins dont forget them in nursinghomes could use acard to or them who going thur something or the just live alone it make you feel good knowing you do theses and it might them whi you send to help them thur a day happy craft month

darla arnold said...

wow love love it i always looking for draflys i have a dear cuz who frined in nursinghome and when she knew who she was she loved to wacth the dragflys ans so i try send her
so just maybe she rember the way she loved the dragflys i send more cards everyweek to other just bright there lifes even for few mins dont forget them in nursinghomes could use acard to or them who going thur something or the just live alone it make you feel good knowing you do theses and it might them whi you send to help them thur a day happy craft month

Anonymous said...

Love your coloring! The sentiment is too fun! The butterflies are perfect for this. Those bees are even more fun! I hate to cut out all those little shapes!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

kReN said...

What a beautiful card! I love these types of stamped scenes and yours is just lovely! TFS. kReN