Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge- Day 2

Welcome to day two of  the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  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 (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) 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 Wednesday’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 Wednesday 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 I want to talk about using the new cutout dies.  Usually when you cut out a die (especially an intricate one), you often have to figure out how you are going to adhere it to a card.  With the Impression Obsession cut out dies, you use the negative space of the die.  Here is a close up to see what I mean:


To make this card, I took a piece of red paper and taped the Christmas tree die to it.  When I ran it through the die cut machine, it left a hole in the paper in the shape of a tree with decorative garlands.  To color the tree, I put a piece of green paper behind the tree and a piece of gold cardstock behind the star.  Very, very quick and easy!

For the top of the red paper, I taped my sayining  to it at an angle so that it would cut out my message on the diagonal.  To finish the card, I added some rhinestones.

Here are the dies I used:

Be sure to visit all the other designers for more inspiration and a chance to win prizes!

68 comments:

Susan Moll said...

I love it!!

lifesabeach32940 said...

Super sweet card, and I appreciate your demonstrating how the new dies work!! Thank you!!

SannaS said...

fabulous card!! =)

Heather Thompson said...

very neat looking card, Love the negative tree.

lisa808 said...

I like the inlaid look.

Sandy Berl said...

Simply elegant!

Penny said...

I always love your clean style, this is a fabulous quick christmas card Laura!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love the angle, the die cut tree and the demonstrating how the new dies work. TFS.

PJ said...

Your card shows how detailed these dies are. I love its simplicity, thank you!

SRob said...

Cute and simple - what could be better!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card!

redhatstamper said...

Clean and simple, my style! Always enjoy your background demos at the shows too!

Patti J said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful CAS design! Love the die cuts!

Beata oln said...

Clean and simple and WONDERFUL card!

Lisaerica said...

Quick and easy but big statement. Also thanks for the demo's it really helps the not so talented actually be able to make something beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Leslee said...

Pretty card. Fast and simple!

Kirk and Melanie said...

Classicly simple.

Sheri said...

Great CAS!

Becky said...

Wonderful CAS card!

Late Blooming said...

simple but very effective. Thanks.

Carmen Conners said...

I could've sworn that the green was felt!! I' always looking for easy cards to produce in big numbers for the holidays and THIS is perfect! Love the CAS design with the big impact! IO dies are simply the best!

Efrat said...

What a festive card.

Eileen Lucas said...

Great card. Love the simpleness of the cutout dies yet the detail is there besides. Like how you used the sentiment on an angle too.

Desi said...

Very clean and straight forward card. Good job.

Linda Carson said...

Classy!!

Craftyfield said...

The "negative dies" are such an original idea! Great card!

Pattie J. said...

simply darling, bright a cheerie, ready for Christmas.

Janis said...

Quick and easy, perhaps....but so very, very pretty!!! Love this die!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Shelby said...

Love love love it!

Shelby

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the Christmas Tree Cutout die and the word edgers... have to add those to my wish list!

Alice said...

Great card! It's fun to see you use the diagonal and negative.

Kathy Krug said...

Great idea to use the border die on the diagonal and the negative tree image.

Suzy Que said...

Wonderful CAS card!! I'm loving these new cut out dies!

Lura said...

Cute card - and die cutting makes it a snap. Good inspiration here.

Deana P said...

Thankyou all so much for giving us all these cute ideas for these dies!!!

Karenladd said...

Simple and cute and oh so fun! Love this tree die.

cm said...

Gorgeous! You've transformed simple to stunning! The felt adds such a special touch...
~c

Lisa Waitt said...

Love your tree! Thanks for the chance to win!

cghundley said...

Wonderful way to
use the die!
Made a beautiful
card.
Carla from Utah

kReN said...

Love your CAS card. Very sweet and, as always, IO dies rule!

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

kReN@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Great card for when you have MANY to make and send!

Larissa Heskett said...

YEAH!! SO EXCITED about the New Products!!LOVING the AWESOME INSPIRATION!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

SHartl said...

I love this cute card with the die cut saying built right in!

Pat Jandacek said...

Great card! The diagonal line for the sentiment really adds impact. TFS that great idea.

Debbie said...

Love this card and how the sentiment is cut!

Reesie said...

Thank you for sharing this cute card and showing us how to use the negative space of the die. This is a nice, clean cut, Christmas card.

Celeste Goff said...

What a pretty card! I love the great diagonal angle that you cut your focal panel. It really adds a lot of visual interest to the card!

jeb said...

What a great example of how to stretch your dies. Great job. Thank you.

Vivian C. said...

Great CAS card! The gems add a festive touch.

Alexandra Kimball said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Katie said...

Love the slanted Merry Christmas! Great card. I really like the tree die too! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Dottie Robbins said...

Great card....

SmilynStef said...

What a great clean & simple design.

zehra said...

Great card, love the layout

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Beautiful card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful CAS card, I love the felt underneath!

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh I love how these dies work! And your card is fabulous!

Kris in Alaska

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh I love how these dies work! And your card is fabulous!

Kris in Alaska

Ginny said...

This is definitely a die I want. Looks so nice but not real complicated. Love your card.

Cathy said...

Great card--I love the Christmas Tree cut out die!

Susan said...

A striking, but simple seasonal card. I love the concept of these dies and thank you for the explanation.

Diane said...

Another wonderful card...love this as it would be so easy to mail!!!

stamping sue said...

Simple devine!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Jo4Him said...

Love it-very creative. Thanks for sharing

Sue C said...

All gorgeous!

Kristen V said...

I'm glad you used these tree dies. I didn't realize how they were able to create negative image too. Thanks!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the diagonal design.