Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Impression Obsession Die Hop- Day 3

Welcome to day three 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!
Hello everyone!  Yesterday I talked about my new favorite cut out dies, and today I wanted to finish with another cut out.  Trying to adhere dies to a card can be time consuming, so if you don't have to do that, I am all for it!
 
When I help people plan their holdiay cards, I always ask them how many they are making.  If you are making ten cards, it is a very different process than if you are making eighty. Personally, if I am making a lot of cards, I want them to be as simple as possible.
 
For today's card, I took a piece of dark blue paper and taped three stnowflake dies and one saying to the paper using repositionable tape.  I ran everything through a die cut machine and then adhered the paper to a white notecard.  Yesterday I put colored paper behind the cutouts.  Today I simplified that by using the actual color of the card to show through the cut outs.  Here is a close up of one of the snowflakes:
 
    
If you wanted to "fancy up" the card, you could put tape behind the openings and sprinkle the snowflake with glitter.

Dies used:
DIE241-Z Snowflake Cutout
DIE233-M Holiday Bottom Edgers

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59 comments:

jeb said...

I really like your way of stretching dies. I am going to be using this technique on some of my cards. I also like your idea of putting tape behind the opening and using glitter. That would be beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very cool card, very simple, and will mail easily, great idea! Joleen

Emily said...

Great job!

Denise Bryant said...

Great idea for a simple card! Very pretty! I love the snowflakes and the bottom edgers sentiment die! Love the idea of the tape and glitter... an easy addition for another great look!

kReN said...

The edge dies are a new look and I like them! I also like the simplicity of your card. It's sure to become a fave. Thanks for the inspiration! kReN @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Deana P said...

What a easy, but beautiful card.

Dottie Robbins said...

A simply and fast card, great for last minute.

Penny said...

Very pretty, quick and effective!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

I love your card!

Desi said...

Very pretty card. I always love the snowflake dies.

Kathy Krug said...

I love the pretty snow flakes and how you used the edger die.

Renee M said...

Very modern and lovely card! I'm a sucker for the snowflakes :)

Diane said...

CAS...easy to mail and pretty..how could you go wrong...love it!!

Anonymous said...

Love your card!

Hugs, Donna
Rubberstampin at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

Great easy card todo. Love it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful CAS card!

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty!

Craftyfield said...

I am all for simple makes for mass Christmas cards production. With dies, simple doesn't mean lacklustre. Love your card, it's simple, but elegant, and the white/dark blue combo is striking.

SHartl said...

Love this simple but beautiful card with the snowflakes!

lisa808 said...

The snowflake dies are on my wishlist!

lifesabeach32940 said...

I simply LOVE your card!! Thank you for the inspiration and tips!!

Beata oln said...

What a creative idea and very beautiful card!

Cynthia Xavier said...

I love snowflakes. Great card.

Kathryne Knowles said...

I always love anything snow! Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us

Celeste Goff said...

What a pretty card and the color combo is fantastic!

Karenladd said...

Wow! Thanks for this great tip on avoiding all that gluing of snowflakes to a card base! Love the negative space design.

Vivian C. said...

The cut out technique makes for a striking card.

Donna Sue said...

Love the navy and the pearl additions!

zehra said...

lovely card, the flakes have great detail

Late Blooming said...

I love simple and these are simple and wonderful. thanks.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful CAS card! TFS

Patti J said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

P Myers said...

Looks easy to make and mail. Thanks.

Lisa Waitt said...

Nice card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

NatQuebec said...

Nice idea to use the negative part !

Alice said...

Lovely snowflakes and a beautiful card. Such a creative way to use the die, too!

Patt H. said...

I really love this card. Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for an easy card to mail for all my Christmas cards. This one is awesome!

l rekroc said...

I love the white of the snowflakes on the dark blue background! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Carson said...

Classy! Love the design!

SmilynStef said...

love that classy winter design

Frann said...

So elegant, yet simple to do. Great idea!

Katie said...

Great card! Neat idea to do another cutout of the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Carmen Conners said...

Love the simplicity and love the layout!

Sue D said...

Great idea for making quick cards.

Shona said...

What a great card to make multiples. Simple, yet very effective and I love the edge dies.

Larissa Heskett said...

Totally LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration and looking forward to the rest of the Blog Hop!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your AWESOME Card and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Laurie said...

Beautiful card - white snowflakes really pop out from the dark blue! And way to use those dies! I'm impressed! Thank you!

k ostgard said...

Nice and simple card easy to mail I like simple

Rosy Newlun said...

This may be wonderfully beautiful and CAS but it packs a powerful punch. I love anything with die cuts in or punched out of it. Stunning yet simple design!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty

Janet

Janis said...

Love the beauty and simplicity of this!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Kristen V said...

Wonderful card. I love these snowflake dies. Great how easy they are to use and yet create a beautiful cut image.

PJ said...

Hmmm very interesting how you create with our tools! thank you for the ideas!

Donna said...

So cute

StampNK said...

What a great way to highlight those snowflakes for a beautiful but simple card.

Sue C said...

Snowflakes will be flying all too soon.

Susan S. said...

Great versatile dies.

Ginny said...

Very nice card. Done in one cutting it would be quite fast to make. Thanks for the new technique.

CraftyPaws said...

So pretty! Love the CAS style! tfs