Monday, July 11, 2016


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away!

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST Monday July 11th. 

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate!  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!  No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Thursday July 14th and all winners will be announced Friday July 15th. 
Good luck!

For my card today, I made a couple of background papers I made from watercolor paper combined with some Colorburst Powders.  For the top layer, I combined a stencil from the Crafter's Workshop with the powders.  The wheel shape of the stencil made me think it would be a good way to highlight the "glow" of my new candle die from the latest Impression Obsession release.

To finish the card, I added a sentiment from one of the new Top Edger die sets.  The nice thing about the edger sets is that the letters remain attached to the paper so that you don't have to individually place each letter and hope they are straight.

Here is a close up of the candle die and the Colorburst background:

 

New Impression Obsession dies used:


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56 comments:

kReN K said...

After two days without power, this candle has special meaning to me. We enjoyed two evenings with candle glow. I think this will be a very versatile die set for the holidays to and I can see it with many inspirational sentiments. I like your use of Color Bursts and the use of that candle glow stencil. TFS!

Rosie said...

A Gorgeous card and love the colour bursts you have used to create your background. Love that candle die too...TFS...xxx

Rachel B. said...

Gorgeous card!

Susan Lang said...

Great card. The background is beautiful!

Suzy Que said...

Beautiful card!!! Your background is wonderful!!!

Gina Arnone said...

Great card, such a beautiful background!

lisa808 said...

Fab background.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful background for the candle.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card!
Love the colors you have used for your background, and the candle die is so pretty :))

Barbara Green said...

really cute card and I love the glow around the candle.

Mary McCrary said...

I really like what you have done with the color bursts here, and the candle die is a hit with me.

TLady said...

VERY NICE LAURA!!! I LOOOOVE the background you've done for this!!! This candle die is PERFECT for CHRISTMAS!!!! ;)

Vivian C. said...

Great card. The stencil worked perfectly for the glow of the candle. I really want to try those Color Bursts. You do amazing things with them.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Spiffy, like the way you created the candle glow

Lois said...

I like the look of the background burst behind your candle flame. Very nice!

Shirl said...

The background with the candle is very striking. I can envision a small nativity set below the candle. Your background is perfect for the candle.

Barbara Nies said...

Wow, does card pop! Great idea.

Rene Stansell said...

Great card, love the background, I might have to buy me a candle die.
Rene from OZ x

Anonymous said...

wonderful card -- love the background -- makes the candle really stand out
Charlene

Janett Ray said...

Beautiful card. Love the background paper.

Amante del Papel said...

I love your background is so pretty!!!

Sue D said...

Love the background you created for this candle.

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. I love the use of the color bursts. I like the candle die as it can be used for both Christmas and birthdays.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun background technique

Ginny said...

Love your color burst background. Highlights the candle very well.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful card - a real Stunner!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Diane said...

Gorgeous background and fabulous colors!

Patt H. said...

Love the beautiful background on this one & the candle die is awesome! Great card!!

Brenda Lilley said...

Great card! Awesome background! TFS

McStamper said...

What a great card. The background is beautiful.

Wahnita Hammond said...

Now that is one stunning card!! Love the glow effect on the card!! This new candle die is amazing :)

Katie said...

Love the watercolor background behind the candle, it looks amazing! :) Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous! I love the background that you created on this card.

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Your card is so beautiful! Love the background for the candle light and the diecut candle is fabulous!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such a nice card! Love the background colours!!!

Sandy Harrington said...

Cute card.

Evelyn vasquez said...

I like the way you make this candle stand out on your card. It definitely gives a true meaning and feeling.

Birgit said...

I love the background on this fabulous card! Just beautiful.

luvhymns said...

I love your white candle. That die accented with your rays of light from it make it outSTANDing.

Michele Henderson said...

This is so fun and creative! Love that background too!

Joan V said...

Oh, wow, I love the stenciling background. It really makes a statement with the candle. So creative. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Geri Stuart said...

Beautiful! The candle looks like it's in front and is so eye-catching!

Marsha said...

Love the background - makes the candle look like it actually glows!

Maureen H. said...

I love the way you used your beautiful watercolor background to showcase the candle die! It really did make everything pop. Beautiful card and such an inspiration.

Karenladd said...

Your background is gorgeous and makes the candle appear to be glowing! This is fabulous!

Kathy Johnson said...

I love it!

SHartl said...

This is such an inspirational card and I love that background!

Beverly Perdue said...

Your background is so pretty! I love the design of your card with the top edger. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janis said...

Absolutely beautiful. What a creative use of the stenciled background and that wonderful candle!!
<3 J

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claudia said...

Love the color burst background!!

Back2BasicsMom said...

So Pretty! Love it!

Liz H. said...

Love the background as others have mentioned. Great layout !!

Roz M. said...

What a lovely card, Laura! Your Colorburst background is fabulous, and is the perfect stage for the great candle die-cut. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the great prize.

bdconklin said...

I love how you did the background. I just love the candle with the dripping wax.
Diane Conklin

karenajo said...

Super background for this gorgeous candle - love your card !!!

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful!