Monday, October 24, 2016

IO Blog Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop!

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

The hop will run for 3 days (10/24/16 - 10/26/16) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more designer blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday October 30th and all winners will be announced Monday October 31st. Good luck!

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Greetings everyone.  Did you know that Impression Obsession has brand new Fall and Winter dies?  Today's theme is Christmas, and I wanted to share a couple of them with you.  

The first die I want to talk about is the Chevron Adopt-a-Background.  When you cut it out, it looks like this:

If you can see in the picture, it cuts the chevron pattern on the paper without cutting through the edges.  You can leave it is and glue it on your paper for an interesting background that is similar to an embossing folder with a bit more texture.  You can also use an Xacto on the edges and remove some of the chevron pattern to create a background exactly the way you want it.  For my card, I removed the smallest chevron lines.  Here is a close up:


I went white and white, so it is harder to see the dimension, but you could place a different color of paper behind the cut outs to really make the pattern pop.

I also used the bran new Patchwork Tree die DIE485-R which comes in separate pieces for you to assemble.  It makes it really easy for you to stamp patterns on each of the pieces.  For my tree, I stamped leaves from the Mini Patterns 8 Cling set 3176LG.  I like that the patterns on the mini backgrounds are scaled down in size to add interesting designs to items you die cut.

Another tip for the card...I die cut all the pieces of the tree at one time with a medium green cardstock.  I then colored the green trunk with a brown Copic marker and the green star with a gold Krylon pen.  I like when I can change the colors of my die cuts with markers rather than having to find three different colors of paper to cut out different parts of a die.  

See you tomorrow!

Hop List:

61 comments:

Lori Podolsky said...

I am loving these beautiful dies. You've created a beautiful card. And, that chevron die rocks!

kReN K said...

Sweet card! I didn't know the Chevron Die allowed you to keep all the pieces in. That's a nice feature for that inlay look. Makes it easy! Great project and great release! kReN@afourthlife

Carol Hintermeier said...

Your card is so, so pretty! Love that chevron die and how you used it!

Jan Elmore said...

Christmas cards with trees on them is my all time favorite theme!

Bjørg said...

Love it!

Late Blooming said...

Love,love,love the background die. thanks

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card! Love the Patchwork Tree die!

Sabrina said...

Cute card!!

barbara macaskill said...

OMG!! I absolutely adore the Chevron Adopt a Background die!! Totally awesome! TFS!

Susan Lang said...

Great tip on the tree paper. Love the card.

Beata oln said...

So nice and pretty card!

Lynne said...

Lovely card - just love chevrons!

Suzy Que said...

Great card! Love all these new dies!!

Tami Mayberry said...

Cute! Great detail

Isabelle said...

I love your card, it's stunning ! The pattern on the tree is such a great idea, the sep-up is excellent.... just a perfectly awesome card !

TLady said...

It is AMAZING TO ME, that you use so little product to make such a GREAT CARD! I LOOOOOVE the NEW Patchwork Christmas Tree die & the Chevron background Die is VERY INTERESTING! ;) SUPER JOB Laura!! ;)

Bente Sørflaten said...

Such a pretty Christmas card you have designed!
Beautiful dies :))

Talitha Wright said...

Great techniques. Thanks for the tip.

Geri Stuart said...

Love how the background and tree go together perfectly!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love the white on white chevron background design.

mtscrapgal said...

The chevron die looks very interesting. Thanks for the hint about coloring the tree die cut. Lovely card.

McStamper said...

Love your card. What a pretty tree.

NanW said...

Looks like a very versatile die!

Sue LD said...

Great background and love this tree.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

The chevron die is so cool...love how it can just be a texture panel.

Katie said...

Very cool, thanks for showing us how it works! Love your tree, using my most loved IO background. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kathy Krug said...

Love what you did with the background. Fabulous design.

Marsha said...

Very unique and pretty card!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool background for this pretty tree. Well done.

Jean said...

Sucgh a pretty card! Love how you did the background!

Roz M. said...

Fabulous card that showcases the new release beautifully!

Tracy Steinbach said...

Very neat background die thanks for explaining it because sometimes you get a die and it doesn't always cut the way you expected it too. Anyway fantastic card. I love the pattern paper you used for the tree that really makes a difference then just sold cards stock! Thanks for sharing

Jeanne H said...

Oh, I too love the Chevron Adopt-a-Background and the way you used it. TFS

lisa808 said...

Lovely card.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Very nice card. Love the stamp design on your tree

sharon said...

I am loving the tree. I like the use of patterned paper. I'd like to weave the chevron.

Nikki C said...

This is a fantastic card I like how you did the bg paper

Frann said...

Pretty card! I like the mini patterns too. They are so useful.

Larina M. said...

Beautiful christmas card! I love the stitched edge christmas tree and the chevron adopt a background! Wonderful new dies and great to see them in action! Thank You for sharing along in this fantastic blog hop!

Kathy Johnson said...

What a great technique! Love the card!

Helen Gullett said...

What cute card! Love the tree :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you used part of that background to emphasize the area with the tree in your card!

Shona said...

That chevron die looks amazing, such a great b'ground allowing the tree to really stand out. I love how you stamped the tree parts, now I have to go check out those stamps!

Katwondoo said...

Very cute card, thanks for sharing!

Christine Ray said...

I really like the tree die and I especially appreciate that you shared several tips about the chevron die, as well as the tree die, and the mini patterns. Your card is great to boot!

Christine Ray said...

I really like the tree die and I especially appreciate that you shared several tips about the chevron die, as well as the tree die, and the mini patterns. Your card is great to boot!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that pretty tree and awesome background!

Mary Holshouser said...

the tree is decorated so pretty.
Love the paper that it is made from.
The die cut seems to move the same
way as the tree.
thanks for shsring a great card.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Love how the chevron background repeats the shapes of the beautiful tree!

sammi said...

Cute card! Great tips on use of the Chevron die!

Linda Meunier said...

Neat card!

Linda Meunier said...

Neat card!

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooooo Pretty!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a great card!

Brenda Lilley said...

Great card! That chevron die really sets it off! Thanks for sharing!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of the possibilities with the new die cuts ... and that tree is fantastic.

Vivian C. said...

Great card! I was curious about the new Adapt-a-Background dies. I wasn't quite sure of how they worked/what to do with them. Now I see and have added the chevron one to my wish list.

Donna Idlet said...

Love your CAS card Laura! THe chevron background really makes the card pop.

Petrified Peep Eater said...

Love this tree!!!

Liz H. said...

Great Card. Like the techique for the tree.

E. Marie said...

Love the subtle look of the white on white. Makes a great textured background, hinting of snowdrifts behind the tree.