Monday, September 11, 2017

IO Die Blog Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!

We have some very fun new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th. 

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Comments on all hop days will be open until September 17th at 9pm CT.

All winners will be announced on September 18th.

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Greetings friends.  For my card today, I used the new Floral Ornament die as well as some glitter and Copic markers.

I first cut the die from gold metallic paper and placed some super-sticky tape (from Elizabeth Crafts) behind the openings and covered the entire piece with ultra fine glitter.  This is what the project then looked like:


Next, I dabbed various glitter sections with an assortment of Copic markers. This technique works because I used really strong tape that held the glitter in place and used ultrafine glitter that didn't mess up my marker nibs.  Here is the colored ornament.  I hope you can see that the glitter shines through the Copic marker:


To finish the card, I popped up the ornament with foam tape, added a bow, and stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Words Cling set.

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46 comments:

jules said...

Beautiful and so shimmery! Love the ornament die!

Mel C said...

This ornament is so lovely, great technique too!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

This is really a beautiful, detailed die and you've enhanced it even further by adding your coloring on the glitter. I love the various shades of green. What a cool idea! Thanks for the share.

kReN K said...

Love the colors and glitter you used! Super card! TFS!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning! I actually bought my COPIC markers because of a class where we colored over EC glitter! Now I need to go do that!

Janine said...

I am loving all the cards with this ornament die - so pretty

Anonymous said...

The floral ornament is gorgeous.
Love the way you made it!!

Mary Holshouser said...

I've made some of the Elizabeth Craft
ornaments with the fine glitter.
Hadn't thought about using that
technique on die cuts. Going to
try that out. Makes a beautiful
ornament.
thanks for sharing.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Great ornament ! Perfect for holidays greetings.

TLady said...

SO LOVELY! A SUPER WAY to add sparkle & color! You're BRAVER THAN I!!! LOL AND I LOVE PINK for Christmas too!!! This IS A BEAUTIFUL DIE!!! ;)

Sherry said...

beautiful!

Sherry said...

Beautiful card. Looks like hand painted stained glass. ❤️!

CarlavdM said...

What a super idea to use your copics on the glitter, it makes a wonderfull card.

Barbara Baxter said...

Lovely Xmas ornament. I am so glad you included your instructions as I would never have thought to use fine glitter and then coloring it with copics! It really does look like a stained glass ornament1

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful ornament. Love all the glitter.

Sue LD said...

This is so pretty. I like the colors and sparkle.

Linda Meunier said...

So pretty!

Shirl said...

Such a neat finished card. Really like the look and thinking about what to use to give it more stiffness for a real tree ornament!

Karenladd said...

This is gorgeous and I had no idea you could use copic markers to customize glitter! What a beautiful effect.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the sparkle and colors! Beautiful ornament on your lovely card!

Katie said...

Really pretty! I love the sparkle!!! :) Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i thought you used glitter paper, how brave to use loose glitter ;-) i like it white very much as well, but the colored one is just the epitomy of Christmas colors

Roz M. said...

Lovely work, Laura. Thank you for sharing this sweet card - your colouring is beautiful!

linda said...

Ooh, this is so pretty and i love the dimension of the ornament!

Sarosa said...

That was so creative! Thanks for the tutorial; I'd never thought of coloring glitter!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG this ornament is just gorgeous - so many possibilities !!!!

MJ said...

Love the ornament! Beautiful card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This card is so pretty. Gotta love all of that sparkle. TFS

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

That die is so pretty! I've done a similar technique with line stickers but I like the idea of doing it with dies so you never have to worry about running out. And you can pick your color each time. I think this die looks pretty with even just the plain white glitter!!!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

This die is gorgeous, and so is your card! Love the glitter with the copics. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

I love your ornamental card! Beautiful.

Christy Q said...

So gorgeous! Love the coloring on top of the glitter - it adds such a beautiful effect.

Colorado Crafter said...

That is such a lovely ornament die!!! IO Dies are always great designs!!

Maria Alder said...

Love how you made this card with all the glitter, lovely die x

Tracy A said...

What a beautiful card. That is a wonderful technique.

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the card! Great technique.

Diane said...

Beautiful and elegant, what more could you ask for..a fabulous card!!

NWFlamingo said...

Very pretty. Sparkle is alway appreciated.

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful card. love the flower ornament and the colors you used.

Alaska .Kris said...

In a word... GORGEOUS!

Shona said...

I love that technique, and it looks amazing on your card!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Your ornament card is stunning! I have never colored glitter cardstock! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is really beautiful! Reminds me of cloisonne!

Vivian C. said...

Gorgeous card! I am sure it is even more gorgeous in person where you can really see the shimmer. The Floral Ornament die is on my wish list, it has so many possibilities.

Freetany said...

Very festive and elegant card!