Wednesday, October 20, 2021

IO New Release- Team Favorites


 


Welcome to the Impression Obsession October Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday October 25th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday October 26ht on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of the participating designers:

IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson Clapper
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Lee Ann Barrett
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal

Greetings friends. Today I want to share my favorite item from the new Impression Obsession release. It is the Just Chillin' clear stamp set, which features cute penguins and coordinating sentiments. Here is what the set looks like:


I like that the penguins are great for winter as well as Christmas.

Whenever I think of penguins, I think black/white. I didn't know how it would translate to a winter card, but I wanted to give it a go. I stamped my penguin in black Memento ink and then colored elements of the image with pink and red Copic markers to really contrast with the black and white. I then cut out my design by hand.

For the background, I used two Cover a Card backgrounds. I really love mixing and matching my stamp patterns, so I chose a standard snowflake one to represent winter and then paired it with one of my favorite abstract designs called Marble Scribble. Here is what the two patterns look like:

Do you have favorite patterns that you like to mix and match? I am always looking for new ideas.


Impression Obsession Items Used:

CL1097 Just Chillin'

CC066 Snowflakes

CC334 Marble Scribble

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IO Theme Day- Christmas

 

We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is Christmas! After all, who doesn't need more Christmas ideas?

Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog


Greetings friends! Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? I wanted to share a card I made with you for the holidays.

To make the card, I stamped the new All Roads Truck onto Copic XPress It paper using black Memento Ink. I then masked my truck and stamped the road underneath. I have been using the road stamp a lot lately because it really grounds the scene. 

After coloring the truck with Copic markers, I layered my scene onto a background I stamped with one of the IO backgrounds and added a few rhinestones to the tree for extra bling.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

E12379 All Roads Truck

CC431 Holiday Patterns Cover a Card 

F5748 Road Texture

DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

IO October Release- Day 2

 


Welcome to the Impression Obsession October 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (October 4th & 5th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday October 11th at midnight All winners will be announced on Tuesday Oct 12th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Here is a list of all the designers participating in the blog hop: 
 
 


Greetings friends Welcome to day 2 of the new release. Today I wanted to share a really cute new deer die with you. Of course, there are cute coordinating puns! Here is what they all say:


Yes, it makes me so happy! The card is really easy to make in that all I had to do was die cut my deer pieces, assemble them and add some red ribbon. I also stamped the left hand leaf pattern using a new Cover a Card background called Snowflakes Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Monday, October 4, 2021

IO October Release- Day 1

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession October 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (October 4th & 5th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday October 11th at midnight All winners will be announced on Tuesday Oct 12th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Here is a list of all the designers participating in the blog hop:




Greetings friends! Impression Obsession has new slimline designs. Many of them are perfect for creating backgrounds for fall/winter/holidays. Today I decided to focus on the new winter birds set. it has a row of bare trees I used in the background with light gray ink and a foreground image with nests and birds I stamped in the front using black ink. 
Here is a picture of the two stamps:
The background was created using Distress Oxide inks and a little spritz of water to give the background some dimension. As a final touch, I added my sentiment in black ink.
Thanks for stopping by today!
 

Impression Obsession Items Used:

3279LG Winter Birds

CL1097 Just Chillin'




Wednesday, September 29, 2021

IO Diecut Obsession


The IO designers have set aside a day to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession die projects! Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.

I have two cards to share with you today:

The first card uses the new Stitched Coffin Tag. I plan to use this tag to attach to Halloween treats this year, but I thought I would also make it into a card. To make the tag, I cut it out of light grey cardstock, added some darker grey sponging around the edges and attached my twine. I then paired it with an embossed skeleton and added a sentiment from a Zombie clear set I previously showed you.

I know not everyone loves Halloween cards, so I thought I would also share a card with some fall root vegetables:


For this card, I cut out my veggies and then sponged a little extra color around the edges for dimension. The sentiment comes from a clear set called "Mixed Veggie Sayings." The set is loaded with coordinating sayings that are very punny, which makes me so happy:

The sentiment is layered on top of a round corner rectangle. That particular die is from a set of dies that is meant to provide various length backgrounds for your sentiments. Very practical.


Of course, you know I had to also stamp a background for my card. I break out the Mini Gingham Cover a Card stamp for a lot of fall and holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Coffin Card

 

Veggie Card


 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Playing with Silhouettes

 

Greetings friends. The current Impression Obsession Challenge is all about silhouettes. I thought I would share with you my favorite silhouette from the new release. It is called Graveyard Scene.

To make the card, I took some glossy cardstock, sponged some Distress Ink on top to create a sunset and finished by stamping my image in black ink. Really quick and easy. I finished by making it a slimline card (3 1/2" x 8 1/2") so that it could be mailed in a simple business envelope.

If you would like more information on the silhouette challenge and participate with us, you can find everything on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Graveyard Scene 3271LG

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

IO- Release Favorite

 


 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession September 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday, September 20th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday September 21st on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 

 

 

Greetings friends. There was absolutely no doubt in my mind which item I wanted to feature for the favorites day. The new Monster Set is so much fun! I'm not planning on delegating it just my Halloween cards. This set is going to be used year-round. I just need to match the perfect hat with it to turn it into birthday cards.

Here is what the set looks like:


If you hadn't already noticed, the Monsters line up well with the new googly eye set:


Unfortunately, the googly eyes are currently sold out, but keep a look out for them because they have lots of great sizes of eye (including an oval shape).

Another thing I want to talk about with my card is the use of my background stamps. I think you all know how much I love my Cover a Card stamps, so I used three different ones for the card. I really love the mix of patterns on the card. Of course, you can change the colors of ink you use for very different looks.

I used the Abstract Cover a Card in purple on a purple notecard and the Herringbone and Chevron to make the two strips on the card.

Overall, the card is fairly easy to make. You do have to die cut your monsters to make them "pop," but the card is basically inking and stamping....and of course, covering the whole thing in googly eyes!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Monster Set CS1087 
Abstract CC349

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

IO September Release- Day 2

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession September 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (September 6th & 7th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, September 13th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE.

Follow the other designers in the hop:

 
 
Greetings friends. Another Halloween card for you today. This time it is a Halloween card that makes me laugh. Is that wrong?

I absolutely love the new the new Zombie Sayings clear set. They are just too funny! Here is what they look like:
To make the card, I first started by sponging and blending some Distress Inks onto white cardstock. I then spritzed the whole thing with water to give it a splotchy, mottled look. To finish the card, I stamped my zombie and spooky trees onto the card with black ink. The Creepy Trees background is a really good backdrop for creating your Halloween scenes. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Impression Obsession Items Used:
Zombie D5773

Monday, September 6, 2021

IO September Release- Day 1

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession September 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (September 6th & 7th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, September 13th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE.

Follow the other designers in the hop:

 


Greetings friends. Today I want to share a couple of black cat cards using the new Black Cat Love stamp set in anticipation of Halloween.

For the first card, I paired one of the cats with the new cardboard box die. Of course the box would be perfect for a gift/birthday card, but is a box complete without a cat sitting in it?

To make the card, I cut out the box using kraft cardstock and added a bit of shading with a colored pencil along the edges. I stamped my cat in black ink on white cardstock, cut out the cat and stuck him in the box. 

As a finishing touch, I added three strips of washi tape and my sentiment.

The second card is a quick and easy card. I started with a white cardstock panel, stamped three of the cats on it using black ink and added a little yellow to the eyes using a yellow colored pencil. I then layered all the pieces and added my sentiment in black ink.

Happy Halloween!
 

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Cat in Box:
 
Cat Trio:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Theme Day- Friends


 

The Impression Obsession design team has set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is friends!

Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
 
Greetings friends. This might not be the friend card you were anticipating, but I have to say, coffee is a really good friend of mine. I love this new stamp set. It has so many good sayings:
 
To make the card, I started with light purple cardstock and die cut it with the new big mug die. I then sponged it with darker colors of purple ink so that it would look like it had some shading. I hope you will join us celebrating your friends!

 
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Big Mug DIE1095-Q