Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Impression Obsession Winter Die Hop- Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (September 16th/September 17th ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Thursday September 19th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Friday September 20th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE  


Greetings friends.  Today I want to talk about using your die cuts with backgrounds you might have created and aren't sure how to use.  I created this background using 140lb cold press watercolor paper, some Distress Inks and an Impression Obsession Cover a Card background:


I dabbed the ink pads directly onto the watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then set my background stamp down on top of the ink.  I weighted it down with some acrylic blocks and let it sit there until the ink and paper were dry.  The technique transfers the pattern of your stamp onto your paper.

When it was finished, there were parts of the background I liked and parts I didn't.  Papers like that are perfect for diecutting because you can pick and choose the parts of the paper that are the best.  I die cut out a couple of ornaments and then used the same pattern to stamp the kraft cardstock in brown ink.  I like that the background and the ornaments have the same pattern in different colors.

Next, I cut out some branches and my Christmas sentiment from more background paper that I had on hand.  I glued together all the pieces of the card and then added some neutral twine bows.

Items Used on the Card:
Retro Ornaments DIE897-Z
Winter Foliage DIE907-YY
Typewriter Sentiments DIE905-Y 
Dimensional Chevron Cover A Card CC176


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Monday, September 16, 2019

Impression Obsession Winter Die Hop Day 1




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration!
 
The Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (September 16th/September 17th ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Thursday September 19th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Friday September 20th.
 
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE 
 
 
Greetings friends. Have you started making your holiday cards yet?  The new Impression Obsession Winter die release has such amazing products.  I hope you are inspired by them.

For my card today, I used the new St. Nick die.  I love him!  I think he is great for cards, but I have some ideas for using him for ornaments or a table decoration.  So many possibbilities.....
 
Instructions:
Cut out the Santa using white, red and black cardstock for his outfit.
Cut out the Santa face, moustache and beard using watercolor paper.
To color the Santa face, edge the sides of his face with the Blush colored Zig marker and then soften towards the center of the face using a waterbrush.  Remember, if you aren’t getting a gradient of color, wipe off your waterbrush and continue to blend.  You want to have the center of the face have very little color.
Dab a little of the Tea Rose Zig marker to the face to create cheeks.  You can soften the edges of the cheeks if needed with a waterbrush.
Color the nose with Tea Rose Zig marker
Glue scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes
Color the outside edges of the beard with gray marker and soften with waterbrush towards the center of the beard.
Color the top of the mustache with gray marker and soften with the waterbrush towards the bottom of the mustache.

Supplies Used on the Card:


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Laura Fulcher (You are here)
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Stamptember Celebration with Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp


Greetings friends.  Simon Says Stamp is having a month-long celebration called "Stamptember," and this week celebrates an exclusive stamp set from Memory Box.  It is available while supplies last.

I made two cards to celebrate the new release:

The first card uses the new stamp set with watercolor paper, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.  I wanted to color it so that it had a more autumnal feel to it.

 
For the second card, I colored around the flowers rather than the flowers themselves.  I tried to make a card that was very different from the first to show the versatility of the stamp set.  I stamped the flowers onto watercolor paper and then colored around the flowers with a Zig marker before roughly cutting around the image.

Want to see more inspiration of how to use the stamp set?  Visit the Simon Say Stamp blog or the Memory Box Outside the Box Blog.

Simon Says Stamp
Memory Box