Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Release Blog Hop- Day 2

 

If you came from Kia Gibson you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (May 3rd& 4th) 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 May 10th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday May 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
 

Continuing with the outdoors theme of the May release, I decided to share this new trailer die. I cut out all the various pieces and then sponged a little ink on the edges for extra dimension.

Remember the dirt texture I used in yesterday's post? Well, today I used the new Road Texture. I really like having these two images to ground my designs.

For the background, I sponged Distress Oxide inks onto white cardstock to create my sky. I spritzed it with a bit of water to give the sky a mottled look that reminded me of stars. To finish the card, I added my sentiment in black.

Impression Obsession Dies:
Cute Trailer DIE1068
Journey B17311


Don't forget to go to the Impression Obsession Blog to follow the entire hop.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Impression Obsession May Hop- Day 1

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession May 2021 Release Celebration!
 
If you came from Kia Gibson you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (May 3rd& 4th) 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 May 10th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday May 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
 

Greetings friends. It is time for a new Impression Obsession release! I wanted to start off with a card that just made me laugh. I knew when I saw the sentiment that I had to use it. It might not be for everyone, but that is just how my sense of humor works.
 
To make the card, I fist started with a piece of black glossy paper and stamped my stars in white before embossing them so that they wouldn't smudge. There are a couple of new ground textures in the latest release, so I stamped the dirt texture under my campfire. Having the textures are going to be fantastic for building different landscapes.

Next, I added my campfire and hot dog. I edged the hot dog with a little Distress ink to give it a bit of dimension.

To finish the card, I diecut my large frame to set the scene and added the sentiment I love so much.
 
Impression Obsession items Used:
Camping with Bigfoot CL1064 (sentiment is in this set)
Stars L5756
Large Frame DIE860WW
 

Don't forget to go to the Impression Obsession Blog to follow the entire hop. See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

IO- Old is New


Greetings friends. Sometimes we get so busy with new released stamps that we forget about our old favorites. The Impression Obsession team has set aside a days this month to share some new projects using some great older stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession Blog

 

For my card today, I wanted to do something that was lighthearted and great for Spring. I am also a sucker for Lindsay Ostrom designs, so I used her stamps.

The background is the Flourishes Cover A Card stamp. I had leftover paint on the stamp, so I spritzed it with water and then stamped it onto cardstock. Without adding more color, I spritzed it again and stamped it onto another piece of cardstock. Each time I did it, the design got "blurrier" and looked more like watercolor as well as fainter in color. I used a really faint piece for this card so that you could see everything. I let the background dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Next, I stamped my flowers and sentiment on top of the background with black Versafine ink and colored it with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Plant Smiles D12179

Cover a Card Flourishes CC027

Fairy Flowers D12172


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Impression Obsession Challenge- Rainbow of Color


Greetings friends. The Impression Obsession theme this month is "Rainbows of Color." If you would like more information in playing along with the challenge, check out the Impression Obsession blog

For my card today, I chose the new Rainbow Sun image, but instead of coloring it with the traditional Roy G Biv color combination, I chose shades of my favorite color...teal.

To make the card, I stamped my rainbow sun and sentiment onto white cardstock with black Memento ink and then colored it with an assortment of Copic markers from the BG color palette.

I decided to make my own background using the new Tooled Leather Cover a Card. I love the intricate design of this pattern. I know I will be using it in a lot of different colors!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

In Full Color D12362 
Tooled Leather Cover a Card CC417



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

IO- Release Favorite


Welcome to the Impression Obsession April 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
If you came from Kia Gibson Clapper you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
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 April 19th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday April 20th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 
Greetings friends. Today is all about sharing our favorite stamp from the new release. For me, it is this ornate flourish. Not only is it pretty, but it is the perfect stamp when I want to highlight a sentiment on my card. I have so many lovely IO sentiments, but sometimes with the larger ones, I can't figure out how to fill up the rest of the space. For this card, I simply added my flourish using a Kaleidacolor ink pad and then stamped my sentiment in black. Change the colors and get a very different look.  I could see it used in a sympathy card as well as a humorous card. I love the versatility.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Impression Obsession April Release- Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession April 2021 Release Celebration!

 
If you came from Kia Gibson Clapper you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (April 5th & April 6th) 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 April 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday April 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 
Greetings friends. For the second day of the new release I want to share a quick and easy card to make for someone who needs a little encouragement.

To make the card, I stamped my rainbow and sentiment onto Copic XPress It paper in black Memento ink and then colored the image with my Copic markers. It didn't show up in the picture, but I added some Wink of Stella marker to the clouds to make them glittery and sparkly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Don't forget to visit Laura Williams next!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Impression Obsession April Release- Day 1

 

  

Welcome to the Impression Obsession April 2021 Release Celebration!

 
If you came from Kia Gibson Clapper you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (April 5th & April 6th) 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 April 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday April 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 
Greetings friends. It is a new month with a new Impression Obsession release. For my first sample card this month, I chose to use the new Evening Primrose. 

To be honest, I am not sure what color an Evening Primrose should be. I could have used Google, but I chose to color it the shade I wanted instead. I watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush. I chose to pair it with some yellow since the colors, when used together, really pop.

I made it into a support card, but it could just as easily be for a birthday, Mother's Day, etc. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Don't forget to visit the next person on the hop...
 Laura Williams

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

IO Old is New

 

Greetings friends. Sometimes we get so busy with new released stamps that we forget about our old favorites. The Impression Obsession team has set aside a days this month to share some new projects using some great older stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession Blog


 Today I want to share a card I made for a recent challenge that required us to use "trash" on our card. I decided to go with the back of a leftover Triscuits box for my farm scene:

I cut up my Triscuits box, layered it onto a card and added some favorite older stamps. My chicken was colored using Copic markers and then popped up with some foam tape. Have you ever made a card using an old box or wrapper?

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Gertrude (The chicken) C21294
Hey Chick B12200


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

IO Theme Day- In the Garden

 


We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is "In the Garden."  Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
 
 
Greetings friends. Today I want to share a clean and simple card that is also very quick and easy to make. I started by placing the daisy into a stamp positioner and then stamping it onto a pale yellow card using black Memento ink. I let it dry and then colored the flower with Prismacolor pencils. Next, I placed the card back into the stamp positioner and stamped it once again with the black ink. Hint...stamping the image twice gives you bolder lines since the colored pencils cover up some of the lines from the first stamping. To finish the card, I added my sentiment and some rhinestones.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
D12347 Daisy

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Choose Kindness

 

I meant to share this card on the IO die cut day this month, but I confused my days. Has anyone else been having that problem lately?

I decided to post this card now because I just feel like the world needs a reminder to treat each other with kindness.  It doesn't cost anything and the dividends are huge.

To make the card, I glued strips of cardstock onto a scrap piece of paper and then cut it out with the new Three Rectangles Die. To finish it, I added my choose kindness in the center and colored the letters with some colored pencils. 

Clean, simple design and execution.

Thanks for stopping by today..... choose kindness!

Impression Obsession Items Used: