Thursday, February 2, 2023

Day 2 of Impression Obsesion Feb Kit

 

Welcome to the January Limited Release Rubber Kit

 
January1st & 2nd the IO Team will be sharing new projects with the January Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
 
You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 10th at 8pm CT
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of the participating designers:

IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Angela Bode
Anna Wight

Greetings friends. Today I want to share a couple more cards from the February Limited Edition release. They are so much fun!

The first card pairs the stamps with one of the new monochromatic basics sets.  The strength of those papers is being able to mix and match patterns with each other.


For the second card, I used some of the more realistic IO paper and then layered my die cut grass on top with message. For the little chick, I stamped him directly onto the card and then once again onto some white cardstock. I then colored him with Copic markers, cut him out and layered him onto the card. I liked the mix of photo paper and colored items.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Chickie:
Stitched Tag DIE798Y


Happy Easter Chick
By the Sea paper pack (sky) PP001 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February Kit- Day 1


                                Welcome to the January Limited Release Rubber Kit
 
January1st & 2nd the IO Team will be sharing new projects with the January Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
 
You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 10th at 8pm CT
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of the participating designers:

Greetings friends. Can you feel spring in the air? The hint of flowers and sunshine? The February Limited Edition rubber kit is loaded with fun spring-themed items for the upcoming stamping season and is available through March 31st. This is what the kit looks like:

 

For my first card, I made an Easter tag card. For the background, I cut out a tag from watercolor paper, stamped my image in black Versafine ink, allowed the ink to dry completely and then colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.

The background uses two patterns form the Basics Lime paper pack. I like how easy it makes coordinating multiple patterns together:

To finish the card, I popped up the tag with foam tape and then added a neutral twine. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you will stop by again tomorrow for more kit ideas.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

February Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit RRSET0223

Basics 12 Limes 6" x 6" paper pack PP020

Stitched Tag DIE798-Y


Monday, January 30, 2023

Impression Obsession Team Favorites

 

 

 

Greetings friends. Today the design team is sharing their favorites from the January release. If you would like to see all the designers' projects, you can find them on the Impression Obsession blog.

My favorite product from the new release is a clear set called "Paint Power." This is what it looks like:

I think it would appeal to a lot

I think it would appeal to a lot of people who enjoy making an inky mess. My first card was quick and easy. I simply stamped my splotches in multiple colors and colored my paintbrush with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

For my second card, I created a watercolor background and then cut out my paint tube that I had colored with Copic markers. Both cards took hardly any time, and I really like having a stash of cards to send to my crafty friends.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

CL1200 Paint Power


Monday, January 23, 2023

IO Theme Day- Hearts

 


Greetings friends. The Impression Obsession design team are all sharing our take on the "hearts" theme. Valentine's Day is coming up, but hearts can be used year-round.I hope you will join us in making your own heart-themed cards.  A full list of participating designers can be found over on the Impression Obsession blog. I hope you are inspired!

For my contribution to the heart theme, I thought I would make a card that could work as a valentine as well as a general I love you card. Of course, you would have to find someone that you love more than coffee to send it to, and that might be hard.

To make the card, I made my own background using this Cover a Card design:

For the central image, I cut out my mug die and made it look as though the dog was popping out of it. I colored him with Copic markers and added my sentiment to the mug.

This is what the set with the dog looks like. There are so many cute animals:


 The set has lots of sentiments, but I chose to use my own from this set:

Impression Obsession Items Used:

CL1198 You Have My Heart clear set

CL1179 Love You More clear set

CC369 Heart Sprigs

DIE902 Tea Cocoa die
 

Monday, January 16, 2023

IO January Hop- Day 2

 

                                Welcome to the Impression Obsession January Release Hop!

 
January 15th& 16th The IO Team will be sharing projects from the January Release! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 24th at 8pm CT
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday January 26th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Here is a list of today's participants:
  

 

Greetings friends. I wanted to share another card using the new You Have My Heart clear set. I love creating cards with kitties and puppies! To make the card, I stamped the cat onto Copic Express It paper with black Memento ink and then colored him with Copic markers. 

For the background, I stamped my own design using the Dotted Hearts Cover a Card stamp. I thought it matched well with the kitty stamp.

To finish the card, I added a sentiment from the same clear stamp set and cut it out using a speech bubble die. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

CL1198 You Have My Heart clear set

CC371 Dotted Hearts cover a card background

DIE1192 Stitched Slimline Layers 2

DIE1197 Speech Bubbles


Sunday, January 15, 2023

January IO Release- Day 1


                                Welcome to the Impression Obsession January Release Hop!
 
January 15th& 16th The IO Team will be sharing projects from the January Release! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 24th at 8pm CT
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday January 26th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Here is a list of today's participants:

IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Angela Bode
Dina Kowal

 

Greetings friends. The January release of stamps has arrived and it is loaded with some really fun dog/cat images as well as some fun sentiments.

For my card, I used a sweet kitty from the You Have My Heart clear set and colored her with some Copic markers. This is what the set looks like:

You can see that the set comes with some really fun sentiments, but I chose to pair my cat with a sentiment from the Love You More clear set. It has some really quirky sayings:

I made my own background using the Stipple Cover a Card design. It is a great one to use if you ever want something to look quilted. It also reminded me of a kitten playing with some yarn and it going everywhere.

To finish the card, I added an oval frame and a popped up tag with the punchline of the card. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you will stop by again tomorrow.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

 CL1198 You Have My Heart clear set

CL1179 Love You More clear set

CC443 Stipple cover a card

DIE1140 Butterfly and Scalloped Frame die

DIE965 Small Tags die

Monday, January 2, 2023

Day 2 January Release


 Welcome to the January Limited Release Rubber Kit

January1st & 2nd the IO Team will be sharing new projects with the January Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
 
You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 10th at 8pm CT
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of today's participating designers:

IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Angela Bode
Dina Kowal


 Greetings friends. I am sharing two more cards with you today. The first one uses vellum. I stamped the image and sentiment onto the vellum with Black Staz On and then colored it from behind with Copic markers. You have to color the image from behind or it will smear the ink. I added some glue dots behind the brown brads to hold the vellum onto the card. Vellum can be tricky to attach since you can often see the adhesive, but his was a way to hide the tape.

For the second card, I used a stamp positioner and stamped the heart and sentiment onto kraft cardstock with black Impression Obsession ink and then colored it with colored pencils. I even added a little bit of light blue pencil around the heart to make it "pop" more.  I put the card back into my stamp positioner and stamped the heart once again so that all the details of the flowers and leaves would be nice and crisp. 

For both cards today, I paired them with paper from the Homespun Floral Christmas pack. Just because some packs are released for Christmas doesn't mean you can't use them year- round!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

 
Homespun Floral Christmas paper pack PP006


Sunday, January 1, 2023

IO January Release, Day 1

 Welcome to the January Limited Release Rubber Kit

January1st & 2nd the IO Team will be sharing new projects with the January Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
 
You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 10th at 8pm CT
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of today's participating designers:
 
 
Greetings friends. It is a new month and even a new year! I hope the new year greets everyone with much health and happiness. 

Impression Obsession has a lot of great releases planned for the new year, starting with the limited edition January red rubber kit. This is what the kit looks like:
 

It is loaded with images that would work well for Valentine's day, weddings, anniversaries, Mothers Day, or any "thinking of you" occasion.

For my card today, I chose to pair the new images with paper from the Classic Pooh 6" x 6" pack. I liked the idea of using some of the bee papers with the "stop and smell the roses" sentiment I stamped inside the card. Here is what the paper pack looks like:


For the front of the card, I stamped the rose bunch onto a tag cut from paper in the pack. I then colored the image with Copic markers and then layered the whole thing onto a second tag cut from the same pack. To finish the card, I added some neutral twine and a bee button.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stop by again tomorrow for two more samples from the January red rubber kit.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
 
 
 
Stitched Tag DIE798-Y

Monday, December 12, 2022

IO Product Focus- Cover a Card

 



 Greetings friends. Today the IO team is focusing on Cover a Card backgrounds, and I have three cards to show you.

The first card with the leaves/hello is just a way to show how you can try out inking techniques with your backgrounds. I took watercolor paper, added watercolor powders and water, then laid my Dancing Leaves background on top of the paints and let everything dry. Solid backgrounds work better for this technique because pattern is easier to see on the finished product. Tiny lines sometimes get lost.

My second card is a spin off of the last post I made. This time I made a simple Cover a Card background using Candy Cane stripes and layered it under my die cut Santa. I have also used this stamp using black and orange watercolor markers, so you can do more with it that make traditional peppermint stripes. I think it would look great in browns for a masculine card, but I haven't tried that yet.

For my last card, I used the Clouds Cover a Card directly on a light blue card for the background. I love how realistic these clouds look. The top layer is actually a different cloud stamp called Cloudy Sky. I thought the two paired well together. I always like to have a sympathy card on hand, and this is my favorite IO sentiment for those cards:

How do you like to use your background stamps?

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Card 1
Hello die 809G
 
 
Card 2
St. Nick die DIE900YY 
Small Tags DIE965Y
 
 
Card 3
Cloudy Sky 3232LG



Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Holiday Hop- Day 3


                                            Welcome to the 2022 Holiday Blog Hop!
 
December 5th– 8th The IO Team will be sharing Holiday projects!! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday December 13th at 8pm CT.
 
All winners will be announced on Wednesday December 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
 
Greetings friends. I wanted to continue the holiday hop by making another item that is not a card. I love making cards, but sometimes I want to make gifts or holiday decor as well.

One of my favorite IO dies is their St Nick die. For this project, I used it to make a holder for a candy cane, but as I was adding my tag message to his hands, I thought it would be so cute to print out names and make dinner table place card holders. It would be so cute!

To make my Santa, I cut out all the pieces and used Copic markers to color his face. I added a piece of paper in the back to hold on to the candy cane. When you cut out the Santa, his little arms and hands are cut out, so it is easy to slip something behind them. If I had had small candy canes, I might have added them to his hands.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:
DIE900YY St. Nick
DIE965Y Small Tags
CL1161 Trees in Winter clear set (for sentiment)