Thursday, July 11, 2019

IO Challenge- Things that Fly



Greetings friends!  Today it is time for another challenge.  This time the theme is "Things that Fly."  I have a feeling that a lot of the designers are going to use the new Spaceship die, because let's face it, it is super-cute!

To make my card, I made a galaxy background with some glossy paper and some dye ink reinkers.  After I covered the glossy cardstock with colored inks, I covered most of it with black ink so that just a little bit of the colors peeked through.

For the spaceship, I cut it out of silver metallic cardstock and added a watercolored strip for the body of the ship.  Here is a closeup of the ship and the watercolor paper I had made:


The paper is 140lb watercolor paper painted with various watercolor paints including white and metallic gold paint.  I thought it gave the look of marbling.

It is hard to tell from the picture, but I added a piece of acetate over the alien so that it looked like an enclosed bubble surrounding the alien. 

To finish the card, I added some stars, an alien colored with Copic markers, an engine ignition colored with Copic markers and a die cut sentiment.  The sentiment actually says "season's greetings," but I cut off the "season's" part of the sentiment.

Don't forget to visit the Impression Obsession blog to see a list of all the participating designers.


Impression Obsession Items Used:
Spaceship DIE833-V 
Planets (star dies) DIE829-E
Alien  DIE816-C
Holiday Bottom Word Edgers  DIE233-M 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Release Hop- Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration!

The Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 8th &  9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. There will be a $25 gift certificate given away for the event chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts. - 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 Sunday July 14th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Tuesday July 16th.

All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE


Greetings friends.  For today's card, I was inspired to play with the new garden bench die.  It comes with all the plants, pots, grass, watering can, flowers, etc.  You can really build the scene in any way that you want.

I started by cutting a stitched circle out ow white cardstock using the new Scalloped Stitched Circles nesting dies.  I then added a post-it in the center and sponged blue panpastel to the top and brown panpastel chalk to the bottom to "ground" my images.

Next, I cut out a bunch of gardening elements from 140lb watercolor paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color brush markers.  to finish the card, I added a bit of natural twine.  Here is a close up:

 
 Happy die cutting!

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Garden Bench DIE825-V 
Scalloped Stitched Circles DIE831-YY

Monday, July 8, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Release Hop- Day 1


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration!

The Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 8th &  9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. There will be a $25 gift certificate given away for the event chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts. - 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 Sunday July 14th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Tuesday July 16th.

All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE

  
Greetings Friends. Impression Obsession has new dies to share with you, and you are going to love them! Today I went with a classic sun and cloud die because I thought they paired beautifully with my favorite sentiment from the new release. I thought it was quite inspirational. 

To make the card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and colored it with blue watercolor paint. I then blotted it to remove some of the paint and to make it look like clouds in the sky.

Next, I added my sentiment and sun before popping up the cloud with foam tape. I really like the sun and cloud because of the extra stitched details.



Impression Obsession Items Used:
Stitched Clouds DIE819-N
Big and Little Suns DIE817-V
World by Storm C17271

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

IO Fall and Winter Release Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 1st - July 3rd ) 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 Sunday July 7th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 9th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE


Greetings friends.  Today I want to show you a card that is so quick and easy and yet a good one to have on hand in case you know someone who needs a bit of a pick me up or some encouragement.

To start, I took a cream card and sponged a band of yellow PanPastel chalk at the bottom, some orange PanPastel in the middle and some Magenta PanPastel at the top.  Then I put my card in the MISTI stamp positioner and stamped the Forest Sun image on top in brown Versafine ink.  To finish the card, I added my sentiment on top of a banner I cut using the Pinked Stitched Sentiment die.  Done!  You really can do it in less than 10 minutes, and that includes die cutting time.

Hint...it really is a good idea to use a stamp positioner for this card.  Anytime you are stamping a large or detailed stamp (this one is both), you might need to stamp it more than once to get a good impression.

Items Used in this card:
Forest Sun L13829
Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner DIE814-U
Sentiments 3219-LG (It is a set.  I used the Keep Faith sentiment out of the set)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

IO Fall and Winter Release Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 1st - July 3rd ) 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 Sunday July 7th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 9th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Greetings friends.  I love, love, love making fall cards and especially Halloween cards.  I thought the first card I made would not only be good for Halloween, but it could be used for a generic Fall card or an October birthday.

I started by making my own patterned paper using two Cover a Card backgrounds  The first was the Wood Plank stamped in grey and then the Dancing Leaves image was stamped on top with black ink.  These two stamps together in browns makes a beautiful background for Fall and leaves, but I wanted it to look a bit more in line for Halloween.

To finish the card, I added my Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Kisses clear set and colored it with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.

Impression Obsession Items for Card 1:
CL979 Pumpkin Kisses
Checkered Frames Die DIE 805-YY
Wooden Plank Cover a Card CC177
Dancing Leaves Cover a Card CC294


For the second card, I used a brand new cover a card called Grunge Web to stamp my spider web before cutting it out with the stitched tag die.

Next, I colored my pumpkins with Copic markers and then added my ribbon and sentiment. Very simple!

Impression Obsession Items for Card 2:
Grunge Web Cover a Card CC363
Pumpkins clear set CL978 (the two pumpkins)
Fall Words clear set CL976 (boo)
Stitched Tag DIE 798-Y


Monday, July 1, 2019

IO Fall and Winter Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 1st - July 3rd ) 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 Sunday July 7th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 9th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

 

Does everyone love a good pun as much as I do?  Well, the new Gourdous clear stamp set has various gourds as well as sentiments such as "Life is Gourd" as well as "Oh My Gourd!"  Of course, there is also the Gourd-geous sentiment I used on the card.  

To make the card, I colored the pumpkins with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers with a waterbrush on top of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

The background papers are stamped using various Cover a Card backgrounds.  Don't you just love making your own patterns?  The card was created with kraft cardstock and the Screen background stamped in Cocoa ink.  The patterned strip was created by first stamping the Denim Cover a Card on cream cardstock with Peach ink and then the Wallpaper Cover a Card was layered on top with Orange ink. I encourage you to try layering different patterns with various colors.  You get such different looks!

Items Used on the Card
CL977 Gourdous
CC274 Screen
CC051 Denim Cover a Card
CC072 Wallpaper Cover a Card

Monday, June 24, 2019

Impression Obsession- Old is New Featuring the Floral Egg


Greetings friends.  I wanted to share a card that was a long time in the making.  I started coloring it years ago after my mom and I went to a FabergĂ© egg exhibit.  Then I continued it when I thought I would make it into an Easter card.  I was finally encouraged to finish it as I am participating in the 30 Day Coloring challenge.  It seemed like the perfect project.  I shared the coloring on Instagram (username stampjournal if you want to find me), and I thought I should share the finished card on my blog:


To make the card, I stamped the Floral Egg onto white cardstock with black ink and then colored it with Copic markers.  I then added a bit more shading using Prismacolor pencils.  I edged the outside with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and then layered it onto a background created with the Retro Circle Cover a Card. 

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Floral Egg F2058

Thursday, June 20, 2019

IO Challenge- Sending Sunshine (Sun Image or Sunny Colors)


Greetings friends.  Is there anyone out there that could use a little extra sunshine in their life?  Well, that is the latest IO challenge theme.  You can make cards with sun images or just sunny colors.  The interpretation is up to you!


For my card today, I chose a sunshine and rainbow image that I love.  It is actually on clearance on the Impression Obsession site, so now is a great time to get it! 

I didn't want the lines of the image to be really dark and overpower the yellow of the sun, so I started with some 140lb watercolor paper and stamped my image with grey Versafine ink:


I then colored it with some zig clean color real brush markers.  Of course, I also had to add a little bit of a Wink of Stella glitter marker to the cloud for extra sparkle.

To create the rays in the background, I stamped the Sunburst Cover a Card Background onto a yellow notecard with Versamark ink and then sponged the whole thing with an orange/yellow PanPastel chalk.  Very easy.  As a finishing touch, I added my sentiment with a banner die cut.


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Card Sentiments 3167-MD
Stitched Tag (includes the banner die) DIE798-Y