Monday, June 17, 2024

IO Product Focus- Die Cuts


Greetings friends. Today the design team is sharing projects that focus on incorporating die cuts on your cards. If you would like to see all the designers' projects, you can find them on the Impression Obsession blog.

Greetings friends. Today the product focus is on dies so I thought I would show a card where a die is the primary element on the card.

For the card, I paired paper from the Dog Prints paper pack along with the Large Paw die. The heart stamp as well as the sentiment come from the Talk to the Paw clear stamp set. I also had to add one of the Stitched Tag die cuts to provide a background for my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used

DIE1298 Large Paw

CL1299 Talk to the Paw

 

Monday, June 10, 2024

IO Theme- Birthday Cards

 

Greetings friends. It is time for another theme, and this time the theme is "Birthdays." If you would like to see a list of all the participating designers who are sharing birthday card samples, you can find them in order on the Impression Obsession blog.

Here is the list of the designers on the hop:

 

Greetings friends. Today the IO design team are sharing birthday card ideas. I don't know about you, but I always need birthday card inspiration (as well as a reminder to send them out on time). For my cards today, I used some of the latest papers and dies and tried to make cards that were suitable to send to anyone.

Both cards use patterned paper from the Grunge Paint paper pack, which looks like this:


 

I love the abstract designs and the colors pretty much go with anything.

For the first card, I cut out part of the "happy birthday" using the same patterned paper and part of the sentiment with black cardstock. Next, I added a balloon that coordinated with the patterned paper and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

For my second card, I used the same paper and dies and added some dot texture to the side of the card. I thought the grunge look of that border matched well with the grunge look of the paper.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you find some inspiration in all of the designers' samples.

Impression Obsession Items Used

Card1- Green Balloon
DIE1288 Balloons die
 
Card2- Purple Balloon
DIE1288 Balloons die
CL1330 Textures


Sunday, June 2, 2024

IO June Blog Hop- Day 2


Welcome to the June Release Hop!

June 1st & 2nd the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing projects with NEW June Release products! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

Prizes - Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the June Release week (June 1st – 7th) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Here is a list of today's participating designers:

Impression Obsession Blog
Laura Williams
Robin Clendenning
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher

Greetings friends. Yesterday was all about cats and dogs, and today it is all about summer cocktails.  For both cards, I used the cocktail images and sentiments from the new Alphabet Sayings Summer set:


For the first card, I started by creating my background. I took 140lb watercolor paper and started in the center with a yellow circle of paint. I worked my way out and added orange and red paint. When everything was dry, I stamped a sun from the Summertime Sayings stamp set over the yellow center.

For the foreground, I used a strip of blue cardstock and a torn piece of kraft cardstock to create the beach waterline. I colored my cocktails on white cardstock with Copic markers, cut them out and placed them on the sand area.


For my second card, I stamped my cocktail on a white tag and colored it with Copic markers. I popped it up with some foam tape and added a twine bow. I used paper from the Prairie paper pack and tried to match my Copic markers to the colors in the paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Life Is Sweeter:
 
Umbrella Today:

Saturday, June 1, 2024

IO June Release- Day 1


Welcome to the June Release Hop!

June 1st & 2nd the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing projects with NEW June Release products! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

Prizes - Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the June Release week (June 1st – 7th) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Here is a list of today's participating designers:

Impression Obsession Blog
Laura Williams
Robin Clendenning
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher

Greetings friends. I am so excited to share that the IO June release has cat and dog themed items! I am a sucker for puppies and kitties. There are stamps, dies, and even some new 6"x 6" paper. 

For both of my cards today, I used the Talk to the Paw stamp set for the sentiments and the dog image for the first card. This is what the set looks like:


 So cute! I even paired the dog in card 1 with some of the Dog Prints paper:

 

 

I chose the paper with the subtle blue on blue dog prints. To make the card, I stamped the dog onto Copic Express It paper in Black Memento ink and colored him with Copic markers. I then cut out the dog and placed him behind the pocket of the Eyelet Circle die. The striped paper I used is also from the new paper pack.

To finish the card, I stamped my sentiment onto one of the Jumbo Banner dies.


Since my first card was a dog card, I thought it only fair to include a cat card as well. I love the new cat and dog silhouette dies because they are so easy to simply layer onto cards- no coloring needed.

To make the card, I cut out a black cat and then adhered him to an assortment of patterned paper from the Buzz paper pack (it's not just for bee-themed cards after all). The paw print and sentiment are from the new stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will stop by tomorrow for day 2 of the hop.


Impression Obsession Items Used:

You Had Me at Woof
 
You're Pawsome

 

Monday, May 20, 2024

IO May Favorites


Greetings friends. Today the IO team is sharing some of their favorite items from the May release. If you would like to see a full list of participating designers, you can find it on the Impression Obsession blog.

My favorites from the May release all centered around the citrus supplies. I loved the paper pack as well as the stamps and dies.

All three cards use something from the Sweet Citrus stamp set:


 The first card also uses dies from the Sweet Citrus die set:


As well as strips of paper from the Citrus Colors paper pack (a great way to use up your scraps):


The first card used strips of paper for the background and then I die cut all of the citrus pieces and my tag. I added a bit of green ink to the bottom of my lime to give it a bit more dimension. I then popped up the lime wedge and tag with foam tape and added a twine bow.

For the next two cards, I created a watercolor background and then added my stamped fruits on top when the background was dry. I used Impression Obsession inks so that they would show up over the watercolor background.


 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Impression Obsession Items Used:

You're the Zest
DIE1316 Sweet Citrus
DIE965 Small Tags
 
Orange You Glad?
 
Lime Glad