Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Greetings friends. Today is day two of showing you a project using some of the new release of dies from Impression Obsession, which you can view here- IO New Release
For today's card, I used then new Santa on Roof die as well as a sentiment from the Christmas Stitched Words die set. The great thing about a solid silhouette die is that it is really easy to cut out and glue to a card. I wanted a quick and easy card that could be replicated in mass quantities, so I glued my black silhouette to a blue watercolor background. As a finishing touch, I popped up the die cut sentiment with some foam tape.
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Santa on Roof DIE736-V
Christmas Stitched Words DIE 764-YY
And now for the fun stuff! I have a $10 Impression Obsession gift certificate to give away on my blog. I will select a random winner from the comments left on today or yesterday's posts to win the gift certificate. The comments will be left open till Saturday, September 29th at 12pm EST to give people a chance to enter and I will post the winner on my blog on Monday, October 1st. Good luck!
Hint...there are other IO designers sharing ideas on Monday and Tuesday with a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. To see a list of designers posting today, please visit the Impression Obsession blog. Good luck!
Monday, September 24, 2018
Greetings friends! Impression Obsession has an amazing new release dies that I know you are going to love You can see all the new designs here- IO New Release I will be posting a card today and tomorrow to give you some ideas of how to use the new dies.
Here is what the what the stamps look like. The images that are shaded in grey show you which stamps have coordinating dies in the die set:
To make my card, I die cut the robe and bunny slippers and then stamped the coordinating images on top using black Memento ink. I then colored the images with Copic Markers and popped up my bunny slippers with foam tape. For my background, I used a Cover a Card Background called Tapestry 2 in yellow Versafine ink. Here is a close up of the card and markers I used:
Impression Obsession Items Used on Card:
Ickie Sickie stamp set CL889
Ickie Sickie die cut set DIE713-YY
Cover a Card Tapestry 2 CC025
And now for the fun stuff! I have a $10 Impression Obsession gift certificate to give away on my blog. I will select a random winner from the comments left today or tomorrow on my posts to win the gift certificate. The comments will be left open till Saturday, September 29th at 12pm EST to give people a chance to enter and I will post the winner on my blog on Monday, October 1st. Good luck!
Hint...there are other IO designers sharing ideas on Monday and Tuesday with a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. To see a list of the participating designers, please visit the Impression Obsession blog. Good luck!
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Greetings friends. For today's challenge, I went outside my comfort zone. I have to admit, I don't do as much mixed media. Sometimes I get intimidated by it. However, my mom and I got together and created a lot of backgrounds using gelli plates, stencils and acrylic paint. I thought this particular one in greys and blacks made a nice backdrop for the Bee Collage stamp.
I stamped the bee collage onto my background with black Versafine ink, let it dry and then highlighted parts with white and yellow Prismacolor pencils.
To finish the design, I added one of the borders from from the Lindsay Borders clear set. This border that looks a bit like barbed wire is something I use all the time for Halloween cards.
The last step was to add the Artful Soul sentiment with the same black ink.
Impression Obsession items used on the card:
Bee Collage F22007
Lindsay Borders CL766
Artful Soul C20394
Don't forget to check out the other designers!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Greetings friends. I hope you are in the mood for lots of colors today because the current challenge is all about rainbow colors.
For my card today, I wanted to make a rainbow watercolor drip background, so I started with 140lb watercolor paper, wet it with water and then let assorted watercolor paints drip down the paper.
I cut off a strip at the bottom of the paper so that I could add the Colorfully sentiment onto it with black ink and mount it on the top of the card. To finish the card, I added colorful butterflies I cut from the Butterfly Set dies.
Very simple and very easy. Here is a closeup:
On a different note, if you are one of my Virginia friends, Impression Obsession has an upcoming warehouse sale. IO is located outside of Richmond, so you might want to think about making the trip. There are great deals to be had!
Impression Obsession items used:
Butterfly Set dies DIE046-A
Don't forget to visit the other designers for more colorful inspiration!