Thursday, October 18, 2018

IO Challenge- Happy Haunting

Greetings friends.  Today I wanted to share a  Halloween card that I colored with  IO Halloween images, some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.

For my card, I created a background starting with white cardstock and then stamping the Medallion Cover a Card Background on top using grey Versafine ink and then stamped the Flourish 2 pattern on top with black ink.  The funny thing about that stamp is that I often use it for Halloween cards as well as wedding cards.  Who knew you could own a Halloween/Wedding stamp?

To layer on top of my background, I added my Boxkin pumpkin onto some 140lb watercolor paper, colored it with my Zig pens and then blended everything with a waterbrush.  I let the purple paint drip to the bottom to "ground" the image and to give it more of a Halloween feel. 

Impression Obsession Items Used in the Cards:
Medallion Cover a Card CC032
Flourish 2 H5575
Boxkin D19849

Don't forget to visit the Impression Obsession Blog to see the links of participating designers and to read more about this current challenge.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Cardmaking Day and Impression Obsession Sale! 

Greetings friends!  Happy World Cardmaking Day!  In order to celebrate this happy day, Impression Obsession is offering a 20% off deal that is good for today only.  

Here is a link to the Impression Obsession site:  Impression Obsession
Here is a link to the new release of dies: New Release Dies

As a personal celebration, I made a card using my new favorite die.  This card was so quick and easy to make!

The card uses one die that has all the pieces connected.  It is called Haunted House frame, and it is really easy to cut.  To make the card, I simply layered it onto a Distress Oxide background:

The colors of Distress Oxide inks I used were Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Candy Apple, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans.  Next, I spritzed the paper with water to give it some splotches:

All that was left was to glue the die on top.  Quick and easy!  You could crank out a lot of these in a short amount of time.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Happy Cardmaking day everyone!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

IO Challenge- Make it Sparkle

Greetings friends.  First I would like to apologize that I still don't have the hang of taking a picture of glitter.  I wish that I was able to better capture the sparkle of the card.

This card is really simple in that I layered the cutout of the new Merry Word Block onto some gold glitter paper by the Paper Cut.  The gold glitter paper is amazing because none of the glitter comes kind of glitter paper!  The word block is great because it is intricate, but it cuts as one piece, and it cuts beautifully. 

To accent the card, I cut out a jingle bell from the new Jingle Bell Set and some gold mirror paper.  I then popped up the jingle bell with some foam tape and added some neutral twine.  Here is a close up:

Impression Obsession items used:
Merry Word Block DIE766-W
Jingle Bell Set DIE759-E

Don't forget to participate in the challenge yourself and to visit the other designers for inspiration!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Llama Card and Winner Announcement

Greetings friends.  Today I wanted to do a quick post to show you my llama card and to announce my winner from last week.  First...the post

I fell in love with the Lolly Llama stamp and planned to pair it with the Fa la la Llama sentiment to make Christmas cards.  However, I forgot to order that sentiment, so I chose to use one from the Llama Love clear set instead.  The good news is apparently llamas work great for many occasions!

To color the card, I stamped my llama and sentiment onto 140lb watercolor paper with versafine ink and then colored everything with some Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a waterbrush.

And now for what you have been waiting for!  Congratulations to Kristy Vittetoe for winning the $10 gift card to Impression Obsession.  Kristy was chosen at random from the comments left on last week's Monday and Tuesday posts. I will be tracking you down on Monday afternoon to get your information.  Congrats again.

Impression Obsession Items Used on the Card:
Lolly Llama H19864
Llama Love MC715