Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Spring Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (April 1st - 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 7th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Monday April 8th. Good luck, and I hope you are inspired!
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE
Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a couple of Western-themed cards that I made using the new release of Impression Obsession dies. The first one is probably my favorite. Of course, I am a sucker for landscape stamps and dies. It is called Desert Scene, and it comes with three dies to create a layered desert landscape. All you have to do is change the colors of each layer to achieve vastly different looks. I layered all of my desert dies onto a background that I created with watercolor paper, some Color Burst powders and a bunch of water.
To finish the card, I stamped my thank you kindly onto another one of the new dies that comes from a set called Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner. That die set comes with three different banners of various sizes that are perfect for framing whatever sentiment you want to add to the card.
When I showed my second card to my mom, she said it was a good card for a man. It is, but I also wanted to have a card for anyone who needed to "cowboy up." This is the sentiment I used for the inside of the card:
To make the background for the card, I used glossy inkjet paper and then sponged it with a coffee filter layered with Color Burst powders as well as a bunch of water. The coffee filter diffuses the ink so that you don't get splotches of paint on your paper when the powders react to the water.
I could have layered my decorative background behind the cut out cowboy, but I decided to cut it out with the die and paper piece the whole scene together instead. Paper piecing with the glossy paper gave the finished card an embedded enamel look that I didn't get when just layering the paper behind the black silhouette.
I hope you were inspired today and will look forward to the other die cut release days!
Card 1 Supplies:
DIE782-YY Desert Scene
DIE814-U Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner
B13175 Thank You Kindly
Card 2 Supplies:
DIE780-YY Sunset on Horse
D13150 Courage Is