Thursday, May 23, 2019

IO Challenge- Feathered Friends

Greetings friends.  Today is for the birds...literally.  I hope you will play along and created your own feathered friend project.

Today's card is designed in a rather French Provincial style.  I wanted to make a thank you card for my friend that went to Paris and brought me back macarons.  Those are the kind of friends you need in your life!

The first step was to create my own background I used the Rooster Cover a Card stamp along with some Sepia Versa Fine ink.  The Rooster background is a great one if you like to create patterned paper with a country/rustic look. It is hard to see the whole image on my card, so here is a picture of what the stamp looks like:

For the central part of the card, I used a French Script in the same Sepia ink as the background.  The French lettering is a perfect design to have if you do a lot of collage work.  I sponged some Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink around the lettering and then let all the ink dry really well.  As a final step, I added my Rooster and embossed him with black embossing powder.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Rooster Cover a Card CC146
La Chantecler (French script) H23031
Rooster 1  E23030

Thursday, May 9, 2019

IO Challenge Yellow and Blue

Greetings friends.  Today's theme is all about particular, pairing yellows with blues.  If you would like to see a list of all the participating designers, you can get the full list on the Impression Obsession blog.

I fluctuate between peonies and sunflowers as my favorite flowers, so I jump at the chance to use either one on a card.  For my card today, I used the Sunflower Background die and layered it onto a blue cardstock layer.  First I cut out the sunflower in a darker mustard yellow to create an outline.  I then cut out my flower with bright yellow cardstock and paper-pieced the leaves into the flower outline.  I thought the petals needed a little dimension, so I shaded them with Y04, Y15 and Y17 Copic markers.  Here is a close up:

Originally I was planning on adding dark brown paper behind the center dots, but I liked the look of the navy blue instead.  As a final touch, I added my sentiment onto one of the stitched tag dies.

Need an idea for a 2 minute card?  I liked the look of the bright yellow sunflower outline that was left from my other card.  I glued it onto a blue card and plan to use it as a blank card for writing quick notes.  I am not sure that I have ever die cut an item and then simply glued it to a card.  It was so fast!

Items used on the card:
Card Sentiments 3167-MD
Stitched Tags DIE798-Y

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

IO Summer Release- Day 3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Release Celebration!

The Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (April 29th - May 1st ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog (direct link to the Impression Obsession blog please) 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 winner will be announced on Monday May 6th.
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE 

Greetings friends.  Today there isn't much of a theme for my cards....perhaps blue?  Anyway, I wanted to share a couple of images that I really enjoyed coloring.

In the first card, I used the new Floral Cake Slice and stamped it onto 140lb watercolor paper with some black Versafine ink.  I then colored it with an assortment of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.  Around the edges of the watercolor paper, I sponged it with some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  Here is a closeup:

For my second card, I used a new car image as well as one of the new license plate options.  I listed the other license plates at the bottom of my post in case you want to see all the options for creating a vanity plate::

I would like to point out that I used the same Cover a Card stamp I posted on Monday for the lemonade card.  Doesn't it look so different in blue?

For coloring the card, I stamped it in black Memento ink onto Copic XPress It paper and then colored it with an assortment of Copic markers:

All that remained was to use a sentiment from the Words for Art stamp set that was inked onto one of the latest banner dies.

Don't forget to visit the Impression Obsession blog to see the list of participating designers!

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Floral Ride D20721
Words for Art 3172-XL

Other license plates available: