Saturday, August 31, 2019

IO Fall Die Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (August 31st/September 1st ) 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 Thursday September 5th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Friday September 6th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE


DON'T FORGET!!!  There is a sale going on at the IO site through Monday.  The 25% off even includes the new dies.  If there is something that interests you, I would suggest getting it this weekend to make use of the savings.

I am so very excited to show you some of the newest dies.  I absolutely love Halloween, so today I wanted to show you three cards.  The first card could be used for Halloween, but honestly with that sentiment, you could use it all year!

For my bat card, I started with the new rectangle frame die.  It is my favorite die of the new release.  I am a sucker for anything practical, and I know I will be using that die over and over.  When you cut out the frame, you end up with an outer frame as well as an inner rectangle, both of which are stitched along the edges.  I cut out the frame twice...once in dark grey and once in light grey before piecing the two together on my card.
I cut out my bat and assembled him before layering him on a cream circle that was edged with Antique linen Distress Oxide Ink.  Finally, I added a sentiment that makes me smile.
Impression Obsession came out with a kitty die set that comes with two cats.  I used one on the first cat card and one on the second.

For my first cat card, I layered all of my die cut pieces before popping up the pumpkin with foam tape and adding my sentiment.

The second cat card uses the new plaid tag, which cuts out a background tag as well as a side tag piece that creates an embossed plaid pattern.

The left hand panel of the card was created with the retro circle cover a card background in orange ink.  As you know, I love creating my own patterned paper!  I then popped up the tag with foam tag, added a twine bow and added my sentiment.
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Bat card:
Cat card #1 (When Black Cats Prowl)

Cat card #2 (Purrfectly Frightful)
Don't forget to visit the other designers participating in the new release hop.  There are tons of chances to win prizes!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Impression Obsession Sale!!!

Huge weeklong sale over on the Impression Obsession site..

25% off Everything!!!!

Sale runs NOW - Mon, Sep 2 at midnight EST

You can find their website here, or click the picture below.  Be sure to use coupon code "LABOR" when checking out to save your 25%

Now is the perfect time to pick up those stamps or dies you have been looking at as well as anything you need for the upcoming holiday season!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

IO Challenge- Moody Blues (Blue Cards)

Greetings friends.  Today is all about celebrating the color blue.  It might be hot outside, but I decided to go with a winter card.

For my card today, I made my own stripes by using Eclipse masking tape and creating diagonal lines.  I then sponged an assortment of Distress Oxide inks in the open areas to make the stripes.  Hint... add a lot of color with a sponge so that the ink smooths out and looks like printed paper.  I really like the look of a one layer card, so I really appreciate giving the impression of layers of paper, even though there aren't any.

Next, I added snowflakes and a sentiment from one of the newest clear stamp sets.  I used blue versafine ink and then colored in parts of the sentiment with a blue colored pencils.  As a final touch, I added rhinestones to the center of snowflakes.

Want to see more blue card ideas?  Visit the Impression Obsession blog for a list of all the participating design team members.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Snowflake Sparkle CL972