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
 

SALE!

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!

30 comments:

Heidi said...

Love the spooky sentiments! My favorite is your "going batty" card- too funny!

Jan Elmore said...

Your cards are different and so cool. That kitty die cut is hilarious!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun cards! The bat is fabulous! So much personality! And the kitties are adorable!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Darling cards! I love how you framed the bat and the great color combo! Fun!

bbaxterj@frontiernet.net said...

I love how you put the flying bat in front of the moon. The whiskers on the cat are so cute! What great dies. I love the sentiments you used. They are perfect for the cards.

sharon g said...

Oh, your bat is so cute!!! I just love him. Not just for Halloween....

greenize said...

I love the bat card! They are all so cute, but the bat card made my day! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Becca Yahrling said...

Great cards! Love the new kitties. And the spider web is faBOOlous.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Bats and cats! What awesome Halloween cards! I love the web background!

cghundley said...

Oh cute cards!
The bat and kitties
are all adorable.
Carla from Utah

TLady said...

HOW did I miss that Bat in the line-up? SO CUTE! LOVE those black cats too!!!! ;) (I've got one HERE!LOL ) A SUPER JOB on ALL THREE of your cards, Laura!!! ;)<3

Talitha said...

I love the kittie cards, especially the first one. Thanks.

V. K. said...

The bat card cracked me up. He is adorable and of course love the kitties. Sweet and fun cards.

Helen said...

These Halloween scenes are so cute. tfs

Jeanne Beam said...

Such cute Halloween cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Dorothy Green said...

Your cards are all so cute! The stitched frame you used on the bat card looks cool!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful Halloween cards. I don't make many anymore but these dies are very tempting.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

I am loving the dies in this release. I thought the ghost die was a must have until I saw the bat. What wonderful cards you made.

Macimbalo said...

New release is amazing and I love your creations!

Helen said...

You have created super Halloween cards, Laura! Great use of colour and design with this amazing new release! Thanks so much for sharing the great inspiration!

linda said...

Thee are all so fun and fabulous! I especially like the going batty sentiment.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love Halloween cards, and you rocked all 3 of these!!!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Adorable! Love that face on the bat!

Lori Kobular said...

Love all your spooky goodness on your projects! I love the frame and the Bat is outstanding! I need him to fly right into my cart! Love the black cats too!

SmilynStef said...

those kitties are too cute to spook

Vivian C. said...

Great projects. That bat is too darn cute. Great saying to use with him. You've convinced me that I need that frame die.

Sue D said...

Cute cards for Halloween with the bat and cats.

Zlatka said...

Awesome Halloween cards! The bat is cute!

Teri S. said...

Laura, I think your bat card is just the cutest & I am sure many people would think that sentiment would be appropriate for me at many times of the year. lol I love punny sayings. I also like your second black cat card as I'm so not a fan of anything to do with spiders. Eeek!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards with us - love the kittie card