Thursday, February 20, 2020

IO challenge- Tag You're It!

Greetings friends.  Today is all about tags...either alone or on a card.  Luckily, Impression Obsession has lots of new tag dies that makes everything so much simpler.

If you would like to learn more about the challenge as well as see a list of participating designers, you can read all about it over on the Impression Obsession blog.

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love a pun.  I knew that I had to pair my cute snail image with the corresponding sentiment.  It makes me smile.

To make the card, I first made my background.  I had some left over ink on my Dancing Leaves Cover a Card background, so I spritzed it and stamped it on some 140lb watercolor paper.  I kept repeating the process on different pieces of paper so that I had lots of backgrounds.  Each time I spritzed the paper and stamped it, the image got fainter and more indistinct.  The piece I used on my card is one of the last pieces I made.

For my tag, I cut out some 140lb watercolor paper using the new Stitched Tag die.  I then stamped it with the Fairy Snail in Versafine ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  I added my Snailed It sentiment, popped up the tag with some foam tape and added a twine bow.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Dancing Leaves Cover a Card CC294
Stitched Tag DIE937-S
Fairy Snail D12166
Snailed It C21284

Thursday, February 6, 2020

IO Challenge- Hugs and Kisses

Greetings friends.  Today we have a new challenge, and this time the theme is "Hugs and Kisses."  I hope you will play along with us!  If you would like the full set of instructions, please visit the Impression Obsession blog. There is even a chance to win a gift certificate.  Good luck!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching.  Have you sent a card to anyone who needs hugs and kisses?

For today's card, I made a love card using some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.  I stamped the love sentiment onto 140lb watercolor paper with black Versafine ink before coloring all the components.  For layering the card, I first place my sentiment onto a decorative square die.  Next, I layered it onto a square I stamped with the new mini gingham cover a card background.  Easy!

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Love Squared E12114
All in One Frames- Squares DIE293-YY
Mini Gingham Cover a Card CC393