Monday, August 31, 2020

Impression Obsession- Diecut Obsession


Greetings friends. Today the IO designers are celebrating dies, so I thought I would share a couple with you.  Thee first is the fortune cookie die and the second is the pinked edge frame.

I love the fortune cookie die!  I think it is such a fun way to deliver a message.  You could use the fortunes stamp set, or you could personalize the message any way you want.  I cut out my fortune cookie using kraft cardstock and then stamped on top of it with the fortune cookie stamp from the Fortunes clear stamp set.  I thought it looked a bit too plain, so I shaded it a bit with a brown and a yellow color pencil.  the good new is the fortune cookie has cross hatch lines on it that help you figure out what to color.

Next, I layered my cookie onto the Pinked Edge Frame.  This is a fantastic die to use because it adds a bit of interest and design to the card without detracting from whatever you are trying to frame.

To finish the card, I made my own background paper.  I stamped the Diagonal Weave die onto cream cardstock using Versamark ink.  I then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I liked the glossy look and raised dimension of the embossed background a lot.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Fortunes CL1043

Fortune Cookie DIE1014-C

Pinked Edge Frame DIE931-Y

Diagonal Weave CC174

Monday, August 24, 2020

Impression Obsession- Old is New


Greetings friends.  Today is all about celebrating some of our favorite Impression Obsession stamps.  It is a great time to showcase some of the great designs that you may not have seen.

For my card today, I was inspired by a recent Jennifer McGuire video where she did some dot coloring.  You can see the full video here.


To make the card, I used my favorite Impression Obsession butterfly called Watercolor Butterfly.  I stamped it in black Memento ink onto white cardstock and then dotted it with Copic markers.  One thing I found out is that you can't move too quickly or else you are left with wonky looking dots.  I also found out the hard way that if I pressed too hard to make the dots, it left me with too much ink coming out of the pen (in other words... it was blobby).  Use a light touch.  That being said, it was a surprisingly fast card to make.

Here is a close up:

Have a great week everyone!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Watercolor Butterfly F9768


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge- Summer Fun!

Greetings friends.  Today is all about having a little Summer fun.  Have you made any summer themed cards this year?  If not, here is your chance!  To read all about the challenge and to learn how to submit your own card, visit the Impression Obsession blog here

I am a huge baseball fan, so I knew I wanted to make a baseball themed card.  I don't know that baseball should be playing this year, but I long for past summers of going to Nats Park and watching the Nationals play.

I started with the Buffalo Cover a Card background and stamped it ink.  The plaid reminded me of the neatly mowed lawns of a ballpark.  I plan to use this background to make masculine cards as well a holiday cards. 

I cut out a shape for the center that looked like an infield that worked as a backdrop for my sentiment and the baseball.  As a finishing touch, I popped up the baseball with foam tape.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Ball A12227

On a separate note, I wanted to point out that one of my favorite categories for stamping is currently on sale at Impression Obsession.  You can see all the items by clicking on the photo below. 

Here is one of the cards I recently made using a new coffee die and sentiment.  They are both included in the sale:
Items used:
Coffee to Go die DIE1010-P