Thursday, December 2, 2021

Impression Obsession Holiday Card Hop- Day 2

 

 Welcome to the Impression Obsession Holiday Card Hop- Day 2

Each day (December 1st& 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday December 7th at 8pm CT All winners will be announced on Wednesday Dec 8th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
If you want to see the latest releases of products, you can find them all HERE
 
Here is a list of designers on the hop:
 
 
 

Greetings friends. Today I want to share another holiday card using the same sentiment as yesterday's card.

To make the card, I used the Flourishes Cover a Card stamp, inked it with Distress Ink, spritzed it and stamped it on white cardstock. I repeated the process multiple times without reinking the stamp. Each time I stamped my background, the end result was fainter in color and the lines were less distinct. I chose one of the lighter backgrounds for this cart.

Next, I stamped my trees onto 140lb watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor paints. I cut out the trees and added them to my card along with the sentiment.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Impression Obsession Holiday Card Hop- Day 1

 

 Welcome to the Impression Obsession Holiday Card Hop- Day 1

Each day (December 1st& 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday December 7th at 8pm CT All winners will be announced on Wednesday Dec 8th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
If you want to see the latest releases of products, you can find them all HERE
 
Here is a list of all the participating designers:
 
 
 

 
Greetings friends! Somehow December has arrived. I swear it was just September. The IO team wants to share some holiday cards with you in case you are still looking for ideas.
 
To make the card, I started with the pinked edge frame and cut out my decorative frame using white glitter paper.
 
For the snowman, I stamped the image onto 140lb watercolor paper with black archival ink and colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush. To finish the card, I added my sentiment and popped up the frame using foam tape. I was in the mood to have a bright and happy card today, so I hope you liked it.
 
Thanks for stopping by. There will be a new holiday card tomorrow.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

SALE!!!

 

Greetings friends! I just wanted to share with you that Impression Obsession is having a sale through Monday. You can get 25% off anything on the site (including clearance). If you have had your eye on something, now would be a great time to get it!

Here is a link to the site:

Impression Obsession


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Impression Obsession Die Cut Days

 

We have set aside a day to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession die projects! Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Today I want to share two quick and easy seasonal cards using the same snowflake die. It is called Country Snowflake. I like it because it is a nice, solid die that gives you a more bold, graphic look. Sometimes snowflake dies can be really detailed and delicate. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but a solid snowflake is faster to adhere and can really show off a background well.

For the first card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and let blue watercolor paint drip down the side of the card. I used water in a spray bottle to move the color around the paper. When the paint was dry, I added my snowflakes cut from light blue metallic cardstock and a sentiment stamped in dark blue ink.


For my second card, I made a slimline card using one of Impression Obsession's slimline stamps for the background. You ink up the solid part of the stamp, and it looks like you have a blue sky with snow falling. It is curved at the bottom so that it gives the impression of a snowbank. I added my sentiment in the same blue ink and then added my snowflakes and rhinestones. Quick!

Both of the cards are great for generic seasonal cards or could be adapted if you wanted to make Christmas cards.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Watercolor Card:

DIE1123 Country Snowflake

CL1093 Country Christmas Sayings

3235LG Snowy Night  **I did notice that the Snowy Night stamp is also available in the flawed seconds section. These stamps have minor flaws to them. If you think you can work around the minor flaws, it is a good way to pick up a stamp at more than half off. Here is a link to the flawed seconds stamp

Snowbank Card:

DIE1123 Country Snowflake

CL971 Holiday Words

Monday, November 15, 2021

IO- Release Favorites


 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession October Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Tuesday Nov 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on Wednesday November 24th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of the designers:
 

IO Stamps Blog
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson Clapper
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Lee Ann Barrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight

 

Greetings friends! Would it surprise you to know my favorite stamp from the new release is a Cover a Card background? I am so predictable.

I want to show you a couple of ways to use the new Rainbow Scales background. For the first card, I stamped it with green ink onto green cardstock and cut it out to look like decorative grass. My house was colored using Copic markers.

I shared a version of the penguin card with you before. This time I changed out the snowflake background and added the scales instead:

 

I paired the scales background with the new Letters Cover a Card background, which honestly, was a very close second for favorite of the new release. It is a great background for an artsy design.

The penguin was colored with Copic markers, and both the penguin and sentiment are from the same clear stamp set.





Impression Obsession Items Used:

Home Card:

CC432 Rainbow Scales

D21404 New Home

E21410 Cottage

Penguin Card:

CC432 Rainbow Scales

CC434 Letters

CL1097 Just Chillin' (clear stamp set)

Monday, November 8, 2021

Impression Obsession Theme Day- Winter

 

We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is "Winter."  Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
 
 

Greetings friends. Fall is still in the air, but winter will fast be upon us. Have you made any cards yet? Today I want to share a card using some of the latest images to make slimline cards.

To make my card, I started with white cardstock and stamped my treeline in dark green ink. I then sponged some blue PanPastel chalk above the trees to give the impression of sky. Next I added some bears to the foreground from the mini woodland animals clear set as well some birds from the same set to the sky.

Which animals would you have chosen for the scene?
 

Finally, I added my sentiment from the Winter Greetings slimline set. This set of images is currently on sale at Impression Obsession, so if you think it is something you would use for holiday slimline cards, not would be a great time to grab it:
 



Impression Obsession Items Used:
3278LG Fir Trees

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Impression Obsession November Release Blog Hop- Day 2

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession November 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (November 1st& 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday November 9th at 8pm CT All winners will be announced on Wednesday Nov 10th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
Here is a link to all the participating designers:

IO Stamps Blog
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson Clapper
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Lee Ann Barrett
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight

 

Greetings friends. In continuing my theme of sharing some of the new crafting stamps with you, I wanted to share a sentiment that makes me smile. After all, don't we all wish for days like these?

To make my card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and placed a small dotted stencil on top. I taped it down so that it wouldn't move and then added some texture paste to the top. I removed the stencil and then let all my dots dry. When the paper was bone dry, I added splashes of watercolor paint on top. I thought the paint gave it an artistic feel and helped bring out the pattern of the stencil.

To finish the card, I popped up my sentiment and cut out the scissors to embellish the whole thing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

E21402 Pinterest Projects

B12393 Scissors

Monday, November 1, 2021

Impression Obsession November Release Blog Hop- Day 1


 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession November 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (November 1st& 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday November 9th at 8pm CT All winners will be announced on Wednesday Nov 10th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
Here is a link to all the participating designers:
 

IO Stamps Blog
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson Clapper
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Lee Ann Barrett
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight

 

Greetings friends! I am so excited about the latest release because there are quite a few new stamps that are perfect for making projects for your crafty friends. If you were thinking about making stocking stuffers or cards for your crafty friends this year, you might want to give them a look.

For my card today, I wanted to use the cute new create stamp that is filled with all kinds of crafty tools. I made it into a card, but I really can see it used to stamp onto envelopes.

To make the card, I went through my watercolor scraps and cut out wavy lines to make stripes for the cards. Once I glued them down onto white cardstock, I stamped my image and colored it with some Prismacolor pencils. It was a quick and easy card, and I was pleased that it was an excuse to use some of my scraps. To finish the card, I added a few round dimensional stickers to the side.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

A12388 Create Jar

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you again tomorrow evening. That post will go up at 8pm EST tomorrow. See you then!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Impression Obsession Die Cut Day

 

 

We have set aside a day to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession die projects! Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.

 

Well howdy there partners! Today is die cut day for Impression Obsession, and I thought I would share a Christmas card I made with the new Country Snowman die. He is so cute. There are even new sentiments that pair perfectly with the die.

Whenever I cut out dies, I often cut them out in all white and then color the individual pieces with markers instead of cutting out each individual piece with different colors of paper. I colored all of the snowman accessories with Copic markers and then assembled my character.

For the background, I wet a piece of 140lb watercolor paper in the shape of a rectangle and then added some blue, green and purple watercolor paint. When everything was dry, I added my sentiment. Here is what the set looks like:



Impression Obsession Stamps Used:

DIE1124 Country Snowman

CL1093 Country Christmas Sayings

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

IO New Release- Team Favorites


 


Welcome to the Impression Obsession October Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday October 25th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday October 26ht on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of the participating designers:

IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson Clapper
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Lee Ann Barrett
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal

Greetings friends. Today I want to share my favorite item from the new Impression Obsession release. It is the Just Chillin' clear stamp set, which features cute penguins and coordinating sentiments. Here is what the set looks like:


I like that the penguins are great for winter as well as Christmas.

Whenever I think of penguins, I think black/white. I didn't know how it would translate to a winter card, but I wanted to give it a go. I stamped my penguin in black Memento ink and then colored elements of the image with pink and red Copic markers to really contrast with the black and white. I then cut out my design by hand.

For the background, I used two Cover a Card backgrounds. I really love mixing and matching my stamp patterns, so I chose a standard snowflake one to represent winter and then paired it with one of my favorite abstract designs called Marble Scribble. Here is what the two patterns look like:

Do you have favorite patterns that you like to mix and match? I am always looking for new ideas.


Impression Obsession Items Used:

CL1097 Just Chillin'

CC066 Snowflakes

CC334 Marble Scribble

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IO Theme Day- Christmas

 

We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is Christmas! After all, who doesn't need more Christmas ideas?

Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog


Greetings friends! Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? I wanted to share a card I made with you for the holidays.

To make the card, I stamped the new All Roads Truck onto Copic XPress It paper using black Memento Ink. I then masked my truck and stamped the road underneath. I have been using the road stamp a lot lately because it really grounds the scene. 

After coloring the truck with Copic markers, I layered my scene onto a background I stamped with one of the IO backgrounds and added a few rhinestones to the tree for extra bling.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

E12379 All Roads Truck

CC431 Holiday Patterns Cover a Card 

F5748 Road Texture

DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

IO October Release- Day 2

 


Welcome to the Impression Obsession October 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (October 4th & 5th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday October 11th at midnight All winners will be announced on Tuesday Oct 12th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Here is a list of all the designers participating in the blog hop: 
 
 


Greetings friends Welcome to day 2 of the new release. Today I wanted to share a really cute new deer die with you. Of course, there are cute coordinating puns! Here is what they all say:


Yes, it makes me so happy! The card is really easy to make in that all I had to do was die cut my deer pieces, assemble them and add some red ribbon. I also stamped the left hand leaf pattern using a new Cover a Card background called Snowflakes Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Monday, October 4, 2021

IO October Release- Day 1

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession October 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (October 4th & 5th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday October 11th at midnight All winners will be announced on Tuesday Oct 12th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Here is a list of all the designers participating in the blog hop:




Greetings friends! Impression Obsession has new slimline designs. Many of them are perfect for creating backgrounds for fall/winter/holidays. Today I decided to focus on the new winter birds set. it has a row of bare trees I used in the background with light gray ink and a foreground image with nests and birds I stamped in the front using black ink. 
Here is a picture of the two stamps:
The background was created using Distress Oxide inks and a little spritz of water to give the background some dimension. As a final touch, I added my sentiment in black ink.
Thanks for stopping by today!
 

Impression Obsession Items Used:

3279LG Winter Birds

CL1097 Just Chillin'




Wednesday, September 29, 2021

IO Diecut Obsession


The IO designers have set aside a day to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession die projects! Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.

I have two cards to share with you today:

The first card uses the new Stitched Coffin Tag. I plan to use this tag to attach to Halloween treats this year, but I thought I would also make it into a card. To make the tag, I cut it out of light grey cardstock, added some darker grey sponging around the edges and attached my twine. I then paired it with an embossed skeleton and added a sentiment from a Zombie clear set I previously showed you.

I know not everyone loves Halloween cards, so I thought I would also share a card with some fall root vegetables:


For this card, I cut out my veggies and then sponged a little extra color around the edges for dimension. The sentiment comes from a clear set called "Mixed Veggie Sayings." The set is loaded with coordinating sayings that are very punny, which makes me so happy:

The sentiment is layered on top of a round corner rectangle. That particular die is from a set of dies that is meant to provide various length backgrounds for your sentiments. Very practical.


Of course, you know I had to also stamp a background for my card. I break out the Mini Gingham Cover a Card stamp for a lot of fall and holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Coffin Card

 

Veggie Card


 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Playing with Silhouettes

 

Greetings friends. The current Impression Obsession Challenge is all about silhouettes. I thought I would share with you my favorite silhouette from the new release. It is called Graveyard Scene.

To make the card, I took some glossy cardstock, sponged some Distress Ink on top to create a sunset and finished by stamping my image in black ink. Really quick and easy. I finished by making it a slimline card (3 1/2" x 8 1/2") so that it could be mailed in a simple business envelope.

If you would like more information on the silhouette challenge and participate with us, you can find everything on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Graveyard Scene 3271LG

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

IO- Release Favorite

 


 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession September 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday, September 20th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday September 21st on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 

 

 

Greetings friends. There was absolutely no doubt in my mind which item I wanted to feature for the favorites day. The new Monster Set is so much fun! I'm not planning on delegating it just my Halloween cards. This set is going to be used year-round. I just need to match the perfect hat with it to turn it into birthday cards.

Here is what the set looks like:


If you hadn't already noticed, the Monsters line up well with the new googly eye set:


Unfortunately, the googly eyes are currently sold out, but keep a look out for them because they have lots of great sizes of eye (including an oval shape).

Another thing I want to talk about with my card is the use of my background stamps. I think you all know how much I love my Cover a Card stamps, so I used three different ones for the card. I really love the mix of patterns on the card. Of course, you can change the colors of ink you use for very different looks.

I used the Abstract Cover a Card in purple on a purple notecard and the Herringbone and Chevron to make the two strips on the card.

Overall, the card is fairly easy to make. You do have to die cut your monsters to make them "pop," but the card is basically inking and stamping....and of course, covering the whole thing in googly eyes!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Monster Set CS1087 
Abstract CC349

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

IO September Release- Day 2

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession September 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (September 6th & 7th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, September 13th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE.

Follow the other designers in the hop:

 
 
Greetings friends. Another Halloween card for you today. This time it is a Halloween card that makes me laugh. Is that wrong?

I absolutely love the new the new Zombie Sayings clear set. They are just too funny! Here is what they look like:
To make the card, I first started by sponging and blending some Distress Inks onto white cardstock. I then spritzed the whole thing with water to give it a splotchy, mottled look. To finish the card, I stamped my zombie and spooky trees onto the card with black ink. The Creepy Trees background is a really good backdrop for creating your Halloween scenes. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Impression Obsession Items Used:
Zombie D5773