Wednesday, July 21, 2021

IO Release Favorites

 


Welcome to the Impression Obsession July 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 July 27th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 28th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Here is a list of the participating designers:
Impression Obsession Blog 
 
 

What?! A Halloween card in July? I couldn't help it! the July release had a spider web in it, and it is my favorite stamp of the latest release. Halloween cards are my favorite to make and there was a brand new spider web stamp that is designed for slimline cards. The nicest part is that you can also cut it smaller if you want to make a standard A2 card. You will be seeing this stamp again in some of my upcoming cards with future releases...hint...spoiler alert.

To make the card, I added my web in black ink and then layered my Halloween lanterns on top using some foam tape and black twine. As a finishing touch, I added my sentiment along with a few orange rhinestones.

What is your favorite card making season?

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Cob Web P13998
Eeeek A19226
 
 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

IO Theme Day- At the Beach


We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is "At the Beach."
Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
 
 
Greetings friends. For this month's "At the Beach" challenge, I wanted to create a card with my mom in mind. She loves her lighthouses, so this card is definitely for her.

To make the card, I used removable tape to create my horizon and sponged blue underneath the line. Next, I masked a circle on the horizon and stamped the rays in light brown ink on top. I sponged colors to make my sunrise and then removed my circle mask. As a final step, I stamped my lighthouse in dark brown ink. The lighthouse and grass are actually part of the same stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Lighthouse P13996
Rays P13997

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Impression Obsession July Release, Day 2

 

 Welcome to the Impression Obsession June 2021 Release Celebration- Day 2!
 
Each day (July 5th & 6th) 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 July 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE 
 
Here is a list of all the participating bloggers:
 
 
 
 
Greetings friends. It is day two of the hop and I hope you have been inspired. Today I am posting a super-easy slimline card. It is simply brayered Kaliedacolor ink on white glossy cardstock that I then overstamped with my sandcastle in black. This is a really quick card if you need to crank out a few in a short amount of time.

Don't forget that the sentiment is on sale through the 14th, even though it is a new release item. Thanks for stopping by!
 

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Drop Ocean C22018 (On Sale through July 14th)

 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Impression Obsession July Release, Day 1

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession June 2021 Release Celebration!
 
Each day (July 5th & 6th) 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 July 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE 
 
Here is a list of participating designers:

 
Greetings friends! Can you believe it is July and the year is already half over? It is also time to share the latest release from Impression Obsession.
 
I chose this card for Day 1 because I really love the sentiment and am always looking for ideas to make supportive cards. I also wanted to share it at the beginning of the month because the current sale on the IO site is 25% off nautical items. It never seems to happen that items from the new release are part of the themed sale, but this time some of them are. If there are any that interest you, now is a good time to get them since it is rare for new items to be sold at a discount.

For my card today, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and stamped the waterlines in the middle of the card using blue Versafine ink. I then placed a circle mask that I cut out from a circle die on top of the lines to make it look as though there was a sun at the horizon. I then colored around the mask with blue watercolor pencil and a blender pen. I removed the mask and colored the circle with yellow watercolor paint. To add a bit of color to the water, I painted the waves with blue watercolor paint. Once everything was dry, I stamped my birds onto the sky and added my sentiment on a die cut tag. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!


 
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Scene Birds D22016 
Drop Ocean C22018 (On Sale through July 14)
Water Texture D13993 (On Sale through July 14)
 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession

 

Greetings friends. 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 wanted to share a birthday card with everyone. After all, who doesn't need birthday cards on hand? It uses the new Party Hat die. I like this die because it can be used for birthday cards for pretty much anyone from age 1-100.

To make the card, I started by creating a background using a striped stencil on top of kraft cardstock. I sponged it with Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed the whole thing to give it a speckled appearance. 

Next, I cut out my hat die using teal cardstock and popped the bottom part up with foam tape to add a little dimension. All that was left was to add my birthday message.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Party Hat DIE1081-R

Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner DIE814-U

Banners and Greetings (for sentiment) CL445


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

IO Theme Day- Red, White and Blue


We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is red, white and blue!

Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
 
 
Greetings friends. Last week I shared a 4th of July card, which of course, was red, white and blue in color. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to make a card with the color scheme that wasn't also a card for the 4th. I chose to use fruit because I like the bright red of the berries and the current themed sale on the IO Website is "fruit," so the stamp and dies I used are 25% off through the end of June.



To make the card, I stamped my cupcake onto white cardstock using black Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers and shaded it with a little Prismacolor pencil. I fussy cut the cupcake, added a little glitter and popped it up onto the card with some foam tape. Here is a close up:


To finish my card, I die cut some small strawberries and added my sentiment. 

What about your guys? What kind of cards do you make with a red, white and blue theme?

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Strawberry Cupcake C16020  (25% off through 6/30/21)

Strawberry Basket DIE397-L  (25% off through 6/30/21)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Impression Obsession June Favorite

 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession June 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 June 21st at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday June 22nd on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 



Greetings friends. Today we are sharing our favorites from the June release. If you know me, my favorites are usually either funny or very practical. Today's choice is the later.

I absolutely love the new Big Numbers die set because it is just so practical. You can highlight certain events like specific birthdays or anniversaries as well as celebrate your favorite holidays. I chose the 4 to make a 4th of July card, but I know I will be using it for October 31st and December 25th card.

To make the card, I first created a background with that was stamped with a Cover a Card image and then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush. I made a series of these backgrounds so that I could use them throughout the year. 

Next, I added some stars and my die cut letters/numbers

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Big Numbers DIE1074-W

Birthday Words DIE1076-X

Number Add Ons DIE1079-K

Dotted Argyle Cover a Card CC175

Stars DIE552-V


Here is another idea of how you can use the Big Numbers:


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Big Numbers DIE1074-W

Auld Lang Syne C3841




Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Impression Obsession June Release Day 2



Welcome to the Impression Obsession June Release Celebration!
 
Each day (June 7th & 8th) 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 June 14th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday June 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

The new stamps are available now! You can find them all here.
 

 
Greetings friends. Today I am sharing a card with this super-cute puppy. I just love him! Of course, I was also happy that IO came out with a new clear stamp set featuring animal puns that coordinated so well with this card. You know I love my puns!
 
To make the card, I stamped my dog onto white cardstock with black Memento ink and highlighted him a bit with some Copic markers. There really wasn't a lot of coloring to do. I then stamped and colored his party hat and cut out both pieces by hand. I then layered them on top of some patterned plaid paper and added my balloon and sentiment. Party!
 
PS...these are the sentiments that come in the "punny" set:
 
 
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Party Animal (Clear stamp set) CL1065


Here is a list of the Day 2 blog hop participants:

Monday, June 7, 2021

Impression Obsession June Release Day 1


Welcome to the Impression Obsession June Release Celebration!
 
Each day (June 7th & 8th) 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 June 14th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday June 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

The new stamps are available now! You can find them all here.



Greetings friends. Today we are sharing the June release with you. There are a lot of birthday dies and stamps, so you will want to give them a look. I don't know about you, but I always need birthday card ideas!

Today's card is a nice clean and simple card. It uses a balloon die that is cut using paper covered with alcohol inks as well as a glittery birthday message. All you need to do is add a little bling to finish off the look.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Party Balloons DIE1080-P 

Here is a list of all the blogs participating:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Impression Obsession- Old is New

 

Sometimes we get so busy with new released stamps that we forget about our old favorites. The Impression Obsession team has set aside a days this month to share some new projects using some great older stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession Blog

 

Greetings friends. Today I want to share  "fairy sweet" card with you. It is such a cute image to color.

To make the card, I stamped the Fairy Cup Flower design onto white cardstock using black Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers. It is really hard to tell from the picture, but I colored the wings with a bit of Wink of Stella marker so that they had some sparkle.

To finish the card, I added the Pinked Edge Frame die and popped it up with a little foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Impression Obsessions Item Used:

Fairy Sweet C12156

Fairy Cup Flower D12170

Pinked Edge Frame DIE931Y

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

IO Die Cut Obsession

 

 

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.

 

Greetings friends. Today we are celebrating dies on the IO blogs today. I thought I would share a favorite from the new release because it is just so practical. It is the new Trees set. I like them so much because they can be used year-round for pretty much any occasion.

To highlight the dies, I did a simple watercolor wash in the background to make a landscape backdrop for my trees. I pre-wet my watercolor paper with a rectangle I painted with clear water. I then added some blue and green paint to the water to give the impression of Earth and sky. I decided to add a sentiment that I feel like a few of us could use right about now.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Trees DIE1072 

Journey B17311

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Impression Obsession Favorites

 

 


 Welcome to the Impression Obsession May 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 May 17th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday May 18th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Here is a list of all the participating blogs:

Impression Obsession Blog 
 
 

Greetings friends. For today's "favorites" card, I couldn't limit myself to just one thing. Instead, I have to say the new S'mores die as well as the coordinating S'more sentiments are my two favorite things from the May release. They are just so much fun!

To make the card, I started with some leftover brown polka dot paper and embossed the Woodgrain on top with brown embossing paper. The woodgrain stamp allowed some of the polka dots to peek through.I often like to use this technique with older patterned papers since it is a great way to add extra interest to your background.

Next, I cut out all of my pieces and then edged the marshmallows with some brown ink to get them to my desired level of toastiness. Of course, you could add a little black if you like yours a little burnt!

Impression Obsession Items Used:
S'Mores MC1063 (clear stamp set)
S'Mores DIE1066-M
 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Release Blog Hop- Day 2

 

If you came from Kia Gibson you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (May 3rd& 4th) 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 May 10th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday May 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
 

Continuing with the outdoors theme of the May release, I decided to share this new trailer die. I cut out all the various pieces and then sponged a little ink on the edges for extra dimension.

Remember the dirt texture I used in yesterday's post? Well, today I used the new Road Texture. I really like having these two images to ground my designs.

For the background, I sponged Distress Oxide inks onto white cardstock to create my sky. I spritzed it with a bit of water to give the sky a mottled look that reminded me of stars. To finish the card, I added my sentiment in black.

Impression Obsession Dies:
Cute Trailer DIE1068
Journey B17311


Don't forget to go to the Impression Obsession Blog to follow the entire hop.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Impression Obsession May Hop- Day 1

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession May 2021 Release Celebration!
 
If you came from Kia Gibson you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (May 3rd& 4th) 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 May 10th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday May 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
 

Greetings friends. It is time for a new Impression Obsession release! I wanted to start off with a card that just made me laugh. I knew when I saw the sentiment that I had to use it. It might not be for everyone, but that is just how my sense of humor works.
 
To make the card, I fist started with a piece of black glossy paper and stamped my stars in white before embossing them so that they wouldn't smudge. There are a couple of new ground textures in the latest release, so I stamped the dirt texture under my campfire. Having the textures are going to be fantastic for building different landscapes.

Next, I added my campfire and hot dog. I edged the hot dog with a little Distress ink to give it a bit of dimension.

To finish the card, I diecut my large frame to set the scene and added the sentiment I love so much.
 
Impression Obsession items Used:
Camping with Bigfoot CL1064 (sentiment is in this set)
Stars L5756
Large Frame DIE860WW
 

Don't forget to go to the Impression Obsession Blog to follow the entire hop. See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

IO- Old is New


Greetings friends. Sometimes we get so busy with new released stamps that we forget about our old favorites. The Impression Obsession team has set aside a days this month to share some new projects using some great older stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession Blog

 

For my card today, I wanted to do something that was lighthearted and great for Spring. I am also a sucker for Lindsay Ostrom designs, so I used her stamps.

The background is the Flourishes Cover A Card stamp. I had leftover paint on the stamp, so I spritzed it with water and then stamped it onto cardstock. Without adding more color, I spritzed it again and stamped it onto another piece of cardstock. Each time I did it, the design got "blurrier" and looked more like watercolor as well as fainter in color. I used a really faint piece for this card so that you could see everything. I let the background dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Next, I stamped my flowers and sentiment on top of the background with black Versafine ink and colored it with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.


Impression Obsession Items Used:

Plant Smiles D12179

Cover a Card Flourishes CC027

Fairy Flowers D12172


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Impression Obsession Challenge- Rainbow of Color


Greetings friends. The Impression Obsession theme this month is "Rainbows of Color." If you would like more information in playing along with the challenge, check out the Impression Obsession blog

For my card today, I chose the new Rainbow Sun image, but instead of coloring it with the traditional Roy G Biv color combination, I chose shades of my favorite color...teal.

To make the card, I stamped my rainbow sun and sentiment onto white cardstock with black Memento ink and then colored it with an assortment of Copic markers from the BG color palette.

I decided to make my own background using the new Tooled Leather Cover a Card. I love the intricate design of this pattern. I know I will be using it in a lot of different colors!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

In Full Color D12362 
Tooled Leather Cover a Card CC417



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

IO- Release Favorite


Welcome to the Impression Obsession April 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
 
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
If you came from Kia Gibson Clapper you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
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 April 19th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday April 20th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 
Greetings friends. Today is all about sharing our favorite stamp from the new release. For me, it is this ornate flourish. Not only is it pretty, but it is the perfect stamp when I want to highlight a sentiment on my card. I have so many lovely IO sentiments, but sometimes with the larger ones, I can't figure out how to fill up the rest of the space. For this card, I simply added my flourish using a Kaleidacolor ink pad and then stamped my sentiment in black. Change the colors and get a very different look.  I could see it used in a sympathy card as well as a humorous card. I love the versatility.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Impression Obsession April Release- Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession April 2021 Release Celebration!

 
If you came from Kia Gibson Clapper you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (April 5th & April 6th) 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 April 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday April 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 
Greetings friends. For the second day of the new release I want to share a quick and easy card to make for someone who needs a little encouragement.

To make the card, I stamped my rainbow and sentiment onto Copic XPress It paper in black Memento ink and then colored the image with my Copic markers. It didn't show up in the picture, but I added some Wink of Stella marker to the clouds to make them glittery and sparkly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Don't forget to visit Laura Williams next!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Impression Obsession April Release- Day 1

 

  

Welcome to the Impression Obsession April 2021 Release Celebration!

 
If you came from Kia Gibson Clapper you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
 
Each day (April 5th & April 6th) 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 April 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday April 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
 
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 
Greetings friends. It is a new month with a new Impression Obsession release. For my first sample card this month, I chose to use the new Evening Primrose. 

To be honest, I am not sure what color an Evening Primrose should be. I could have used Google, but I chose to color it the shade I wanted instead. I watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush. I chose to pair it with some yellow since the colors, when used together, really pop.

I made it into a support card, but it could just as easily be for a birthday, Mother's Day, etc. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Don't forget to visit the next person on the hop...
 Laura Williams

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

IO Old is New

 

Greetings friends. Sometimes we get so busy with new released stamps that we forget about our old favorites. The Impression Obsession team has set aside a days this month to share some new projects using some great older stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession Blog


 Today I want to share a card I made for a recent challenge that required us to use "trash" on our card. I decided to go with the back of a leftover Triscuits box for my farm scene:

I cut up my Triscuits box, layered it onto a card and added some favorite older stamps. My chicken was colored using Copic markers and then popped up with some foam tape. Have you ever made a card using an old box or wrapper?

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Gertrude (The chicken) C21294
Hey Chick B12200


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

IO Theme Day- In the Garden

 


We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is "In the Garden."  Have fun checking out what our designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
 
 
Greetings friends. Today I want to share a clean and simple card that is also very quick and easy to make. I started by placing the daisy into a stamp positioner and then stamping it onto a pale yellow card using black Memento ink. I let it dry and then colored the flower with Prismacolor pencils. Next, I placed the card back into the stamp positioner and stamped it once again with the black ink. Hint...stamping the image twice gives you bolder lines since the colored pencils cover up some of the lines from the first stamping. To finish the card, I added my sentiment and some rhinestones.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
D12347 Daisy