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

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Choose Kindness

 

I meant to share this card on the IO die cut day this month, but I confused my days. Has anyone else been having that problem lately?

I decided to post this card now because I just feel like the world needs a reminder to treat each other with kindness.  It doesn't cost anything and the dividends are huge.

To make the card, I glued strips of cardstock onto a scrap piece of paper and then cut it out with the new Three Rectangles Die. To finish it, I added my choose kindness in the center and colored the letters with some colored pencils. 

Clean, simple design and execution.

Thanks for stopping by today..... choose kindness!

Impression Obsession Items Used:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

IO March Favorite

 

Welcome to the Impression Obsession March 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 March 22nd at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday March 23rd on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 
 

Greetings friends! We are all sharing our favorite of the new release, and I wanted to share my new favorite, which is the Flower Pot with Daisy. I think it is such a sweet stamp that is fun to color and can be used for pretty much any occasion.

I colored my flowers with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush. The flower pot and sentiment were stamped onto 140lb watercolor paper and cut out with one of the brand new tag dies.

For the background, I used an (older) favorite stamp called Calico to stamp the teal and the purple. I often like to use one background stamp in two different colors so that my pieces all match each other. The Calico Cover a Card has such a sweet, soft pattern.

Impression Obsession Items Used:

C12341 Flower Pot with Daisy

CC393 Calico Cover a Card

A17323 New Day

DIE1058 Stitched Tag #5


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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March Release Blog Hop- Day 2


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 (March 1st & March 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 Monday March 8th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday March 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE 
 
Next on the hop is Laura Williams
 

Greeting friends. Today I want to share a card with you that I made as a sympathy/comfort card, but honestly, if you swapped out the sentiment, you could use it for pretty much any occasion. 

To make the card, I stamped the flowers onto 140lb watercolor paper and watercolored it with some Zig Clean color markers. I tend to use my Zig's for a watercolor project like this because the image has a lot of detail, and it is just easier to color with a fine tip marker.

For the background, I used one of the oldest Cover a Card backgrounds called "Fizz." I often use this background to make a party/celebration card, so it surprised me that I liked it so much for a sympathy card. I just wanted something with dots to match my flowers. 

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Large Frame DIE860-WW

Don't forget to visit Laura Williams next!

 

Monday, March 1, 2021

March Release Blog Hop- Day 1


Welcome to the Impression Obsession March 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 (March 1st & March 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 Monday March 8th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday March 9th 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. Welcome to March and a new Impression Obsession release! I am really excited to show you some of the latest designs. 
 
I wanted to share the new sunflower stamp. Sunflowers are just so happy to me. I love to send them for so many different occasions.

To make my card today,I stamped the flower onto 140lb watercolor paper and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I let the paint dry and then cut out my flower. For the background, I used an older Cover a Card background called Sunburst. I thought it was a good way to draw attention to the center part of the flower. As a finishing touch, I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and layered it onto the card.
 
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Sunburst CC156 

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