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!