Class of 2017 Graduation

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a graduation card made using the Impression Obsession Class Of set, Mortarboard and Scroll, Grads Walking, Congratulations and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. This card is for the son of my good friends and his school colors are dark blue and gold.  I think they look so striking together.  Here’s a link to a post showing some other fun graduation cards made using these dies.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 2 right

I applied double stick tape to the back of the frames and attached them together to create the triple matted frame and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  I cut both gold and blue letters and numbers and attached them together using glossy accents to highlight them.  I did the same with the graduate.  I attached rolled strips of double stick tape to the back of the letters and numbers and attached them to the card base. The graduate was attached to the base with double layered mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 2 center

I used one of the smaller sections of the all in one frames to place on the inside of the card to frame the mortarboard and scroll.  All of the pieces were attached with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 2 inside

The congratulations sentiment was attached on the lower section of the card with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Grads Walking 2 left

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Garden Bird

Good Saturday morning. My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Garden Bird and Square Frame.  I plan to make another project with the Garden Bird and coloring the images.  But I wanted a fast and easy card to make this morning and this is what I came up with.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Bird 1 right

I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached it flat to the card base.  Normally I always pop my frames up for dimension but for this project I wanted the bird images to be popped up a little higher than the frame to make it stand out more since I was using all white images and both the frame and bird are so busy I design.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Bird 1 center

I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bird image in several key places and attached it to the card base.  Sadly I had a terrible time getting good pictures with the true color of purple for the base.  This is really so much prettier in person. 

KC Impression Obsession Garden Bird 1 left

 

Check out the complete Spring/Summer Impression Obsession release to see all the new dies and stamps.  There are so great new summer beach images that I can’t wait to play with.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  4.50” square

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Impression Obsession Spring/Summer Release Blog Hop Day 3

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share with you and Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!  Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd.

Here is our hop trail.  Good luck!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 KC Impression Obsession Lighthouse Circle 1 right

My project was made using the Lighthouse Circle, Crab and Salt Life.  The Lighthouse Circle is such a fun die to play with.  I loved the version Jeanne did for Monday’s hop.  see below They say that great minds run on the same track.  LOL!  Well…Jeanne and I have shown how totally opposite styles and themes can be made using the same dies.

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I cut the lighthouse circle in blue and then the top portion of the lighthouse in red.  I attached the red pieces in place on the top of the lighthouse with glossy accents. I love the nautical feel of the red, white and blue.  I wanted the salt life sentiment to fit up in the framed opening so I cut the star out of the middle and attached the two words with tiny strips of mounting tape.   I cut two additional stars and used them to embellish the frame. I added the big crab to bring one more element of red to the project.  I applied some sparkly shimmer to the red stars, sentiment and crab with a sparkle pen to finish.  My red, white and blue creates a bold masculine theme and Jeanne’s soft watercolor blues creates a soft and tranquil theme.

KC Impression Obsession Lighthouse Circle 1 left

I would like to invite you to join me in  the CLASSroom for my Faux Graniteware Pitcher and Hollyhocks project and step by step tutorial.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great time on our new release blog hop. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Spring/Summer Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to day 2 of the  Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share with you and Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!  Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd.

Here is our hop trail.  Good luck!

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project was made using the  Heron and Lake and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  The Heron and Lake is a framed scene die that contains all the components  you see on my card.  The only additional die is the outer frame.  I really love how fast and easy this came together.  

KC Impression Obsession Heron and Lake 1 right
 
I cut it using hot pressed watercolor paper and sponged green on the ground area in the foreground and background.  I pulled out my little mini fern stamp from the retired SU Watercolor Minis set and stamped over the ground sections with the random image to add texture and interest.  I used markers to color the cattails and leafy branch and I used a mini applicator to apply the grey ink to the back of the heron.  I finished the bird by applying the orange to his legs and beak.
 
KC Impression Obsession Heron and Lake 1 centr

Once I had all the elements of the scene colored I attached the scene to the back of the frame with strips of mounting tape.  Next I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the frame and ground sections of the scene and attached it to the blue card base.   I secured the branches in place with a few rolled glue dots. I secured the bird in place with a piece of mounting tape. 

  KC Impression Obsession Heron and Lake 1 left
 
Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects made by the design team using the new stamps and dies.
Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”
 

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Impression Obsession Design Team Blog Hop Day 1

Good Monday morning and welcome to day 1 of the  Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share with you and Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th - May 17th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!  Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd. 

Here is our hop trail.  Good luck!

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using the Palm Trees and Hammock, Sea Birds, Small Grass and the flip flops from the Single Beach Chair set.  I love making beach cards and this is a framed die cut scene complete with sand, palm trees and I used hot pressed watercolor paper to cut the scene so I could watercolor with Distress reinkers.  I began by lightly applying water to the sand area and then applying a mixture of reinker mixed with water. I repeated the process to color both palm trees and sprigs of grass.  I heat set all the images with my heat gun and set aside while I worked on the background layer.  I used a mini applicator to sponge grey ink to the wings of the birds and assembled the flip flops with glossy accents.hammock.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 right

I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit behind the framed die cut scene.  I applied a piece of Eclipse tape across the middle of the cardstock to mask off the sky area and to create the ocean water line.  I applied blue ink to the bottom half with an ink blending tool to create the ocean and then removed the tape and applied a lighter shade of blue to the sky area. I heat dried the ink and then reapplied the masking tape.  I applied a thin layer of Cosmic glitter glue to the water area with my finger and then applied Clear Rock Candy glitter.  I wanted the water to look sparkly behind the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 center

The two frames were attached together with ATG adhesive.  Next I applied thin strips of mounting tape around the border and small pieces behind the top portion of the palm trees and attached the die cut scene.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the scene layer and attached the blue scene background.  Once the whole frame and scene were assembled I applied another layer of mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.  I finished the scene by attaching the grass sprigs and flip flops with glossy accents and the birds with small pieces of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 left

Just a reminder that Ellen Hutson is holding a 20% off Mother’s Day Sale on all in stock items.  Use the MOMSDAY17 discount code.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful designs using the new stamps and dies.

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