Sending Good Wishes

Good Monday morning.  I have a fast and easy project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block, Foliage and flowers from the Spring Wreath. 

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 2 right

I usually pop the framed word blocks up with mounting tape but this time I attached it with double stick tape directly to the card base. I applied dots of glossy accents to a few key placed on the back of the letters to hold them in place.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 2 center

I cut the foliage sections apart and attached them to the corners with glossy accents.  I formed several flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage with glossy accents.  I really like how the all white flowers and foliage dress up the word block sentiment against the bright pink polka dot paper.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 2 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Sparkly Shell Beach Scene

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration site for the challenge was the Bowls Pinterest site. There was lots to be inspired by with all the gorgeous pottery and wonderful patterns and colors but I finally settled on a Bowl of Shells. I loved the creamy color of the bowl and shells and decided to create a monochromatic beach scene with sparkly shells and sparkly water in the background.

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 right

All the die cut pieces were cut using creamy colored cardstock.  I used a mini applicator to apply Antique Linen ink to all the pieces.  I hand cut two layers of sand using my deckle scissors and allied the ink using my ink blending tool. I attached the two sand layers to the back of the frame and then applied thin strips of mounting tape to use to attach it to the card base. I cut a piece of cardstock sized to fit behind the frame, masked a straight line across the center to create the water.  I sponged on the ink with the ink blending tool and then removed the masked and sponged in the sky area.  I applied a fine layer of Cosmic Glitter Glue to the shells and water line and sprinkled with Cool Diamond glitter.. 

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 center

I attached the background scene to the card base with ATG adhesive and then attached the frame over top of it. I sort of smooshed the fence sections a little to make them look old and then tucked them and the grass sections in between the sand layers and attached with glossy accents. I attached all the shells to the frame with small pieces of mounting tape and finished the scene with one lone seagull in the sky. 

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the scene.  I think the shells and water line looks so pretty with the added sparkle.    

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Hello Sunshine” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Hello Sunshine” design team challenge to use warm colors.  My project was made using the Sunshine die and Sunshine Sentiments, Bouquet, Foliage and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  The yellow frame border was made using the Nesting Card Templates.

KC Impression Obsession Sunshine 1 right

I started by attaching the two largest sections of the 6-in-1 frames together with double stick tape and attaching the yellow border frame over the seam using double stick tape.  I stamped the sentiment on the card base and then attached the frame using strips of mounting tape. I cut the flowers from the Bouquet set, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and assembled them with glossy accents. I used a 1/8” circle punch to create the yellow flower centers. I cut two sections of foliage, cut them apart and attached them to the corners of the frame with glossy accents.  The flowers were attached to the foliage with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Sunshine 1 center

I placed a section of double stick tape on my work surface and rolled it up with my finger to create an adhesive strip to use to attach the Sunshine sentiment. I attached the strip to the back of the die cut and then attached it to the card base.

rolled double stick tape 2[3]

I finished the project by attaching one small flower to the sentiment with glossy accents and adding a touch of yellow stickles to the center of each flower.

KC Impression Obsession Sunshine 1 left 

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett


Floral Twiggy Wreath

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and our inspiration site was an online store called Petals.  I had so much fun browsing through the site to see all the beautiful silk flowers and foliage.  I finally settled on the a Twiggy Forsythia Wreath as my inspiration piece. I created the twiggy wreath using the Impression Obsession Wide Tree and paired it with the Foliage set, My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames, the Nesting Squares and the Fiskars Mini Daisy paper punch.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 3 right

I started by cutting five sections of the wide tree using Kraft cardstock, misted lightly with water and applied Vintage Photo ink by rubbing the ink pad directly on the damp cardstock.  I dried the pieces with my heat gun and assembled the wreath and attached the pieces to a 1 3/4” circle base  with glossy accents.  You can see step by step pictures on my Twiggy Wreath tutorial to see how I put the wide tree sections together to form the wreath.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 3 center

I cut a couple sections of the foliage set, cut the larger sections apart and attached them around the wreath with glossy accents to form the foliage base for the flowers.  I punched out several flowers using yellow cardstock and applied Wild Honey ink to each flower using a mini applicator.  I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the foliage using glossy accents. I cut a frame in yellow using the Nesting Squares and applied Wild Honey ink around the border to make it match the flowers and attached it to the back of the pierced frame with ATG adhesive.  The frame was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I applied glossy accents to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I love how this wreath turned out with all the twiggy tips sticking out past the flowers and foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 3 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.00” Square


Under The Branches of a Tree

Good Monday morning.  I haven’t made a card using the Impression Obsession Tree Frame in quite a while.  It is my all time favorite tree die and it is so versatile and perfect to use for all seasons.  I paired it with the Impression Obsession Foliage, All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Small Grass Border and tiny flowers made using the Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 12 right

I used Kraft cardstock to cut the tree.  I have found a quick and easy way to apply ink to a large image like the tree is to mist lightly with water and then drag the ink pad directly over the damp cardstock.  The dampness makes the ink slide on so easily and takes just a few seconds.  When finished I dry with my heat gun.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame, attached the grass border and the tree frame.  I cut two sets of Foliage and cut the leaves off the stems and attached them to the branches of the tree with glossy accents. I formed the tiny punched flowers with my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the leaves with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 12 center

I stamped the sentiment on the card base using Black Versafine ink.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I tucked a few pieces of foliage and flowers in behind the grass at the base of the tree trunk and one loan little stem on the other side for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 12 left

The sentiment is from the Branches of a Tree clear stamp set.  The set must have been retired as I wasn’t able to find it to link for you.  Sorry.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”