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Cattails and Dragonflies

Good Saturday morning.  I trust you have had a great start to your weekend.  I have had lots of fun playing with some of my new Impression Obsession dies.  My project today uses Cattails, Tall Grass and Grass Border.

I started by cutting out all the dies using white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and lightly formed them using my stylus and molding pad from the accessory tool kit.   

KC Impression Obsession Cattails 1 right

I sponged in the water and sky background on white cardstock using my color box stylus and foam tip.  I cut the frame using my matting basics B.  I ran ATG adhesive on the bottom backside of the frame and attached the grass border and cattails. I attached the tall grass with ATG adhesive on the card base. I then lined the frame with strips of mounting tape and attached it over the scene.  By attaching the cattails and grass border to the frame before I attached the mounting tape I created a little separation between them and the tall grass which helped create more dimension. 

KC Impression Obsession Cattails 1 center

I attached the dragonflies with glossy accents and  mini rolled glue dots.  Here’s a closer view.

KC Impression Obsession Cattails 1 close

I think this would be a perfect masculine card.  I love how the water peeks out in the background.

KC Impression Obsession Cattails 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

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Paper:  White, Taken with Teal      Accessories:  Impression Obsession Cattails, Tall Grass, Grass Border, Copic MarkersBG07 Petroleum Blue, BG01 Aqua Blue, YG23 New Leaf, YG00 Mimosa Yellow, Y32 Cashmere, YG95 Pale Olive, E57 Light Walnut, E55 Light Camel, 0 Colorless Blender, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit,  Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Spellbinders Matting Basics B, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter

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Winter Night Deer and Tree Scene

Good Wednesday morning.  My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession Small Deer, Fir Trees and Fir Tree Border.  The background paper was so perfect for a winter’s night scene and I thought it would look so pretty done in all white.  Sorry to have two white scene cards in a row.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Small Deer 1 left

The Fir Trees may be my new favorite evergreen tree die yet.  I love the shape and the three different sizes in the set.  The trees match the Fir Tree Border perfectly.  I used that for my top layer of ground and added the taller trees in the background.

KC Impression Obsession Small Deer 1 center

I used my wave crimper to add snowy dimension to all three layers, attached the bottom of each layer to the card base with ATG adhesive and separated them a little along the border of each using small pieces of mounting tape.  I attached the trees and deer with mounting tape to create dimension and to bring the scene to life.

KC Impression Obsession Small Deer 1 right

I took all three of the pictures in low light to create a soft quiet snowy night scene.  Here is a photo of the card in full light.

KC Impression Obsession Small Deer 1 right with light

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

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Paper:  Tina Wenke Christmas Paper, White,    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Small Deer, Fir Trees, Fir Tree Border, Wave Crimper, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter

 


Frostyville Framed Cottage in the Woods

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using the Memory Box Frostyville Frame, Cottage in the Woods and Debutante Frame

KC Memory Box Frostyville Frame 2 left

I started by cutting the cottage scene leaving enough ground space at the bottom.  I laid the scene over the base frame and cut it out so it would fit perfectly between the base and outer frame.  Did that make sense? 

KC Memory Box Frostyville Frame 2 center

I attached mounting tape strips all around the Frostyville Frame and then attached the scene.  I added adhesive to the back of the scene and attached the framed scene to the Debutante Frame. I attached the completed frame to the card base using another layer of mounting tape. I love how easily the Debutante Frame makes creating scenes with so  many of the matching Memory Box decorative frames. 

KC Memory Box Frostyville Frame 2 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

 

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Paper:  White, Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper    Accessories:  Memory Box Frostyville Frame, Cottage in the Woods, Debutante Frame, Glue Dots, Mounting TapeMetal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter 


Merry Christmas Tree and Poinsettia

Good Monday morning.  I guess you can tell that I have gotten into the spirit of making Christmas cards.  There are so many fun new holiday dies out there that I can help myself.  My project today was made using Elizabeth Craft Designs 5 Part Pine, Merry Christmas Sentiment, Bunch of Flowers 2, Lifestyle Nesting Frame 10, Sizzix Ornate Label 2.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 2 right

I cut the decorative layers out and attached them to the card base with mounting tape.  I always love to add dimension to the card front with mounting tape as it adds so much more interest than flat layers.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 2 center

I cut the 5 Part Pine and ran the sections through my crimper to add dimension.  I attached them together using rolled glue dots and then attached the tree to the base using mounting tape.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 2 close

I cut the flower sections a couple of times in both cherry cobbler and olive and formed them using my stylus and molding pad. I attached the sections together with glossy accents.  I cut a small strip of yellow cardstock and cut several little slits across it and rolled it around the tip of my tweezers and glued it closed.  I fanned out the little strips and inserted in to the flower center.  I think this flower die makes the perfect mini poinsettia.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 2 side

Here is a side view of the tree so you can see the dimension of the layers.  I love how this turned out.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 2 left

Thanks for stopping by today.  I sure hope you have a great week.

 

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Fiskars Paper Crimper, StraightAccents, Glossy Glue Dots, Micro (1/8)Scissors, 5 Titanium BladeATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

 

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Olive, White, Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper      Accessories:  Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine, Merry Christmas Sentiment, Bunch of Flowers 2, Lifestyle Nesting Frame 10, Sizzix Ornate Label 2, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Crimper, Grosgrain, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter


Gingerbread Men and Snowmen Wreath

Good Sunday morning.  I have a fun gingerbread men and snowmen wreath to share with you today made using the Memory Box A Batch of Gingerbread and Mini Snowmen.

KC Memory Box Mini Snowmen 1 right

I cut a ring using two Spellbinders classic circles to make the base for the wreath.  I punched lots and lots of evergreen branches using the Martha Stewart Branch Punch.

KC Memory Box Mini Snowmen 1 center

I attached branches to the frame using glossy accents.  I rotated the branches, one center, one right and one left all the way around the wreath.  You can see step by step photos of how I make my wreaths in my wreath tutorial

KC Memory Box Mini Snowmen 1 close

I cut and assembled the snowmen and cut and colored the gingerbread men.  I applied versa to the gingerbread men and embossed with clear embossing powder. I attached the men in the wreath with glossy accents and finished with a multi loop gingham bow.  I cut a frame using the Matting Basics A and Matting Basics B  and attached it to the card base using mounting tape. I attached the wreath inside the frame using glossy accents.

KC Memory Box Mini Snowmen 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

 

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Paper:  White, Red, Olive, Kraft     Accessories:  Memory Box Mini Snowmen, A Batch of Gingerbread, Spellbinders Matting Basics A and Matting Basics B, Classic Circles, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Gingham Ribbon, Versa, Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Piercer, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots , Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder  , Guillotine Paper Cutter