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Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Hop Day 4

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Welcome to day 4 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Designer Hop.  We have some beautiful new stamps to share and gift certificates to give away each day!!!  You will want to hop on over to the Impression Obsession design team blog to get all the details. I know you are going to love all the team projects you are going to see this week.

Today’s hop list!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using the new Gingham Texture stamp paired with the Twig Wreath, Fir Sprigs and candy canes from the Bare Christmas Tree set.   

Gingham Texture

The wreath made with evergreen, candy canes and red multi loop bow with the gingham background is the perfect combination for an old-fashioned Christmas card. I started by attaching the gingham stamp to the mega mount, applied red ink and stamped on white cardstock. I layered it with red and white cardstock and attached to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Gingham Texture right

I cut the wreath using kraft cardstock and applied brown ink to it using a Color Box stylus  and foam tip.  I laid the wreath face down on my molding pad and formed it with the stylus.  I cut several pieces of evergreen and attached to the wreath to create the foliage spray.  

KC Gingham Texture center

I cut several candy canes in white and applied the red stripes with a red marker.  I attached the red bow with glue dots and tucked the canes into the evergreen and attached with glossy accents.

 KC Gingham Texture close

The darker green cardstock made it a little hard to see the candy canes in my other photos so I took a close up so you could see them better. 

KC Gingham Texture left

I hope you have been enjoying see all the other design team members projects. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Hop Day 3

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Welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Designer Hop.  We have some beautiful new stamps to share and gift certificates to give away each day!!!  You will want to hop on over to the Impression Obsession design team blog to get all the details. I know you are going to love all the team projects you are going to see this week.

Today’s hop list!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using the new Christmas Morning paired with the Pine Branch. I love this precious silhouette with the Christmas tree scene. My goal was to create a lit backdrop in contrast with the girl.

 

Christmas Morning

I started by stamping the the image twice on watercolor paper with black versafine. I wanted one to be the base for the scene. I used my craft knife and snips to cut out the arch opening and girl of the second to pop up over the base to create dimension and interest.

KC Christmas Morning left

I watercolored the images using my waterbrush and Distress reinkers. I colored the red ornaments with a red marker. I attached the image base layer to the card base with ATG adhesive. I attached the arch/girl layer to the base with mounting tape.

KC Christmas Morning center

I cut a double matted frame using Classic Ovals and attached over the scene with mounting tape creating another layer of dimension.  I added the bright red multi loop bow and pine branches for the finishing touch.

Kittie Christmas Morning wm

I would like to invite you to come over to the CLASSroom today to see my Let’s Get Campy step by step tutorial. I hope to see you there right after you finish seeing all the wonderful designs the team has to share with you.

KC Happy Camper left

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Card size for my Christmas Morning card is 5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Hop Day 2

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Welcome to day 2 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Designer Hop.  We have some beautiful new stamps to share and gift certificates to give away each day!!!  You will want to hop on over to the Impression Obsession blog to get all the details. I know you are going to love all the team projects you are going to see this week.

Today’s hop list!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using the new Spooky Tree paired with the Halloween Set and Fence Border.

  Spooky Trees

I love to create dimensional scenes that are highlighted with a frame.  To me orange and black are the perfect color choices for Halloween.  I stamped the tree image with black versafine on a piece of retired Halloween designer paper and heat embossed with black embossing powder and attached it to the card base.

KC Spooky Trees center

I created a double matted frame using Matting Basics A and B, attached the fence border to the back of the frame and attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Spooky Trees left

I cut all the bat, haunted house and flying witch in black and then embossed with black embossing powder to give them a shine to match the tree background.  Too bad it doesn’t show in the photos.  I attached them in the scene with mounting tape and rolled glue dots.  I finished by adding the little white ghost. 

KC Spooky Trees right

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoy the design team blog hop.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

The Making Memories Halloween Embellishment paper is retired as far as I know.  I have had it for years. I searched for links but didn't find any.


Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Hop Day 1

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Welcome to day 1 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Designer Hop.  We have some beautiful new stamps to share and gift certificates to give away each day!!!  You will want to hop on over to the Impression Obsession blog to get all the details. I know you are going to love all the team projects you are going to see this week.

Today’s hop list!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon 

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 My project today was made using the new Weathered Wood and Pumpkin Pair. I paired them with the Large Fence, Tall Grass, Small Leaf Set, Grass Border and Small Grass Border.

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I started by stamping the wood image on brown cardstock with versa and heat embossing with white embossing powder. Pouf!  Instant vintage age wood.  I wanted the fence be tall enough to pair with the pumpkins. I cut two fence sections, cut the top pickets off of one and attached to the second section to create a tall fence.  I added a board section across the center of the fence to cover where two fences were joined.  I added a second board across the top to match the center board.

 

Kittie Weathered Wood Pumpkin Pair wm

I stamped the pumpkins twice in brown pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I painted them using reinkers and a waterbrush and cut them out to pop up in front of the fence. I cut a third pumpkin to create a more interesting arrangement.  I cut the small leaves and painted them with reinkers.

Kittie WEathered Pumpkin Pumpkin Pair center

I attached the fence to the card base with mounting tape and attached the tall grass sections to the fence with glossy accents. I attached the pumpkins in place with mounting tape.  I attached the grass borders together with ATG adhesive and then to the base with mounting tape.  I wanted the leaves to look they were just falling off the tree and floating to the ground.  I attached them with glossy accents.

Kittie Weathered Wood Pumpkin Pair right light

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy the blog hop. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Belleek Inspired Butterflies

Good Saturday morning.  I have a fast and easy clean and simple Belleek Inspired butterfly card to share with you.  I love the new Lifestyle Crafts embossing folders that I have recently purchased.   My project today was made using the new Lifestyle Crafts Butterfly Embossing Folder Set  and paired with the Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly and framed using the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Squares dies.

KC Lifestyle Butterfly Set 1 left

I brayered the blue ink on the inside of the folder, placed my cardstock in the folder carefully and ran through my Big Shot. I attached the embossed layer to the card base with mounting tape.  I added another layer of dimension by attaching the thin frame with mounting tape.

KC Lifestyle Butterfly Set 1 center

I applied rolled glue dots to the back side of the butterfly, bent the wings back slightly and attached directly over top of the largest butterfly in the center row.  I wanted most of the embossed butterflies to show but thought one popped up die cut butterfly would add interest.

KC Lifestyle Butterfly Set 1 right

I think the second folder in the set will also make a beautiful Belleek Inspired background. I can’t wait to try it soon. I especially love that Lifestyle Crafts has several 6 x 6 inch sets for making larger cards.

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Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.25 inch square