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February 2016

Sending Good Wishes

Good Monday morning. The new Impression Obsession die release includes several sentiment word blocks that are perfect to use as the main focal point on a card front.  My project today was made using the Good Wishes Word Block paired with the flowers from the Spring Wreath set and the Flourish die.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 1 right 

I cut the white and purple layers and attached them both to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. I wanted these layers to be popped up to add dimension. 

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 1 center

I cut the word block and applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame. I applied a few tiny pieces of mounting tape to a some key spots on the back of the letters to hold the sentiment up away from the card base and then attached the word block to the card base.  I wanted to add another element of interest to the frame and thought the flourish mimicked the scrolls of the S and W in the sentiments. I cut one piece of the flourish, cut it apart and attached it to the top of the frame with glossy accents.  I cut and formed three flowers from the wreath set using my stylus and molding pad.  I attached the flower layers together with glossy accents and then attached them to the flourish with glossy accents.  I liked the white word block and flowers layered over the darker cardstock.  I think it makes the words pop.

 KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 1 left

Have you had a chance to check out the new die release?  If you love word and sentiment dies this release is definitely for you.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Framed Butterfly Block

Good Sunday morning. My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Butterfly Block and We are Memory Keepers Nesting Rectangles. I fell in love with the die cut pattern of flowers and leaves surrounding the beautiful butterfly. I thought it would be so pretty cut in white and layered over the purple cardstock base.  The next time I think I will try to cut the die out using watercolor paper and and water coloring it with reinkers. 

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 left

The frame was attached to the Butterfly Block with double stick tape.  Don’t look too close but my frame isn’t really even in size all the way around.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 center

I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the framed block and attached it to the card base.  I cut a second butterfly section of the block out using white scrap paper, snipped the butterfly out and popped it up over the butterfly base attaching the body section with glossy accents.  I like the additional element of dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 right

This was a really fast and easy card to make and yet the decorative die cut makes such an impact.  The flowers and leaves patterns are so whimsical and fun.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Clean and Simple Spring Bouquet

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration for the challenge was a Pinterest Minimalist site full of gorgeous clean and simple photos focusing on settings in rooms and homes.  My card was inspired by the large brightly colored flowers against the all white background in this photo. I was excited to use my new Impression Obsession Bouquet set and I thought the new Ornate Oval Frame was perfect to add decorative dimension to the all white background and still allowing the flowers to take center stage. I couldn’t resist adding another touch of color with the butterflies from the Butterfly set.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 1 left 

I thought I would take step by step photos to show how easy and fun this set is to put together.  I cut several different colors of the flowers and didn’t use them all but they are tucked away in my stash for another project down the road.

Place flowers face down on the molding pad and form using the smaller end of the stylus.

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Turn the flower over and push in at the center with the small stylus.

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Apply glossy accents to the center of the larger flowers and attach the smaller flowers inside it.

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Punch out bright yellow 1/16” circles and attached one in the center of each flower.

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Apply glossy accents to the tip of the stems and attached the flowers.

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Mold the leaves and attach to the stems.  Note:  I failed to take a picture of attaching the leaves. 

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Cut the ornate frame and attach the three sections together on the back side with 1/4” double stick tape.  Curl the tape lightly as you move around the oval. Note:  I cut 3 or 4 inches of tape at a time to make it easier to work with.  Don’t worry about getting the backing to pull off the curled tape. 

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Remove backing from tape and apply thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the frame.

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Attach the frame to the  card base.

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Attach the bouquet inside the frame with glossy accents.  Note:  I cut the bottom off the bouquet to shorten and to make it fit the way I wanted it to in the frame.  Cutting off the bottom separated the bouquet into three sections and I just attached them back together inside the frame.

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Cut a second stem section apart and tuck the pieces in behind the bouquet and attach with glossy accents.  The bare stems soften and add interest the bouquet.

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Tuck and attach a few more leaves in behind the frame to add fullness to the bottom of the bouquet.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet close

I absolutely love the Ornate Oval Frame and the new Ornate Square Frame too.  OK…for that matter I love the whole new Impression Obsession die and coordinating stamp release.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 1 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


In The Garden

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Taylored Expression In The Garden silhouette die and was paired with the Memory Box Butterfly DelightsPuffy Clouds  and Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables to create a fun and colorful scene.  Texture was added to the grass and tree top using a stamp from the Art Impressions Watercolor Foliage.

KC Taylored Excpressions In the Garden 1 right

I cut the whole scene out using watercolor paper.  I lightly misted with water using a mini mister so the paper would accept the color more easily.  The large sections of the scene were painted using a water brush and distress reinkers.  I add a drop of reinker into the lid of the ink pads and mix the ink with water from my water brush and paint on to the paper. I used Peeled Paint for the tree and ground area and Gathered Twigs for the trunk of the tree.  The fence was painted using Pumice Stone reinker.  I cut a second tree top, painted and then stamped with a foliage stamp to add texture.  I popped the tree top up on the base using mounting tape.  I cut a second girl image, colored her with markers and attached her to the base using rolled glue dots. The flowers and bicycle were colored using Distress markers. The ground area was stamped with the foliage image to match the tree top.

KC Taylored Excpressions In the Garden 1 center 

I applied strips of mounting tape to  the back of the  tree top and girl portion of the scene and then applied ATG adhesive to the back of the lower grass section and attached the scene to the card base. I wanted the tree and girl to stand away from the card base but wanted the grassy area flat so I could attached the scalloped red base over top with mounting tape. I cut the scalloped red layer using one side of the largest rectangle die and attached it over the grass area with mounting tape. The clouds were attached to the card base with mounting tape.  The tiny red butterflies were attached with glossy accents for the finishing touch to the scene.

KC Taylored Excpressions In the Garden 1 left

I like how the red is repeated on the girls dress, flowers, bicycle, butterflies and scalloped layers.  I originally was going to use all different colors for the flowers, bike and dress to make the scene look more springy  but thought red coordinated far better and made all of those images pop better against the blue background.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday. I will be fitting playing with some of my new Art Impressions stamp sets in between loads of wash today.  I wish I could wiggle my nose like Samantha and have all that laundry done.  Are any of you old enough to remember who Samantha is?  LOL!

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”