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April 2017

Bouquet of Kindness

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple floral project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Lily Trio, Foliage and Bouquet of Kindness.  For some reason this card was very hard to photograph and get the true colors. The flowers in all of my pictures turned out looking orange instead of the fuchsia pink.  I had to play around in my PaintShop Pro editing quite a bit to get fairly close to the real colors.

KC Impression Obsession Lily Trio 1 right

I cut the flowers and foliage using hot pressed watercolor paper and watercolored using ink applied to an acrylic block using Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves Memento markers.  I applied  Spectrum Noir Pink Garnet Sparkle to the flowers and buds.  I cut a piece of Lollipop cardstock to layer behind the sentiment.  None of my pink cardstock was quite the right color to match my flowers so I applied the Pink Garnet sparkle around the border and got almost a perfect match.  

I loosely arranged the flowers and foliage on my table to see how I wanted it to look on my card and began attaching the sections together with glossy accents. I placed the largest section of foliage first so it would be the base for the arrangement. Then I attached the flowers one at a time with glossy accents and then attached another section of foliage in front of the flower stems to cover.  I hand cut a few faux stems to attach the bottom of the bouquet to finish.  I secured my sentiment base in my MISTI with magnets, placed the sentiment where I wanted it to stamp, applied the green ink and stamped.  I love my MISTI.  It’s the best stamping tool ever.  I attached the sentiment layer to the pink base with mounting tape and then attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I attached the bouquet in place using glossy accents and then attached a few tiny pieces of mounting tape in behind some of the foliage to hold the flowers in place.   This card is so much prettier in person than shows in these photos.  Oh well…..you can’t win them all.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Lily Trio 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Scribble Heart Wreath

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Scribble Heart paired with Foliage and Tiny Flowers.  The sentiment is from the Forest Flowers Stamp Set.  I had been giving thought for a while about how I would like to use the Scribble Heart.  I finally decided it would look beautiful as a heart shaped wreath with foliage and flowers.  I couldn’t resist doing it in red which makes it look like a Valentine but I think it can be used for any occasion.

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 left

I started by placing my card base in my MISTI and securing it in place with the magnets.  I placed the sentiment stamp along the lower edge of the card where I wanted it to be stamped, lowered the top of the MISTI to attach the stamp, applied black versafine ink and stamped the sentiment.  I attached the white and red layers together with ATG adhesive, attached mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.  I cut the heart die and attached thin strips of mounting tape to key spots on the back and attached it to the white and red layered square. 

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 center

I cut a foliage pieces apart to create smaller sections to use for the floral arrangement.   I formed the tiny flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage using glossy accents.  I tied a small multi loop bow and attached it to the heart using glue dots and then tucked the floral foliage sections in under the bow and attached them in place with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the flower arrangement.  I like how the heart creates the appearance of a wreath with the flowers and foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 right

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

Card size:  5.00” square

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Sunny Bunnies Scene

Good Sunday afternoon!  I have a sweet bunny scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set and Sunny Bunnies Die Set.  I created a scene around the bunnies using the Foliage set , Small Grass Border, the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Pop-Up,  tiny flowers made using the Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 right

I started by attaching the Small Grass Border and Grassy Hillside to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I attached mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the scalloped layer.  I created the double matted frame using the largest scalloped frame in the set and a Spellbinders Nestabilities Matting Basics A.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 center

I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine.  I stamped each of the images a few times so I could cut some of the main pieces to paper piece to create dimension. Sadly my paper piecing doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I used Distress reinkers to watercolor the images by placing a small dot of ink into the lid of the matching ink pad.  I paper pieced the head ribbon, yellow collar and arm of the girl bunny and the yellow and blue jacket of the boy bunny.  I attached the pieces  with rolled up glue dots.  These sweet images are pretty small for a full sized card so I took a closer view so you can get a good look at how cute they are.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 close

I cut the foliage sections and hand punched several of each colored flowers.  I used my small tipped stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage sections with glue dots.  I tucked the foliage sections in behind the grass layers and attached them with glossy accents.  I attached both images to the card base using mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 left

I have gotten several of the Impression Obsession coordinating stamp and die sets.  I am so happy that I have my hand held Dremel to make fast work of filing down the sharp edges of the dies once they are cut apart.  I have mentioned the Dremel several times over the last couple of years but thought I’d mention it again. If you don’t have one of these wonderful tools and you use lots of dies then you will definitely want to add it to your wish list. 

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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My Red Pink Clouds Flowers and Blog Candy Winner

Good Saturday afternoon.   Before I start talking about my card I want to announce that Brenda of Brenda’s Card Corner had the 13th comment on my blog candy post last Saturday.  Congratulations Brenda.  Please email me at kittie747@cfl.rr.com and give me your mailing and I will get your Garden Notes Tulip die set right in the mail to you.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 1 right 

I have a clean and simple project to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Pink Clouds Stamp Set and Pink Clouds Die Set.  I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.   Our inspiration site this week was a Scor-Pal Scoring Projects site on Pinterest.  I was inspired by this card and this card.  

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 1 center

I placed the watercolor paper  on my MISTI  and secured it in place with the magnets. I set the stamp in place, applied Antique Linen ink with the pad and stamped the image.  I didn’t get a good image with my first stamp so I applied more ink and stamped a second time.  I can’t say enough about how wonderful it is to be able to stamp multiple times using the MISTI.  I used a small brush and multiple Distress reinkers to paint my image.  I place a tiny drop of reinker in the lid of my ink pad and use it like a palette.  Any ink left over is there the next time you need it.  I have to laugh at myself because I can never seem to paint anything a pale pink.  I wanted my flowers to be pink but I kept adding shading with the different pinks and ended up with red  flowers.  Once I was finished with the painting I heat set and went back over the bloom lines on the flowers with a red marker.  I secured the coordinating die in place with painters tape and ran through my Big Shot to cut.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 1 left

I scored the lines on the white layer using my Scor-Pal.  I set the white layer in my MISTI and secured it in place and stamped the image with Black Versafine.  I ended up stamping it twice to get a full image as my first time I didn’t use enough pressure.  I heat set the ink and then turned over and applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back and attached it to the red layer. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the red layer and attached it to the card base.  I applied rolled up glue dots to several key places on the back of the flower branch and attached it to the card base. 

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Art Impressions Watering Can

Good Wednesday morning.  I have another Art Impressions to share with you today and it has lots and lots of purple.  I had to laugh as I was working on this project because I heard Julie say on her Hello Monday Live that purple was her least favorite color.  It’s one of my favorites but I think I may have gotten a little carried away with it on my floral scene,

KC Art Impressions Watering Can 1 right

I placed my watercolor paper in my Mini MISTI and set the stamp in place.  Then I applied Hickory Smoke and Chipped Sapphire to the watering can using Distress markers and stamped the image.  I used a small brush to pull the ink out of the lines to shade the watering can.  I cut a mask and cover the can so I could protect it while I stamped the foliage and flowers.

KC Art Impressions Watering Can 1 center

I used a Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet and Mowed Lawn Distress markers to apply ink to the flowers and foliage.  I tried to follow along with the picture on the front of the Watering Can package but I just carried away.  I kept adding and adding until I knew I had added too much.  So to try and solve the problem…..I added some more.   LOL!  Do any of you have this problem with your projects?   I lightly touched all the flowers and foliage with a damp brush to soften the images.  I removed the mask and stamped some foliage to appear flowing down over the can and stamped the grass image around the ground area.  I just wasn’t satisfied with all that green grass so I added some soft purple flowers all around and sent my project even further over the top.  What can I say!  I’m a more is more kind of girl! 

KC Art Impressions Watering Can 1 left

I would like to invite  you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Bench Scene and step by step tutorial.

KC Art Impressions right

Check out Ellen Hutson’s Art Impressions stamps on sale this week. 

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

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