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Impression Obsession “Halloween/Fall Harvest” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Halloween/Fall Harvest”  design team challenge.  I have a fun project to share with you for the challenge made using the Halloween Web, Halloween Set, Spider Trio, Mini Bats and Ghosts. The frame was cut using the Spellbinders Classic Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Web 1 right

I started by applying ATG adhesive around the circle on the back of the frame.  I lined the web up and attached it to the back of the frame.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and on a few key spots on the Happy Halloween words and attached it to the card base.

I cut a small piece of yellow cardstock, applied yellow stickles, let it dry and attached it behind the Jack-O-Lantern using mounting tape.  The Jack-O-Lantern, ghosts and spider were attached to the base using mounting tape.  The bats were attached to the web using touches of glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Web 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Chris Dayton

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size: 5.00" square

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Beauty of Nature

Good Monday morning.  It’s been a few days since I posted here but I have been working on some fun projects that I will share a little later. I have a clean and simple card to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Pink Clouds Stamp Set and Pink Clouds Die Set

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 2 left

I secured the paper and stamp in my MISTI, applied ink and stamped the image. I am glad I used my MISTI as I ended up having to stamp both the image and sentiment again.  I colored the branch and flower image using Memento markers. I stamped several individual flowers, colored them and cut them out.  I attached the image base directly to the rose colored layer using ATG adhesive and then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.

 KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 2 center

I formed the individual flowers using my stylus and molding and attached them to the base image using glossy accents.  I dots of red liquid pearls to the center of each flower.  Now wouldn’t you know that after I had finished the project I noticed I had two ink smudges.  One near the sentiment and one up near the top of the branch.  Rather than tossing I cut strips of green cardstock and attached over the smudges.  I guess it was a happy mistake because the strips do add an additional element of interest to the clean and simple design.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  LOL! 

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 2 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “So Very Thankful” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “So Very Thankful” design team challenge.  I used the Thanks LC die cut as the main focus of my card and framed it using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  I created a floral embellishment using flowers from the Spring Wreath set and Foliage.  I used a Spellbinders Matting Basics B to create the purple mat.

KC Impression Obsession Thanks 2 right

The double matted frame and the scalloped frame were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  The thanks die cut was attached using tiny thin pieces of mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Thanks 2 center

The foliage sections were cut apart, arranged and attached to the frame using glossy accents.  The flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad.  The flowers were assembled and then attached to the foliage and frame using glossy accents.  I love how the purple and green flowers and foliage look against the all white background.  The addition of the scalloped frame added another element of interest to the clean and simple project.

KC Impression Obsession Thanks 2 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

Chris Dayton

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"

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It’s Your Time To Bloom

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set paired with the My Favorite Things Gift Box Cover-up.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 4 left

I secured a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper in my MISTI and stamped both the leaves and flowers multiple times with white pigment ink and then embossed the images using white embossing powder.  I used a waterbrush to watercolor the flowers using Worn Lipstick reinker and the leaves using Shabby Shutters reinker, heat set the color and then fussy cut the images. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 4 center

The sentiment was stamped on the card base using black versafine  and the frame was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. The flowers and leaves were attached to the card base using glossy accents.  I filled the center of each flower with a large drop of red liquid pearls and set aside to dry.  This card was really fast to make but I had to let it lay float for quite a while to let the liquid pearls dry.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 4 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Fall Pumpkins

Good Sunday morning.  I have another fun fall project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set, Tree Frame, Large Fence, Squirrel Set, Oak Leaves and Rake, Leaves and Stems and Small Grass Border.  I thought I would share a few step by step photos of how I colored the pumpkins and the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 right

I start by die cutting the pumpkins using orange cardstock and apply Spiced Marmalade ink using a mini applicator.

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Next I lightly apply Vintage Photo around the edges of the pumpkin to add depth of color.

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This final picture doesn’t show that I apply a darker layer of brown ink on the stem of the pumpkin.

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I color the tiny leaves with three colors. I apply Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick on each leaf.  I don’t apply the colors on the exact same spot for each leaf but move it around so the leaves don’t all look exactly alike.

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After all three colors are applied I finish each leaf by lightly swiping the mini applicator with Spiced Marmalade ink over the entire leaf.  I do not add more ink to the applicator because I’m not trying to color over the three colors.  This step just blends all three colors together for a more natural looking leaf.  There is only a little space for each color on the leaves but changing up where each color is applied makes a difference in the completed project. This may seem like a tedious job but it goes really fast.

I started the tree by cutting the Tree Frame out using white cardstock.  I misted the whole image quite heavily with water and then swiped my Vintage Photo ink pad directly over the cardstock to apply color.  Once I was happy with the color I heat dried with my heat gun.  Next I cut the frame and a couple larger branches off of the tree.  I cut the branches apart and began rearranging them to create a full tree and attached with glossy accents.  I didn’t think to take pictures of how I did this because I wasn’t even sure it would work but I really like how it turned out.  Once the tree was complete I attached leaves over the branches with glossy accents.  The leaves covered up the spots where the branches were attached so you would never guess the tree had been modified. After the leaves were all attached I gently bent them with my fingers so they would look more natural and not so flat.

The squirrels were colored using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and mini applicators.

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 center

Once all the parts of the scene were finished I began assembling the scene.  The fence was attached to the card base section with thin strips of mounting tape.  Next the grass border was attached to the bottom of the fence with thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape and rolled glue dots to the back of the tree and then attached it to the card base.  I attached foliage from the Leaves and Stems set to the pumpkins using glossy accents and then tucked them in behind the grass border and attached with mounting tape. I added a few additional stems of foliage around the pumpkins and then attached the squirrels for the finishing touch. 

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 left

I really love how this turned out.  We don’t have a season with fall colors in Florida and it is something I have missed all forty years that I have lived here.  I hope you have found my step by step pictures helpful.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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