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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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Happy Easter Bunny and Ellen Hutson Sale

Good Sunday morning and Happy Easter.  My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession  Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set  and coordinating Sunny Bunnies Die Set.  I created a little scene around them using the Leafy Branch, Leaves and Stems, Small Grass Border, Picket Fence, Tiny Flowers and framed using the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  There are so many cute images in the Sunny Bunnies set and it was hard to choose which ones I wanted to use first.  I finally decided that the momma bunny pushing her wheelbarrow full of eggs was perfect for my Easter Sunday post.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 1 right

I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper with black versafine and heat set with my heat gun.  I applied pink, blue, and brown ink on an acrylic block to use as a palette using Memento markers and used a small brush mixed with water to pick up the color and painted the images.  I stamped two of the bunny so I could use one to cut an extra hat, apron with the front blue arm so I could paper piece it over the main image to add a little dimension.  It shows well in person but not so much in the photo.  I wanted the foliage, grass and flowers colors to be as soft as those on the bunny.  I color washed two pieces of watercolor paper using a large brush, one using Spun Sugar reinker and the other with Shabby Shutters reinker, heat dried and then cut out using the dies.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 1 center

I applied the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I formed for the tiny flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the leafy branch and foliage stems using glossy accents.  I applied tiny squares of mounting tape to the back of the leafy branch in several key places, tucked it in behind the grass border and attached it to the card base.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the bunny and wheelbarrow and tucked them in behind the grass and attached to the card base.  I randomly attached the stems of flowers in around the scene with glossy accents.  I cut the picket fence down, added a thin strip of cardstock to the bottom and attached it to the frame with double stick tape.  I thought the fence added another element of interest to the scene.  I finished by stamping the sentiment with black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder and attached with mounting tape.  I finished by adding one single flower and some leaves to the sign. I added sparkle to the flowers and bunny apron with a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen but it doesn’t show in the photos.  This is so much cuter in person.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 1 left

Ellen Hutson is holding a whopper of a sale this weekend.  You can check out the details below.

Ellen buy more 2

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Spring Bouquet, Blog Candy and Ellen Hutson Sale

Good Saturday morning, My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and a Pinterest Floral Arrangement Page was our inspiration site this week.  I was inspired by so many of the floral arrangements that I sort of went into inspiration overload.  I’ve mentioned in my blog posts many times that I grew up in my mother’s flower shop.  Browsing down through all of the gorgeous floral arrangements on this site made me homesick for my parents.  My mother would have loved my simple floral design made with the tulips, lilac and lily of the valley.   I started with three different flower sets, Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley, Penny Black First Blooms and Elizabeth Craft Designs Lilac.  I cut foliage using Impression Obsession Foliage, My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery and Penny Black Graceful Greenery. The frame was made using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 right

I cut the tulips using hot pressed watercolor paper and colored them using Memento markers and a waterbrush. I used an acrylic block to create a palette, applied ink to the block and picked up the color with my brush and painted the flowers and stems.  The lilac flowers was cut using purple cardstock, formed with a stylus and molding and then attached to the foliage using glossy accents.  The lily of the valley was cut using white cardstock.  The stems were colored using a green marker and I lightly colored the flower with a little washed yellow ink so the flowers would stand out a little against the all white background.  All of the foliage was cut using green cardstock.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 center

The frame was attached together using mounting tape and then attached to the card base with another layer of mounting tape.  I started creating the bouquet by attaching the larger foliage together using glossy accents.  When I had a substantial foliage base I started tucking the flower stems in between the foliage and attaching them in place with glossy accents.  Once all the stems were in place I attached a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the bouquet and attached it to the card base.  I attached a few small pieces of foliage to the bottom of the bouquet to cover up the raw foliage stems and attached them in place with glossy accents.  I tied a white multi loop bow and attached it to the base of the bouquet with glue dots. I added a touch of sparkle to all the flowers using a  clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 close

Here’s a little closer view of the bouquet.  I love the lilac and tulip colors together.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 left

While I was digging around for flowers and foliage for my project I realized that I have two of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Tulip.  I thought it would be fun to offer it as a special springtime blog candy gift.  All you have to do to qualify for the gift is leave a comment on this post.  You will have until Friday, April 21 at 5:00 pm to comment and I will announce the winner on Saturday morning.

Elizabeth-Craft-Designs-Dies-Garden-Notes-Tulip-by-Susan-Tierney

I couldn’t resist letting you know that Ellen Hutson is holding a special sale this holiday weekend.  I love a good sale!!!  You can check out the details below. 

Ellen buy more 2

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying this special Easter holiday weekend.

card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Forest Flowers

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession Forest Flowers Stamp Set and Forest Flowers Die Set by Pink Ink and was framed using the All-in-One Frames Squares.  The gold embossing is a little over the top but it was fun to make.

KC Impression Obsession Forest Flowers 1 right

First I applied embossing magic to hot pressed watercolor paper, stamped the images using versa and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  The floral frame was stamped on one piece of paper and the sentiment on another.  I lined up the square die over the floral frame and ran it through my big shot.  This die cut out the square and the circle opening at the same time.  I cut the sentiment layer to fit behind the frame leaving about 1/4” all the way around.  I used a versa marker to apply versa to the edges of the sentiment layer and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I had to repeat adding versa along the edges one more time to get good coverage and gold embossed a second time.  I wanted the outer frame to match with gold trim.  I used the versa marker to apply versa on the inside edges of the frame and applied gold embossing powder.  I was not quite as successful applying the versa on the curves as I was the straight edge and it looked messy.  I used my versa pad to apply versa to the whole frame and embossed it with the gold embossing powder.

KC Impression Obsession Forest Flowers 1 center

I colored all the tiny floral images using Memento markers.  They were fun to color.  At first I had planned on water coloring them using a brush and marker ink but the images are so tiny I decided to stick with the markers so I could stay inside those tiny lines.  I attached the floral frame over the sentiment layer using mounting tape and then attached applied ATG adhesive to the back of the layers and attached to the card base. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the gold frame and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Forest Flowers 1 left

I hope you have a good day and I appreciate you coming by.

Card size:  4.50” square

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