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Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley

Good Monday morning.   My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley and  Happy Easter 2 paired with the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and Foliage.  Purple and green are such a such color combination and so pretty used with floral projects. 

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I cut the frame and attached it to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  Next I placed a long strip of double stick tape on my work surface and rolled it up with my finger to create a thin strip of adhesive.  I applied the strip of adhesive to the back of the Happy Easter sentiment and attached it to the card base.  The thin strip of rolled adhesive allows the sentiment to be slightly popped up and not perfectly flat to the card base.

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The Lily of the Flower flowers were cut using white cardstock and the stems were colored using a Peeled Paint marker.  I formed the tiny bell shaped flowers using the smaller end of my stylus and molding pad. 

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I began creating the floral spray by attaching the flowers to the frame with glossy accents. I attached three stems pointing up towards the top of the frame and three down towards the bottom of the frame.  Next I attached pieces of foliage over the bare stems using glossy accents.  Then I cut off several of the flower stems to shorten them and tucked them into the foliage and attached them using glossy accents. I love these delicate stems of Lily of the Valley. 

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Hydrangea Blooms

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Pink Ink Hydrangea Blooms Clear Stamps and matching Hydrangea Blooms Die Set.  The images in the set can be mixed and matched to create lots of different projects.  I chose the watering can and several of the different sized hydrangea blooms and leaves and paired them with the Large Fence, Small Grass Border and Butterfly Set.

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Blooms 1 right

I placed all of the hydrangea and leaf images on my Mini MISTI, applied color using distress markers and stamped them on Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper.  I applied the different colors of marker ink on to an acrylic block to use as a palette.  I used a wet brush to pick up the inks and lightly applied color to the images. I used a white gel pen to add definition to the flower centers.  I cut all the images out using the matching dies and then trimmed off any white borders left using my scissors. I assembled the leaves and flowers and arranged them in the watering can and attaching them together with glue dots.  I loved the tiny For You tag and and attached it to the watering can using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Blooms 1 center

I wanted to create a fun backdrop for the can that would add interest but still allow the can to be the main focus.  I used the purple check from the My Favorite Things Tiny Checks Brights pad to create contrast for the white fence.  I attached the checked paper to a green layer using my ATG adhesive and then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  I applied mounting tape to the top of the fence sections and glue dots to the bottom.  I wanted the  top of the fence to popped up away from the background paper but I didn’t want that extra bulk at the bottom of the fence since I was going to the grass border over the fence using mounting tape.  I hope that made sense.  LOL! I tucked the can of hydrangeas in behind the grass and attached it to the fence sections using mounting tape.  The little scene just didn’t seem complete to me so I cut butterflies using the watercolor paper and colored them with the same marker that I used for the flowers and attached them in the scene with glossy accents.  I added a touch of sparkle to them using a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen. They look much darker in the photo than they do in person but I really like that they add another interest element to the scene.  You can never go wrong with butterflies.  

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Blooms 1 left

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

Card size:  4.50” square

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Impression Obsession Abstract Flowers

Good Saturday morning.  I have a fast, clean and simple project to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Abstract Flowers paired with the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and the For You sentiment. 

KC Impression Obsession Abstract Flowers 1 right

I started by cutting a Robin’s Egg frame to layer in behind the white frame to break up the white background.  I attached the two together with ATG adhesive and then attached them to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I cut out all three sizes of the flowers in Robin’s Egg and then cut two of the largest flower in Peapod green.  I attached the three flower layers together using pieces of mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Abstract Flowers 1 center

I cut one of the green layers in half and attached them about 1/2” apart on the card base using glossy accents.  This allowed the green flower to be large enough to show up well.  I cut one section off the second green layer and attached near the center bottom  of the two original green sections to fill in the empty space.  The blue flower was attached to the card base using glossy accents.  I molded all the flower petal sections with my fingers to add dimension and interest.  I added sparkle to the flower using Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear Overlay .  It doesn’t show well in the photos but is really pretty in person.  The For You sentiment was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I added three Snow Pearls to the flower center for a delicate finish.

KC Impression Obsession Abstract Flowers 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Coffee, Tea or Me” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Coffee, Tea or Me” design team challenge.  I love both the Coffee Set and Tea set and have mixed and matched them on projects together several times.  I enjoy applying a gold trim to the pieces to add an old-fashioned flair.  Today’s project focuses mainly on the Coffee Set but I couldn’t resist using the little spoons from the Tea Set.  I used the Vase Set, Leaves and Stems and Spiral Flowers to add  another element to the scene to balance.

KC Impression Obsession Coffee Set 5 right 

I started by outlining the edges of mugs and coffee pot with a versa marker and applying gold embossing powder.  I wanted the vase to be solid gold and squashed it down into the versa pad and then applied gold embossing powder.   I attached a few sprigs of foliage to the back of the vase and finished with one tiny rolled rose. The little napkins and frame were cut using Spellbinder dies.

KC Impression Obsession Coffee Set 5 center

I attached the frame to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  The coffee pot and vase were attached to the card base using mounting tape. The mugs were attached to the vase using mounting tape.  The little napkins were attached at the base of the mugs using glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Coffee Set 5 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

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  4.50” square

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Impression Obsession Lily Trio and Square Frame

Good Sunday morning.  I had a good time playing with my new Impression Obsession Square Frame and Lily Trio die sets.  I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to color the lilies but ended up making them dark purple to match the frame. I like how they turned out.  This will be one of my mother-in-law’s Easter cards.  She is living in a nursing facility and we send her cards every couple of days.  She likes to decorate her room with them.

KC Impression Obsession Square Frame 1 right

I cut the frame using Bazzill Jelly Bean cardstock and attached it to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  The white center decorative piece was attached with mounting tape to be level with the frame. 

KC Impression Obsession Square Frame 1 center

The flowers were cut using Arches hot pressed watercolor paper.  I misted each flower lightly to prepare to accept the ink.  I used Bamboo Leaves and Grape Jelly Memento markers to color and I applied ink on an acrylic block to use as a palette.  I picked up the ink using my waterbrush and applied it to the flowers and foliage.  Once the flowers were mostly dry I applied more ink with the marker to create a bit of shading and then lightly blended it with my brush to blend.  Two of the three flower heads were attached with small pieces of mounting tape. The third flower on the lower right was attached with a double layered piece of mounting tape to stand out just a little more in the arrangement.  The lower stems were attached together and in place with micro glue dots. 

KC Impression Obsession Square Frame 1 left

Check it out!  Ellen Hutson is having a Spring Cleaning sale this weekend.

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

Card size:  4.50” square