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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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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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Floral Framed Flower and Foliage

Good Saturday morning.  I have a flower project to share with you today using one of my favorite color combinations and the Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set, Floral Border with Frame and My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery.  I love the white floral frame against the purple background. I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge to create a project with a bow.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 4 right

I attached the die cut frame to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the petals of each flower layer and attached them together with glossy accents.  I placed the whole set of greenery dies on my platform and cut.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 4 center

I attached a few of the larger sections of foliage in the center of the card base and attached with glossy accents.  I attached the flower with glossy accents and then filled in with smaller greenery around the flower attaching with glossy accents. I added a smaller flower and a pearl  to the center of the main flower to complete it.  I finished the project with a small multi loop bow.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 4 left

I have to laugh as I finish my post.  I didn’t realize that my foliage took on a sort of windmill shape.  It wasn’t really what I was going for.  It’s funny that I didn’t really notice it while I was arranging. 

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Home Inspired Cat Scene

Good Thursday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge.  The challenge today was to create a card based on inspiration found in our home.  It’s easy to be inspired by my three cats and my new baby puppy.  I must like black and white animals because that is the main theme in my house now. So I created a cat scene with three white cats with black spots and tails.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 right 1

I have always loved cats and dogs and feel like my home would not feel like home to me without them.

Toby Cassie 8-21-10

Toby 9 years old and Cassie 15 years old

Sophie 7-19-10

Sophie 9 years old

Cody 5-17

We got Cody when he was eight weeks and have had him for almost a month.  I promised myself that I would get a puppy when I retired and could be home to be a good mom and train him properly.  He is an absolute joy and a monster all tied up into one precious companion.  He’s lots of work but I know it is worth it.  And by the way…..my cats are actually tolerating him…..pretty well.  LOL!

I attached the grass and tree to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I sponged on a blue sky background on the bard base and then attached the whole frame over it with thin strips of mounting tape.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the tiny flowers and attached them to the tree using glossy accents.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 center

I colored the cats using a black Copic marker and attached them in the scene using pieces of mounting tape.  The birds were attached to the tree using tiny pieces of mounting tape.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 left

I hope you don’t mind me sharing my pet pictures since they were the inspiration for my card today.  I hope you are enjoying your week and I’m sure you are looking forward to the weekend.  Happily for me I don’t have to go to work any more so every day feels like a weekend day. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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