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Framed Garden Bird

Good Saturday morning. My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Garden Bird and Square Frame.  I plan to make another project with the Garden Bird and coloring the images.  But I wanted a fast and easy card to make this morning and this is what I came up with.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Bird 1 right

I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached it flat to the card base.  Normally I always pop my frames up for dimension but for this project I wanted the bird images to be popped up a little higher than the frame to make it stand out more since I was using all white images and both the frame and bird are so busy I design.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Bird 1 center

I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bird image in several key places and attached it to the card base.  Sadly I had a terrible time getting good pictures with the true color of purple for the base.  This is really so much prettier in person. 

KC Impression Obsession Garden Bird 1 left

 

Check out the complete Spring/Summer Impression Obsession release to see all the new dies and stamps.  There are so great new summer beach images that I can’t wait to play with.

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

Card size:  4.50” square

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Impression Obsession Design Team Blog Hop Day 1

Good Monday morning and welcome to day 1 of the  Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share with you and Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th - May 17th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!  Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd. 

Here is our hop trail.  Good luck!

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using the Palm Trees and Hammock, Sea Birds, Small Grass and the flip flops from the Single Beach Chair set.  I love making beach cards and this is a framed die cut scene complete with sand, palm trees and I used hot pressed watercolor paper to cut the scene so I could watercolor with Distress reinkers.  I began by lightly applying water to the sand area and then applying a mixture of reinker mixed with water. I repeated the process to color both palm trees and sprigs of grass.  I heat set all the images with my heat gun and set aside while I worked on the background layer.  I used a mini applicator to sponge grey ink to the wings of the birds and assembled the flip flops with glossy accents.hammock.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 right

I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit behind the framed die cut scene.  I applied a piece of Eclipse tape across the middle of the cardstock to mask off the sky area and to create the ocean water line.  I applied blue ink to the bottom half with an ink blending tool to create the ocean and then removed the tape and applied a lighter shade of blue to the sky area. I heat dried the ink and then reapplied the masking tape.  I applied a thin layer of Cosmic glitter glue to the water area with my finger and then applied Clear Rock Candy glitter.  I wanted the water to look sparkly behind the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 center

The two frames were attached together with ATG adhesive.  Next I applied thin strips of mounting tape around the border and small pieces behind the top portion of the palm trees and attached the die cut scene.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the scene layer and attached the blue scene background.  Once the whole frame and scene were assembled I applied another layer of mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.  I finished the scene by attaching the grass sprigs and flip flops with glossy accents and the birds with small pieces of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 left

Just a reminder that Ellen Hutson is holding a 20% off Mother’s Day Sale on all in stock items.  Use the MOMSDAY17 discount code.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful designs using the new stamps and dies.

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All The Best

Good Saturday afternoon, I’ve had a busy work week.  It’s been a few days since I have been at my desk and I was anxious to come in and play this morning.  I have a clean and simple framed sentiment and floral project to share with you using the Impression Obsession All The Best, Sizzix Small Tattered Florals and My Favorite Things Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 right

I cut the flowers, leaves, branch,  sentiment and largest scalloped frame using hot pressed watercolor paper and colored using Memento markers.  The small frame was cut using plain white cardstock but I wanted the outer frame to add one more element of the pink.  I formed all the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and I lightly formed the leaves with my fingers. The leaves and flowers were attached to the branch using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 center

I attached both frames and the branch of flowers with mounting tape.  I cut very thin small pieces of mounting tape to attach the sentiment.

KC Impression Obsession All The Best 1 left

The photos make the the pink images look far more red than the pretty bright pink they actually are. I like how the bright green leaves add another bright color against the white. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

Card size:  4.50” square

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Floral and Foliage Spray

Good Saturday afternoon.  Before I start talking about my project I thought I would draw your attention to the Ellen Hutson Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raising event and the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp and Die Set.  I still had my set on my desk and thought I would make an “any occasion floral spray” card with it today.  I used bright green and pink so it would really pop off of the white frame and background.  The frames were made using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 right 

I cut all the flowers using bright pink cardstock and the foliage using bright green cardstock first and then lined the stamps up over each piece and stamped. I used my new Impression Obsession Chartreuse ink for the foliage and Ruby ink for the flowers. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and gently formed the foliage with my fingers.  I punched out tiny flowers using my Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them in the center of the larger flower using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 center

The frames were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the largest pieces of foliage using glossy accents to create the foliage base.  Next I attached the flowers using glossy accents. I finished by tucking smaller pieces of foliage in between the flowers and attaching with glossy accents. 

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 1 left

We send a package with two or three  cards to my mother-in-law every week.  She’s living in a nursing facility and hangs my cards all around her room to enjoy, This is so bright and pretty and pretty and I know my husband will take to add to the next batch. 

I hope you are having a good Saturday and I sure do appreciate you stopping by.

chartreuse  ruby ink  fiskars flower

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BCRF Courage in the CLASSroom

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my BCRF Courage post and step by step tutorial.  Ellen Hutson is holding a week long event to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It has been an honor to be involved in this wonderful project.

BCRF right

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

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