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Impression Obsession “Fun with Flowers” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Fun with Flowers” design team challenge.  My project today was made using the Small Flourish Background, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Spring Wreath, Foliage and Tiny Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Small Flourish Background 1 right

I started by attaching the frame and flourish background together using double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back border of the frame, one larger piece right in the middle of the flourish background and a few  small pieces behind a few key leaves and attached it to the card base. I attached the oval piece right over top of the center mounting tape to use as a base for my floral arrangement.   I cut several of the flowers from the Spring Wreath set, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached two larger flower sections and one tiny flower together with glossy accents.  I cut and formed lots of Tiny Flowers and cut two sections of Foliage and cut them in smaller pieces.

KC Impression Obsession Small Flourish Background 1 center

I created a base for the flowers by arranging and attaching the foliage pieces on the oval base with glossy accents. The three flowers were attached to the foliage base with glossy accents. Once the flowers were secure I tucked a few more pieces of foliage around them to fill in.  The tiny flowers were attached to multiple places on the flourish background.  I love the lavender and white color combination but I had a really hard time getting good clear pictures. 

KC Impression Obsession Small Flourish Background 1 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: 5.50" x 4.25"

 

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Leafy Tree Birdhouse and Lawn Fawn Sale

Good Wednesday morning.  I  have so much fun creating little scenes on my card fronts.  For my project today I used the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop and cut it down a little to fit inside a frame made using Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and layered over a gingham background using the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  I used the My Favorite Things Birdhouses set and the Impression Obsession Cardinals, Tiny Flowers, Small Grass Border and Foliage set to complete the scene.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 2 right

I cut a gingham scalloped layer and another scalloped layer using white cardstock.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the gingham and attached it to the white layer.  I wanted to pop the gingham layer up on the card base with strips of mounting tape and knew the gingham paper was too thin used alone. I cut the tree using Kraft cardstock, lightly misted it with water and then applied Vintage Photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper. I cut the fancy scalloped layer and used a Nesting Rectangle die to cut the frame opening.  I trimmed the tree frame off to fit inside the frame and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I attached the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, then applied thin strips of mounting tape on all four side of the frame and attached it to the gingham layer.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 2 center

I attached the leaves to the tree limbs and the foliage sections around the grass border with glossy accents. The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the leaves and foliage using glossy accents. The birdhouse was assembled using tan woodgrain and red cardstock.  The birdhouse post was hand cut with deckle scissors and attached to the card base with double stick tape. The birdhouse was attached over the post using tiny pieces of mounting tape.  The cardinals were attached in the scene with tiny pieces of cardstock.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 2 left

Be sure and check out Ellen Hutson’s Lawn Fawn sale.  There are so many new things to see.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Wednesday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Paper Layering Hummingbird and Lawn Fawn Sale

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using the new Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair and the new Penny Black Graceful Greenery paired with the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames and Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers.  The lavender frame mat was cut using a square Nestabilities.

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 left

I started by attaching the two square frames together with double stick tape and then attached it to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I cut three sections of the Graceful Greenery and lightly formed the leaves using my stylus and molding pad. I arranged two of the whole greenery sections around the top of the frame and attached them with glossy accents. I cut the third section into a couple pieces and attached with glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 center

I formed the tiny flowers with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the greenery with glossy accents.  I cut one lavender and one dark purple hummingbird.  I applied rolled up glue dots to the back of the lavender bird and attached it over top of the purple bird and offsetting it slightly to create a dark outline.   I thought the purple outline would allow the bird to show up better against the white background. 

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 close

I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out but I love the flow of the greenery and flowers around the frame.  I think the hummingbird image is beautiful.  Next time I will try my hand at applying at coloring it.

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair 1 right

Enabler Alert:  Ellen Hutson is holding a 10% off sale on Lawn Fawn products this week. 

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

Card  size:  4.50” square

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Penny Black Birdhouse Abode

Good Monday morning.  I love making cards with birdhouse scenes and my project today was made with the Penny Black Birdhouse Abode die paired with the Impression Obsession Picket Fence, Grass Border, Tiny Flowers, Foliage and Cardinals.  The matted frames were made using the Nesting Rectangles.

KC Penny Black Bird Abode 1 right

I cut the whole birdhouse die out once in green and then cut just the house portion out in red and again in Kraft cardstock.  I cut a thin strip of Kraft cardstock just the width of the wooden pole, applied vintage photo ink with a mini applicator and attached over the green base pole with double stick tape. Next I trimmed the Kraft birdhouse, applied the vintage photo ink and attached it over the green birdhouse base with mounting tape.  I cut the roof section off the red birdhouse and attached it to the birdhouse with glossy accents.  I cut a thin strip of red cardstock and attached it to the base of the birdhouse and attached it with glossy accents.

I cut the red and green frames and attached them together with double stick tape. I used the smallest rectangle die to cut the rectangle opening in the card base to create a see thru window for the birdhouse. I applied double stick tape to the front of the birdhouse frame and attached it to the inside opening of the window. I cut a single green frame and attached it over the back of the birdhouse on the inside of the card base to finish the opening.  I cut a section of fence using Kraft cardstock and applied vintage photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over it. I used a waterbrush to spread the ink more evenly but still allowed some of the darker spots of ink show off the wood grain of the fence.

KC Penny Black Bird Abode 1 center

I attached the fence and grass sections to the card base using double stick tape.  I attached the grass border all the way across the birdhouse opening.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the double matted frame attached it to the opening.  I cut small pieces of foliage and tucked it in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents.  I attached a few formed tiny flowers to the foliage and roof of the birdhouse with glossy accents.  I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cardinals and placed them in the scene to finish. I thought the birdhouse scene looked so cute with the red gingham background.

KC Penny Black Bird Abode 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Essentials by Ellen February 2017 Release Hop

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Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today!

It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson. To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

You should have arrived here from Heather Campbell's blog and your next stop along the hop is Darlene DeVries' blog.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy hoppin’!

My projects today were made using the Oh Deer Stamps and Oh Deer Die Set and the Otter Ware Stamps and Otter Ware Die Set.

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Julie’s deer images in the Oh Deer sets are so precious and I thought they would be perfect paired with the heart wreath and flower images from the Otter Ware sets.  I placed hot pressed watercolor paper in my MISTI and stamped the deer with gathered twigs ink and then used my waterbrush to pull some of the brown out to the body of the deer. I heat dried the image and then stamped the deer again to reinforce the body lines.  I love my MISTI!!  After they dried I used a mini applicator to add just a little more brown on their backs and ears.  I cut the deer out using the dies and then trimmed a little of the edges off with my scissors. I used my MISTI to line up my wreath stamp and used crushed olive ink to stamp the image. I once again used my waterbrush to pull the green out to fill in the wreath, allowed to dry and then stamped again to darken the wreath foliage image.

KC Essentials By Ellen Oh Deer 1 right

I carried the heart theme to the card base using Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In The Meadow.  I think the tiny heart pattern is so sweet. I had lots of color choices in the paper pack but really loved the green to represent a forest background for the deer.  I attached a double matted frame to the card base using mounting tape.  I attached both the deer to the card base with mounting tape.  I layered the heart wreath over an all white wreath to make it stand out a bit more in front of the green background  then secured it in place with  mounting tape.  I was going to leave the wreath plain but decided to add the three tiny red flowers to add a touch of color.  I carried the red over to the tag for the finish.   

KC Essentials By Ellen Oh Deer 1 center

I really love Julie’s wreath image and couldn’t resist creating a clean and simple project that made it the main focal point.  I repeated the same steps as above to stamp and color the wreath using my MISTI, markers and waterbrush. I stamped a few extra pieces of foliage, colored and cut them out.  I trimmed the foliage pieces off a little and arranged them on the wreath and attached with glossy accents.  I cut three red flowers, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached then to the wreath with glossy accents.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to add some sparkle and then set the tiny pearls in the center.

KC Essentials by Ellen Otter Ware 1 right

I cut and assembled the square frames to create a triple matted frame and attached to the card base using mounting tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the wreath and attached it to the card base.

KC Essentials by Ellen Otter Ware 1 left

I hope you are enjoying our blog hop and seeing all the wonderful new sets in the release.  You should have arrived here from Heather Campbell's blog and your next stop along the hop is Darlene DeVries' blog.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Oh Deer card is 5.50” x 4.25”

Wreath card is 4.50” square

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