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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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


Framed Sunflower Background

Good Saturday morning. It’s several days since I have been able to be in my craft room to play.  I have lots of new Impression Obsession dies and stamp sets and couldn’t wait to play this morning.  My project today was made using the new Sunflower Background die framed using both the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  The sentiment is from the new Impression Obsession Hydrangea Blooms by Pink Ink. 

 KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 1 left

This was a fairly fast and easy card to put together.  I cut the sunflower background and cut a brown piece of cardstock to fit behind the center section of the flower and attached it to the back of the flower using glossy accents. I attached the sunflower background to the back of the yellow frame using double stick tape and then attached the white frame to the yellow one with double stick tape. I attached the polka dot paper to the card base using my ATG adhesive.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the framed sunflower and attached it to the card base. 

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 1 center

I applied some sparkle to the flower center using the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen but it doesn’t show up well in the photos.  It is so much prettier in person.  I stamped the sentiment using Gathered Twigs distress ink and then inked the edges of the sentiment layer to add a little more definition. I applied a piece of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment and used double stick tape on both sides to tuck in and attach under the frome.

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 1 right

You know how I love my Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards for die storage.  I thought you would like to know there is a special sale going on now thru to April 3.

 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Gift Bag Card and Ellen Hutson Die Sale

Good Saturday afternoon.  I have been home from work sick most of this past week and this is the first day that I have felt like playing.  I’ve had the Waffle Flower Gift Bag Die set for a while but haven’t had the chance to play with it.  I intended to create a gift bag today but ended up placing the gift bag on a card front instead.  I framed the bag with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Pierced Rectangle Frames . The flowers from the set were arranged with the Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems and the sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Lovely set.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 right

I attached the two frames together using double stick tape and then attached to the card base with strips of mounting tape.  The gift bag was attached to the card base with mounting tape. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 center

The stems and flowers were arranged and attached using glossy accents.  The sentiment layer was stamped using Dusty Concord ink and it was was attached on both sides of the frame with double stick tape.  The layer slightly curves out in front of the gift bag but it is hard to see in the photo.  I added one more tiny flower and foliage to the sentiment to finish.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 left

Have you had a chance to check out the 15% off Die Sale going on at  Ellen Hutson?.  Sales ends tomorrow.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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