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Fun in the Sun

Good Monday morning.  I know you probably wonder if I will ever get tired of making beach cards but the answer to that is no.  I just love creating little snippet scenes of the beach with sparkly foamy water rolling up on the sand.  These fun images are from the Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun Die Set and  Fun in the Sun Stamp Set.  I sure would love to be there right now.  Actually it won’t be long until Bob and I will be enjoying Cape Hatteras and celebrating a week long family reunion with my sisters, brother-in-law, grand kids and our nephew and his soon to be bride.. 

KC Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun 1 right

I stamped all the images, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.  I applied versa and clear embossing powder to all the pieces to add shine and brighten the colors.  I die cut the pieces and trim med then down a little with my snips.

KC Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun 1 center

I used ink blending tools and mini applicator to apply the water, sand and sky area using Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I applied the white embossing paste to the water and allowed it to roll up the sand like sea foam and added  sparkle to the paste by sprinkling on Rock Candy clear glitter.  I set the chair and umbrella in place using mounting tape and then attached the hat, flip flops, sunscreen and sunglasses with tolled up glue dots.  The ball was attached over the water with a strip of mounting tape.

 KC Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun 1 left

I finished the scene by using my Peeled Paint marker to add sea grass along the sand dunes and then lightly added more brown ink with the mini applicator to fill in around the clumps of grass. I toyed with putting a couple sea birds in the scene but it was just a bit too much with all that was already going on in the scene.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Framed Sunflower

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a clean, simple, fast and easy framed sunflower silhouette card made using the Impression Obsession Sunflower Background and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I didn’t add a sentiment so it could be used later for whatever occasion I needed it for.  The yellow polka dot paper is from the Lawn Fawn Polka In the Meadow pad.

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 2 left

I made a similar card (see below) to this a while back using the same yellow polka dot paper but used yellow cardstock and placed brown cardstock behind the center.  I thought the white sunflower in silhouette against the yellow with white polka dots was pretty and soft even though the yellow paper is so bright.  I trimmed down the frame off the sunflower background to make it fit behind the frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the sunflower. 

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 2 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and several small pieces to the back center of the flower and attached it to the card base.  It doesn’t get much faster than this.  When I’m ready to add a sentiment I will attach a piece across the lower portion of the sunflower like I did in the card below

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Oh My Stars” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Oh My Stars” design team challenge.  My project today is clean and simple and was made using the new Stars set.  Red, white and blue was the first color combination that came to mind and I had fun mixing and matching the colors on to highlight the different segments of each star.

KC Impression Obsession Stars 1 left

I cut the stars out once in red and once in blue.  I turned each of the large star sections face down, filled in all the negative openings with the opposite color pieces and adhered in place with tape. I cut the blue and white strips of cardstock and attached them together with ATG adhesive. 

KC Impression Obsession Stars 1 center

I applied mounting tape to the back of the layered strip and attached it to the card base.  Each star was attached in place with mounting tape.  I cut an extra couple of tiny stars and attached them to the card base with glossy accents.  I chose to go for a patriotic look for my card today but I can see them being used for masculine card, Christmas cards and cards for kids.  

KC Impression Obsession Stars 1 right

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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Fishy Fishscale

Good Sun day morning.  My project today is a fun masculine card using the newly released  Fishscale Background, Fish Set and Little Fishes framed with the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  I had lots of fun coloring the fish. I did a Google search for photos of tropical fish to get coloring ideas.  I love to check out Google when I need coloring ideas for flowers, birds, etc. 

KC Impression Obsession Fishscale Background 1 right

I used Copic markers to color the multicolored top fish.  Sadly the photo of him is not nearly as pretty as it is in person.  I used a mini applicator and Spiced Marmalade  to color the orange fish as well as the smaller fish.  The yellow fish was colored using a mini applicator and Squeezed Lemonade. I layered  orange colored cardstock under the yellow fish and bright yellow under the multicolored fish attaching with glossy accents.  I applied versa to all the fish and embossed with super fine clear embossing powder.

KC Impression Obsession Fishscale Background 1 center

The fish scale background was attached to the frame using double stick tape and then it was attached to the card base using double stick tape.  I usually pop my framed backgrounds up on mounting tape for dimension but for this I wanted the fish to be popped up over the flat surface.  All the fish were attached with mounting tape and rolled up glue dots.  If you have men to make cards for the fish sets and fish scale background are perfect images to have in your collection. 

KC Impression Obsession Fishscale Background 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Swaying Palm Trees

Good Saturday afternoon.  Beach scene cards are one of my favorite things to make and I wanted to make one today showing you another way to use the new Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock die. This scene die comes framed and all the images are together in one die which makes it fun and easy to color and mount it on your card front. For my project today I cut the palm trees out of the frame and cut the hammock off the trees so I could use only the trees for my scene.  I used the  Small Grass to add foliage to the palm tree clumps and the smallest bird from the Sea Birds set to draw the eye up to the upper sky area.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock  2  right

I placed a piece of 3M adhesive roll across the page about a third  of the way from the bottom of the card to create a mask line for my water. I applied Broken China ink to the bottom of the card using an ink blending tool. I removed the mask and set aside to use again.  I applied a lighter shade of blue the sky area using the ink blending tool.  I replaced the mask across the water line, spread out Cosmic glitter glue to the water portion with my finger, removed the mask and then applied clear glitter. I applied Vintage Photo ink to a piece of white card stock and cut it with my deckle scissors to create the sand dune edge. I used one of the images from my retired Stampin’ UP! Itty Bitty set and brown ink to add speckles to the sand.  The scene base was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The sand layer was attached with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock  2  center

I colored all the palm trees and grass with Copic markers.  I colored the birds using a mini applicator and Pumice Stone ink.  The palm trees were attached to the card base with mounting tape and glue dots.  The grass sections were tucked in behind the sand and attached with glossy accents.  I bent the bird wings with my fingers and attached them in the sky area using glossy accents. to finish the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock  2 left

This card shows using the Palm Trees and Hammock in it’s original framed scene setting.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 right

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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