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Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Release Day 4

Good Thursday morning and welcome to day four of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop!  We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

If you’ve arrived from Kelli’s blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

My project today was made using the new Falling Leaves paired with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

KC Impression Obsession Falling Leaves 1 right

The leave images in this set are so pretty and natural looking.  I thought they would look pretty with gold embossed lines instead of using black.  I dusted vanilla cardstock with  embossing magic powder to prepare for embossing.  I placed the stamps in my MISTI, applied versa, stamped and embossed using gold embossing powder.  I used my snips to fussy cut the leaves and applied Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Ink using mini applicators.  I applied versa to each leaf and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped using versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.

KC Impression Obsession Falling Leaves 1 center

The sentiment was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the sentiment.  I gently formed the leaves with my fingers to add dimension and attached them to the frame using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Falling Leaves 1 left

Your next step on the hop will be Laura’s blog.

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the fun design team projects.

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Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Release Day 3

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day three of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop!  We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

If you’ve arrived from Kelli’s blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

My project today was made using the new Bushelful of Love paired with the Branches Corner, Oak Leaves and Rake, Small Grass Border, Grass Border, Small Leaf Set, All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and Foliage.  I sort of pulled out everything but the kitchen sink on this one.   I wanted my puppy dog to be popping out of the bushel basket surrounded by loads of fall leaves.  I got started filling in around him with leaves and it took on a life of it’s own.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Bushelful of Love 1 right

I started by applying color to all the leaves for the project using mini applicators and Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Inks.  I showed step by step pictures in my post yesterday showing how I color larger leaves.  I thought I would show you a picture today showing you can even accomplish the same coloring technique on small leaves.  I love the little oak leaves in this set.  When I finished applying color to all the foliage I applied versa and embossed it all with clear embossing powder.

 

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I stamped the bushel basket and puppy using Black Versafine and my MISTI.  I heat set the ink and watercolored using Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs reinkers.  I fussy cut the images out using my snips.  I used an ink blending tool  and Cloud template to apply Broken China ink on the base card to create the clouds.  I attached the Branches Corner and Grass Borders to the back of the frame using double stick tape, attached thin strips of mounting tape to the frame and attached the it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Bushelful of Love 1 center

I attached the front of the dog to the backside of bushel basket using glossy accents.  I left the paws free and popped them up with a tiny piece of mounting tape.  I tucked all the leaves and foliage around the dog and and attached them in place using glossy accents.  I finished by adding several leaves around the ground and attached them with glossy accents.  If I had it to do over again I would have made the dog black and white so he would show up better in the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Bushelful of Love 1 left

Your next step on the hop will be Laura’s blog.

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Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the fun design team projects.

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Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Release

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to day two of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop!

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We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

If you’ve arrived from Kelly’s blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

KC Impression Obsession Fall Pathway 1 right

My project today was made using the new Fall Pathway, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and Leaves.  I started by stamping the tree image  on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine and heat setting the ink.  I colored the images using a brush and Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress reinkers.  I sketched in some grass sprigs using a Peeled Paint marker and then pulled the color out using a wet brush to fill in the ground area.  I sponged the sky area using Broken China ink and an ink blending tool.  The scene and brown crimped strip was attached to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I attached two sections of the 6-in-1 frames together with double stick tape and then applied thin strips of mounting tape and attached it to the card base. 

KC Impression Obsession Fall Pathway 1 center

I colored leaves from the Small Leaf Set using Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey and  mini applicators.  I have attached a few step by step pictures from one of my past posts to show how I apply color to the leaves.

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When the leaf is totally covered with ink I apply versa, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Embossing the leaves really enhances the color and makes them come alive. 

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I gently formed the leaves with my fingers and attached them to the frame corners with glossy accents.

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Your next step on the hop will be Laura’s blog

I was on vacation this past week in Cape Hatteras, NC with my family and had such a great time.  I fully intended to have some blog posts in place to publish while I was gone but never got to it.  You know what they say about good intentions…..right!  LOL! Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Warm Color Lighthouse Circle

Good Friday morning.  I made this card for yesterday’s  Impression Obsession design team “It’s Getting Hot in Here” challenge to make a card using warm colors.  Sadly we had a terrible storm here in my area on the evening of the 4th and lost power for 15 hours. Can you imagine how hot and humid it is in Florida with no air conditioning?  LOL!  We also lost  internet, cable and phone.  Luckily our power came back on Wednesday morning  but we didn’t get our Spectrum services up until late last night.   It is hard to believe how helpless I felt without the internet.  I am so spoiled.  So I am posting my warm color challenge card a day late.  LOL!  For some reason I normally think of warm colors for fall but decided to create something a little different.   I love the Lighthouse Circle and Sea Birds and thought it would interesting to use Wild Honey distress ink with them to create an orange sun/moon, sky and water and make the frame and birds in all white.

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I started by attaching a section of Eclipse Tape to a piece of printer paper and cut out a circle mask using a 1 3/4” die.  I removed the printer paper from the tape and attached the sticky mask to a piece of 4 inch square plain white cardstock.  I used a wet baby wipe to apply the Wild Honey ink to the open circle to create the sun/moon.  I like using baby wipes to quickly apply color to large surfaces. I removed the mask and used the baby wipe to apply the ink to cover the rest of the cardstock.  I heat set the ink with my heat gun, applied versa to the whole piece of cardstock and embossed with super fine clear embossing powder.  Next I cut another circle mask using the Eclipse Tape and plain printer paper to fit over the whole lighthouse circle.  I applied the Wild Honey ink to the water portion of the lighthouse die cut using the wet baby wipe and again heat set the ink, applied versa and clear embossing powder and heat embossed.

KC Impression Obsession Lighthouse Circle 3 center

I attached the sun/moon layer to the card base using ATG adhesive. I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the lighthouse circle and attached it to the card base. I finished by attaching the two birds to the frame using pieces of mounting tape.  I always like attaching the birds with mounting tape instead of directly to the cardstock with glue so they really appear to be flying.  I know the bright orange color is a little different but it just reminds of the song “Red Sails in the Sunset”.   I there anyone out there old enough to remember that song?  LOL! 

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Although the Impression Obsession challenge post was yesterday you can still go and check out the other wonderful team member projects and participate in the challenge yourselves.  Here’s a link to the Impression Obsession blog for the challenge details and the opportunity to win a prize. 

Anna Wight

Chris Dayton

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Laura Fulcher

Card size”  5.00 Square

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Happy July 4th and Flag Tutorial

Good Tuesday afternoon and Happy Fourth of July.  There is so much controversy in our country nowadays regarding the American Flag.  I usually never share my opinion on any political subject publically but I am proud to be an American and happily celebrate this holiday and our flag.  Anything less would be dishonoring all those that fought for our freedom and those especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.   My project was made using the Impression Obsession US Flag and Flag Banner.

 KC Impression Obsession US Flag 2 left

I took a few step by step shots of how I put this flag together.  There are lots of parts and pieces but it really isn’t hard at all.

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I started by cutting a piece of printer paper the exact of the body of the flag and covered it with 1/2” double stick tape and one thin piece of 1/8” tape.

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I removed the backing from the tape and attached the flag body to it.

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I cut the flag again in red and attached the stripes.  The double stick tape holds the pieces perfectly in place.

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I cut the blue star section and pushed out all the tiny stars. Next I attached the  double stick tape to the back.

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I lined the white star section directly over top of the blue and held it firmly in place.  In the photo you see that most of the stars had already been removed.  I had forgotten to take a picture when I first started.

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I used a stylus to push the stars out of the white and pushed down firmly to place the stars in the holes of the blue. I removed the back off the back of the blue star section and put it in place on the flag.

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I had some left over banners from other projects and decided to add three of them to the base of the flag.  I just had to add one little white star on each one of them.

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I love to celebrate the 4th with corn on the cob, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, steaks and anything else you can cook on the grill.  No 4th celebration would be the same without a big juicy watermelon.  Thanks for stopping by  and I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks to all of you who left me comments about your favorite tutorial style.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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