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Songbird Branch with Memento Markers

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the newly released Impression Obsession Songbird Branch and framed with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I couldn’t wait to get the Songbird Branch in my hands to try coloring with Memento Markers and a waterbrush. I love these markers and can’t wait to add more to my collection.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 left

I cut the image out using Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper.  I lightly misted the paper to prepare to receive color.  I applied ink from the markers on an acrylic block, picked up the color with my waterbrush and watercolored the images. When I was finished I heat dried and then applied clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 center

I wanted to frame the birds and branch on an all white background and wanted to add dimension with the simple frame.  I mounted the frame and mat using thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the card base.  I applied three thin layers of mounting tape to the back of each bird and attached to the card base.  I left both sides of the branches free. Although the birds are songbirds I think they look like their having a conversation.  I love how clean and simple the whole card is and that the birds and branch can be the main focus.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 right

I would love for you to join me in  the CLASSroom today for my step by step tutorial using Memento Markers to color my Hummingbird and Tulips project below.  It marker projects all week long in the CLASSroom so you will want to check back every day.

KC Markers right

Be sure to check out the Marker Sale going on all this week at Ellen Hutson.

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

 

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Impression Obsession “Not So Moody Blues” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Not So Moody Blues” design team challenge to make blue cards.  My project today was made using the Strawberry Basket, Small Flourish Background, Foliage, Bunny Set, Leaves and Stems , Tiny Flowers, Grass Border, Easter Egg Set and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I enjoyed making this sweet Easter card using the soft blue Icy Mint cardstock for the frame, eggs and flowers. I love that the Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze Taffeta ribbon (retired) in my stash matches the blue cardstock perfectly.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 right

I attached the flourish background flat to the card base using double stick tape around the border and with a few glue dots in key spots to hold it flat. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the blue frame and attached it to the card base.  I attached the grass border (it’s almost totally covered  with foliage) to the back of the basket using double stick tape.  Next I attached the three eggs in behind the grass and attached with double stick tape. I twined the ribbon around the handle of the basket attaching it in place every few turns with glue dots.  

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 center

I cut the foliage sections into smaller branches and attached them to the front of the basket with glossy accents.  I attached the multi loop bow to the foliage with glue dots.  The tiny flowers were formed with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage with glossy accents.  I applied pink ink to the bunny ears with a mini applicator and attached a couple tiny leaves and formed 1/8 inch circles to the his neck to dress him up. Then I tucked the bunny in behind the floral spray attaching with double layered mounting tape and then attached a few additional stems and flowers with glossy accents to fill in around him.  The basket was attached to the card base using double layers of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 close

Here’s a closer view of the little scene.  I love the blue and white color combination with the added touches of green foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 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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Ornate Wrought Iron Frame

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame and Wrought Iron Fence paired together to create this awesome frame.  The floral arrangement was made using the Foliage set, Tiny Flowers and Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 1.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 right

I thought combining the two dies would make a really pretty frame for my floral arrangement.  The frame die cuts into 4 sections, three frame layers and an oval.  I attached the three frame sections together using double stick tape to create a more substantial frame to attach the fence sections to.   The fence comes in two sections and I attached then together in the center with double stick tape.  This got a little tricky as the border around the fence is very thin.  I cut 1/8” double stick tape sections in half lengthways to create a thin enough adhesive to hold the sections together without showing from the front.  I removed the backing off the tape on the frame and attached the frame to the fence. Once it was secure I used my snips to cut off the excess portions of the fence.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I really love how the frame and fence sections look together to create a totally different piece. 

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KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 center

I had one more piece of this beautiful paper from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection and I thought it would be so pretty as the background for my frame and flowers.  I had a bit of a hard time trying to decide what color flowers I should use.  The dominant colors of the paper are peach and lavender so that’s what I used.  They are a fairly strange color combination but I went with it anyway.  If I had it to do again I would have created the frame using cream colored cardstock.  I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents. I cut two sections of foliage and attached it to the frame using glossy accents to create the base for the flowers.  I arranged the large flowers and attached with glossy accents. I finished by adding several of the tiny flowers around the edges of foliage to soften the arrangement.  The floral arrangement covered up more of the frame than I had intended but It still shows enough to be pretty.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 left

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday. One thing is for sure.  I’m gong to have a few hard days getting used to the daylight savings time change.  Ugh!  How about you??!!

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Framed Bunny Scene

Good Thursday morning.  Have you checked out the Impression Obsession 15% off sale going on at Ellen Hutson? If not you should hop on over and check it out.

I have made so many bunny scene cards using the Impression Obsession Bunny Set but I can’t seem to help myself.  They are just so sweet and fun to use all three together. I like to create a fairly close area for them so I pulled out the Shaker Circle Frames to frame the scene. I used the Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Foliage set and the Tiny Flowers set to surround the bunnies in foliage and pretty flowers and added one tiny butterfly from the Butterfly Set.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 15  right

I attached double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the grass sections in place. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I formed all the tiny flowers using my small tip stylus and molding pad.  I cut the full set of Foliage pieces and attached the tiny flowers to the branches using glossy accents.  I attached rolled glue dots to the back of a few key branch and flowers and applied glossy accents to the bottom of the stems and tucked them in behind the grass sections.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 15  close

I cut the bunnies using white cardstock and applied Antique Linen and Vintage Photo using a mini applicator.  If you would like to see how I colored my bunnies you can a few step by step photos in my Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial in the tutorial section on my blog.  I attached a couple tiny leaves and tiny flowers to the neck of each bunny with glossy accents.  The tiny flowers were made using a very small stylus and 1/8” circles.  They are just the perfect size to dress up the bunnies. Each bunny was set in place using a piece of mounting tape. I added a touch of sparkle to the flowers and butterfly using clear Wink of Stella. I wish it showed up better in the pictures.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 15  left

I hope you enjoy seeing these fun little bunnies as much as I enjoyed playing with them. Don’t forget to check out the Impression Obsession sale this week at Ellen Hutson

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

Card size:  5.00” square

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Impression Obsession Butterfly Block

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a project to share with you today here on my blog as well as a step by step tutorial in the CLASSroom using the Impression Obsession Ornate Square Frame and the Bouquet set.  The Ellen Hutson design team is featuring Impression Obsession products all this week as well as having a 15% off sale on all in-stock Impression Obsession products.

I had fun coloring the Impression Obsession Butterfly Block using Memento Markers and a waterbrush.  I applied clear Wink of Stella over all the images to add some shine but it doesn’t really show well in the pictures.  

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 7 right

I cut the Butterfly Block out of hot press watercolor paper, misted well with water using my mini mister and began coloring with markers and a waterbrush.  I wanted the colors to be bright so they would pop against the all white frame and card base. I heat set and then applied the clear Wink of Stella over all the images. I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the block die cut to the back and trimmed off the top and bottom portion to fit in my square frame.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 7 center

I applied mounting tape around the back of the frame and in a few key pieces of the die cut so everything would stand away from the card base. I hate to admit how crooked I got the frame attached to the card base.  I didn’t notice it until I dropped down here to add my last couple lines of description.  LOL!

KC Bouquet left

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Framed Bouquet project and step by step tutorial. 

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

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