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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Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet

Good Friday morning.  There has been lots of buzz about the newly released Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet Set and Hinged Numbers Set at Ellen Hutson. My project today is a simple little beach scene made highlighting the Hinged Alphabet Set and paired with the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware Stamp Set and Bear Ware Die Set

KC Esssentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet 2 right

I started by lining up the letters to create my Sun Fun hinged border. Since I was repeating the “u” and “n” I needed to run the border through my Big Shot twice.  I lined the letters up on the cardstock making sure I had the hinged side of the letters positioned correctly and secured them in place using pieces of Post-It adhesive roll.  I mentioned the hinge placement because the first time I placed my letters for the word sun I had the “n” backwards and it opened from the right instead of the left.  I took a quick picture to show the first three die cut letters on the border and how I secured the second three in place.

Sun Fun

I placed the Bear Ware images in my MISTI, applied black versafine ink and stamped then on white cardstock. I embossed the images using superfine clear embossing powder to give a little extra dimension to the lines and cut them out. I colored the images using Copic markers, applied versa and embossed them all again with clear embossing powder. 

KC Esssentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet 2 left

I applied the sand for the scene all the way across the paper using Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.  Next I used an ink blending tool to apply the water and sky using Tumbled Glass ink.  I used a small piece of mounting tape to attached the top of the beach umbrella to the scene.  I cut off the pole from the umbrella, tucked it under the umbrella and attached it in place with a couple dots of glossy accents.  I wanted to add a touch of sea foam to the water’s edge so I applied white embossing paste by by lightly tapping it on with my finger.  I put touches of the paste over the bottom of the pole to make it appear like the surf was washing up over it.  I added a touch of sparkle by sprinkling clear glitter on the paste while it was still wet.  It’s hard to see the sparkle in the photos.

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the Sun Fun border and attached it to the top of the scene.  I applied two thin strips of aqua cardstock to the top and bottom of the border to dress it up a little more.  I attached the bucket, shovel and beach ball to the scene base with mounting tape and glue dots.  I used a green marker to sketch in a few little patches of sea grass to finish.  I’d like to be on that beach today instead of being at work.  

KC Esssentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet 2 center

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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