Impression Obsession “Animal” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “You’re An Animal” design team challenge to use an animal on our project.  I love making fall scenes and took this opportunity to create one around surrounding a deer. The deer is from the Deer Trio paired with the Tree Frame, Foliage, Oak Leaves and Rake, All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and Fir Tree and Small Fir Tree.

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I started by securing the scene base and stamp in my MISTI and stamped them across the whole sheet to create a background for the scene.  I applied Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area of the scene using an ink blending tool.  I cut the tree frame, deer, leaves and foliage using white cardstock.  I misted the tree frame well with a mini mister and then applied Gathered Twigs directly to the cardstock with my ink pad.  I know the tree looks almost black in the photos but in person it looks dark brown. I used mini applicators to apply Fired Ink, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade to the leaves and foliage.  I used both Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs and a mini applicator to apply ink to the deer.  I hand cut a small section of cardstock in white to use for the ground area and applied Peeled Paint with a mini applicator.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 10 center

I applied double stick tape to the back of the lower portion of the frame and attached the ground piece.  Then I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached the the tree frame.  I attached a second layer of mounting tape to the back of the tree frame and attached background scene.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the framed scene and attached it to the card base. I attached several of the small oak leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.  The deer was attached to the scene base with mounting tape.  I tucked the foliage branches in around the deer and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by adding a couple falling leaves in the sky area with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 10 right

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.  Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"  

Chris Dayton

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

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Clean and Simple Modern Christmas

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a holiday card to share with you today made using the new Essentials by Ellen Modern Christmas Stamp Set and Modern Christmas Die Set by Julie Ebersole.  I always marvel at Julie’s wonderful clean and simple card designs and this new set is a perfect example of her unique style.  My style is much more traditional and but I had lots of fun making projects that took me out of my comfort zone.  The stars on my gift cards were made using Julie’s Home and Hearth die set.

KC Essentials By Ellen Modern Christmas 1 right

I started by die cutting the holly leaves first and then stamping them with Impression Obsession Hybrid Turf ink.  I secured my card base, sentiment and circular stamps in my MISTI and stamped them two times to get good crisp images. I mounted the image layer on the green with molding tape and them mounted them both on the card base with mounting tape.

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I gently formed the holly leaves with my fingers and attached them to the base using glossy accents.  I cut three red circles, laid them face down on my molding pad and rounded them with the large end of the stylus. I attached small pieces of molding tape to the back of the circles and attached them to the holly leaves.  I finished by applying red stickles to add a bit of sparkle.

KC Essentials by Ellen Modern Christmas gift

I created these gift cards using the whimsical tree shapes and bow.  I was going to use the bow die to create a dimensional bow but thought the plain stamped bow was fun.  I added  stars to the top of the trees and finished by adding a touch of sparkle to the star with yellow stickles.

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I used Impression Obsession Chartreuse, Turf and Cherry Hybrid Inks for this project.  I love that IO created these inks in sets of three coordinating colors.  These color coordinated sets of three make it so easy to pick ink colors for multi stamped images.  You can see all of these ink sets on the Impression Obsession Hybrid Ink page. 

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Thank you very much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”    Gift card size:  3.00” square

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United We Flourish Good Friends Stamp and Die Combo by My Favorite Things

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Good Sunday afternoon.  Today The Ellen Hutson team is joining the My Favorite Things team to share the release of the United We Flourish Good Friends Stamp and Die Set created by My Favorite Things exclusively for Ellen Hutson.  You can find all the details at about the release along with links to the design teams posts on The CLASSroom

My project was made using two of the precious dogs in the set paired with MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames, Leafy GreeneryStitched Scallop Basic Edges, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Rectangles.  I started by securing the stamps and cardstock in my MISTI, applied ink and stamped them.  I heat set the ink and then colored using mini applicators and distress ink.  I hand cut the dogs out with my scissors so I wouldn’t have any borders around the images.  I used an ink blending tool and a cloud template to apply blue clouds to the card base but they don’t really show very well in the photos.

KC MFT Good Friends Stamp and Die 1 right

I cut the largest of the scalloped layers in the Scalloped Rectangle Stackable set to create the frame base and then used the largest of the dies from the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames to cut the frame opening.  I turned both pieces over and attached them together using double stick tape. I attached the front layer of the ground area directly to the back of the frame, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached the second ground layer.  I applied double stick tape around the edges of the ground areas and then attached the whole frame to the card base.

I wanted to add a fun dog house to my scene so I made one on my own.  I cut a piece of the woodgrain embossed cardstock 3” tall and 2.5” wide.  I measured 1.25” down from the top and drew a line straight across to use as a guide.  I marked off the 1.25” in to the center top and drew lines down both sides.  I lined the cut lines up on my trimmer and cut off the corners.

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I used a the third largest die from the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set and a rectangle die from the Infinity Nesting Rectangles to cut out a frame. I used a corner of the frame to create the roof and attached it to the house using strips of mounting tape.  I used another small rectangle frame to cut the door to the dog house and then used the same die along with the next size die up to create the red door frame. I used a rolled up strip of double stick tape to apply the frame to the house. I attached pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house and attached a small piece of the woodgrain cardstock to finish.

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I tucked the dog house in behind the ground section and attached in place with mounting tape. The dogs were attached in behind the ground sections using mounting tape.  I cut the stamped bone image off of the dogs mouth and attached a die cut bone to his mouth using glossy accents. 

KC MFT Good Friends Stamp and Die 1 center

I cut a whole set of the Leafy Greenery and several dog bones.  I tucked the greenery around the scene and attached in place using glossy accents.  I have been fascinated by my new puppy’s habit to hide his favorite chew bones and chew sticks so it inspired me to hide several bones around the scene.  I stamped the Friends sign on white woodgrain cardstock and cut out using my deckle scissors and attached to the house using rolled up double stick tape.  I finished by adding a few formed red flowers punched from my 1/4” flower punch.  Wouldn’t this be a fun card for a dog lover or a child.  I love making scenes!!

KC MFT Good Friends Stamp and Die 1 left

 

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I hope you’ll check out all the details and design team links by going over to The CLASSroom.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card base 5.50” x 4.25”  Outer scalloped frame approximately 6.00” x 4.75”

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All Inside Bear Halloween Scene

Good Tuesday morning.  Ellen Hutson released Julie’s All Inside Stamp Set and coordinating All Inside Die Set early in 2016 and they have become very popular.  In the summer of 2016 Bear Ware Stamp Set and Bear Ware Die Set  were released with a wonderful collection of images to coordinate with the All Inside bear.  Due to the popularity of the Bear Ware accessory images Julie created a new coordinating accessory set of Halloween and Christmas images- Bear Ware 2 Stamp Set and Bear Ware 2 Die Set.  I have to admit that these are my favorite images.  Since I hate spooky and gory Halloween stuff I especially love the fun and innocent images in the set.  I will have to play with the Christmas images very soon. I wonder what Julie will come up with next for this precious bear? The frames were made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Rectangles.  The leaves were made using the Impression Obsession Oak Leaves and Rake set.

KC Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 1 right

I started by securing the cardstock and stamps in my MISTI, applied ink and stamped them all at once.  Using my MISTI also allowed me to stamp the images a second time to get  good crisp images.  I heat set the images before coloring.

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I don’t often color with my Copic markers since I am so challenge with them but I figured I couldn’t go too wrong for these fun cartoony images. Once they were all cut out with the coordinating dies I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens- Amethyst, Harvest Moon and Emerald Green to add sparkle to the mask, leaves, hat trim and pumpkin.  Sadly all that sparkle doesn’t show well in the photos.  I love the different theme colored Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen sets

KC Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 1 center

The front frame was attached to the green layer using thin strips of mounting tape. They were both attached to the back scalloped layer with double stick tape and then they were attached to the card base using double stick tape.

I assembled all the pieces to create my scene.  The mask, hat and Jack-o-Lantern were attached to the bear using glue dots.  The Boo bag was attached using a small piece of mounting tape. The bear was attached to the card base using mounting tape. The leaves were attached to the tree using glossy accents and then the tree was attached to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  The broom and cat were attached with mounting tape.  I finished by applying a few leaves falling from the tree and to the frame.

KC Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 1 left

I certainly wouldn’t be scared if this guy came to my door Trick-or-treating because he looks so cute with his witch costume and little kitty friend. 

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Joy and Blog Candy

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple holiday card to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Joy Frame paired with evergreen sprigs from the Wreath Builder set.  The green frame was made using a die from the Classic Square Nestabilities.  I love the simplicity of this open frame with the die cut joy sentiment. 

KC Impression Obsession Joy Frame 1 right

I started by cutting a piece of red 4.50” square cardstock, placed it on the cutting platform, lined the frame die over it and ran it through my Big Shot.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape on the back of the frame and attached to the white card base.  I cut a piece of green cardstock 4.25” square and cut the frame opening using a square die.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the top of the red frame.

KC Impression Obsession Joy Frame 1 center

I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the ornament, tucked the hanger portion under the frame and attached it to the card base.I trimmed several pieces of green foliage to different sizes and attached them to the ornament.  I finished by attaching several 1/8” punched circles to the foliage with glossy accents and added sparkle with red stickles.

KC Impression Obsession Joy Frame 1 left

It’s hard to believe it is already October and only a short time left to make holiday cards.  This was such a fast and easy project to make and would be a perfect card to mass produce.  The card actually looked totally complete without the green frame but I added it just to bring another element of green.  I think this would look really great layered over a pretty holiday designer paper with a fairly simple pattern.  The ornament is a separate die so you have a choice of using it or not.  I think the Joy open frame would be pretty framing a snowy scene in the background.

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Do you love ordering your product from Ellen Hutson?  I sure do!  She always includes one yard of beautiful May Arts ribbon and a cute colored image and Thank You sentiment with each order.   I like to store mine up until I have at least a dozen and give them away as a blog candy thank you offering to those who follow my blog.  I love sharing on my blog and it makes me so happy to think I may inspire others.  All you need to do to qualify for my blog candy is leave a comment “on this post” and tell me if you mass produce one design for your holiday cards or if you send one of a kind to each of your recipients.  You’ll have until 5:00 pm Thursday, October 5th to comment and I’ll announce the winner on  my Friday post.  PS……Don’t tell Bob that I’ve placed a dozen orders from Ellen in a short period of time.  Since I’m retired now I’m always here to get the mail and I just add my new products to my stash and he never really knows the difference.  LOL!  Truthfully he never cares how many orders I place.  He knows how much paper crafting means to me.  He’s my biggest fan!!!!! 

I appreciate you coming by today and hope you have a great week.  

Card size:  5.00” square.

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