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Good Monday morning.  I have a fun garden scene project to share with you today using the new Impression Obsession Garden Furniture paired with the Wrought Iron Fence, Window with Shutter, Grass Border, Leafy Branch and Tiny Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Furniture 1 left

I started the scene by attaching a double layer of grass border to a thin strip of cardstock with double stick tape.  I applied another layer of double stick tape to the back of the grass border and attached it to the bottom of the card base.  I cut two strips of designer paper for curtains, crimped them and attached to the back of the window with double stick tape. The window was then attached to the card base with double stick tape.  I wanted the open gates to be an invitation into the scene.  I cut a small amount off both sides of the gates so make them fit the scene. I cut thin strips of cardstock to attached to the sides of the gates and then attached them both to the card base with double stick tape.  The table and chair were set in place and attached with rolled glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Furniture 1 center

I used my stylus and molding pad to form the tiny flowers and attached them to the leafy branch piece and along the grass border with glossy accents.  I applied rolled glue dots to several key spots on the back of the branch and attached it to the window and card base.  Looking at this now as I write my post I wish I had added a couple butterflies.  They would have been a perfect finish.  Oh well….next time!

KC Impression Obsession Garden Furniture 1 left

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

Card size:  5” Square

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It’s A Girl

Good Sunday afternoon.  I have a sweet baby card to share with you today made using the new Impression Obsession  Baby Girl and Boy and Garden Corners paired with the Patchwork Elephant and embellished with Tiny Flowers and Leaves and Stems.

KC Impression Obsession Baby Girl and Boy 1 right

I started by creating the base for the elephant and sentiment by attaching the Garden Corners using Crafter’s Pick.  I love how sweet the decorative corners are and how they add a bit of dimension.  I attached the white layer to the pink using strips of mounting tape and then attached both layers to the white card base with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Baby Girl and Boy 1 center

I assembled the elephant sections with glossy accents and mounting tape.  The It’s a Girl and elephant were attached to the card base using tiny strips of mounting tape.  The tiny leaves and flowers were attached in place with glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Baby Girl and Boy 1 left

I seem to have a hard time taking good pictures of cards that are all one color like white on white, and even two colors like pink and white.  I have found that adding even a tiny touch of a third color like the tiny green leaves I used makes it much easier to get a good clear photo.  I would love to know if anyone has any good photography hints to share with me. 

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Dragonfly and Foliage

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and a Tim Holtz Pinterest page was our inspiration for today.  I was inspired by this Monochromatic Turquoise Tag with the dragonfly.  I had an extra Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly sitting on my desk from a project I did for the CLASSroom this past week.   It was already colored with Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so I thought I would pair it with Foliage and a stenciled foliage background.  The Garden Leafy Branches stencil is by Memory Box but I couldn't find one to link.  This started out being a tag but I didn’t like it so cut it and put on the card front.  I think Tim’s style is wonderful and I love looking at his works of art but it is definitely out of my wheelhouse.

KC Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly 1 left 

I laid the stencil over the cream cardstock and sponged the Broken China ink over it to create the leafy background.  I knew I couldn’t keep it totally flat and wanted to add some dimension by adding die cut foliage.  I am dissatisfied with this because I really added too much so it looks messy. I attached the foliage sections to the base using glossy accents and tiny glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly 1 center

The dragonfly was sponged with Broken China and Dusty Concord ink using mini applicators.  I applied versa over the whole dragonfly and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I attached it to the card base using pieces of mounting tape. I bent the wings out a little so it would look more natural.

KC Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly 1 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Friendly Florals” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Friendly Florals” design team challenge.  I love creating die cut floral cards.  My project today was made using the newly released Uncaged Bird paired with flowers made using  Tiny Flowers and Spring Wreath.  I added some  extra leaves from the Leaves and Stems set and decorative foliage using cut up sections of the new Vines die to the floral arrangement on the bottom of the cage . The double frames were made using the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Uncaged Bird 1 left

I started by attaching the frames to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I cut two sections of the Uncaged Bird.  The first one was cut in green to use as the base for the birdcage.  The second one was cut using scrap cardstock.  I trimmed off all of the vines, leaves and bird so that all I had left was the  birdcage form.  I applied versa to the cage and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Next I applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue to the back of the embossed birdcage and attached it to the green base.  The two sections together create a gold birdcage with all of vines and leaves showing in the background. I cut the bird out using the blue cardstock and attached it to the back of the green base with glossy accents.

Uncaged Bird

I cut both Tiny Flowers and the larger flowers from the Spring Wreath in pale pink and lightly applied Worn Lipstick ink to the flower centers using a mini applicator.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers to add dimension and then attached them with glossy accents to the vine sections of the birdcage  

KC Impression Obsession Uncaged Bird 1 center

I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birdcage base and attached it to the base of the card and frame.I cut several pieces of the Leaves and Stems, attached flowers to each and attached them with glossy accents to the bottom of the cage to form the floral arrangement.  I cut off some of the curly decorative sections of the Vines and tucked them in around the arrangement and attached with glossy accents.

   Here’s a little closer view that shows how pretty the gold cage is with the pink flowers and green foliage. Here’s a little closer view that shows how pretty the gold cage is with the pink flowers and green foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Uncaged Bird 1 close

Here’s a little closer view that shows how pretty the gold cage is with the pink flowers and green foliage.  This is such a sweet card.  I think it will be one of the cards we send to my mother-in-law in the nursing home.  She loves to hang my cards on the wall around her room.

KC Impression Obsession Uncaged Bird 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

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Framed Songbird Branch

Good Wednesday morning.  I needed to make a wedding card and thought the Impression Obsession Songbird Branch  would look pretty in all white against a silver shimmery paper and framed with the Square Frame

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 2

I cut the Songbird Branch three times.  One to use as the base and the others for extra branches and an extra set of extra birds.  I cut the branches off of both sides of the branch base and attached it to the back of the frame with double stick tape.  I formed the leaves on the branches with my stylus and molding pad to add a more natural appearance.  I attached extra branches to the base birds and branch with glossy accents.  I didn’t want the raw cut ends of the branches to show so I cut the birds off one of the extra branches and attached them over top of the base birds using rolled glue dots. 

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 2 center

The square silver layer was attached to the card base with mounting tape. Once I had the extra branches and birds in place I turned the frame over and applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around and on the back of the birds and attached it to the card base.  I wish you see could this card in person.  The white images look elegant and pretty against the soft silver background.  It was difficult to get good pictures.  The card is 5.00” square.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 2 right

I would like to invite you to join my in the CLASSroom for my Dragonfly and Cattails project and step by step tutorial.

KC Impression Obsession Dragonfly and Cattails right

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

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