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Pink Ink Cutie Pies

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a sweet baby card made using the new Impression Obsession  Cutie Pies Stamp Set  and  Cutie Pies Die Set by Pink Ink.  These are such cute images and are perfect for making baby cards or kids birthday cards.  I thought the bear and bunny would look sweet in a window scene.  I used the Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Set for the small tree in the background scene and pulled out my  retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Minis fern stamp to add the leaves and grassy area.  The window valance was made using the Impression Obsession Border Duo 1 die and the window was made using the Poppystamps Grand Madison Window.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Ink Cutie Pies 1 right

I secured  my watercolor paper in my MISTI, attached the stamps in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  I’m so glad I used my MISTI because I didn’t get a perfect impression the first time.  I reapplied ink and stamped the second time leaving a perfect image.  I heat set the versafine with my heat gun to make sure I wouldn’t have any smudging when I began to paint.  I applied Memento marker inks on my acrylic block  to use as a palette and picked up the color with my waterbrush and painted the images.  I cut the images out with the coordinating dies and then trimmed off the edges.

I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the polka dot paper and attached it to the card base. I scored the white bottom portion of the card base every 1/4” and applied it to the base using ATG adhesive.  I used the die cut window as a template and traced lines along the outer edges of the window opening to use a a guide for cutting out the opening.  I cut the opening using my craft knife. You can see step by step pictures of this process on my blog in my See Thru Window tutorial.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the window and set it in place over the window. I cut the decorative window valance and attached with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Ink Cutie Pies 1 center

I applied brown ink to the tree stamp, lightly dabbed off some of the ink on the upper branches with a rag and stamped.  I applied a light touch of brown reinker to my waterbrush and filled in the tree trunk.  I applied light green ink to the tiny fern stamp and stamped several times to create a light green base for the tree top.  I filled in the tree top using darker green ink.  I sponged darker green ink on the ground area and filled in with the fern stamp.  I added a touch of blue fern image for flowers.  I heat set the green ink and then sponged on the blue sky area. I attached the scene to the inside of the card using mounting tape.  I finished by attaching the two Cutie Pies in place on the window sill with rolled up glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Pink Ink Cutie Pies 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”     See Thru Window tutorial

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Christmas Poinsettia Window

Good Monday morning.  Do you remember when Poppystamps came out with the Grand Madison Window?  I think both the grand and small windows were released in 2011 and I just went crazy for both of them.  I have no idea how many projects I have made with them but it is plenty.  I had a hankering to make a see thru window card this past weekend with the Grand Madison Window and paired it with the Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia and Impression Obsession Holly Flourish.  I couldn’t resist coverring the poinsettias and holly with clear glitter for an extra holiday touch.  I have gotten asked quite often where I put my greeting when I make a see thru window.  I just turn it over and stamp my sentiment or hand write my note on the back.  I know it is a little strange but I love the effect of seeing thru the window.

KC Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia 5 right

I attached a piece of pink cardstock to the front of my white card base.  I cut two windows, one for the front and one for inside to cover the raw cut edges of my see thru window. I used one of the windows as a template to draw cutting lines and then used my kraft knife to cut out the opening.  You can see my step by step see thru window tutorial if you would like to check out the steps to cutting and assembling my card. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the window and attached it to the front of the card base.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the second window and attached it to the inside. I took a quick shot of the inside of the card after it was finished to show how clean and neat it looks with no raw edges showing.

inside window

I cut three pairs of poinsettia flowers in the pale pink and three in green.  I like to use the largest flower in green as the foliage for the assembled flower.  I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and assembled them using glossy accents.  I cut two sections of the Holly Flourish to use for the foliage.  I gently formed the holly stems with my fingers to remove the flat appearance and then attached one to the window with glossy accents in two or three spots to hold. I attached the three poinsettias with glossy accents and then tucked a few cut up pieces of the holly flourish to fill in.  I attached the small pearls in the flower centers to finish.

KC Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia 5 close

I applied Cosmic glitter glue to the foliage and flowers with my finger and then sprinkled the clear glitter.  I love the sparkle but it doesn’t really show well in the pictures.

 

KC Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia 5 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Snowman Window Scene

Good Saturday morning.  I have been having so much fun playing with the new Impression Obsession die release.  There are several new dies in the release that make fast work of creating holiday cards. I linked several of them at the bottom of my post.  There is no one that I know that loves creating projects with lots and lots of details more than me.  But when the Christmas holiday gets near I often need to put together a few fast and easy cards. My project today was made using the whimsical Snowman Window Scene and it took about ten minutes to make.  I could easily mass produce a bunch of these in no time.  Oh…and…have you seen the new line of Taylored Expressions cardstock?  I used Cherry Pop for my card base.

KC Impression Obsession Snowman Window Scene 1 right

The card base is 4.50” square, the white layer is 4.00” square and the red layer is 3.75” square. I attached the front red layer to the white layer with ATG adhesive and then applied mounting tape to the back of the layers and attached them to the card base. I think popping up the layers adds more interest than if it were attached flat to the base.

KC Impression Obsession Snowman Window Scene 1 center

I attached thin strips of mounting tape to several key spots on the back of the snowman window and attached it to the base.

KC Impression Obsession Snowman Window Scene 1 left

This die set comes in two pieces. The outer edge of the frame is one piece and can be used alone to cut a solid shaped die cut. You leave the outer frame die off and cut the scene out in a solid piece of cardstock. I made one up to show the difference.  I added a scalloped frame in white to add more contrast.  I like first card the best.

KC Impression Obsession Snowman Window Scene 2 right

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

 

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Pillow Box Window Ornament

Good Tuesday morning.  I have a pillow box ornament with a winter window scene to share with you today and made using the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die, Impression Obsession Deer Trio and Evergreen Trees.  The window and frame were made using the Nesting Card Templates.  I wish I had placed the whole scene on the back wall of the pillow box to create a mini diorama.  Next time!

KC Lawn Fawn Pillow Box 3 Hanging

I started by cutting the pillow box, evergreen trees, deer and ground section.  While the pillow box was unassembled I cut the window opening and frame and attached the frame to the opening with double stick tape.  I used the negative of the evergreen tree and dauber to sponge  in several silhouette trees with Peeled Paint ink on the blue background layer. The deer was colored using mini applicators, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks.  I used a white gel pen to apply falling snow on the background and evergreen trees.

KC Lawn Fawn Pillow Box 3 close front

The pillow box scored lines were all folded and sharpened with my bone folder.  I punched a 1/8” hole in the top fold of the box to place the ribbon hanger through. The ground piece was attached to the inside of the window with double stick tape.  The scene layer was attached with thin strips of mounting tape and then the pillow box was assembled with double stick tape. The deer and trees were attached in the scene with mounting tape. Tiny green sprigs and 1/16” punched red circles were  attached to the neck of the deer to finish.  

KC Lawn Fawn Pillow Box 3 corner

This was really a very fast and easy project to make and I am looking forward to making several for gifts this season.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Pillow Box size:  4.00” x  2.50”

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Winter Woodland Scene

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the new Penny Black Woodland Scene die set. The set has one die with a tree, deer, owl, squirrel and bunny and a die with a row of birch trees.  The dies are smaller than I thought when I purchased them but I still like them.  My card size is 4.50” square.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 left

I cut the two die scenes out using watercolor paper and watercolored them using Distress reinkers mixed with water and a brush.  After the paper dried I added touch of white embossing paste to the ground and branches using an old paintbrush.  Even though the ink was dry on the scenes some of the brown ink was absorbed by the embossing paste so I lightly dabbed white gesso over all the spots to create the snow.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 center

I used my craft knife to cut a square opening in the blue card base to create a see thru window.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the front of the full tree scene and attached it over the opening on the inside of the card.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the deer scene and attached it over the opening on the front of the card.  I created a double matted frame and attached it over the scene with thin strips of mounting tape. You can click on the see thru window and double matted frame links to see my step by step tutorials.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 close

I didn’t realize how hard it would be to see the front images with the back trees being as dark as I painted them.  I took this close-up view so you could more clearly see the little squirrel, owl and bunny.  I will make an effort next time to use colors that allows everything to show more clearly.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 right

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

Card size:  4.50” square