Monday, May 23, 2022

Impression Obsession: Square Cards

 




Hello and welcome to my blog. Today the theme at Impression Obsession is Square Cards. You can find more inspiration on the Impression Obsession Blog. I really love making square cards although the postage can be an issue in some cases. In order to avoid paying extra postage, I make my cards 4.25" x 4.25" or smaller. I will sometimes size up to 5" x 5" and use a 5" x 7" envelope which requires no extra postage.






The image for this card is from the retiring stamp set Hummingbirds and Blooms. Using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I created a background from Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. For the flowers, I used RV11, RV13, RV14, YR0000, RV55 and RV63. For the background, I used RV69 and RV99 and Black. I then added texture by soaking a textured cloth in Colorless Blender Solution and applied it all over the background to lift color and add texture. I also lifted color with the Colorless Blender Pen. I darkened some of the areas in the flowers with Prismacolor Blue Indigo. I also added white dots to the stamen with a gel pen. I die cut Hello from 2 pieces of Neenah 110lb card stock and adhered them together for added dimension. I then adhered this to the card with liquid adhesive. I mounted the main panel on two mats to add further dimension to this card. The final card size is 4.5" x 4.5" and will fit in a 5" x 7" envelope.

Thanks for stopping by;

Susan

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Reverse Confetti May Release Day

 




Hello and welcome to the Reverse Confetti May 2022 Blog Hop. Happy Birthday 9th to Reverse Confetti! This is another fantastic release. I need it all and will be going shopping soon!

For my first card, I used A Beautiful Day. I love these butterflies! So many card designs are possible including a Penn-Dutch look. I decided to use the butterflies as flowers and group them together on a bed of leaves. For the leaves, I used the stamp set Peonies - an old favorite. For the background panel I used the Cover Plate Stitched Starburst. I then layered this onto the largest die cut from Easter Cover Panel. I had so much fun making this card and cannot wait to put it into the mail.



For my second card, I could not resist using Roses. The stamp set is beautiful and I love the cover plate. This is such a good buy. For this I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with my Copic Markers. Then I stamped the image again in Memento London Fog twice. I die cut some dark grey card stock with Stitched Diagonals and then with the cover plate in this set. I mounted the grey colored roses onto the panel with liquid adhesive. Then I popped up the colored panel with 3M foam tape. I layered all of this onto custom sized card. I just find it is easier to make the panels and tailor the card size to that. But this will fit into a 5" x 7" envelope. 



For my third card, I stamped the image from Wildflowers onto Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock and used my Copic markers. I also die cut the main image 2 more times from plain white card stock. I adhered all 3 layers together with liquid adhesive. I added some very thin 3M foam tape to the edges of this die cut and made a pocket. I tucked a tag into it topped with some twine. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. 



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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Impression Obsession May Stamp Kit

 


Welcome to the Impression Obsession May Limited Edition Kit Celebration!
May 4th – 11th The IO Team will be sharing new projects with the May Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday May 16th at 8pm CT All winners will be announced on Wednesday May 17h on the Impression Obsession Blog.



This is such a great card kit. You know I love cling stamps but with this particular set I made these cards in an hour. It was easy. 

I trimmed 3 panels of Distress Watercolor card stock to 4" x 5.25". I mounted the floral stamps onto the door of my MISTI. Using daubers, I dabbed various Distress Oxides onto the stamps and then spritzed the stamp with water. I shut the door of my MISTI and got this gorgeous watercolor look. I stamped the sentiment directly on top of the floral image using my MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black.

I then mounted the panels onto an A2 card made from an oatmeal colored card stock. I added some clear droplets and called it done. It really was just that easy.
Thanks for stopping by;
Susan




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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Framed by MISTI

 

 


Hello and welcome to Team Tuesdays. 

Honestly, I think my MISTIs are beautiful enough to frame. But not one of them has ever broken so why put a very useful tool in a frame. When I retire, I will frame one! This frame card was super easy to make with my standard sized MISTI.

I used the individual images from Impression Obsession Framed and several of the Impression Obsession inks to form my own patterned paper. It was quick and easy. After I completed all the stamping, I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5.25". I adhered this to a piece of purple card stock. It is from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow card stock pack but I am unsure of the name. 

Once this was all adhered, I die cut the sentiment from white card stock twice and from the purple card stock once. I offset the white from the purple and adhered all the layers with Bearly Precision Craft glue. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Monday, April 25, 2022

Impression Obsession: Some of My Favorites

 


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today's post is about the sale at Impression Obsession Stamps which is 20% off SITEWIDE. Also I wanted to remind you that APRIL 30th is the LAST day to order rubber stamps. Impression Obsession will be back with new products and we will still continue to carry the background and Cover-A-Card images. 

Today I wanted to share to old favorites of mine. For the first card, I used the beautiful Peaceful Pitcher and my watercolors. I stamped the sentiment, To Everything, with Versafine Onyx Black ink. So many different kinds of cards could be made from this one image. I am planning on using it for a birthday card.



For my second card, I used Fall Foliage but colored it with green and yellow-green Copic markers. I did make this into a slimline card for a different look. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 


Please head over to the store and use the sale code 2022. So many good deals and I just adore the cling stamps that Impression Obsession carries. However, I really looking forward to seeing what new products Mitra, the owner, will be carrying.
Susan

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Impression Obsession: Retiring Dies and Coverplates

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. I am here today for Impression Obsession. In a previous post I told you that there was a site wide sale 20% off with code 2022. Also April 30th is the last chance to order rubber stamps and stamps and dies on clearance. Today we are focusing on our retiring dies. You can find more inspiration on the Impression Obsession blog.

For this set of cards, I used 3 different coverplates: Chevron Adapt-A-Background, Bead Adapt-A-Background and Lacy Hearts. To make this easy on myself I stuck to one set of colors: pool and reds. I was as per usual in a hurry as I have been traveling a lot over this last two weeks. During times like this I enjoy pulling cards together quickly.



First, I die cut each background from the pool colored paper and glued that to a top folding A2 notecard. I then die cut the smaller Butterflies Die from some red gingham paper and vellum. Then I die cut the red heart from our Primitive Heart Dies which are not on clearance. I just love them and had to use one here. I added that to the Lacy Heart panel. I also die cut Butterfly 3 from red cardstock and adhered that to the chevron panel. 

Onto the primitive heart, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the retiring set Home Is Where. For the other two cards, I used sentiments from Everyday Quotes 1. I adore this set and Everyday Quotes 2. They are quaint and quirky and truthful. Love these sets.




Thanks for stopping by;

Susan


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Monday, April 11, 2022

Impression Obsession Spring Colors Theme

Hello and Welcome to my blog.

The theme at Impression Obsession for the week is Spring Colors. You can find more inspiration on the blog. Remember all clearance stamps are 50% off and April 30th is the last day to order rubber stamps! This set is Flowering Forsythia and is on clearance!!!!

This was an easy peasy card to make. Using my Hero Arts Reactive Inks and a dauber, I sponged two colors on each sized floral and on the leaves. Adding the darker of the ink pair gives the flower more dimension. I then fussy cut each flower or leaf out and made a pile. 

With my MISTI set up for clear stamps, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black onto an oval die cut. I then for the most part formed my floral arrangement around the oval. I had not intended the sentiment to be so shifted to the right but hey stuff happens. I didn't have time to start over. To make up for the large amount of white space on the top right, I added two blossoms and a leaf. 

Each flower got a coordinating enamel dot. I used liquid adhesive to adhere the smaller flowers and leaves. The largest flowers were popped up on 3M Foam tape as was the oval. I then backed the main panel in a yellow that coordinated with the gingham. I put all of this onto a side folding A2 card made from Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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