Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Impression Obsession: Cover A Card Pine Trees


Hi, Today we are using stamps from previous releases. You can find more inspiration from the Design Team over on the IO Blog. Today I used Cover-A-Card Pine Trees and Darkness Stars. I really had fun making this card using a double stamping technique to add different colors to the trees. 

First, I ink blended the sky using multiple layers of Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I then let this dry over night to make sure the sky was completely dry. Using my MISTI and a 6" x 6" piece of Neenah Solar White, I stamped the trees first in Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide. I then applied clear embossing powder to the image and THEN I used a tiny brush to remove some of the powder so I could have an uneven embossing. 

Over the embossing powder, I added more Shabby Shutters and some Walnut Ink Distress Oxide. I then added some white gouache to mimic snow at the bottom and I splattered some on the sky. I also add Sheer Shimmer Spray to the background. 

I let this dry for a period of time. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. I then added some clear sequins to add to the look of dim stars in a twilight sky. 

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Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. Impression Obsession supplied the stamps used in this project.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Stamping on Deli Paper with a MISTI


Hi, This is a card you will definitely need a MISTI for. I used two WPlus9 Designs stamp sets: Autumn Leaves and So Very. 

I used my second edition MISTI to stamp and heat emboss the Thankful sentiment onto deli paper. I use deli paper when I am using my Gel Press. Sometimes I wipe off my brayer onto deli paper or I print on it. In this case, I did both. So besides the paint the paper was crinkled. I had to ink up the thankful 3-4 times with Versamark before applying the embossing powder. I did treat the deli paper with an embossing bag. I used WOW Ocean embossing powder. 

On a piece of Neenah I used my MISTI to stamp 3 leaves from Autumn Leaves and then die cut them out. The dies are on sale at WPlus9. See links below. 

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Products Used: I am using compensated links for some products. I purchased all the products used in this project on my own.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Impression Obsession: Christmas Tree Top Tri-fold

 Hi, Another easy card to make. I used the same technique as I used in this post only this time I used it for a Christmas card. I die cut Fluffy Evergreen twice from Neenah Solar White card stock 80 lb and once from silver glitter card stock. I adhered all of these together to make a dimensional die cut. 

Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Words in Versafine Onyx Black and IO hybrid Cherry ink.

Head over to the IO Blog for more inspiration!


Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links for some of the products below. Impression Obsession provided the stamps and dies used in this project.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Reverse Confetti Christmas Mirror



My card today features a new die, Center Frame Cover Panel from Reverse Confetti. I saw this die and for some reason immediately thought of a beveled mirror. So I went with that and die cut some metal sheets with the die. To mount this I added 3M foam tape to the edges and center of the die. I inlaid the side pieces to accentuate the beveled look. I then mounted this onto an A2 sized side folding 110 lb card stock card. 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed a sentiment from Joyful Wishes using red embossing powder. I treated the vellum first with an anti-static tool and used my MISTI.

I really wanted to make this for Christmas but I did not have Holiday Bough in my blog hop packet so I used the swag from Happy Mail instead. I think this would look prettier with the Holiday Bough. I have ordered it of course. Must have everything Reverse Confetti. Anyway using my MISTI, I stamped the swags with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Christmas colors selected from my Copic markers. I added some Christmas sequins to the vellum with a liquid adhesive. 

To mount the vellum onto the metal panel I added liquid adhesive on the back side of the words and on the back side of the sequins. This keeps the adhesive from showing through. 

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Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. Reverse Confetti provided the stamps and die used in this project.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Impression Obsession Christmas Die Cuts


Hi, Today is our day to focus on die cutting at Impression Obsession. To make this easy card, I heat embossed a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock with Stampendous Winter Diamond embossing powder. I then repeatedly die cut the Holly and Berries set from this embossed panel. I then die cut Ho Ho Ho from red glitter paper. Everything was adhered using liquid adhesive. 

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Products used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. Impression Obsession provided the dies used in this project.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Complicated Backgrounds with the MISTI



Welcome to Team Tuesdays! This is Susan here on the blog. For today's card I am using the STAMPtember collaboration set between Simon Says Stamp and the Ink Blot Shop called Life is An Adventure. When I saw this set several designs came to mind but this one is my favorite. My son was a Boy Scout and I have saved his letters home from summer camp. 

For the background I used the Lined Paper background because my son often used this for his letters. Using my MISTI and Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock I lined up the stamp carefully in alignment with the grid lines on the MISTI. First I inked the horizontal lines with Reverse Confetti Salsa.

I stamped the blue first and then keeping the stamp and paper in the same place, I used Reverse Confetti Salsa to stamp the red line. To make this look more realistic I added finger prints and splatters of Walnut Ink Distress Ink to the paper. I also added some Picked Raspberry to emulate the candy and jelly on his letters. 

For the focal image I stamped the little boy with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with my grandson's coloring but my son's orange Boy Scout camping uniform. I also used some of the back ground images from the set and a few other sets, Skyline Borders, Just the Months and Dateline to make a doodled letter like I used to receive. I had a lot of fun traveling down memory lane to make this card and I hope my son recognizes the uniform colors when his son gets the card!

Copics Used:
Hair: E50, E51, YR24
Orange: YR12, YR14 and YR18
Blue: B93-95
Red: E07 and E09
Skin: E11, E01, E00, E000 and R32
Tent: YG91, YG93 and YG95
Star: Y17

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Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. My Sweet Petunia provided the MISTI used in this project and the Ink Blot Shop and Simon Says Stamp provided Life is an Adventure stamp set. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Impression Obsession: A Bouquet from My Favorite Movie



"You've Got Mail" is one of my favorite movies. I especially love the scene where Meg Ryan tells her friend that her email that day said that her secret pen pal wanted to send her a "Bouquet of Sharpened Pencils" because it was the beginning of Fall. I used Pencil Lines which is on sale to make this bouquet. I decided to use a slim line card design because the full length of the pencils is about 6".  The sentiment is from Life Stuff and I am going to send this to my granddaughter.

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Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I received the stamp from Impression Obsession. I purchased the remaining products myself.