Saturday, January 11, 2020

Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Day 6 Celebration

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Welcome to Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Celebration Hop! You can find more inspiration and links to the hop on the BLOG. Over the course of the hop, I have one $25 gift certificate to give away. Just leave a comment below on this post and posts from other designers today. All comments are open until noon January 12th.  Winners will be announced January 14th on the IO Blog.

 Yay! I love a good giveaway and these products are some of the best. My idea book is overflowing!  You can find all the new products in the STORE.

Today, I used two products from Lindsay Ostrom's new release. She has a section with the cutest fairies!! I will be back with more cards using those. Today's I kept quite simple. I used Fairies Background.


This stamp is actually almost a full A2 card size. Within the wavy lines you can journal, doodle or whatever you want. For this panel, I heat embosed the stamped image with white heat embossing powder. I then used my Koi watercolor palette to color in the swirls and stars and moon/sun. I wasn't sure about how I had painted the bottom so I trimmed the panel to 2.5 x 4.25".

I mounted this finished panel onto a panel of black card stock that is 3 x 4.25" just to keep some black detailing. I then stamped my sentiment using my MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Having the black panel behind the watercolor panel allowed me to pull all the colors together. I then added some very old silver and pewter Robin's Egg dew drops. 

My next plan for this background is to stamp it onto black watercolor paper and use my metallic Fine-tec watercolor paints to color it. Then I can possibly write my own sentiment in with a white gel pen. Hope to get to that tomorrow! Head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the hop and inspiration -> HERE.
Thanks for stopping by,
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale. Thank you for your support. I was provided with the stamps used in this project. All other products are ones I have purchased and use almost every day!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Celebration Day 2




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Welcome to Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Celebration Hop Day 2! You can find more inspiration and links to the hop on the BLOG. Over the course of the hop, I have one $25 gift certificate to give away. Just leave a comment below on this post and posts from other designers today. Tomorrow you can comment again on my new post! All comments are open until noon January 12th.  Winners will be announced January 14th on the IO Blog.

 Yay! I love a good giveaway and these products are some of the best. My idea book is overflowing!  You can find all the new products in the STORE.


I had so much fun making this card. Using my MISTI, I stamped the Cover A Card Camellia cling stamp with Versamark Ink onto Arches 140lb cold press watercolor paper. I then heat embossed it using white heat embossing powder. My own camellias are blooming in my backyard and I used those colors as inspiration for picking out my colors. I chose Daniel Smith Opera, Magenta and Quinacradone Gold. After I finish my painting, I splattered on some gold shimmer spray and some Perfect Pearls. I die cut the "love you" from Love Words and adhered it using my MISTI Creative Corners. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to each letter and coated them with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I then added dots of Crystal Glaze all around the card to look like rain drops.


I have always adored Gingko trees. We had one at our old home and I miss it very much. So I had to use this stamp: Gingko Spray. I removed the foam pad from my MISTI and attached the stamp which is a cling stamp to the MISTI door. I wanted to do some no line coloring with my Copics so I stamped the image with Bundled Sage Distress Ink (not the oxide) onto Neenah Solar White Smooth 80lb card stock. I used quite a few green markers and hope I remembered them all. I added in some veining with Kelp Green Prismacolor pencil and added to the "nooks and crannies" with the Indigo Blue pencil. I fussy cut the image out after coloring it.

Copic Markers: G20, G21, G24, YG67, G29, YG01 and YG99

For the background, I used a side folding pre-made 4-bar card.  I used a small polka dot stencil with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink with my Life Changing Blender Brushes. For that die cut panel, I die cut Scalloped Nine Patch 3 times and mounted them using a shifting pattern to make an offset grid. I adhered these together with a liquid adhesive. I popped up the Ginkgo Spray with 3M Foam tape and let it hang off the side a little bit as this card is smaller than the A2 envelopes I use. For interest, I added some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.


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Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale which I use for my small business. Thank you for your support. I received the stamps and dies from Impression Obsession as part of my work on the design team. The remaining products are ones I love and use almost every day! 


Monday, January 6, 2020

Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Hop

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Welcome to Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Celebration Hop! You can find more inspiration and links to the hop on the BLOG. Over the course of the hop, I have one $25 gift certificate to give away. Just leave a comment below on this post and posts from other designers today. Tomorrow you can comment again on my new post! All comments are open until noon January 12th.  Winners will be announced January 14th on the IO Blog.

 Yay! I love a good giveaway and these products are some of the best. My idea book is overflowing!  You can find all the new products in the STORE.

Today I have two cards from our Valentine's Release. Last week I posted Nola Chandler's Slice of Cake and that very snarky Look At Me Like Chocolate Cake on my blog HERE. For today I used a design of my own from ages ago along with some of our newer and older dies.



This was quick and easy to make as I used so many dies. I used a basic stencil to add some silver sparkle glitter glue to the background for interest. For dies, I used Love Words, Primitive Hearts and an older set, Pink Stitched Sentiment Border. The sentiment is from So Lovely. Easy card to make! I popped the main elements up with 3M Foam tape. 


This is another easy card to make and that sentiment makes me swoon. It will certainly boost a friend or family member's spirits. I started with white heat embossing the large background stamp, Floral Hearts. I love working with these large cling backgrounds because I can basically make my own patterned paper. I added a few different Distress Oxides using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. Once I had layered on all the colors, I wiped the excess ink of the raised surface using a soft cloth.

I then used some basic circle dies and cut a white circle from Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock and a slightly larger circle from vellum. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. 

I then layered the circle die cuts leaving the vellum on the bottom. To make the sentiment pop I added some pink enamel dots. That is it - another easy, fast card to make from this release. This would be great for stamping multiples. 

Head back to the blog for more ideas and to follow along with the hop. The IO Blog is HERE.

Today's Hop

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. It just means I earn a small commission on each sale. I appreciate your support of my small business very much so. I received the stamps and dies from Impression Obsession as part of my work on the design team. The remaining products are ones I love and use almost everyday!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Oogling Chocolate Cake: Impression Obsession Challenge



Hi,
Happy New Year and welcome to another challenge from Impression Obsession. The challenge theme is Love Is In The Air and you can find more inspiration and information on the blog -> HERE.

These stamps are all from the new Valentine's Release. It is yummy in more than one way. We will be hopping with the Valentine's stamps and the Spring Stamps and Dies next week.


When I saw this sentiment about chocolate cake, I couldn't resist. I know how I look at, rather lust after, chocolate cake. Using my MISTI, I stamped Slice of Cake onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock and used several Copic Es to color in the cake and RV11 and RV14 to color the frosting. Nothing better than chocolate cake with cherry flavored frosting just like my Nana made!

Again using my MISTI, I pretreated a piece of vellum with my antistatic tool and heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder. I popped the Slice of Cake up on top of the sentiment using some 3M Foam tape.

To make the background, I trimmed a piece of card stock to 4" x 5.25" and used the Basket Weave Cover A Card cling stamp and my regular sized MISTI with the foam piece removed. Again, I pre-treated the card stock with an anti-static tool. Using Versamark Ink I stamped the image just one - with cling stamps you really only need one stamping. I added white embossing powder and heat embossed this beautiful basket weave onto the pink card stock.

Next, I placed some light enamel dots on to the vellum panel and then adhered the panel to the basket weave panel using a liquid glue. I then adhered the full front to a 110 pound Neenah Solar White top folding note card. Easy card to make. Sadly I do not have my grandmother's baking skills but a girl can dream with a stamped image. Don't forget to head over to the Impression Obsession blog for more inspiration -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. I was given the stamps as part of my work for the Impression Obsession Design Team. Thank you for your support.


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Impression Obsession Challenge: Quick and Easy Holiday Cards



Hi, I haven't made enough Christmas Cards yet so I needed a quick and easy design and that is the challenge theme over at Impression Obsession: HERE. There is a lot more inspiration from our wonderful design team! The challenge rules for playing along are there too!

First, inked up an A2 panel of Neenah Solar White with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxides using my Life Changing Blender brushes. I then added some splatters of water for snow and blotted those off.  I let this dry for several hours.

Once I thought it was dry, I tested the panel to make sure that no embossing powder stuck to it. It was dry so I placed it in my regular MISTI. I removed the foam insert as I was using a cling stamp. I lined up the stamp with the panel and applied Versamark Ink, a sticky ink for embossing. I heat embossed the trees using some white and silver glitter embossing powder that is very old. I embossed the sentiment using WOW Midas Touch. I cut the panel down to 4" x 5.25" and adhered it to a silver glitter card stock. Easy and done. This would be easy to make multiples with as well.

Thank you for stopping by;
Susan


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Monday, December 9, 2019

Polka Dots for Christmas: Impression Obsession Old is New


Hi,
I have always loved Impression Obsession Stamps and today's card is using one of my favorite older Color A Card Background cling stamps. You can do anything with this stamp - make it girly, make it for Spring, die cut images from the stamped backgrounds.

Head over to the blog for more inspiration using some of our older stamps. See you don't need everything new that comes out ....HERE.

Using my MISTI, I stamped the image in dark green dye ink onto a lighter green paper. I then die cut the sentiment out of Neenah Solar White card stock and silver glitter card stock. I adhered the two die cuts together to make a dimensional die cut.

I trimmed the main panel to 4" x 5.25" and mounted it on a silver glitter paper. To take this up a notch, I added green, red, white and clear sequins.


Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I was gifted the stamps and dies from Impression Obsession. I purchased the remainder of the products used! Thank you for your support!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Impression Obsession: It's Snow Time


Hi,
It is snow time - or that is the challenge at Impression Obsession Stamps. It doesn't snow here in FL but my family up north reports they have been shoveling. Anyway, check the Impression Obsession Blog for more design team inspiration and challenge rules: HERE.

I used several products from our Fall/Winter Release. For the background I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes and added Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar to an A2 sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock. I splattered on some water to give the effect of snow and tapped it up after 30 seconds.

Next I stamped all the images with my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used my Copic Markers. Truly not happy with my color choices but at the time they looked good.

Snow People:
          C3, C1, C00
          R32, R35, R37
          G29, G09, G02  - the greens were a big problem. I think the G0s are two close in color.
Trees:
       G40, G43, G46
       YG17, YG13, YG11
       G20, G24, G29

I then fussy cut out all the images and ran my Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the white edges. I used 3M pop dots for each snow person. I added some sequins because I wanted more glitter. The sentiment is white heat embossed and is from Holiday Words. Head over to the IO Blog for more details and inspiration: HERE.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I was gifted the stamps from Impression Obsession. The rest of the products I purchased myself. Thank you for the support.