Tuesday, August 20, 2019

My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays and more Picket Fence Studios August Release

The reason I chose these three cards for my Team Tuesday post on My Sweet Petunia is that all three cards have stamped images with either very solid areas on them or thick black lines. A MISTI is essential when using stamps like these.

For the first card, I used an image from Trick or Treaters - all of the images in this set have large solid areas. I placed the stamp in my MISTI and used Memento Tuxedo Black ink as this is safe with Copics. To get the best impression, I carefully placed the image on the door of the Misti making sure that the solid areas were adhered to the door without any bubbles between the stamp and the door. I stamped the image 3 times using my regular sized Misti onto Neenah Solar White 80 pound card stock.  I colored the image in with Copic Markers. I die cut Thankfully from black card stock and I cut the shadow from vellum. I stamped the sentiment from Girl Boss onto Neenah Solar White using Hero Arts Pumpkin ink. I did use my Misti and stamped this three times to get a crisp image.

For this card the solid areas areas are smaller but nonetheless they are a very important part of the image. I carefully adhered this to my Misti door and stamped it 3 times with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used Copic Sketch markers G000, G00 and G02 to color in the dress. I added some colored pencil to the "nooks and crannies". Her hair is E31, E33, E35 and E37 with some colored pencil details. For the background I used Layers of Clouds stencil and my Life Changing Blender Brushes with Distress Oxides Picked Rasperry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar. I die cut the trees from Woodsy Forest twice from Neenah Solar White card stock. I adhered this together with some Gina K Designs Connect Glue and then added them to the panel. Then sentiment is from If You Have It Haunt It and I used Memento Tuxedo Black and my Misti.

With illustrative heavy line designs such as this witch from If You Have It Haunt It, I found my Misti to be an integral component for precision stamping. I stamped the witch 4 times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The background was made using the Funky Rainbow Stencil with my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I used Distress Oxide ink in Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin and Persimmon. I colored in the pumpkin with Copic YR18. I knew I wanted to leave this image as black and white so this is why using my Misti was so important. The sentiment is from Hey Girl. 

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios August 2019 Release

Hi, I have a quick card today. It was truly very simple to make. I used the Glass Window Sunshine and one of my smaller Life Changing Blender Brushes to add Distress Oxides. I used Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I applied the ink onto an A2 sized piece of Ranger Distress Watercolor paper. After I was done the ink blending, I gave the panel and all over spritz with Sheer Shimmer Spray.

I used Fran Girl for my main focal image and colored her in with Copics. I used E23, E21, E01 and E00 with some R20 for her skin. I added BG72 for eye shadow because why not! For her bathrobe, I used RV11, RV14 and RV19. For her book and slippers I used Y11, Y15 and Y18. I used the coordinating die cut and popped her up on some 3M foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black. The sentiment is from the set Is My Eyeliner Straight?  from last month's release.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Moody Blues or Bright Blues: New Impression Obsession Challenge

Hi, Impression Obsession has a new challenge with a prize up - the Moody Blues. Go to the blog for more inspiration and details. For my card I decided to go with bright blues since it has been a rainy summer here in the swamp.

I stamped Three Little Birds in Memento Tuxedo Black using my MISTI. For Copics, I used B60, B63 and B69 and for the yellows Y11, Y13 and Y35. The leaves were colored in YG11, YG13, and YG17. I added some drop shadows with C0, C1 and a smidge of C3. Easy peasy. I die cut this panel using one of the Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles.

I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Quotes 1 my fav sentiment set ever I think. I used some white heat embossing to make it pop. I die cut that same paper using the 6-1 Rectangle Frames die. I used the largest outline.

I mounted all onto a piece of light blue gingham patterened paper. I did mount the bird panel with some 3M foam tape.

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Reverse Confetti Blog Hop: Anything But A Card

Hi, For today's blog hop at Reverse Confetti our theme is Anything But A Card! I knew right away I wanted to make a scrapbook page of the day we adopted our two new rescues, Dory and Peaches. Reverse Confetti has so many great stamps and die sets that can be used to make scrapbook pages.

First, I pulled out my Memory MISTI for this project. The Memory MISTI is perfect for scrapbooking because it allows you to both stamp and hold objects in place with the magnetic platform. I have extra magnets just for this purpose. I pulled out another piece of Bazzill Lily White and sprayed some Gold Shimmer Mist spray on it. I also added some stitching on this layout.

I used Scalloped Striped PanelGrid Stitched Tag Die, Stitched Hex Tag, Love and XOXO as part of my journaling, Party and Celebrate and Circle of Hearts Cover Plate. I also used Bold Blooms and the accompanying dies. For journaling I used My Tribe. I will add my own hand written journaling later as my handwriting is horrible lol!

For all my die cutting, I used Sun and Sea, Darling Dots and Ice Aqua. All are from Reverse Confetti and matched my theme colors perfectly. To assemble, I placed the pieces and changed it around several times. When I had reached my final layout, I used a dry adhesive to attach most of the items. I added some sequins and called it done! 

Entire Blog Hop - you will find lots of inspiration throughout the hop

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Monday, August 5, 2019

My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios and Thermoweb Collaboration

It was so hard to chose which Thermoweb products to use. Finally, I selected the Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Turquoise and Deco Art Pearl Foil which is also by Thermoweb. This may look like a tricky card to make but it was not at all.

Like all blog hops there are prizes. Each company is giving away a $25 gift certificate! Leave a below and comments along the way to enter for a chance to win!

I have a video below to show you how I made this.

I was a little leary of this experiment. How would the Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel react when the panel was put through the laminator without any protection? Would the foil adhere to where I wanted it to? These were a few of the questions I had but it turned out so easily.

First. I taped the Heart of Flowers stencil to an A2 sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I then taped off a diagnonal line using 2" Post-It Note tape. Using a palette knife I added Transfer Gel by Thermoweb through the stencil. I left this to dry overnight as I had a few other things to do. Using Transfer Gel gives the card panel a plastic surface on which to adhere foil.

Once the transfer gel was dry, I lined up the stencil and taped it down again. This time I applied the  Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel. I let this dry. Then came the big experiment. I put the silver foil over the transfer gel segment. The Glitz Glitter side was completely exposed to the heat of the laminator.

I had warmed up my lmainator for about 20 minutes ahead of time on the hot setting. I placed my panel between a folded piece of parchment and ran it through the laminator. The foil attached perfectly and the Glitz Glitter Gel remained intact.

To finish the card I added the die cut Seriously out of black card stock and a sentiment strip. I called this done for sure! LOL! Give this a try. It was fun!
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Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession: A Crabby Tag

As you read this, I will be at the beach with my family and grandchildren. My grandson has a cute little blue bathing suit with crabs all over it. I have seen pictures of him in it all summer. Now I get to see him in person. Anyway his bathing suit is the inspiration for the tag.

My first step was to stamp Holiday Hanger from our Fall/ Winter collection onto Neenah solar white using white embossing powder. This stamp was designed to be a beach themed Christmas garland. However, why not use it as garland for a beach party! Love getting multiple uses out of my stamps.

Using my third largest Life Changing Blender Brush, I added Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch onto the panel. I then die cut it using  tagStitched Tag die.

To make the crab, I die cut all the pieces from Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I colored the pieces in with my Copic Sketch markers R12, R14, R17 and R29. I assembled the crab onto small circle of paper. I popped up the main part using some 3M foam tape. To add the effect of shimmering sand, I added Vintage Photo Distress Stickles and moved it around with my fingers. I set this aside to dry. I then added some googly eyes.

I wanted to make the crab appear to be sitting on sand at his part so I die cut some cream card stock using the tag die. I ended up not using the Stickles on this part because it seemed to take the eye away from the crab. I assembled the tag. I stamped You Are Awesome from Everyday Quotes 1 on the sentiment strip and dangled that from the fabric sky.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

PIcket Fence Studios: More From the July Release

I am up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today. I have a couple of cards from the July Release. For this first one I really wanted to use the Peacock Mandala stencil. This stencil has so very many possibilities. But for some reason on this day, I decided to make a more subdued card. I stencil Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink through the stencil using my Life Changing Blender Brush (3rd largest) onto Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb card stock. I trimmed the panel to 4 x5.25". I then mounted this onto an A2 sized card made also made from Neenah Desert Storm.

For the sentiment, I embossed Good Vibes onto vellum. To keep the tone on tone look I used Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. It has a nice shine and a color that lies between silver and gold. I added some cream enamel dots and called it done.

For my second card, I decided to brightened things up quite a bit - must have been a different day and mood lol! I white heat embossed Vortex of Hearts onto some bright pink card stock trimmed to 4 x 5.25". I mounted that on a pastel yellow polka dot background. 

I then die cut the shadow portion of the Everything die out of vellu. I used Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock for the word. I carefully pieced this together using a liquid adhesive. This is really easy to assemble but I can be a bit of a clutz! I added a sentiment strip saying happy that was white heat embossed. I did pop this up with 3M foam tape. I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets for added interest. And there is another one done lol. 

A lot of the sets in this release are so easy to use. Go take a look at the store.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Picket Fence Studios and WOW Embossing Powder Collaboration Blog Hop

Hi, This collaboration is so much fun! I love embossing powders (don't ask how many I have) and I love Picket Fence Studios. For this project I used Iced Silver, Misty Sky, and Oceanic WOW embossing powders. I chose these three so I could make an ombre look of blue greens on the card.

No blog hop is complete without prizes. WOW is giving away 6 embossing powders of your choice along with a carrying case! Picket Fence Studios is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store. To enter leave a comment on this blog post and all the other blogs on the blog hop. The comments will be open until 11:59 PM EST August 4th. The two winners will be announced on August 5th on the Picket Fence Studios blog and the WOW Embossing Powders Blog.

You definitely need a MISTI for the stamping as these are sections of large backgrounds. I used all the stamps from On The Ocean and embossed each one using the 3 powders onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I did this repeated stamping so I would have lots of pieces to chose from. I have a video below showing my process.

Once all the embossing was done, I cut out each ocean swirl. Then, I assembled the card from lightest to darkest. I stamped Oh So Many Birthday Wishes sentiment with Versamark ink and used the darkest embossing powder, Oceanic. I then added Hero Arts Aqua Enamel dots to the vellum. I attached the vellum to the background using Gina K. Design Connect Glue underneath each enamel dot.

 This really was an easy and fun card to make. The different textures of the embossing powder are hard to capture with the camera but make for a lot of interest in person. Next on the hop is: Karen Reategui 

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Impression Obsession: Sleighs Old or New. Which is best?

It is another Old is New Day at the Impression Obsession Blog. On these days we show older stamps from our stash and give them a chance to shine again. Today, I am using 'Twas the Night Before by Serendipity Stamps which is now part of Impression Obsession. This card was so easy to make because this stamp was made to look like a vintage etching.

Using my MISTI, I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black. I added clear embossing powder and heat embossed the image. I trimmed the image down to the very edges. I layered it on top of some red card stock and then black and white striped paper. I layered all of this onto a 110 lb top folding notecard. I added no other embellishments because the stamp did all the work!

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hot Pink Wheelbarrow: Impression Obsession Using Hot Colors Challenge

We have a new challenge theme over at the Impression Obsession Blog. Please head to the blog for more details on how to play for a chance to win a gift certificate and for inspiration. The theme is Hot Colors. I assume Jeanne and Mitra chose this because it is summer here in the US! However, your card does not have to be summer themed. In fact, mine is not.

In fact, my card shows the Easter Bunny taking a vacation. We always see Santa taking a vacation but this stamp shows the Easter Bunny on a well-deserved vacation. Yes, a lounge in a hot pink wheelbarrow, a beverage - adult or not - with a carrot is always appropriate. So is sharing with a friend and using a yellow lampshade as an umbrella. You have to give the Easter Bunny credit for some creative thinking. 

To create this vacation scene I stamped the Relaxing Easter Bunny with Memento Tuxedo Black and used a lot of different markers to color the stamp in. You could use any coloring medium. The pink Copics are RV02, RV04, and RV09. The bunny is E30, E50, and E51. The stylish umbrella is Y11, Y15 and Y18 with a bit of Greyed Lavendar colored pencil for shading. 

I then colored the grass underneath the wheelbarrow with YG67. I had tried drawing in some grass with my Copics but it just did not look right. So I whipped out my Grass Border set and used the straightest lawn border. I then stamped the sentiment from Everyday Quotes 1 onto the border and then popped it up with 3M foam tape. 

I still wasn't happy with this so I cut the panel down and then mounted it over some black and white patterned paper. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the wheelbarrow and lampshade. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Reverse Confetti Anything Goes: Hatbox Floral Sympathy Card

Sorry it has been a while since I last posted. Adoping two older rescues dogs has been a handful but wonderful and heart-warming. Today I have a sympathy card. Sadly I was running out and thought the Hatbox FloralsSentimental Sayings, and Lacy Scallop Frames would make a great combination.

To begin with I stamped the separate floral from Hatbox Florals with Versafine Black Onyx ink to make the frame. I used my MISTI and some masking in order to do that. I then die cut that panel with the Lacy Scallop Frame largest die to leave the floral border.

Using one of the middle dies, I cut the lacy panel out of Neenah Solar White. I used a simple combination of Copic Sketch Markers to color it in: B60, B63, B69. I also added some colored pencil details and some Nuvo Lemoncello drops to the centers of the blue flowers.

For the sentiment, I used the sympathy sentiment from Sentimental Sayings and using my MISTI I positioned it to be underneath the florals. I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black. I then used some 3M Foam tape to pop up the florals once I had stamped the sentiment.

For the background I used a piece of Mist cardstock from the Combo 3 Card Stock. I thought this color of card stock made the florals pop. I mounted all of this on a side folding card that I flipped to open at the top.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge - Oh, Baby

Hi, Welcome to my blog and my part of the Stock Your Stash challenge for Reverse Confetti. The Reverse Confetti challenge page has loads more inspiration and information on how to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. You can find it HERE.

I decided to go a traditional route for this card. For some reason I was drawn to yellow and blue. So I made a baby shower card for a baby boy. First, using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the nested chick from Spring Pals. I then stamped the smaller corner bouquet from Happy Mail. Using my Copic Markers I colored the images in. I added some colored pencil for a bit more texture. I then die cut these two images with the accompanying die cuts.

Next I used some very old yellow polka dot paper and the Circle of Hearts Cover panel to make the back layer. I then die cut some Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock using the Stitched Hex Tag die.  Then using my 2nd to largest Life Changing Blender brush from Picket Fence Studios, I blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. I used the bigger brush to get a lighter effect. The smaller you go in brush size the heavier the application of ink. I spritzed on some Sheer Shimmer spray and let it dry so there is a subtle shine on the tag. I then die cut another piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock using the Bubbles Confetti Cuts die. This die is fast becoming a favorite accent die for me for any type of card.

Once I had all the panel and images prepared, I took the Welcome, Little One sentiment from Bear Hugs and lined it up in my MISTI making sure that I had the nest and floral images in the right place. This was a breakthrough for me as I often think of the sentiment last and this time I had a plan lol!

To assemble the card, I added 3M Foam tape to the back of the die cut panel. Then using dry adhesive I added the Bubbles die cut. I then added 3M Foam tape to the back of the tag and popped that on. I also added foam tape to the floral bouquet. With some dry adhesive I tucked the nest and the chick into the bouquet.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Love Me Some Older Stamps: Impression Obsession Old is New

I think as stampers we tend to want the latest new thing at least I do. However, sometimes if I just shopped my stash I might find what I want. So on Impression Obsession Old is New Day over at the blog we pull out stamps from several releases ago! I have out today one of my favorite background stamps, Faceted. It is a large Cover a Card background.

For today, I did something simple. Using my MISTI, I inked it up with Versamark ink and then stamped it onto Arches 140 lb cold press on the smooth side. I added some white heat embossing powder and carefully moved the heat gun across the paper to prevent warping. I then used my favorite water colors and brushes to color in with glazing. I used this method because it is relaxing and I could paint while in the kitchen keeping watch over my new rescue dogs. Dory and Peaches are still adjusting to coming here from foster care.

I die cut the sentiment from 2 pieces of white card stock and one piece of black and layered them. However, I slightly offset them to leave a bit of white showing. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut it into a strip which looks crooked but can't be. I used my T -Square ruler hmmmm. OH WELL. If you have any ideas let me know. It is a plastic ruler...

Actually if my Cut Align wasn't buried in my craft room...that would have been straight. If you get here and it is straight, it is because I found my Cut Align.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

PIcket Fence Studios July Release

Welcome to my blog and the July Release for Picket Fence Studios. There is a bit of something for everyone in this release. The new release can be found here. Also head to the blog to see what the rest of the design team did. The blog is here.

For some reason, I have been thinking about my grandparents' old house. My grandfather packed every space he could with beautiful roses and peonies. He used to cut fresh bouquets to bring into my grandmother. I thought that was so romantic. I just had to use Rosa Eden Roses.

This was a simple card to make. Using a piece of Arches Cold Press 140 lb card stock, I gold heat embossed the roses. I then added a wash of Distress Ink Scattered Straw all over most of the card. This left a lovely golden yellow wash. I really wanted a vintage look for this card. After that dried, I added more Scattered Straw, Tea Dye and a bit of Tattered Rose. Again, I used regular Distress Inks for these washes.

I stamped the sentiment twice in Versafine Onyx Black. I did stamp it three times due to the texture of the water color paper. I then splatted some drops of gold and opalescent white paint from my Gansai Tambai water color set. That was it. Fun and easy.

For my next card, I did something a bit different. I wanted to use the bluebonnet stamp but I wanted a more graphic look to this. Will leave the water coloring to Lydia!

This was easy! On an A2 panel I stamped Rough Edges in Versafine Onyx Black. For the front panel I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to apply Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides to a 4 x 5.25" panel of Ranger Water Color paper. I did leave the sent lighter then the rest. I added some water droplets and Clear Shimmer Spray. Then I let this dry.

For the flowers, I stamped them in Versafine Onyx Black and then fussy cut them out. I formed a rough bouquet and tied it with twine. I popped all this up on the blue panel with some 3M foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Rescued - My Favorite Breed and Picket Fence Studios

I am up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today. Nichol and her husband, the owners of Picket Fence Studios, adopt rescues so this sentiment set is a natural for them. I am so thankful they created this set and Friendly Mutts. I have used this sentiment set a few times but not for cards about pets. My friends are my lifesavers so I have used the sentiment on cards for them. However, today's card is focused on pets, my pets. On Saturday, my husband and I are picking up two rescued senior Cockapoos. They were very sick and blind when they arrived at the SOCKS (Save Our Cocker Spaniels). They are a bonded pair so needed to go to the same foster parents. These foster parents loved these two - Blanche and Dorothy - through potty training, the difficult treatment for heart worm, removal of cataracts, spaying and skin issues. Both have now been cleared to come to their fur-ever home - our house. I wanted to express my gratitude to this family who took such good care of Dorothy and Blanche so I made this card.


To chose my colors, I looked at the new Color Throwdown Challenge - pink, white, gold and black for inspiration. For layout inspiration, I am using a card on Splitcoast Stampers by Lee Ann Barrett aka Whippet Girl - she is the Featured Stamper this week. I love her cards and I had time to play along so I did! Here is her card that I CASEd - "LOL!" I changed it up by using different stamp images, different colors and a stenciled background. Go have a look at her gallery and be inspired!

 First, I used my blender brushes to ink up a 5.25 x 4" panel using the Random Dots Stencil and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide. I adhered this to a blush pink A2 sized panel. Using my MISTI, I stamped the two dog images from Friendly Mutts with Memento Tuxedo Black ink - this is my favorite ink for Copics. Trying to keep the colors creamy, I used E50, E51 and E53. Looking at the card now, the E40s would have been a better choice. I then added 3M foam tape to each dog. Next I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and trimmed this into a strip. I added 3M foam adhesive to this as well. I then assembled the card and added some gold sequins.

Here are our two new dogs: Dory and Peach at their foster parents' house and before their cataract surgeries. At the Rescue they are known as Dorothy and Blanche. But we are changing their names as Dorothy is my mother in-law's best friend and we do go visit them! I will be posting more pictures of  Dory and Peach soon!

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Impression Obsession Challenge: Things that Fly - Snow Flies right?

Impression Obsession has a new challenge up on the blog. You can find the challenge instructions, how to win a gift certificate and see other designers' cards HERE.

So the challenge theme is Something That Flies and that could be anything that could or does fly. This led to quite the discussion in our team Facebook group. I have decided that snow flies. I am sure I read a book to my children where snow is described as flying! So that is my rationale for this card LOL!

Super easy card to make. Using my MISTI, I inked up Pretty Bough with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and sprayed a mist of water onto the inked stamp. I shut the door of the MISTI and stamped onto Ranger watercolor paper. I did this three times and when needed I added water with a water brushes. I then splattered the branch area with water and Shimmer Spray. I heat set all of this before moving onto the next step.

For the next step, it is important to treat your paper with an anti-static embossing bag or tool. Before I stamp the image, I test to make sure it is dry by placing some embossing powder onto it and making sure it doesn't stick.

Once I have determined that the paper is dry, I ink up the stamp with Versamark ink. I repeated this process three times as this paper has some texture. I used our new Floral Snowflake. I then added Hero Arts Silver embossing powder and heat set it.  I love their embossing powders.

At this point I decided to cut the panel to 4 x 5.25".  I added an A2 sized panel of silver glitter paper and layered the watercolor paper on top of that. For added interest, I added a twine bow and a bit of twine hanging from the top of the card.  For the sentiment I used Tidings 2 - I sooooo love this font. I simply stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black using my MISTI.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Impression Obsession New Jam Jar Die

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release. I have so many more cards in mind to make but this is what I did today. It was fast. Stamping is my jam - pun intended but working with dies makes things so much quicker. Today I worked with the Jam Jar dies and the Fruit dies. They are so cute. I just did a lot of die cutting from patterned paper. The only stamping I did was the sentiment from You Are So from the last release. I added a couple of lines of zig zag stitching and some sequins to finish the card off!

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Day 1

Welcome to my blog and the first day of the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release. This release

is amazing. For the next two days the list of design team participants will be available at 6A on the
Impression Obsession Blog. There is 1 $25 gift certificate up for grabs. One winner will be chosen from
all the comments on all of the blog participants. Comments close July 14th at noon and the winner
will be announced on Tuesday, July 16th on the Impression Obsession blog.
You can find all of the new dies here. I love everything that I ordered. I needed to make a quick card
so I chose to work with Fish Net and Fish dies. Using some easy ink blending with my Life Changing
Blender brushes I added the background to a panel of Neenah Solar White 90 lb card stock. To make
the net, I used direct to paper ink blending with Simon Says Stamp Scuba. I then die cut this with the
Fish Net die using my Gemini Junior. I cut the fish from some Neenah Solar White as well and colored
them in with Copics and colored pencil. Using my MISTI I stamped a sentiment from You are There
to a sentiment strip and foam mounted that to the panel. I added some Dew Drops for dimension.

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