Monday, April 6, 2020

Waffle Flower Easter Blessings


Happy 6th Birthday to Waffle Flower Crafts! I love Waffle Flowers innovative products and how Nina Yang has utilized artists to design some of her stamps. Nina was very kind and generous to gift this stamp and die set - Rejoice Rabbit to me.

Using my MISTI, I stamped the bunny with Antique Linen Distress Ink onto Arches 140 lb hot press paper.  I used my watercolor palette to color her in and color pencils to add details. And, yes, I added the freckles. The mini-media mat was perfect because I had just brought my puppy home and had that much space on my kitchen table!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge: Easter Fun







Hi,
Welcome to another challenge at Impression Obsession Stamps. You can find more inspiration and challenge on the Impression Obsession Stamps blog.

For my two cards today, I used the Bunny Frame die as my main focal point and then Happy Easter on a tag. I die cut the bunny with some very old floral flocked paper. I then die cut the bunny again using some off white Neenah Classic Crest. I slightly offset the two die cuts for some dimension. I used Gina K Designs Connect glue to adhere the two pieces together. I tied the sentiment tag to the bunny's neck with some very narrow and old silk ribbon. I used my MISTI and WPlus9 Silver Lining ink to stamp out the sentiment.



For my second card, I die cut the bunny from from Thermo Web Think Pink Flock. This is a substantially thick flock so I did not put it through my laminator. Instead I used Gina K Designs Connect Glue to adhere it to the panel. As with the other card I used the same sentiment and tied it around the bunny's neck.

I mounted the bunny die cut onto a panel I made with the Shaded Leaf Cover-A-Card cling background stamp. I honestly had this sitting around so I am not quite sure how I made it! Oops!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop to the blog.
Susan

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Impression Old Is New: Winterberries for Birthdays


Hi,
I colored up this Winter Berry Stem a while ago for a birthday card. This is an older Serendipity Stamp image from a Christmas Release so I am featuring it today for our Old is New theme. Given all the time I have had on my hands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to make a Christmas card. But then I made the tear drop background. The image looked cute on the panel so birthday card it is!!! I like this melon pink with the warmer teal that is in the image.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge: Succulents in a Tea Cup


Hi,
Welcome to another Impression Challenge. Quite appropriately at this difficult time for our world this one is about beverages. I love tea especially Lemon Ginger - they were all out at the grocery store so I chose a teacup with a succulent. Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for more inspiration from the design team and information on the challenge (there is a prize). Head here.

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI. I then used various BG and RV Copic makers to color it in. I added some colored pencil details. Then I added drop shadows with cool grey markers. I splattered the whole panel with Sheer Shimmer Mist and heat set that. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Added some pink enamel dots and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti March 2020 Release



Oh I love this Reverse Confetti Release - critters, flowers and great sentiments and the fav paper pack! I am really thankful that I get to hop along this month. I have made a few cards two are here on the blog. We have a new puppy at home and so the third card is not quite finished!

Anyway, you can find the full release here in the Reverse Confetti store. I used Tulips and the matching Confetti Cuts and Perfect Timing.




This first card I set up as a scene in a florist shop. I used Tulips and the matching Confetti Cuts along with some Copic Sketch Markers.

I so enjoy coloring and found setting up these images and coloring them to be very relaxing. I added white gel pen accents to each vase/pitcher. In the end I could have left off the bows but I loved them so hey why not. I mounted my images on a panel using the Stitched Scallops Cover Plate. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and really liked the quirky nature of this sentiment - yes only today I thought of you. My friends that know me really well will understand this!


I die cut some Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock using the Split Circles Cover Panel and made this into a stencil. I used a rainbow collection of Reverse Confetti inks (see below) to ink  blend a rainbow pattern. I die cut some Grape Soda card stock using Stitched Hex Tag die. I heat embossed the sentiment using white heat embossing powder. I added some twine and called it done! Head next to Kathy Schweinfurth's blog for more inspiration. Also all 6x6 paper pads are 20%. Use code "paper".

The Hop

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, February 24, 2020

IO More Spring Release: Magnolia Wreath and Celtic Knot

Hi,
Today over at the Impression Obsession blog we are focusing on the new Spring dies. They are gorgeous. You can find more inspiration here at the IO Blog. My favorite is the new Magnolia Wreath, I love the details in the flowers and that you can really build dimension with this set.

This first card was all die cutting which is a huge switch for me. I die cut Embroidered Flowers cover plate from pale pink card stock. I die cut the wreath three times and stacked them for dimension. Each of the flowers is one each of the flowers. I used Copic Sketch YR0000 to give a little color to the inside of the flower. I then die cut Hugs and that was it.


According to my grandmother the Celtic Knot meant love. So I used this to make a wedding card or just a friendship card because friends love each other. I first used Distress Watercolor paper with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint and I spritzed it with gold shimmer spray. I let this dry and then die cut the knot. I splattered the card with gold shimmer spray as well and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for looking;
Susan

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

New IO Challenge: Tag Your It


Hi,
I need a quick simple tag. I used Stonehenge Black Watercolor paper and Fine-Tec Watercolors along with our new Eucalyptus cling stamp. First I heat embossed the stem using my MISTI, Versamark Ink and Silver embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment with white heat embossing powder. Added some coordinating ribbon and done! LOL! I like easy especially with a 3 month old puppy in the house.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, February 10, 2020

A favorite book and a favorite flower


Hi, Today the Design Team at Impression Obsession is featuring some of our older stamps. For my card, I used two older cling stamps, Grandma's Garden Rose 1 and 2! The title of these stamps is so appropriate because my Grandfather grew the most wonderful rose garden for my grandmother. I loved working out in the garden with him and bringing my grandmother a fresh cut rose. The scent was heavenly. The sentiment is Dear Old World which is a quote from Anne of Green Gables, one of my absolute favorite books as a young girl.

To create the background, I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to add some Distress Oxide in Cracked Pistachio. I add splatters of water and quickly picked the wetness up to remove some of the color. I then splattered the card with Sheer Shimmer Spray and Hero Arts White Water Color paint.

I used a variety of greens and pinks for the flowers and leaves. Honestly, I colored those so long ago I don't know which Copic colors I used. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and my MISTI.

So head over to the IO Blog and see what other inspiration the team has.

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 and thank you for your support. I was given the stamps by Impression Obsession and the remaining products I purchased myself.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hugs and Kisses and Handmade Cards


Hi,
I love giving hugs and kisses but I don't fly this time of year to see my grandchild. No worries I saw them at Christmas. But I have to fly to see them. Anyway so I make lots of cards for them this time of year to send to them as a hug and a kiss.

Today also starts a new challenge at Impression Obsession: Hugs and Kisses! Head over to the blog for more inspiration and to find out about the challenge: HERE.

This is a card I made for my granddaughter. It was easy peasy using one of Lindsay Ostrom's cute images from the Valentine Release. This one is named Karen! Pink is my granddaughter's favorite color along with purple and yellow so these were my choices. Using my MISTI, I placed her on the card and then stamped the sentiment vertically. Then I added the sequins in all sizes because what little girl doesn't like a lot of sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Hello Besties: Impression Obsession

Hi,
I am back with two Besties from the Impression Obsession Valentine's Release. The main panel was made using the new Basket Weave Cover-A-Card cling stamp. I found some pale pink paper in my paper stash and clear heat embossed the background onto it. I then die cut the side circle out using the Stitched Pinked Circles die set which is also new.

For the two Besties, I stamped the girls in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and using my Copic Sketch markers to color them in, I fussy cut the image out leaving a very small white border around the edge. I added a strip sentiment from Everyday Quotes.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Fairy Flower Cup: Impression Obsession

Hi,
For this card I used a few images from Lindsay Ostrom's fairy line of stamps from Impression Obsession. All of these stamps are cling stamps so I removed the foam pad from the MISTI first. I stamped Fairy Cup Flower, Fairy Lily, and Flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used my Copic Markers to color them. The background is Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. I used the third largest of my Life Changing Blender Brushes. Once I had added the inks, I splattered the panel with water, Hero Arts White Watercolor ink and Sheer Shimmer Spray.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Fairies in a Garden: Impression Obsession Spring Release


Hi,
I said I would be back with more of Lindsay Ostrom's Fairy Collection for Impression Obsession and here is one of my fav stamps: Fairy Flower Line. Fairies in flower cups who can resist? I also used the new rectangle frame die which I am going to use next for a shaker card. I did not make this into a shaker because I did not want the shaker glitter and sequins to cover up my fairies.

So this was pretty simple. I stamped the Fairy Flower Line with Memento Tuxedo Black and used my MISTI without the foam insert as this is a cling stamp. For my Copic coloring I use Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. With my B01 marker I carefully colored around each flower fairy. To add the clouds, I used a cloud stencil and Life Changing Blender Brush - 3rd largest one - and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. I then colored in the fairies! I tried to give them varying face colors because the flowers are a bit different from each other.

I also cut the frame from the same card stock. I doubled up the frame and adhered the colored panel onto the back. Using 3M foam tape, I popped the whole framed panel onto a Neenah Solar White 110 lb top folding note card. I added some white gel pen accents and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the flowers and wings to add dimension. I will be back with even more fairies.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Impression Obsession Camellia japonica

Hi,
I just had to color up this gorgeous new cling stamp, Camellia japonica, from Impression Obsession's new Spring release. Using my MISTI, I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. For Copic colors, I used RV11, RV14, RV29 and R59. For the leaves I used YG01, G21, G25 and YG67. I finished by adding colored pencil details. I then fussy cut the image out.

For the background panel I stamped the Branches background cling stamp in Catkin ink and highlighted the edges with more ink using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I trimmed this panel to 4" x 5.25". I popped this on a green A2 card.

Again, using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Quotes with Versafine Onyx Black ink and trimmed it out carefully. I adhered the sentiment and floral to the stamped panel using 3M foam tape.

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. I was given the stamps by Impression Obsession as part of my design team work. All other supplies I have personally purchased and use them almost everyday as part of my creative process.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Impression Obsession Die Cuts: 9 Patch Quilt


Hi,
We are featuring dies and die cutting today over at Impression Obsession. You can find more inspiration HERE.

Today I made a small card to go with a baby gift for a baby shower I have coming up. I used the new Scalloped Nine Patch die!  I decided to make my quilt card into a shaker card as well. I also used our new Teardrop background to make the very back of the quilt. In order to make this as flat as possible, I used flat sequins and small beads.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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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

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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.


Today's participants: 
 

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.