February 26, 2015

Design Team Feature Thursday - Anna Wight!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Anna Wight!


 To see Anna's's full project and how she made it, click HERE!

Here's a peek:

AnnaWight DT Thursday 2.26 peek

Have a great day!


February 24, 2015

Coffee Time by Laura Fulcher

Fun card from Laura Fulcher using H777 Coffee Time, B13250 Pour Sip Sigh, CC188 Calico, CC196 Lg. Speck background and E13235 Coffee Ring.

 

 
Hi guys!  Today I want to talk about layering Cover a Card stamps to build up a background.  For my card, I started with a kraft notecard and stamped the Calico background on top (CC188) with brown pigment ink.

I liked the Calico a lot, but it looked really regimented for the card I was designing.  I decided to add the Lg. Speck background (CC196) on top of it using the same brown ink.  You can really see the difference you get by adding a second pattern to the mix.  You could use two different inks for this technique for a completely different look.

Next, to tie in with my coffee theme, I stamped the Coffee Ring image (E13235) onto my background with Hero Arts Latte ink (perfect name, right?) 

For the finished card, I added the Coffee Time stamp (H777)) and the Pour Sip Sigh saying (B13250).
 
Have a great day!

February 19, 2015

New Challenge... Happy Birthday!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Happy Birthday!

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

  Challenge Guidelines

 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced March 4th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


February 18, 2015

Winner!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered our It Must Be Love Challenge, all of your projects were spectacular!

I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...E. Marie!

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info.

Marie used Cover-a-Card Rose Lace (CC087), Cover-a-Card Thick & Thin (CC008) and Ladybug Vine Heart (D6337) for her adorable card.

Have a great day!


Celebrate by Dina Kowal

Beautiful card from Dina Kowal using  DIE174-W Greeting Set dies and C9451 Celebrate.

I stamped the Celebrate word stamp, using a gridded acrylic block to help me space the impressions evenly. I used a water-soluble graphite pencil and blender pen to add some shading to the die cut - not really happy with the way that photographed but I like that technique in general for adding detail to silhouettes and solid shapes.

 
I used the Inlaid Die Cuts technique with the couple and the word die... the die cut word is layered 4 times to give it some lift from the card. 
 
Have a great day!

February 12, 2015

Mixed Media Journal by Vicki Garrett

Beautiful Art Journal fun from Vicki Garrett!

Vicki used Wood Alphabet, Watercolor Fuschia, Rose Leaf, Heart Hug, Splatter 1 and Sketchy Chevron Border

Have a great day!


February 11, 2015

Love Never Fails by Ellen Taylor

Beautiful Valentine from Ellen Taylor using CC180 Broken Chainlink, CL434 Love Never Fails, E9516 French Rose and DIE242-YY 6 in 1 Rectangle Frames


February 05, 2015

New challenge - It Must Be Love!

Welcome to our new challenge -  It Must Be Love!

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

  Challenge Guidelines

 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, February 17th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced February 18th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


February 04, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Sparkle & Shine Challenge, all of the projects spectacular!

I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...Rachel B.!

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Have a great day!


February 03, 2015

Do You Know by Vicki Garrett

Gorgeous Valentine from Vicki Garrett!

Vicki used Reading Silhouette, Double Heart Border, Do you know
and Borders  Duo 2 Die

Have a great day!


January 29, 2015

Design Team Feature - Laura Fulcher!

 

Our Featured Design Team member today is...Laura Fulcher

 To see Kittie's full project and how she made it, click HERE!

Here's a peek:

Lauraday DT Thurs peek

Have a great day!


January 27, 2015

Happiness by Jenny Gropp

Fun card from Jenny Gropp using  C8728 Happiness and E8723 Fun Friends!

 
I adore the silhouette stamps and this one is such a sweet and happy image! My shiny and sparkly is the metallic thread I used around the edges.
 You can see the Copics I used here. I pierced holes around the edges, using a template to keep them even.... well somewhat even, lol! I used this fun metallic thread to stitch, yes HAND STITCH around the edge. It does take a little longer and usually I'm always looking for a short cut when crafting. But most of the time I'm watching Netflix on my ipad when I'm in the craft room, so I don't mind it taking a little extra time if I am watching some TV.
All of the layers were made using Perfect Layer Rulers, no nesties.. just simple straight layers on this one. I tied a little bow with the copper thread and glued it in the corner. I used a Viva Copper pen to add tiny little copper pearl centers on the flowers in the image. A few glittery pearls in the lower left corner to finish it off.
 
Have a great day!
 

 


January 22, 2015

Design Team Feature - Kittie Caracciolo!

Our Featured Design Team member today is...Kittie Caracciolo!

 To see Kittie's full project and how she made it, click HERE!

Here's a peek:

KC Impression Obsession Heart Stems 1 left peek


 Have a great day!


January 21, 2015

Happy Trails by Vicki Garrett

 

Fun card from Vicki Garrett using Outhouse, Happy Trails and Crinkle Paper!

Happy Trails
Have a great day!


January 16, 2015

No Calories by Jeanne Streiff

We have a sweet card by Jeanne Streif to share that uses C9649 Lemon Twist Cupcake, C9655 No Calories, F17030 Paint Splatter and F13272 Heart Texture

 

Lemon Cupcake Jeanne_Streiff WM

Have a great day!


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