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June 22, 2013

Impression Obsession/Flower Soft Blog Hop

Flower Soft Impression Obsession

We’re having fun being Patriotic today with the Flower Soft Design Team. You’ll be inspired by creative projects as you hop along the Design Teams' blogs.   The hop will be open for comments from June 22nd through June 29th.  Winners will be announced June 30th.

PRIZES will be awarded following the guidelines below:

  • You must comment on every blog to be eligible to win either of the two gift certificates.
  • One random comment will be chosen by Impression Obsession to receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate.
  • One random comment will be chosen by Flower Soft to receive a $25.00 Flower Soft Gift Certificate.

WINNERS  will be announced on June 30th at the Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Blogs. 


The steps I used to create my card are listed below:

  1. Stamped Sea Grass with Desert Sand on Solar White cardstock twice and trimmed around both images, taped together and applied Flower Soft Delphinium Blue as shown.
  2. Stamped Summer Pot Small with Alabaster Fluid Chalk Ink on leftover brown cardstock.  Applied white embossing powder and overheated a little for a fired pottery look.
  3. Cut Large Bow Die cut with leftover red cardstock and applied Strawberry Flower Soft to the center.
  4. Used largest Mini circle die and Magic Matter to create a circle for the sentiment from Spring Medley clear stamp set, stamped with Danube Blue.  Applied FS Patriot around the edge.
  5. Created the CAC backgrounds with Fluff and Summer Sky and Desert Sand inks.  Used Spellbinder largest Curved Rectangles die as a stencil for the backgrounds.  Used the largest die cut and Neenah Laid Ivorystone behind that.
  6. Everything was mounted as shown.

I think this card could be used for an Operation Write Home soldier or a thank you card for someone as July 4th draws nearer.  It was pretty quick to do and fun.  Loved working with the dies and the Flower Soft.

Check out the other blogs below for some really beautiful cards.

Hop list:


Thanks so much for joining us in the fun.  Have a great time with each blog post and see you back here on June 30th for the IO Gift Certificate  winner and on the Flower Soft Blog for their winner.

I will be back on June 25 for Tuesday Tips and Techniques and then on June 27 for our Colors of Summer Challenge winner and DT Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share.





That is ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! I love lavender so this just really gets my attention. I LOVE IT!!

LOVE the sea grass!

What a great hop. I often shy away from using flower soft maybe this will encourage me to do more with it!

All of the cards in the hop have been stunning. Love the patriotic flower soft.

Loved this blog hop. Each card was so different and done so well, it was fun anticipating to see what was next. 1st time visiting your stamp site, love what I see. Blessings~

Wow! This is so gorgeous! It just grabs your attention and makes you want to feel the soft flowers - LOL!

This hop was wonderful. I love my IO dies and stamps and havent used my flower soft yet, but surely with all these fabulous ideas I will be. Loved all the cards.

Very pretty card!

Oh so gorgeous Shirley! Love how you have created those flowers! And the die! oh my!!

I've never used Flower soft but this looks wonderful. So pretty and a great look with the stamping.

lovely card - fun blog hop - so much great inspiration.
Thank you.
Sandra ltb

Very pretty!

Super card. Off to hop now...

I love those little touches of Flower soft on the stamped image! Would love to try some!

I have never used Flower Soft but I think I better try my hand at this. I am totally in love with this card.

Love the combination of stamps and flower soft. Very pretty card, especially love the summmer pot stamp!

WOW!Beautiful card!!!

Beautiful card! I love the Large Bow Die and the addition of the Flower Soft! Gives it such a fun texture! Now I'm off to check out the creations on the other blogs!

Can't wait to start the hop and would love, love to win one of those prizes.

The card is fabulous. Love the texture.

Wonderful card Shirley! Love the blue flower soft and that bow! Also love how you embossed the pot, it does look realistic.

Great hop everyone! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

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Great card Shirley! Love the seagrass with the flower soft, and the whole pot of flowers idea. Lovely!

What a cute card; love the creativity. Great hop with great products. Thanks

Your card is so beautiful! I can smell the flowers now!

What a delicately lovely card! I'm here via Kittie Kraft's blog post today. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the creativity as I begin here!
Lynden (a Marine Mom ;-} )


This is beautiful! Can't believe you cut around the Grasses stamp but it gives great dimension. Love how you did the pot too.

So beautifully detailed and what intricate cutting around the grass. The flower soft is so pretty. Love the card.

Very pretty and unique...a fun "hop"!!

Wonderful card. I have not used flower soft but looking forward to lots of inspiration in the hop.

Lovely card. Those soft blue flowers are soooo pretty!

Beautiful card Shirley!Your Flower Soft Delphinium Blue look great on the sea grass (It's the first time I see these flowers) Thanks for the inspiration.

Very nice. TFS

Beautiful card! I like that Flower Soft and hope to try it some day.

OH, and here I thought I'd miss the chance to win a prize. Was hopping along anyway! This is a fantastic card! I love the fluff choices you used and where you chose to fluff at! Thanks for sharing with us!

Beautiful--I like all the dimension.

Love the card. If is just beautiful!

Flower Soft and Impression Obsession - what's not to love?

I love that flower pot stamp. Very cute card!

I have never used Flower Soft I wasn't overly impressed but your lovely flowers have changed my mind. Another addition to my wish list.

Lovely card. Hopping now...

WOW!! I LOVE the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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