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24 posts from October 2013

October 31, 2013

Cute Spooks by Dina Kowal

Happy Halloween!!!

Here is a Halloween cutie from Dina Kowal  using Ghost with Hat &  Ghost with Tie

Adorable!

Have a great day!

October 30, 2013

Hello Card By Daniela Dobson

Daniella Dobson has a fun card to share today using CC044 CAC Scratches, CL461 Arrows Clear Set, CS460 Chevrons Clear Stamps.

 

Hello by Daniela Dobson

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

October 29, 2013

Happy Haunting Card Tutorial by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a tutorial today for a gorgeous Halloween card.

Jenny uses Banners and Tails Die Set, CL490 Tangled Web Clear Set and  Border Duo 2 Die.

 

I've been cutting up my Graphic 45 papers again! I used papers from the Happy Haunting Collection and with the little spiders dangling... I thought it was a great match to use the Itsy Bitsy Spider stamp! The stamp on the inside along with the Itsy Bitsy Spider are both in the Tangles Web clear set! 

 On the inside I added a few more layers using the Border Duo 2 Die to add the mini scalloped edge along the right side. 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider was cut out with the Banners and Tails Die Set. I curved the paper a bit and tucked it under the bow, adding a little dimensional silicone to keep the banner in the bent shape. 
Have a great day!

October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Trio by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal  shares a Halloween card using Pumpkin 2, Pumpkin 3, Pumpkin 4.

Have a great day!

October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween by Vicki Garrett

Here is an adorable Halloween scene from Vicki Garrett.

Vicki used the following Impression Obsession products: DIE083-KCat Set, DIE114-O Halloween Set, DIE006-V Bare Tree Die, & WP17 Sentiments 2 set.

Have a great day!

October 24, 2013

Design Team Feature Thursday - Jenny Gropp

DT Thursday

Our featured Design Team member for today is Jenny Gropp. She has an absolutely gorgeous floral card for you! Head on over to Jenny's blog for the full project!!! 

Here's a peek!

DT Thursday io hydrangea 3

Have a great day!

October 23, 2013

Pumpkin Card by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher shares a fun die cut Halloween card.

Laura's card uses DIE094-U Pumpkin die.

Have a great day!

October 22, 2013

Halloween Card Tutorial by Jenny Gropp

We have an adorable Halloween card tutorial to share today from Jenny Gropp using Impression Obsession's CL490 Tangled Web Clear Set,  DIE002-Z Square Frame Square Die, DIE115-J Spider Web and DIE094-U Pumpkin Die.

 

 Of course I'm leading with Halloween! My most favorite kind of card to make!!! 
I created a little open window using acetate and the new fun spider web die!

 I took a picture for you of the two elements before I glued them. The spider webs are glued to the edge of the orange frame, that way there are no glue marks on the acetate to be seen from the other side.

 Here's the up close of the front only. The spider webs are on top and acetate is under them. That way you see a little texture too. the center panel is popped up with foam tape.

Here's the card opened up... You can sort of see the acetate. I added another orange frame and took the opportunity to add the pumpkin which covered up the glue that you could see through the acetate. A fun Boo sentiment and a spider to finish it off! I used Spellbinder's Grand Labels One to create the card base. 
  Stamps by Impression Obsession: CL490 Tangled Web Clear Set
Dies by Impression Obsession: DIE002-Z Square Frame Square Die, DIE115-J Spider Web, DIE094-U Pumpkin Die
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chestnut Roan Cats Eye for edging
Paper: 6x6 Authentique's Thrilling Collection, Orange, Black
 Ribbon by May Arts, Bow Easy Tools, Perfect Layer Rulers, Foam Tape, Button, Spellbinder's Grand Labels One

Have a great day!

October 21, 2013

Pink Halloween by Jeanne Streiff

Here's a different take on a Halloween card by Jeanne Streiff

Embossing folder from Sizzix. Die cuts from Impression Obsession (DIE121-E  Ghosts).

Have a great day!

October 18, 2013

W Is For Wicked by Vicki Garrett

Vicki Garrett gives us spooky cute with a fun Halloween card!

Impression Obsession products used: DIE115-J Spider Web Die , B14147 W is Wicked, C7737 Star Hat, E14135 Poisonous Potions

Have a great day!

October 17, 2013

New Challenge - Favorite Technique

Welcome to  our "Favorite Technique" Challenge!

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
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
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/die 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 but this challenge must me listed first.

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, November 5th, at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced  November 6th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day and good luck! If you have questions please email Jeanne (see sidebar).

October 16, 2013

Winner of the Colors of Fall Challenge!

 

 

Thanks to all the players of the challenge! Your projects were wonderful!

Our winner is....Greta from GG Creations! Congratulations Greta!

Please email  Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

~~> Check back tomorrow for a new IO Challenge! <~~

Greta used F13050 Nest Collage & A8783 Grateful for her card.

Greta

Have a great day!

October 15, 2013

Halloween Window Tutorial by Kittie Caracciolo

We have a gorgeous dimensional collage card to share from Kittie Caracciolo using Impression Obsession Halloween images and dies. Kittie used the DIE-114-0 Halloween Set, DIE029-P Halloween Hill Die, DIE115-J Spider Web, DIE121-E Ghosts, DIE103-ZZ Lg. Window with Box and CC083 Cover-a-Card Distressed Brick.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Set 2 left

With added light for extra spookiness!

http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed958f38833019aff99a064970c-pi

I started by stamping the brick on the card base. I cut and assembled 2 windows. I used the window as a template to draw lines on the base to cut for the see thru window. I cut the opening with a craft knife and attached the front window over the opening with ATG adhesive. I attached the cobweb to the backside of the window opening and then attached the second window on the inside of the card to create a clean finish.

You can see step by step photos of how I make my see thru window card HERE.

http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed958f38833019aff99ac0e970c-pi

Next I cut and attached the silhouette images on the inside of the card.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Set 2 inside view 2

I attached the window box under the window with two layers of mounting tape to use as a prop for the ghost, jack-o-lantern and bat. The spider was the final finishing touch.

I would hate to run into him.

http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed958f38833019aff9a29d6970d-pi

Have a great day!

I attached the window box under the window with two layers of mounting tape to use as a prop for the ghost, jack-o-lantern and bat. The spider was the final finishing touch. I would hate to run into him.  - See more at: http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/impression-obsession/page/2/#sthash.KfIfaFdP.dpuf
I attached the window box under the window with two layers of mounting tape to use as a prop for the ghost, jack-o-lantern and bat. The spider was the final finishing touch. I would hate to run into him.  - See more at: http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/impression-obsession/page/2/#sthash.KfIfaFdP.dpuf

October 14, 2013

Ghost Cone by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher uses Leigh Hannan's fun and quirky Halloween stamps for  her card today:
Ghost Cone(E2456) & Spooky Cover a Card background (CC160)
 

Have a great day!

October 11, 2013

Most Wonderful by Jeanne Streiff

We have a shimmery Christmas card from Jeanne Streiff today. Jeanne uses Mega Mount, CC163 Watches & Keys & C14110 Most Wonderful Time.

Have a great day!

October 10, 2013

Design Team Feature Thursday - Kittie Caracciolo

DT Thursday

Our featured Design Team member for today is Kittie Caracciolo .  She has an absolutely stunning Fall card for you! Head on over to  Kittie's blog for the full project!!! 

Here's a peek!

Kittie DT thursday 10.10 snippit

Have a great day!

 

October 09, 2013

Dream by Vicki Garrett

We have a beautiful Fall card from Vicki Garrett to share today.

Vicki uses the Leaves Die Set, Gingham Cover a Card & Bird Silhouette Flourish.

Have a great day!

October 08, 2013

Trick or Treat Card Tutorial by Jenny Gropp

 

 
I started with the Owl Tree image as my "flying" part of the challenge. The background in the image was so dark... it made me think of Halloween, so that's the direction I took. 

 I cut the owl out using a circle nestie and sized to fit behind the Circle Frame Die. I airbrushed a little W5 around the edge. I also colored all other leaves and branches with the W1... leaving the owl only white.

 The Owl and Sleepy Hollow are popped up with foam tape for dimension. I really tried to NOT put a bow on it... but I caved. It just looked naked with out a bit of ribbon! I ragged the black seam binding to fit more in to the Halloween theme. I added a little glossy accents to the owls for a little extra shine.
Here's the inside with the branches stamped down the side. And I snuck a little black cat in the mix... every Halloween card needs a little black kitty. 


Stamps & dies by Impression Obsession - H1921 Owl Tree, C14137 Sleepy Hollow, CL285 Clear Set Bump in the Night, CL136 Fall Borders, DIE083-K Cat Set, DIE018-V Border Duo 2, DIE001-Z Circle Shaker Frame
Paper/inks: Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6x6 pad, Black, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Gray, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, Bow Easy Tools, Copic Markers, Black Seam Binding, Glossy Accents, Foam Tape

Have a great day!

October 07, 2013

Halloween Window by Dina Kowal

We have a beautiful Halloween window scene from Dina Kowal to share today.

Dina uses Nest and Hole, Bird Die Set, Halloween Hill, Pumpkin, Large Window w/ Box & Cover-a-Card Cracquelure



Have a great day!

October 05, 2013

Happily Haunted by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a not so spooky Halloween card today.

 
  Here's a closer look:

Have a great day!

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