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24 posts from November 2013

November 30, 2013

Impression Obsession Sale! 25% OFF!!!

Online sale through Monday!!!

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November 29, 2013

Be Thankful Every Day by Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Streiff shares a card a pretty Fall anytime card today using uses the following IO products: CL406 We Gather Together, DIE030-S Leaves

 

Have a great day!

 

November 28, 2013

DT Feature Thursday - Dina Kowal

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Dina Kowal

To see Dina's full project click--> HERE

Here's a peek of Dina's project:

DT Thursday Peek

Have a great day!

November 27, 2013

Impression Obsession SALE!!!

Online sale starts today!!! www.iostamps.com

 

November 26, 2013

Snowy Winter Deer by Kittie Caracciolo

Kittie Caracciolo shares a fabulous die cut Christmas card today!

Kittie used  DIE006-V Bare Tree Die, DIE080-N Deer Trio D1293 Fir Tree, B1294 Sm. Fir Tree, A8476 Sm. Pine Sprig and birds from DIE090- Y Leafy Wreath.

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I started by applying ink to the stamps, misting lightly and stamping the evergreen trees across the background. I was going to add a blue sky but really liked the starkness of the green and brown against the all white sky area. I cut two sections of ground snow using deckle scissors and attached them to the card base with mounting tape

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 3 center

 I cut the trees and deer and sponged and blended the brown ink. I painted white watercolor paint to the branches of the trees. I attached the trees and deer to the scene with double and triple layers of mounting tape to add depth and dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 3 deer

 I added sprigs of pine and red berries to the neck of the fawn. I attached pine sprigs to the ground area and added snowy tips with a brush and white watercolor paint.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 3 fawn

Have a great day!

November 25, 2013

Peguin Christmas Tag by Jeanne Streiff

We have an sweet holiday tag to share from Jeanne Streiff.

Jeanne's tag uses: DIE019-V Border Duo 3 & E7571 Penguin

 

Have a great day!

November 24, 2013

Ornament Treat Box by Vicki Garrett

Vicki Garrett shares a sweet holiday treat box with us!

Vicki used Fancy Ornament and Mini Rectangles Tags 2 Die to decorate her little box

Have a great day!

November 23, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks by Laura Fulcher

We have a beautiful floral card from Laura Fulcher to share.

 Laura uses CL465 Spring Medley clear set, B3928 Heartfelt Thanks, DIE040-R Paper Cone and DIE072-F Daisies
 
 
Have a great day!
 

November 22, 2013

Fall Mitten by Dina Kowal

 

Dina Kowal shares a fun fall card today!

I thought a mitten would be fun for Fall, so I inked the edges of the mitten stamp (Large Solid Mitten) with distress ink, then used a kissing technique to stamp the mitten stamp with a knitted texture (CAC Knit). I die cut the image with the mitten die, then added the diecut chipboard leaves as an embellishment.

 

The sentiment can be found HERE.

 
 
Have a great day!

November 21, 2013

New Impression Obsession Challenge.... Inspired By A Quote!

Welcome to  our "Inspired By A Quote" 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!

We have a new designer!

Please welcome Anna Wight to the Impression Obsession Team!

IO Blog – You are Here
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
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/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 December 3rd, , at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced  December 4th. 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).

 

November 20, 2013

Winner Winner!

....Chicken dinner!

Thanks to all the players of the Holiday Cards, Tags & Gifts!" Challengee!

Your projects were wonderful!

Our winner is....Cheryl Rowley! Congratulations Cheryl!

Please email  Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

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

Have a great day!

November 19, 2013

Fall Shaker Card by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal shares and adorable Fall shaker card today using Boy in Leaf Pile, Leaf Cluster die, Layered Floral set,  and a large circle shaker pouch.

I just felt like watercoloring for fun today, and found this neglected fall image (Impression Obsession's Boy in Leaf Pile). It seemed like a fun image for a shaker card, so I went in that direction. I started by stamping a few extra images at different angles to fill out the pile of leaves so it would cover the bottom of my large circle shaker pouch - I didn't worry about masking, and just let the leaves overlap, since I knew the watercoloring would cover up those less-defined areas.


When I started watercoloring, I wet the entire area and just touched in different colored inks until I filled the space. I watercolored an extra portion of the paper too, so that I could diecut some matching leaves to fill my shaker.


I used the Leaf Cluster die to cut the watercolored leaves, and the leaves from the Layered Floral set to cut some from solid cardstock... I ended up cutting the leaves off the clusters so they'd shake a little better. ..and some closeups of the details. I love the look of those tiny watercolored leaves - I miss fall!

 

 
 
Have a great day!

November 18, 2013

Christmas Dog Tag by Jeanne Streiff

 

We have an adorable holiday tag to share from Jeanne Streiff.

Jeanne used F7577 Goldie on Ornament & DIE018-V Border Duo 2

 

Have a great day!

November 15, 2013

Die Cut Ornament by Dina Kowal

We have a gorgeous die cut card to share today from Dina Kowal.

 Dina uses Pine Branch, Round Ornament and Christmas Lights

I wanted to create a little vignette for this new ornament set (the link is below) so I shaped some pine branches, and grouped them under a fun bow. The lines on the ornament are actually made with the cord from the Christmas Light die set - I think this would be a cute border on a sewing themed card, streamers for a birthday or New Year card, or even as a trail for a butterfly or bee!I used a Spellbinders embossing folder to add some texture to my background panel, and the highlights on the ornament were drawn in with a Pitt pen (white India ink).

Have a great day!

November 14, 2013

Design Team Feature Thursday - Ellen Taylor

Our featured Design Team member for today is Ellen Tayor.

She has an absolutely gorgeous card for you! Head on over to Ellen's Blog for the full project!!! 

Here's a peek!

Ellenn peek

Have a great day!

November 12, 2013

Embrace Life Card Tutorial by Dina Kowal

We have a fabulous Mixed Media card from Dina Kowal to share today.

Dina uses the G1810 Church & MC176 Mini Messages for her card.

I had a leftover background from my last spray painting session with my daughter, so I used that for my background - that is done on a cereal box, with several layers of spray paint. The pattern is made by laying a stencil into the wet paint, and removing it - this pulls away one layer and reveals whatever colors are beneath.

 The image is from Impression Obsession (G1910 Church), and it's colored with Polychromos Pencils & oderless mineral sprits and Liquitex Paint markers on a sheet of canvas.

 The sentiment is from an I.O. clear set (MC176 Mini Messages) and is stamped on a 1-inch Art Square from Inchie Arts.

Have a great day!

November 11, 2013

Christmas Tags by Daniela Dobson

Our "Holiday Cards, Tags & Gifts!" challenge is in full swing.

You can see all the details and enter... HERE

Daniela Dobson shares some adorable tags for  her take on the challenge.

Daniela used CL500 Christmas Trees, DIE05-3 Christmas Tree Die, DIE100-F Small Snowflake Dies & CC049 Cover-a-Card Screen

Season's Greetings tags by Daniela Dobson

Each tag is stamped with cover-a-card Screen. I added stars from Christmas Trees stamp set in gold and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Aren’t those trees adorable?

Season's Greetings tags close 2 by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

November 09, 2013

Amazing by Vicki Garrett

Vicki Garrett has a very sweet  scrap page to share today!

Love the simple design and how she complimented the papers she use with stamps. Vicki used E13120 Grunge Circle Stamp and B13132 Amazing for her pretty layout.

Have a great day!

November 08, 2013

Be The Change by Ellen Taylor

We have a gorgeous Fall card to share today from Ellen Taylor.

Ellen uses Cover A Card Tree Line CC099, Change The World C5313 , and Sm. Leaf Die DIE095-D.

 
Have a great day!

November 07, 2013

New IO Challenge! Holiday Cards, Tags & Gifts!

Welcome to  our "Holiday Cards, Tags & Gifts!" 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
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/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 19th, at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced  November 20th. 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).

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