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22 posts from February 2014

February 28, 2014

Happy Mother's Day by Ellen Taylor

Happy Friday!

Ellen Taylor shares a fun Mother's Day card today!

Ellen uses C9270 Mother's Day, F9224 Budding Rose Stem, DIE002-Z Square Shaker Frame, DIE063-I Large Bow, DIE017-V Border Duo 1 Set

Have a great day!

 

February 27, 2014

Design Team Feature Thursday - Ellen Taylor!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Ellen Taylor!

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

Here's a peek :

Ellen_You Are Sunshine DT Peek

Have a great day!

February 25, 2014

On My Heart by Dina Kowal

We have a lovely card from Dina Kowal to share today.

Dina used Heart Flourish die, Banners and Tails die, Life Stuff Sentiments & Warm Fuzzy Sentiments for her pretty card.

 From Dina:

I used a watercolor card and ran the Heart Flourish die through my Big Shot on the embossing pad for a letterpressed look, then watercolored just the heart using reinkers. When the paint was dry, I added some shading with a watersoluble graphite pencil.

The Banners and Tails die and accompanying clear sets (Life Stuff Sentiments, Warm Fuzzy Sentiments) are some of my designs... there are 4 differently shaped banners, and the clear sentiments can be bent to fit the curves of the banners. So fun!

Have a great day!

February 24, 2014

Warm Thoughts by Anna Wight

Anna Wight created a gorgeous silhouette card using CL43 Anytime Sentiments, Grass Border, Deer Trio, Fir Trees & Heart Flourish

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For my card, I chose to use a few Impression Obsession dies to create a woodland scene, for a more "masculine" type of card. The flourish at the top of the card is a portion of the recently released die called Heart Flourish. I also used Fir Trees, Grass Border, and Deer Trio to create my scene. The feathered print in the background is designer paper and set it all on a kraft colored mat. I tied twine around the panel, and added a cute little brown button from my stash.

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I love the intricate detail the dies create. All those beautiful, crisp edges are all so perfect!

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Have a great day!

February 22, 2014

Easter Bunny by Jeanne Streiff

Ready for Spring? Jeanne Streiff shares a colorful Easter card today.

Jeanne uses F16005 Rabbit With Flower Basket

Have a great day!

February 21, 2014

Thank You So Much by Daniela Dobson

Daniela Dobson shares a beautiful card showing off the NEW Bunch of Blossoms dies with her take on the Favorite Technique Challenge.

DIE148-L Bunch of Blossoms DIES
CS540 Bunch of Blossoms CLEAR STAMPS

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Have a Great Day!

 

February 20, 2014

New IO 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
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 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 but this challenge must be 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 March 4th at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced March 5th. 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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February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Challenge Winner!

We have a winner! 

Thanks to all the players of the Happy Birthday Challenge! All of your projects were beautiful!

Our winner is...Jenny K (JennyAlia) Congratulations Jenny!

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Jenny used Leafy Branch, Spiral Flowers & Window with Shutter

February 18, 2014

Happy Birthday by Daniela Dobson

Here is a sweet Birthday card from Daniela Dobson. Daniela used C14196 Cupcake & CL445 Banners & Greetings for her card.

Happy birthday by Daniela Dobson

 For the stamps I used the cupcake from Cupcake stamp set and a sentiment from Banner Greetings stamp set. I used a paper straw on another project recently so I thought I would add one to this card, as well.

 I colored the cupcake with watercolor crayons and added some glitter to the top.

 Happy birthday close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

February 17, 2014

Leap of Faith by Anna White

We have a beautiful card from Anna Wight today!

Anna used Lavender and Leap of Faith.

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Have a great day!

February 14, 2014

Victorian Heart by Ellen Taylor

 

 
 
Happy Valentine's Day!
 
Ellen Taylor has a beautiful card to share today using D8654 Victorian Heart.
 

Have a great day!

February 13, 2014

DT Feature Thursday - Dina Kowal!

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

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

Here's a peek :

DT Thurday 2.13

Have a great day!

February 12, 2014

Spring Scenic Card by Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Streiff shares a sweet Mixed Media card using stamps from the Gail Green line of stamps at Impression Obsession. Jeanne used E7755 Tree Row (stamped twice, background scene created Faber-Castell Gelatos)

Have a great day!

Quick Note Yo Our Birthday Challenge Players

Hi everyone!

We've had an issue with our challenge widget this time and it appears some of the entries may be missing. If you've uploaded a card to the Birthday Challenge please take a look and see it your entry is in the bottom widget. I left the old one up in case the problem resolves itself but any new entries should go into the top one. You can see the details on the Challenge post.

Impression Obsession Birthday Challenge

Thank you~ We have the best challenge players!

February 11, 2014

Butterflies & Flowers by Kittie Caracciolo

Kittie Caracciolo created a pretty butterfly garden on her card! 

Impression Obsession products: DIE127-K Floral Heart Strip, DIE096-D Small Grass Border, DIE046-A Butterfly Set & DIE017-V Border Duo 1

 KC Impression Obsession Floral Heart Strip 1 right

I started by cutting the heart strip in green, pink and red.

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I trimmed the tops of the hearts off the green strip to make it easier to line up and attach the pink and red hearts.  If you layer over the whole background heart it is sometimes hard to get it on perfect and the background heart edges shows.  I don’t like that.

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I cut the hearts off the red and pink strips to attach to tops of the green strip. .

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I placed the strip face down on my molding pad and pushed down on each heart with my stylus.  This added a little form and dimension to each heart.

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I ran the grass border through my wave crimper to add texture and dimension. I applied glossy accents to the strip and attached it to the white layer. I attached tiny strips of mounting tape to the bottom of the strip and tiny pieces of tape to the small grass border and attached then together.

I attached the white layer to the card base with mounting tape to add another layer of dimension. 

I love butterflies and thought they would be the perfect finishing touch to add another element of color to the white layer and draw the eye up and add interest to the red card top.

KC Impression Obsession Floral Heart Strip 1 left

Have a great day!

I started by cutting the heart strip in green, pink and red. - See more at: http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/impression-obsession/#sthash.QUZgdpaF.dpuf
I started by cutting the heart strip in green, pink and red. -

February 10, 2014

Rose Bloom by Anna Wight

What a beauty from Anna Wight!

Anna uses F9285 Rose Typographie and F9295 Single Bloom Rose Stem on her card.

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Have a great day!

February 07, 2014

Butterfly Flowers by Anna Wight

We have a beautiful watercolored card by Anna Wight to share today.

Anna used H9226 Butterfly Flowers

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Have a great day!

February 06, 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge - Happy Birthday!

Welcome to  our Happy Birthday 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
Anna Wight
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 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 but this challenge must be 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 February 18th at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced February 19th. 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).

It appears that we may have some link issues with the original link widget. I'm going to leave that one but start a new one (I will check over both to make sure I have all entries). If your entry has disappeared please link again on the new one (just below the red line).

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February 05, 2014

Iris by Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Streiff shares a card with lots of textures created by laying stamps.

F13222 Watercolor Iris, B9161 Everything Has a Story, E13221 Watercolor Texture Grid, CC073 Cover-a-Card Canvas

Have a great day!

February 04, 2014

Birdy Birdhouse by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal created a oh so cute treat box! Dina used Brick House ,Square House, Nest and Hole set, Birds set and Heartlines.


The bird is shaded using Polychromos Pencils. The sentiment and heart are from a clear set called Heartlines.

To create my own box insert, I cut a piece of cardstock 4" x 5.75", and scored at 1.5" from each edge. I cut in on the score lines to their intersections from the long side, and folded those tabs in to create a box.

Here's a back view - the roof was actually blue... I colored it lightly to pick up the texture in the cardstock and the detail of the embossing lines in the die. The back house panel is lightly sponged.

 

 

Have a great day!

 

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