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14 posts from June 2014

June 27, 2014

Sweet Day by Jenny Gropp

We have a yummy card from Jenny Gropp to share today using the MC181 Cupcakes Clear set.

Jenny Cupcakes

Have a great day!

 

June 26, 2014

Design Team Feature Thursday - Daniela Dobson!

Our Featured Design Team member today is...Daniela Dobson!

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

Here's a peek:

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

June 24, 2014

Road Less Traveled by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher made a sweet card for our current "Are We There Yet " Challenge using Classic Truck (G1866) and Road Less Traveled (D3613).

Greetings everyone. Today the IO challenge is all about travel cards. I instantly knew that I wanted to use the Classic Truck image (G1866) with some of my new watercolors.  It really is a fun image to color.  I made a card out of heavy watercolor paper, stamped the image with black India ink, then colored the image with some Peerless watercolors.  To finish the card, I added  the Road Less Traveled saying (D3613).

June 19, 2014

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Are We There Yet?

Welcome to our new challenge -  Are We there Yet (Travel theme)

  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
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, July 1st at 7 p.m. CT. Winner announced July 2nd. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

 

June 18, 2014

Winner Winner!

We have a winner! 

Thanks to all the players of the "Masculine" Challenge!

Great projects... you guys outdid yourselves once again!

We have the BEST challenge players!

Our winner is... Stamping Sue

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Here's is Sue's gorgeous tag!

Sue Masculine

Have a great day!

 

June 17, 2014

Full Bloom by Daniela Dobson

 Daniela Dobson shares a beautiful die cut card!

Daneila used Cover-a-card Wood Grain CC034, Daffodil Bouquet E8576 and Silhouette 15 butterfly D5565 for her card. 

 
I cut the banner border using my Cricut Expression and stamped it with Cover-a-card Wood Grain CC034. I stamped the Daffodil Bouquet E8576 on watercolor paper and painted them with watercolor. The Silhouette 15 butterfly D5565 is stamped with blue ink an cut out.
 
Have a great day!

June 14, 2014

Blue Dahlia by Jeanne Streiff

Fun mixed media card to share today from Jeanne Streiff!

Stamps used: Impression Obsession (H9715 Darling Dahlia, CC078 Cover-a-Card Round Floral)

Have a great day!

June 12, 2014

Design Team Feature Thursday - Anna Wight!

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

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

Here's a peek:

AnnaWight9804snip

Have a great day!

June 11, 2014

Don't Look Back by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a fun guy card for our current challenge "Masculine Cards" using Rodeo Silhouette 2 #D13166, Ride Hard #C13164 and  Border Duo One Die Set #DIE017-V

 

 

I went cowboy for this masculine challenge. I stamped the Rodeo Silhouette 2 image and the Ride Hard sentiment using Versafine Onxy Black. After Stamping I cut it out with a rectangle die and added my piercing around the edge. I left it in the die and added a few layers of Copic Airbrushing using E07, E44 and E47. After airbrushing I used the Copic Fur Technique to add a little texture to the colored background. I also added a few dabs of smudged black ink.
 

 

 Simple layers on the inside.

 

I used my Perfect Layer Rulers to add lots of straight line layers. The main panel has some black jute string wrapped around it with the hardware brads for a little more of a manly touch. I refrained from adding a bow - it was difficult. I popped the main image panel up with foam tape for simension. The finished card is an A2 and opens tent style at the bottom. 

 

Have a great day!

 

 

 

June 09, 2014

Dragonfly Thanks by Laura Fulcher

Love this masculine card from Laura Fulcher! Laura uses D1339 Dragonfly, B5630 Thanks, E5552 Silhouette 2 and CC032 Medallion Cover a Card.

 

About five years ago, I taught a masculine card class and was determined to include a floral card into the mix.  After all, my favorite stamps tend to be flowers, leaves, butterflies, and dragonflies.  Why buy something special just to make a "guy" card?

For my card today, I used some of my favorite stamps and changed the color palette so that it would be a good masculiene card.

You may not have noticed, but I use this leaf stamp a LOT (Silhouette 2 E552).  It is just such a practical stamp to have/use.  I started with kraft cardstock, stamped the Medallion Cover a Card (CC032) on top with Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch ink and then stamped the leaves on top with Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown ink.

When I finished stamping the leaves, the card looked like this:


I wanted to add a bit more interest to the leaves, so I added several shades of  brown Prismacolor pencil on top of the stamped leaves so that they looked like this:


To finish the card, I stamped the Dragonfly (D1339) and saying (Thanks B5630) with Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle ink.
 
Have a great day!

June 06, 2014

Happiness & Health by Vicki Garrett

Did you see Vicki Garrett's fun masculine card for out current challenge (see all the details HERE!)? Vicki used Grunge Circle 1, Grunge Circle 2,Sketchy Chevron Border. Grunge Star and Happiness and Health for her card.

 

 
 
Have a great day!
 

June 05, 2014

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Masculine

Welcome to our new challenge -  Masculine

  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
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, June 17th at 7 p.m. CT. Winner announced June 18th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

 

June 04, 2014

Challenge Winner!!!

We have a winner! 

Thanks to all the players of the "Inspired By A Song" Challenge!

Oh my goodness... you guys outdid yourselves once again!

We have the BEST challenge players!

Our winner is... Rachel B.

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Here's is Rachel's gorgeous card!

Have a great day!

June 03, 2014

Love Card by Dina Kowal

We have a beatiful die cut card from Dina Kowal today.

I used the Love Border Word die as the focal point on my card, but this is actually the negative cut. I pieced in the floating pieces to fill out the word a little better, scored around the edges of the upper panel, and added some trim from my stash along the angle of the straight cut.

 

I used this week's Splitcoast tutorial for Whitewashing on the background - it's white embossed, then painted with white craft ink and highlighted very lightly with dye reinkers. The background stamp I used is Cover-a-Card Roses.

 Have a great day!

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Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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