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December 2013

She Has Wings by Dina Kowal

Here's a gorgeous Mixed Media card from Dina Kowal!

Stamps used:  French Text, Bird 1 Outline, She Has Wings, Soar, Feather 1, Peacock Single 

Dina uses acrylic paints, Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks, and Versafine Onyx Black ink, plus a little black hemp, drywall tape, and newspaper for dimension.

The base of this card is polka-dotted cardstock that I have had forever and never used - I think I may try starting off more of my mixed media cards with unloved cardstock and see where they go.

The white texturing was done with acrylic paint and a diecut as a stencil mask.I cut my own bird head stencil from a piece of clear cardstock.



Have a great day!

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Think Snow!

Welcome to  our "Think Snow" 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!

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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 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 December 17th, at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced  December 18th. 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).

Fancy Fold Ornament Card Tutorial by Ellen Taylor

Ellen Taylor shares how she makes her beautiful ornament card!

Ellen uses Tapestry Ornament E8824, Deck The Halls CL484, Delicate Snowflakes F6602 Snowflake DIE024-X, Vintage Ornament DIE032-J, Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z, Mini Rectangle Tags 2 DIE014-J

Sponge the edges of the kraft card stock pieces with Memento Rich Cocoa.  
5" x 7 1/2" scored at 5"
4" x 8" scored at 4"
Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z,
Mini Rectangle Tags 2 DIE014-J

Stamp Delicate Snowflakes F6602 on the card base with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Sponge the edges of  3 Vintage Ornament DIE032-J, 4 gable decorations from the Brick HouseDIE119-Z,  the label from the Mini Rectangle Tags 2 DIE014-J
and a 4 15/16" x 4 x 15/16" piece of card stock with Memento Teal Zeal.

Stamp Delicate Snowflakes F6602 with Memento Teal Zeal on the ornaments. I stamped off on scratch paper first for a softer blue. Adhere the Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z to your blue square.

 Adhere one full doily to the inside of the card base.  Cut another doily in half and adhere one half to the front of the card base on the 2 1/2" flap.  Save the other half doily for another project.

Adhere the blue square to the front of the 4" x 8"  piece. Open the card base and adhere it over the center of the full doily. 

Score the down the center of each Vintage Ornament DIE032-J.
Fold along the score lines and stack/adhere them on top of each other (only putting your glue on the outside of your ornaments).

It should look like this after adhering.

Adhere the ornament to the center of the shaker frame and the Gable decorations to the corners.  Stamp Joy from the Deck The Halls CL484 with Memento Rich Cocoa and  attach it to the tag. Add a strong adhesive (I used score tape) and attach the tag to the edge of the card base. This is now the closure for your card.

I added a snowflake from the Snowflake DIE024-X,
to the center ornament as well as some string pearls and tinsel. Added some self adhesive pearls rhinestones to finish the front off.

Last but not least I stamped Tapestry Ornament E8824 on the center of the flap that you see when the card opens in Rich Cocoa.  This looks more complicated than it is.

Have a great day!