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May 2014

Hello by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a beautiful floral card today!

 
 I used the beautiful Poppy Bouquet stamp for my card. I used the out of the box technique with my die to allow the poppy petals to stick out a bit from the frame's edge. The card base and all layers are die cut from Spellbinder's Radiant Rectangle Set
 
 
Here are the Copics I used to color the image. A pretty quick color job! You can see the beautiful edge that the die cut made in this picture.
 
 
 I hand cut the black layer around the flowers.
The black layer is also popped up with foam tape for dimension.
 

 Have a great day!

 


Hollyhocks by Jenny Gropp

Oooh... we have a beautiful die cut card from Jenny Gropp to share today using Hollyhocks #DIE169-R, Typewriter Alphabet Uppercase #DIE160-U, Circle Frame #DIE001-Z

 

 
I love this die!I know I say that all the time with IO, but it's true!
Daffodils and Lenten Roses are blooming right now in my yard... the key to their health is me not taking care of them! Hopefully they won't get frozen with this crazy weather! I chose my flower colors around the paper I was using: Bo Bunny's new Primrose Collection. I used the new Typewriter Alphabet Die to cut and spell and out BLOOM along the bottom.

 

 

 
I used the Circle Shaker Frame as my background. I added a green center piece and then embossed it with a Polka Dot Embossing Folder.The embossing was a little too much so I toned it down to a little  by running it through my embossing machine in a "paper only" sandwich, flattening out the pattern. To get the pink frame edge. I cut the frame in to four equal pieces and glued it to the back.
 

 

 
I cut the Hollyhocks out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# card stock. I colored them using the three Copics shown.

 

 

 
 
 I used a Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle. I took this in my craft room as I was making the card, the sparkle does not show when I photo it using my light tent. 

 

 

 
 The finished card opens tent style at the bottom. I added a white hollyhock die piece down the side. I also added a little Clear Wink of Stella pen on the white flowers for some sparkle. 
 

 

Here's the up close, I added a foofy white silk bow. The Clear Wink of Stella Glitter does not show up in my light tent.... sugar sparkly in person! 

 

Have a great day!

 

 

 


New IO Challenge Inspired By A Song

Welcome to our new challenge -  Inspired By A Song

  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 (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, May 3rd at 7 p.m. CT. Winner announced June 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).

 


Sweet Beautiful You by Daniela Dobson

We have a fun shaker card to share today from Daniela Dobson.

Daniela used G2202 Strawberry Trees, CL508 Basic Borders 2 , CC049 Screen, DIE123-P Banners & TailsCL492  Warm Fuzzies Sentiments, DIE001-Z Shaker Frame Circle Die, Impressions Obsession Shake It Pouches and shaker overlays.

Sweet beautiful you by Daniela Dobson

Shaker cards are popular again. Have you seen Impressions Obsession Shake It Pouches? If you haven’t you need to go and take a look. We have different sizes and shapes, ready to be filled. They are self-adhesive. Just stamp your image, place your inclusions on top, peel the backing off and stick them down. Not only that, we have shaker overlays, pre cut to whatever shape you need for your card. I filled mine with sequins and beads.

Sweet beautiful you close by Daniela Dobson
For the inside image I used an older stamp that I had called Strawberry Trees. I colored the strawberries with watercolor crayons. To cover the outside of my large shake it pouch, I used the Circle Shaker Frame Die. This die fits both sizes of circle pouches.I tied twine around the shaker.For the sentiment, I die cut the banner from Banners & Tails and stamped the sentiment from Warm Fuzzies Sentiments. I stamped some stripes at the bottom from Basic Borders 2 stamp set. It looks like washi tape.  I stamped the white background with CAC Screen.

Sweet beautiful you  close 2 by Daniela Dobson


Happy Birthday by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal uses CAC Damask, Gift Bag  and CAC Birthday Words for this sweet birthday card.

For the background I used patterned cardstock. I embossed CAC Damask with clear powder, and scraped over the piece with white acrylic paint. I'll share that tutorial later this month. I completely forgot I had CAC Birthday Words in my stash - it was all the way in the back!



Here's a closer look at the gift bag - it's watercolored using Shinhan Premium Watercolors and embellished with a little snip of tissue paper.

 
 
Have a great day!
 

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Welcome To My Garden!

Welcome to our new challenge - Welcome To My Garden!

 Let's see your fruit, veggie and floral creations!

 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

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, May 13th at 7 p.m. CT. Winner announced May 14th. 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).