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October 2014

Thanks For All You Do by Dina Kowal

We have a pretty fall card from Dina Kowal to share today using Bird Die set

Leafy Branch Die and the Spring Medley clear set.

I wanted to test out my new Kemper Spatter Brush so I used it to create this inky background for an inlaid scene.

The background has a fine shimmer over it, from a layer of copper and bronze PanPastels. I used Turquoise Inka Gold on the bird die cut.

Have a great day!


Candy Corn Halloween Card by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp uses Clear Set #CL488 Have Broom will Travel and Clear Set #CL554 Creepy forher fun Halloween card!

 
 
 I stamped the candy corns and masked them with Eclipse Tape. After masking, I stamped the verse multiple times over the candy. I airbrushed the background with YR15 and Y17.
 
Candy corns are pretty quick and easy to color with a few Copics! I stacked up my oval die cuts a little wonky, using foam tape in between layers for dimension.
 
I used a Wink of Stella Clear Brush to add a little sugary sparkle to the candy corns.

On the inside, I added a few leftovers to finish the card. The card size is an A2.

 

Have a great day!

 

 


New Impression Obsession Challenge - Shades of Fall!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Shades of Fall!

  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
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
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, November 4th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced November 5th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

 


Spooktacular by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher shares a masked Halloween card today using C5522 Spooktacular & H7759 Spooky Trees. Pretty and spooky at the same time!

 
I absolutely love making Halloween cards!

For this particular card, I wanted to do something that was a little nontraditional.  There are
no bats, cats, or witches.  I just took some trees and added a really big moon behind them. 
There is just something eerie about a really big full moon.

To make the card, I stamped the Spooky Trees (H7759) onto white cardstock with
black  ink.  I then added a circle mask where I wanted the moon to be:


Next, I sponged the sky with Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves,
Concord Grape, Black Soot). Remove the mask and hello moon!

 
Have a great day!

Cat In The Hat Jack by Jenny Gropp

Oooh spooky!!! Well, maybe more cute than spooky.

We have a Halloween card to share today from Jenny Gropp using  Cat in the Hat Jack #G1967, Stencil Alpha Separated Die #DIE173-XX, Square Cut Out Border Die #DIE172-I

 
 
 
On the inside liner, I used the Alphabet Stencil Dies to spell Boo! along with the Square Cut Out Border along the side.

Have a great day!


Fall Tree by Jeanne Streiff

Is it feeling like Fall at your house? We have a pretty Fall card from Jeanne Streiff to share today using CL394 Solid Tree - Clear Set & B3758 Thinking About You.

I made some clouds with Gesso and then stamped the tree and leaves on top. I added  Autumn Flower Soft for my “leaves”. The grassy area was made with Touch Twin Markers. To tie in a little embellishment I added Flower Soft to my ribbon. Thinking of You Jeanne_Streiff

Thinking of You 2 Jeanne_Streiff

Thinking of You 1 Jeanne_Streiff

Have a great day!


Impression Obsession Challenge... Ghoulish Greetings!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Ghoulish Greetings!

  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
Karen Amidon
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, October 14th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced October 15th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

 


Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop Day 3!

Before we get started with our final day of the hop we have a Day 2 Winner!

Congratulaions... Larissa Heskett =)

Please please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate!

Our Day 3 winner and our extra winner will be announced on Friday!

Sept die hop day 3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of our hop. One will be for today's (Wednesday, Day 3) comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week comments will stay open until Thursday at 10PM CT. Good luck!

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

 Today's hop links!

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Have a great day & good luck!