Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Impression Obsession Theme Day - Crafty

 
We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects 
This month's theme is 'crafty.' 
Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today.  
Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession blog.
 
IO Stamps/Die links:
 
How I made it:
  • I created the shiplap background with distress inks and the Shiplap CAC image.  I attached this to the front of a white A2 card front.
  •  I stamped the Socially Distant Hug image onto bristol card stock, and colored it with Arteza Real Brush Markers, and used a rectangle die to cut it out.
  • I attached the image to a slightly larger blue panel, then attached that to the card front.
  • I cut the Hugs die, and added the die cut to the card.  I layered it three times so it has some dimension.

And that's a wrap for my Crafty Theme card today.  The 'craft' comes in when she made the sign!  Or maybe our girl sewed her own outfit, or crafted silk flowers.  
Don't forget to check out the other participating designer's projects HERE.You can find the entire February Release stamps HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
 
Blessings,
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Impression Obsession February 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop

 Welcome to the
Impression Obsession February 2021 
Release Team Favorites Hop!
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their 
favorite projects from this month’s release today!
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags, 
so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop,
the more chances to win! 
Comments will be open until February 2/22 at midnight CT. 
All winners will be announced on 2/23 on 
You can find the February Release stamps HERE.  
 
IO Stamps Links:
Thank You CL948 (inside verse) 

How I made my card:
  • On a white A2 card front, I stamped the Hug word from the Here's A Hug  stamp and hearts from the Thank You set, using pistachio

    distress ink. 
  • I lined the bottom portion of the card front with pp and a strip of black card stock.
  • I stamped the Kitty Hug image, and colored it with Arteza Real Brush Markers, then cut it out and attached it to a black panel, then a mint green panel.
  • I tied a string around the kitty piece, and attached it to the front of the card.
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  • INSIDE:  I stamped the verse from the Thank You set, distressed the background a bit, and stamped more hearts.  I added strips of green and black card stock along the edge.
INSIDE

I hope you are enjoying our cards for the February Release!  There are so many fun stamps to work with.  
 
If you came from Lee Ann's blog, you are in the right place.  Mine is the final stop on today's hop.  You can find more of the team's favorites on the Impression Obsession blog.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
   



 


 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Watercolor and Doodles With February Release IO Stamps


 It's Friday here, and I'm sharing a hug for the upcoming weekend.  Doesn't this girl look so joyful?!  She's probably dreaming, like we are, of the days when we will once again hug our loved ones, and hold them tight again!  For now, I am sending my hugs via cards, text, and FaceTime.
 
IO stamps links:

How I made my card:
  • On watercolor paper, I stamped the Hug Girl image and Here's A Hug verse with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.
  • I watercolored the image with Derwent Inktense pencils.  These 'pencils' contain solid ink, which is water soluble, and makes the most fantastic watercolor medium.  They give more control then regular watercolors, and there are many techniques for using them.
  • I doodled a frame around the verse, and doodled some flowers and leaves on the ground, then colored them with the Inktense.
  • For the background, I added water to my blue pencil, and let the pigment build up on my palette, then used it like paint to brush on the sky.  I did the same for the ground, with brown.
  • I added the panel, along with a black & white striped pp piece along the edge, to a lavender A2 card front.
  • INSIDE:  I stamped the Day Filled With Love verse.
 
INSIDE

This was another fun card to make.  It made me smile, and I thought that was something we could all use this long winter.
 
I hope you are enjoying the Impression Obsession February Release stamps You can find all of the new stamps HERE.
We have been enjoying using them on our cards.  

On Wednesday we will be back with our release favorites hop, where we will each post our favorite card from the release.  I hope you will join us for the fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visit and your comments.

Blessings,

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession - Sending Hugs Flowers

Today we are featuring Impression Obsession dies on our blogs.  I used a couple of the February Release verse stamps, as well.
 
IO stamps/dies links:
 
How I made my card:
  • On white card stock, I die cut several of the flowers and leaves from the Stitched Flower Bouquet DIE.
  • I used Copic markers to color each of the flowers and leaves.
  • With a Micron .01 pen, I hand-drew lines across a portion of the card front, about 3/4 of the way down.
  • I stamped the Sending Hugs verse with VersaFine Clair Nocturn ink.
  • I arranged the flowers on the front of the card, and added a few black pearls to finish off the front.
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  • INSIDE:  I drew more lines, and added the Flowers Bloom verse, along with some dots.
    INSIDE

And that's my card today.  I hope you have found some inspiration on the team's blogs for using your dies.  You can find links to the other participant's blogs on the IO blog post HERE.
 
Thanks so much for visiting.  I appreciate your comments.
 
Blessings,
 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Impression Obsession Old Is New - God's Art

 

 It's time to brush off some of our older stamps and share some inspiration with you.  I am returning, once again, to one of my very favorite oldies for my card today.

IO Stamps Links:
Fancy Leaves CC224
Art of God C5055
 
 How I made my card:
  • I 'inked' the Fancy Leaves stamp in my Misti, using Arteza real brush pens on the leaves, and stamped it onto bristol card stock.  
  • I added the background panel to a layer of card stock, then onto a green A2 card front.
  • I stamped and layered the Art of God verse, and added it. 
I hope you like my card.  Be sure to visit the other designers' blogs to check out their Old Is New cards.  You can find the post with their links on the IO blog HERE

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Blessings,


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Impression Obsession February 2021 Release Celebration - Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the Impression Obsession 
The new stamps are available NOW! You can find them all HERE.
 
If you came from Lee Ann Barrett's blog, you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for the start of the hop. 
 
Today and tomorrow you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog

I have two cards for your inspiration today. 

Card One: Kitty Made With Love Tags
IO Stamps:
 
How I made my card:
  • I layered a panel of leaf vine pp onto an ivory A2 card front and distressed the edges with distress ink.
  • I lined the larger tag with pp, and wrapped a ribbon around it and tied with a button.  I added a ribbon to the top.
  • I stamped and watercolored the Kitty Hug image, fussy cut it, and added it to the tag.
  • On the smaller tag, I stamped the Made For You verse, distressed the edges, and added some buttons and ribbon.
  • I attached the tags to the card front.
  • INSIDE:  I added some pp, and a partial image of the Kitty Hug, and the Sending Hugs verse. 
     
    INSIDE

 
Card Two:  Sending A Big Squeeze


IO Stamps Links:
 
How I made it:
  • I lined a white A2 card front with patterned papers in yellows and black and white, and added a button with some twine. 
  • I embossed the Big Squeeze verse with white embossing powder.
  • I used Derwent Inktense pencils to watercolor the Lemon, and fussy-cut it and added it to the front with foam tape.
  • INSIDE:  I distressed an area, and stamped the Lemon image.
    INSIDE

    And there you have my cards for Day 2 of the January 2021 release.  I hope you have found inspiration in them.

Don't forget to comment here and on the other designer's posts for a chance to win one of three $25 IO gift certificates!

You can find the other participants blog links on the Impression Obsession Blog.

I appreciate your visit, and your comments.  I have more cards with stamps from this release coming throughout the month, so be sure to stop back, and don't forget to sign up for my email notifications of my posts.

Blessings,



Monday, February 1, 2021

Technique Junkies February 2021 Release

It's time for the Technique Junkies February 2021 Release Celebration!  I know you are going to love the lovely and fun new images this month!
 
I have two cards to share with you today.
 
Card One - Let's Go To The Movies
I have been having such fun with these movie themed stamp images!  The options are endless, and there are so many ways to mix and match and create a variety of cards and projects.
 
TJ stamps links:
 
How I made my card:
  • On a white card stock panel, I stamped the verse, the film strip, and the tickets from the amazing Go To The Movies Set of 7.  I actually stamped the ticket images on kraft card stock, and added them to the card with foam tape.
  • I stamped the Cinema Pattern on kraft card stock, and colored it with Polychromos colored pencils.
  • I added a piece of the colored Cinema Pattern to the bottom of the card front.  
  • I used a black marker to outline the white panel, then attached it to a small slimline card front.
  • INSIDE:  I added the filmstrip image, a part of at ticket, and a small piece of the Cinema Pattern.
INSIDE
 
Card 2 - Deepest Condolences Poppies

TJ Stamps Links:

How I made it:
I hope you like my cards.  Be sure to check out the other designer's cards. Their links are below:
 
The New Release Stamps are 15% off through February 8th.  Use my code, TJ10Lynda, and get an additional 10%, for a total of 25% off release stamps, and 10% off others.  

You can get the entire 'Gotta have it all bundle' at a great savings.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Blessings,
 

 

Impression Obsession February 2021 Release Celebration - Day One

Welcome to Day One of the Impression Obsession 
 
The new stamps are available NOW
You can find them all HERE.
 
Today and tomorrow you can find a list of participants 
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession 
$25 gift certificates to be randomly selected 
from comments on our posts today and tomorrow.

 
I have two cards for your inspiration today.

Card One - Humblest Tasks
IO Stamps/Die Links:

How I made it:
  • I used the centers of two frame dies.  On the ivory panel, I stamped the Pin Cushion and the Humblest Tasks verse with archival brown ink.

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  • I also stamped the Pin Cushion onto a piece of floral patterned paper.
  • I fussy-cut the patterned paper one, and attached it over the stamped image on the ivory panel, then attached that to the pink panel.  I added some shading with a graphite pencil.
  • I layered this onto some more of the patterned paper, then onto an ivory A2 card front.
  • I used the Buttons die to cut some buttons, added some embroidery floss for 'thread,' and attached them to the card front.
  • I created a bow and attached that to finish the front.
  • INSIDE:  A panel of pp,a panel of ivory cs, and a stamped, fussy-cut image of the pin cushion finish off the inside.
    INSIDE

     
    Card Two - Faith Camelia
     
    IO Stamps Links:
     
    How I made it: 
    • I white embossed the Camelia image onto watercolor paper.
    • I watercolored the flowers with Gansai Tambi watercolors, and used a rectangle die to cut out the panel.
    • I added the flower watercolor panel to a black A2 card front.
    • I white embossed the Faith verse, and fussy cut it, then added it to the card front with foam tape for dimension. 
     
    I hope you like my Day One cards.  I will be back with two more cards tomorrow for Day Two.
      
    If you came from Lee Ann Barrett's blog, you are in the right place.  You can find a list of all the participants for Day One HERE.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.  Don't forget to comment on each blog for your chances to win one of three $25 gift certificates to the IO Store.    Comments will be open until February 4th.Winners will be announced February 5th.

    Blessings, 
 
 

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Impression Obsession Old Is New Day - Victorian Hearts

Hello friends.  Today we are sharing cards using some of Impression Obsession older stamps.  I reached way back, and pulled out this fabulous heart quartet.  It's always been one of my favorites.

IO stamps links:

How I made my card:
  • I stamped the Victorian Heart stamps onto pale pink card stock, using distress inks Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Frayed Burlap. 

  • I used the same inks and applied distressing to each heart with ink applicator brushes.  I fussy-cut the hearts, and set them aside.
  • On a pale pink A2 card front, I used a Swirl Grid stencil to brush in the stencil design with the same colors of distress inks. 
  • I stamped the love word from the Kindness Words set.
  • I added the hearts to the front, along with some twine and pearls, for added texture and dimension.
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  • INSIDE:  I added a bit of the stencil design and another heart. 
INSIDE

Be sure to visit the other participating designer's blogs for more inspiration using some of our older stamps.  You can find links to their blogs on the IO post HERE.
 
Thank you for visiting today. I appreciate your comments.
 
Blessings,
 
 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Love Vase With Leaf Background


How sweet is this Love Vase image from Impression Obsession?  It's whimsical, and just so adorable.  The posies are fun to color, and the size is perfect for a card, or a tag.
 
IO stamps/die links:
 
How I made it:
  • From bristol paper, I die cut the Large Frame die and used the center panel to stamp the Love Vase image.
  • I used Arteza brush markers to watercolor the flowers and vase.  I used a water brush with the markers.
  • I used a blending brush to distress the edges of the panel, then attached it to a gray panel a bit larger.
  • I stamped the image again, partially, onto a scrap piece of the bristol, and colored them, fussy cut them, and added them to the bottom of the panel.
  • For the green background panel, I stamped the Large Leaf Branch randomly all over the panel with the VersaMark Watermark pad.
  • I attached the image panel to the background panel with foam tape, then attached the whole shebang to a white A2 card front.
  • INSIDE:  I layered another green panel, then distressed the edges of a white panel, and stamped a bit of the leaf branch, and added some fussy cut flowers from the Love Vase image.
    Inside

Can you believe it's already the last week of January?  Soon we will be seeing what the ground hog has to say about how long winter will last.  
 
I hope you have enjoyed the January release stamps.  Stay tuned for the February release one week from today, on February 1st & 2nd.
 
Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your lovely comments.
 
Blessings,