Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Challenge at Impression Obsession!

Good Thursday everyone!  Today starts the Impression Obsession 'Pumpkin Spice' challenge.   You may include pumpkins, coffee, both, or either one.  I went with pumpkins and one of my favorite sentiments from the fall stamp release.
Stamps/dies links:
Large Frame DIE860-WW
Pumpkins CL978
Pumpkin Kisses CL979
Cover-A-Card Gingham CC006 (background)

I used the Large Frame die to cut the frame, and set that aside, while I created the background.  For that, I used the Cover-A-Card Gingham background stamp.  I inked it with my distress ink cubes, and stamped it onto ivory card stock.  

I did not use the Misti, or I would have stamped it two or three times.   I was going to stamp it again, using my Misti, but on second thought I kind of liked the distressed look of the rough stamping, so I kept it.  I added the verse with Nocturne Claire VersaFine ink.

I placed the background behind the frame, and mounted that to a green A2 card front.  
I stamped the pumpkins, colored them with Copic markers, and fussy cut them.  I added them with foam tape for dimension.  


Can I just say I love this stamp!  It's perfect for backgrounds, and looks great in any/every color or combinations of colors!

I hope you will join us for the fun at the Impression Obsession blog.  Check out the other designer's projects, and make one of your own.  You just might win a $25 IO gift certificate!  And your card will be featured on the IO blog.  You can't win if you don't enter.

Did you check out the Winter 2019 Die Release at Impression Obsession?  You can shop the new dies at the IO store HERE.  See my previous two posts for inspiration and links to the other designer's blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the 
Impression Obsession 
Winter Die Release Celebration! 
You can find a list of participants on the 

Each designer's blog will have a $25 gift certificate 
to give away for the event.  The more you comment
 through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!

 All comments for both of the event days will be open
until Thursday, September 19th at midnight CT.
All winners will be announced on Friday, September 20th.

All of the new dies are available now!
You can find them all HERE,
at the Impression Obsession store.

I have two elegant tags and two cards with the same die to share with you today. 


For the first (Merry) tag, I used:

I cut the tag from shimmer ivory card stock.  I added the snowflake die cut, which I had cut from white glitter card stock.  

I cut the Merry die cut from gold glitter card stock, and added it to a strip of vellum, and attached it.  I tied gold and white iridescent cord through the die hole.

For the second tag I used:

I cut the Tag With Tags die from gold card stock, and ran it through an embossing folder from my stash.  I used my craft knife to lift the little row of scallops along the edge, then attached it to another die cut of the same die that I cut in red.  This way my tag has a back so it looks clean and finished on the other side. 

I cut the Joy die from red, and adhered it to the tag.  I punched a red heart, and added a small snowflake die, which I had cut from gold glitter card stock.  A red rhinestone in the center finish the front.
I pulled a red satin ribbon through, and tied a gold cord and gold snowflake charm from my stash around the ribbon, with a tiny bow.  

These tags are fun to make, and they also can be used as ornaments on the tree!  Don't you love getting more uses than one from your projects?  

CARD ONE:  Silver Peace Poinsettia
IO Dies links:

I cut the Poinsettia Frame die from light gray card stock.  I removed the petals, and colored them with Aged Mahogany distress ink, using a brush blender.  I placed the petals back into the light gray frame, and attached that to a darker gray panel.  

I added some gray plaid pp to an A2 card front, and adhered my poinsettia panel with foam tape.  I cut the 'peace' die from the Typewriter Sentiments dies from silver shimmer paper, and added it to the card front.  Some silver foil pearls from Studio Katia, and some silver Stickles finish the card.

CARD TWO:  Gold Peace Embossed Poinsettia
IO Dies Links:

I ran the Poinsettia Frame die through my die cut machine with a foam mat under it to 'emboss' the poinsettia image without cutting it out.  I wrapped gold cording around and tied a bow, then attached this to a green panel slightly larger.
I added some coordinating card stock panels to a light green A2 card front, and added a die cut Peace die in gold under the poinsettia.

And that's a wrap for today, folks.  I do hope you are inspired by all of our projects.  
Links to the other designer's posts are below.  Be sure to check them out.  Susan Wymer is after me, so she would be next in the hop order.
Lynda Pleckan - You are here

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I enjoy creating and sharing my cards and projects with you, and look forward to your feedback.


Monday, September 16, 2019

Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration Day One

 You can find a list of participants on the 
Impression Obsession Blog

Each designer's blog will have a $25 gift certificate 
to give away for the event.  The more you comment
 through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!

 All comments for both of the event days will be open 
until Thursday, September 19th at midnight CT. 
All winners will be announced on Friday, September 20th.

All of the new dies are available now! 
You can find them all HERE,
at the Impression Obsession store.

I have three cards for your inspiration today....

Card One - Folk Deer Christmas Love

IO Dies/Stamps Links:

I started with some light blue pp card stock for my A2 card.  I tore some white card stock and added that for 'snow' at the bottom of the card front, then added glue and glitter to the tops of the 'hills.'

I cut the Two Folk Deer from white card stock, and used Copic markers to color them.   I added the ribbons and bells, then adhered them to the card, adding a punched heart.

I cut the Snowflakes from white card stock, and added them, then added glitter to those.

I added the Merry Christmas verse from the Holiday Icons clear stamp set, using Coffee Ranger Archival ink.



Card Two - Hanging Ornaments

IO Dies/Stamps links: 
Retro Ornaments DIE897-Z
Holiday Icons CL980


I cut the Retro Ornaments from a white card stock panel.  I had previously created a background with Ranger Alcohol Inks, and attached that panel to the white panel with the ornament die cut panel.  I added that to an A2 card front.

I silver-embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Holiday Icons clear set, and added that with foam tape. 
Some silver stickles for embellishing, and the added ornament hangers (in the die set) with some silver cording finish off the card.

Card Three - Mandala Frame Love

IO Dies/Stamps Links:
Mandala Frame DIE886-YY
Love DIE385-B

I am loving this die!  I know I will use it again and again.  It is a beauty, and cuts like butter.  

I die cut the Mandala Frame  from black card stock. I added some dark pink card stock to the back of it, carefully cutting the card stock to adhere only to the center portion of the die.  Next, I added a lighter pink card stock, carefully cutting it to end at the edge of the mandala.  Finally, gray card stock finish the mandala.

I adhered the lined mandala frame to an even lighter pink A2 card front.

I die cut the Love  die from shiny silver card stock, and added it to the card front.  

Some shiny silver pearls from Studio Katia finish this card.  Easy-peasy, thanks to that large mandala!  Did I mention I LOVE that die?!

I hope you like my three cards, and that you've found some inspiration here.  Be sure to visit Susan Wymer's blog for more fabulous projects.  Here are links to the other designer's blogs:

Lynda Pleckan  You are here

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I appreciate your visits, and your comments.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Owl Thank You

TGIF!  Today I thought I'd post another card using another of the Impression Obsession fall dies, along with other older dies, before we come back on Monday and Tuesday to showcase the IO Winter Die Release with the IO Winter Die Hop!  

IO Dies/Stamp links:
Owl DIE866-Y
Smile DIE378-E
Smile Clear Stamp Set MC665
Stitch Tag #2 DIE874-Y
Branch DIE077-L

This was a fun card to make.  I used some patterned paper for the A2 card panel, and to cut the Stitch Tag die.  I attached that with foam tape.

I cut the owl die from brown, white and blue.  I hand colored the feet and the beak.  I added the Branch die to the tag, and after assembling the owl, added him to the tag with foam tape, so that he appears to be standing on the branch.

A silk ribbon through the tag hole, and a stamped Thank You sentiment from the Smile Clear Stamp Set finish off the card front.


I hope you had a good week, and are looking forward to a fun weekend.  Or a relaxing one.  How about a relaxing and fun weekend!  

Be sure to come back Monday and Tuesday for the Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Hop!  We have been having so much fun with these fabulous dies, and can't wait to share lots of inspiration with you.  

Double D Challenge pic
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge - Nature
Double D Challenge - Inspiration pic (there's an owl in there)

Thanks so much for visiting.  


Monday, September 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession - Monarch Frame

Welcome to Monday morning on my blog!  I have another card using the new fall Impression Obsession dies today.

IO dies/stamps links below:
Monarch Frame DIE864-YY
Butterfly Counts D1379

With yellow patterned paper, I created an A2 card.  I embossed the Butterfly Counts verse onto the card front with black.

With another piece of the yellow patterned paper, I adhered a die cut Monarch Frame butterfly.  I used a Tombow marker to color in the wing areas.  

I used a VersaMark embossing pad over the entire Monarch Frame panel, making sure to really get enough ink onto the entire panel.  I used clear embossing powder to emboss.  This gave the image a very dramatic, glossy finish in real life.  The photo really doesn't do it justice.

I adhered this with foam tape for added dimension.

Some black liquid enamel dots finish the embellishing.

I hope you like my card, and are finding some inspiration here.  If you have not seen the new fall dies, head on over to the Impression Obsession blog and check out our  design team projects on the fall die release celebration. 

Then head to the Impression Obsession store, where you will see all of the dies.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visits and comments.