Monday, January 21, 2019

IO Die-Cut Obsession - Flourish Background

Today starts another exciting feature on the Impression-Obsession blog.  A couple of times a month, we will be featuring dies in the Die-Cut Obsession posts.  
You can find the other designer's posts listed on the Impression-Obsession blog HERE.

I love the background dies, and this Sm. Flourish Background DIE445-YY is one of my favorites.  I also used the Thanks from the Greetings Set DIE174-W.
I die-cut the Sm. Flourish Background DIE445-YY, and added it to the same color pink panel then onto a green A2 card.  I used picked raspberry distress ink to add some color to the area I was going to place my flower.

I stamped the Wispy Cosmos onto Arteza watercolor paper, and used Daniel Smith watercolors to paint the flower.  I then fussy-cut it and added it to the card with foam tape to give it dimension.

I layered several of the Thanks die cuts, and added them to the card.  A spattering of moonshine sequins adds just a little shine.

I love the combination of pink and green. They're such pretty, perky, happy colors.  I wanted a cheery card today, so that's the way I rolled.  I did sneak just a hint of yellow into the pink on some of the petals, just for some interest and play with color.  I'm sneaky that way some times.  

There are so many ways to use dies on cards, and new techniques are showing up every day.  How about you?  Do you use dies on your cards?

I hope you are inspired by my card, and those of the other designers today.  You can find more Impression-Obsession stamps and dies HERE.  Don't forget to check out the other designer's projects for today HERE.

Thanks for visiting, and for your encouraging comments. 
These are the stamps, dies, and products I used on my card:

Sm. Flourish Background DIE445-YY
Greetings Set DIE174-W
Wispy Cosmos E16440  
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Silver Velvet Watercolor Brush
Arteza Watercolor Paper 

I am adding my card to these challenges:
The Card Concept  - Pink party
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything new - new die
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  - Clean and simple
Paper Funday Challenges - Anything goes



  1. Love how you've used this background die and your flower is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. Lynda, this is so lovely...especially like the flourish die cut blending colorwise with your background...a great setting for your floral image. tfs

  3. Beautiful blending on top of the dry embossing! I love the simplicity of this card. stunning.
    Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    hugs, Joy

  4. Beautifully created card, gorgeous flower! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the background, the color and that beautiful bloom! So thrilled that you linked this to The Card Concept and we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery again soon!

  6. Beautiful, design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  7. Beautiful card, Lynda! Love your coral diecut background with blossom on it. Fabulous coloring and design!
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)


  8. You create the prettiest cards! Thanks for joining the challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges and we look forward to seeing more of your creations! Donna - DT Member


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