Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Impression-Obsession Spring Die Release - Day 2

Welcome to Day Two of the 
The Design Team has been busy making samples
to inspire you.  The other member's blogs are
listed on the Impression-Obsession blog each day.
All of the Design Team blogs have a 
$25 gift certificate to give away.  
Comment on each blog each day for 
as many chances to win as you like.
Comments for all three days will be open until
Sunday, April 7th, at noon, CT.
Winners announced Monday April 8th.

New dies are available, and can be found 

I have two more cards for your inspiration today. 

Card 1:  Hello Poppy Tag
         Stitched Tag DIE798-Y
         Hello Die from Greeting Set DIE174-W

I cut two tags, one from watercolor paper and one from gold metallic card stock.  On the watercolor piece, I did water smooshing with red distress inks, and spattered some additional onto the tag.  
I added a portion of the Poppy Frame die cut, to the watercolored Stitched Tag  Die cut, carefully cutting around to get the piece free from the border and other flowers.  
I used my Sakura Quickie Glue pen, which I love for these thin dies.  It is not messy, and works very well.

I tied some black and gold cording through the openings, gluing the tags together, then adhered them with foam tape to a watercolor panel.  Some pp and a gold strip along the edge border one edge.

The Hello die from the Greeting Set (an older IO die), was cut from black and gold card stock, and I layered them and added them to the front.

And for the inside:

And Card Two:  Happy Birthday Poppy

         Poppy Frame DIE794-YY
              Untie The Ribbons C5402 (inside)    

I used watercolor to apply the smoosh technique onto watercolor paper for the card front, and for the Stitched Tag  die cut.  I cut the tag Stitched Tag from green background I had created, and layered the coral panel onto an A2 card, then foam-taped the tag onto it for dimension.


I cut the Poppy Frame from white card stock, and reserved the insides, which I had colored with Copic markers.  I adhered the Poppy Frame, then added each colored piece into it's respective area.

The Happy birthday verse from the Life Stuff Sentiments set is stamped in VersaFine Claire nocturne ink onto the banner that is included in the Stitched Tag  die set.  I added this piece to the tag, and tied a piece of Hug Snug white seam binding into a bow through the loophole.

And, for the inside, some more cut-out pieces, a Pink Stitched Sentiment Banner,  and stamping.....
I hope my cards inspire you today.  You can check out all the new release dies at the Impression-Obsession store HERE.

Don't forget, leave a comment for another chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate.  You can leave one comment each day on each blog.

What are your favorite dies from this amazing release?  I know, it's a tough decision.  I know there are several I will find myself reaching for often!

Thanks for visiting today.  I do appreciate your time and your comments.  



  1. Your cards look SO ARSTY with what you've done to them, Lynda! LOVE IT! LOVE the gold added to the first, & the contrasting colors on the second! Picking a "favorite" is VERY DIFFICULT! I LOVE the Stitched Flowers, the Chicken, The Dog & Bird Frame, the Cat & Bird Frame, & the Sheep, Birds, & Tree Die! I can't pick just one! Even though, I've chosen those as "favorites," I still like MORE! LOL A SUPER JOB on your cards, Lynda!!! ;)

  2. The splotched background look awesome. They look great with the simple flowers.

  3. Oh WOW, I love the ways you showed of this fabulous poppy die. Especially loving the green/orange color combo.

  4. Such a fun release!! My favorite dies are the desert scene dies!! But then I live in Arizona!!
    Love the way you inlaid the flower on the first card!!

  5. Love those poppy flowers! Such a fun die, and you showed it off beautifully on your pretty cards!

  6. Lovely cards!! Great new spring release!!

  7. You made two outstanding cards with the Poppy frame die and the stitched tag die! They both look amazing!

  8. love the splashes of color on the background of these cards - very inspiring:)

  9. Love your color schemes. Pretty cards.

  10. Wonderful water color backgrounds. Love the new flower designs.

  11. Wow! You really have made some outstandingly beautiful cards with that poppy die. I love them all.

  12. These cards are so lovely...especially like the vibrant colors of the second one. tfs

  13. Such stunning coloring and design! I Love how you did the tags!

  14. Great cards! I love the orange behind the poppy on the first one. Love the orange & green combo on the second! Really makes it stand out.

  15. These are beautiful. I really love the pops of foil on the first project and the watercoloring on the second is stunning.

  16. Inspired to play in the watercolors! Pretty cards!

  17. Love the die cut flowers. they pop
    off the background colors. The
    touch of gold behind the tag is
    great. thanks for sharing

  18. What pretty cards. Love the dies.
    Thanks for sharing...

  19. I love those poppies! Your cards are gorgeous. I especially love the inlaid poppies. So pretty.

  20. Love your watercolor backgrounds! I am totally in love with these poppies!


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