Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Impression-Obsession Spring Die Release - Day 3

Welcome back for Day Three, the final day of the Impression-Obsession Spring Die Release Celebration!  I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration from the IO Design Team.
You can find links to the other Design Team members HERE, on the Impression-Obsession blog.
You have until this Sunday, April 7th, to comment on the posts for your chances to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate.

Now on to my first card for today - Curious Kitty

DIE:  Cat & Bird DIE802-Z
STAMP:  Fancy Leaves CAC224

I cut the Cat & Bird die from black card stock, and attached it to a background I had created by stamp the Fancy Leaves stamp onto watercolor paper with distress inks, then blending more distress over the stamping with my brush applicators, blending the colors to create a soft background.

I added this panel to some pp, which I had stamped the Fancy Leaves on, then distressed this as I did above.  I added the paper to an A2 card front, then attached the die piece with foam tape for dimension.  Three little black pearls give the front a bit of accent.

Inside of card:

On to Card 2:  Hello Funky Flowers

DIES:  Funky Floral Frame DIE801-YY
                 Hello DIE809-G
                 Checkered Frames DIE805-YY
STAMP:  Fresh Flowers C19104  (inside)

I cut the Funky Floral Frame die with white card stock, and added it to a piece of patterned paper, then mounted it to an A2 card front.  I used a piece of black card stock from my stash from which I had cut an oval die, as a frame around the panel.  I used foam tape, and also added an acetate window before mounting.  I did not put any 'shaker' items in it, as I felt it was busy enough.

I cut the Hello die from the same pp as above, and also from black card stock.  I offset them a tad and glued them together, then onto a piece of vellum, and attache it over the acetate window and frame I had created.

I cut Checkered Frames from white and black card stock, and added white to the front, and the black one inside, over the pp. I stamped the Fresh Flowers stamp inside.  I thought it looked similar to the Funky Floral Frame die, in the same funky style.  

And for the inside:

Well, that wraps up the Impression-Obsession Spring Die Release Celebration! Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift certificate.  

You can find the other Design Team member's blogs listed HERE, on the Impression-Obsession blog.  

I hope my cards have inspired you.  Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments.  



  1. I like your muted leaf background on the first card. It really shows well with the black silhouette!

  2. Beautiful. I love the misty-looking backgrounds you created. I also love that you decorate the inside as well as the outside. Great job!

  3. The stenciled leaves in the kitty background is a great idea! LOVE this

  4. Love the die cut flowers in the
    black frame. Silhouettes are
    wonderful. thanks for sharing

  5. The black silhouettes of the cat die is really striking against the color BG.
    And I adore the new frame on your 2nd, beautiful, card.

  6. Your cards are beautiful and I really love the wonderful backgrounds you created for each card!

  7. Fantastic cards! Love the cat card.
    Thanks for sharing...

  8. Great cards!!! Love seeing all the new IO dies!!

  9. Fabulous cards made with these new release products. I am very inspired.

  10. Pretty cards. Love this kitty die.

  11. Your cards are gorgeous! I really love the leaf background for the cat die. Such a beautiful combination.

  12. What great cards! I love the background for your cat die!

  13. Such pretty backgrounds for the dies.

  14. Awesome cards! I am really loving that Cat & Bird die!

  15. Love your backgrounds! Great release week!

  16. These are SO PRETTY!!! THANK YOU for sharing!

  17. Wonderful cards. I really like the cat die.


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