Saturday, January 11, 2020

Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Release Hop Celebration - Day Six

Here we are, at the final day of the In Love With Spring release!  I have two sets of cards for you today.  The other two designers with projects today are Dina and Susan.  You can find links to their posts HERE.

Set One features some of the fabulous new flower dies.  
IO stamps/dies links
Stitched Flower DIE936-C
Stitched Tulip DIE938-E
Mid-Size Frame DIE930-Z
Hugs DIE516A
See The Light C13785
French Text CAC CC151

I used distress inks to create papers for backgrounds for both cards.  I also created some fun paper using the 'smoosh watercolor technique' with distress inks for cutting dies.  

On the first card, I used one of the background panels on a white A2 card, then cut the dies from the smoosh paper.  I used a brush applicator to apply distress ink through the 'stencil' which I made with my flower dies, then brushed distress ink along the edges and inside.  

I added the die cut flowers over the ones I had 'stenciled in,' then stamped the See The Light verse in brown Ranger Archival ink.  I attached the panel to the other watercolored paneled card front.  Some spatters finish the front.  
For card two, I used a blended distress ink background, then stamped the CAC French Text onto the blue die cut frame, and white card stock 'inside' the negative tulip die.  I layered all, with the addition of the hugs die.

Set two features our Bunny Bea and Bunny Bob adorable stamps....
IO stamp links:
G12208 Bunny Bea
F12207 Bunny Bob
Hello C20810
Mini Gingham CAC background CC373
Love DIE271-D
Half Inch Buttons DIE926-I

I just have to smile when I look at these stamps!  The are so fun to color, and I used my Polychromos colored pencils on both cards.  I masked Bunny Bea, and used distress ink with a mandala stencil for the background on the first card.  I added the Love die cut, and some die cut little hearts.

For the second card, I distressed the borders of the Bunny Bob panel, then layered it onto black, then onto a panel onto which I had stamped the very handy Mini Gingham CAC background.  All went onto a gray card base.

I added the Hello on some scrap white, with foam tape, then some buttons.  I stacked three button die cuts to give them dimension.  For the 'thread,' I used very thin sliver strips of black card stock.

Here are the cards a bit larger...

I hope you have enjoyed the In Love With Spring Release Hop Celebration at Impression Obsession.  Don't forget to leave comments here and on the other designer's blogs to be eligible for one of the $25 gift certificates.  Each designer has one to give away.  Deadline for comments is January 12th.  Winners will be announced January 14th. 

Good luck, and as usual, I really appreciate your visits and comments.



  1. Fab way to make a lovely stencil and such soft effects you achieved with it. Just lovely!!
    The bunnies are so sweet...I adore the girl one in her dress. So cute!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Beautiful! You are a master of coloring and using inks for backgrounds.

  3. Your first card is my favorite. The smooched background and the flowered stencil. Beautiful.The bunnies are darling. Great cards.

  4. Wow! So many wonderful cards!!! It has been great seeing all the new Impression Obsession products this week!!!

  5. Love the beautiful designs, coloring & images on your cards. The first floral card is my fave. I love the mixed media style and artistry of it.

  6. Awesome cards! Love the flowers and the sweet bunnies! Wonderful coloring!

  7. Beautiful cards! I love the distress ink backgrounds you created and awesome pencil coloring on the bunnies.

  8. I can't choose a favorite! These are all delightful! Thanks for sharing - especially love the sentiment on the first card!

  9. A wonderful array of fantastic cards using those new products.

  10. I love the backgrounds with the flowers and the bunnies are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Love the layers on your Hugs card! And the background on the Love card is a perfect accent!

  12. Love the colours in the first two and the bunnies are so cute

  13. Beautiful colors on the first two and love the cute bunnies.

  14. oh but these are wonderful. thank you for sharing the ideas. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  15. Four fab cards, Lynda. They are all my favorite one--each for a different reason so thanks for sharing all of them.

  16. Ooooh, I LOVE❤ your flower cards. So artsy. Wish someone would send me a card that creative. And those bunnies are so cute. I am a softy when it comes to bunnies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Super cards! The bunnies are adorable. I like the effect you got by layering die cuts over stenciled images of the die cuts.

  18. Wow! You went above and beyond! Your cards are Awesome!

  19. Beautiful cards, Lynda! Really love how you framed the negative die of the tulip. So pretty!

  20. Awesome job on all your cards! The bunnies are adorable.

  21. My favorite is your water colored backgrounds made with Distress Ink, but all the cards are wonderful!

  22. I adore the old fashioned look of these cards. The plaid and stitching just add so much...very country, down to earth and simply beautiful

  23. Fabulous designs. Love you bright backgrounds.

  24. Wow, from stunning to adorable! What a great set of cards!!!

  25. Your cards are pretty! I really enjoy new product hops...I meet new talent to be inspired by!


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