Friday, June 5, 2020

Impression Obsession 2020 Summer Die Release

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 
Summer Die Release Celebration!  
You can find information and a list of participants 
on the IO blog.  There will be three $25 gift certificates given away, chosen randomly from comments 
on all of the design team blogs.  
All comments will be open until Monday, June 8th.  
Winners will be announced on June 9th.
All of the NEW DIES are available now!  
You can find them at the Impression Obsession site HERE.

I have three cards to share with you today.

Card 1: 


For the Large Porcelain Pitcher, I added Ranger Verdigris embossing powder to the die cut.  I dabbed VersaMark embossing ink onto the die, then added the embossing powder and heat set.  I LOVE the dimension the Verdigris embossing powder gives the pitcher!

For the Summer Bouquet flowers, I added some CraftT mini-luster rub-ons to the dies, then arranged them in the vase onto a die cut of the Postage Cuts

I layered that, then added it to a white A2 card, and added some strips along the edge.
I embossed the Happy thoughts verse from the Warm Fuzzies Sentiments set and cut with one of the dies from the Small Tags.
Some gold cord and gold foil pearls finish the card.

Card 2:


I just had so much fun with these cactus!  I cut the Potted Cactus from bristol card stock, then added watercolor with a waterbrush.  I added several layers of watercolor, to build up the intensity of the colors.  For the spikes, I used a white gel pen
I added some yellow distress ink through the Rays Stencil with my ibrush applicators, then stamped the Happy Every Day verse with VersaMark Clair Nocturne ink.  I attached this panel to a green A2 card front.

Card 3: 


I cut the Woodgrain Frame from cream card stock, and applied shades of brown distress ink.  I attached it to a shimmery gold scrap, then added it to a white A2 card front.

I cut the Cactus Tag from white card stock, then used Arteza Everblend Markers to color the cactus and pot inside portions. I left the border portion white, and added that and the inside pieces to the card front.  I added a gold brad.

I stamped the Prickly verse onto a white cs scrap, and used a circle die to cut and added it to the frame with foam tape.  

I used a white Pitt Pastel pencil to add highlights to the cactus, and added some spikes with a white gel pen.

Phew!  Long post, but hopefully you found some ideas you can try.  

Thanks so much for visiting.  Be sure to check out the other new dies at the Impression Obsession site HERE.



  1. WOW, Lynda your cards are SO BEAUTIFUL!!! LOOOVE the first one with the colors & the sparkle I see! LOVE how you did the vase/pitcher & your flowers! Your second card, LOVE the rainbow colors you did on the cacti! AND your third card is SO CUTE with this PERFECT sentiment & colors you used here too!!! A SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

  2. Your colors are GLORIOUS! I simply can't take my eyes off of this stunning pitcher with the aqua and gold! So elegant and a truly different look for the flower die set. And your cacti have such terrific personalities - I can tell you had great fun with them. Inspirational cards - thanks for sharing!

  3. Wowzers! Your pitcher is a stunner! The gold on the flowers, stunning! Your cactus cards are so pretty and fun! Such a beautiful way to use the die cuts!

  4. Wonderful selection of cards. Your first card is spectacular with the Ranger Verdigris embossing powder. So beautiful. The watercolor cactus card is so happy and colorful. Love the wood grain frame on the third card and sentiment. Super nice!!

  5. Oh my goodness!!! These are all fabulous! I think my fav is the first one. At first I thought the pitcher was just glittered card stock until reading it's embossing powder. Your watercolored cacti are just gorgeous.

  6. love the fun patina and rainbows

  7. WOW, your Happy Thoughts card is just gorgeous!! I have some special embossing powders, but never use them. You have INSPIRED ME!!

  8. Wow, that verdigris ep is really beautiful and it's just perfect on the pitcher & strip in your design. That's a really stunning card. And the colorful cactus really make me smile! So pretty. Great cards!

  9. Fantastic cards! Fantastic use of embossing powders on the first card!

  10. GORGEOUS colors on the flowers and I Love the cactus! What fun cards and sentiments!

  11. Oh my, I love these! Beautiful Pitcher with flowers and the cactus bright colors are great!

  12. Marisela Delgado said: beautiful card!

  13. The cactus die is so fun! I love the color choice in the first card, and the vase full of flowers <3

  14. Beautiful cards! Love the pitcher of flowers, and the cactus plants are great! Awesome color choices for your pretty cards!

  15. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and all of that fabulous gold embossing! What a WOW factor! The cactus cards are FAB....especially that multi colored water colored one! YOWZA!!!

  16. Love the colors you used for these wonderful summer cards. I esp am liking the rainbow happy!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. Had to smile at the cactus.
    Love the coloring. the
    first card is so elegant.
    Wonderful cards. thanks
    for sharing

  18. LOVE your cards - so creative and fun:)

  19. Fabulous cards. Just a few of the things I really like, the texture on the first card, the unexpected colors of the cacti on the second card and the coloring on the third card.

  20. Wonderful look to the flower pitcher. Great layers.


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