Saturday, October 31, 2020

Warm Winter Wishes Card With Slimline Stamp


Hello there.  It's a lovely late fall day here.  The sun is shining, and trees have lost much of their brilliance, with their leaves cascading like so many tiny brilliant parachutes.  There's a certain melancholy about days like today, and it is beckoning me out for a long walk along our river trail.  That's where I'm heading right after I post this.
So, on to my card.  I used two of the Impression Obsession new slimline release stamps, and two older IO dies.
IO Stamps/Dies Links:
And here's how I made it:
  • Using my Misti, on bristol card stock, I stamped the Snowy Night Slimline, using distress inks and blending the colors as I stamped.  I stamped it at least four or five times to achieve the density I wanted. 
  • I tore some strips of white card stock to create the snowy hills in the foreground and background, and attached them to the Snowy Night panel.
  • I used the Deer Trio dies to cut the deer, then added them to the hills, placing them as I desired.
  • I used the Fir Trees dies to cut the fir trees, and added them along side the deer and under the hills I had created, overlapping them as I added them to the composition.
  • I stamped the warm winter wishes verse from the Winter Greetings Slimline set with blue ink to match the sky background.
  • I used a paint brush with some watered down Tombow glue to paint highlights on the trees, hills, and snowflakes, and added crystal glitter
    over it.
  • When the glue was dry, I added the panel to a white card front.  It is not a typical slimline size card, but it is a larger card, and I needed the length of the slimline stamps to be able to create the scene long enough to fit.

I hope I have inspired you to try some of these new slimline stamps in the Impression Obsession line.  You can find all of them at the IO store HERE.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Impression Obsession Old Is New - Sunflower

 It's time for us to show some of our older stamps some inky love.  
I chose this Sunflower In Bloom, since sunflowers are our 
Feature Category thorough the rest of this month.  
And, this stamp, along with other sunflower images, 
are 25% off until October 31st.  
You can find all the sale stamps HERE. 
IO Stamps links: 
How I made it:
That's my Old Is New card today, I hope it inspired you to play with some of your older stamps and supplies.  And don't forget to check out the sunflower category of stamps on sale at the IO store through 10/31.
For more Old Is New inspiration, please visit the other designer's blogs.  You can find their links HERE.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 19, 2020

One More Slimline Card

I hope you have enjoyed the Impression Obsession Slimline release hop, and found some inspiration on the design team's cards.  These stamps are so amazing.  They make it easy to create quick and easy scenes.  We have been having so much fun creating with them.  
IO Stamps/Die Links:
How I made it:
  • On a card stock panel, using my Misti, I stamped two parts of the Tree Line Layers images with dark gray ink, to give them the appearance of being in the distance, and a bit muted because of the sunset.
  • Without reinking the images, I stamped them upside down under the hills I had created to get a faint reflection.
  • With stencil brushes, I brushed on wild honey and tumbled glass distress inks, building up intensity slowly for smooth blending.
  • I used similar color pencils to create ripples for the water.
  • In the foreground, I stamped the top of the Norway Spruce, to make the scene appear further back as though looking into it. 
  • I cut the Peace DIE from white card stock, and added it.
  • INSIDE:  I stamped the scene as for the front, then added the Someone Cares verse.

Don't forget to comment here and the other designer's blogs for a chance to win a $25 IO gift certificate!  You have until November 2nd to comment.  You can find the other's blogs HERE.
Thanks for visiting.  I appreciate your comments.


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Embossed Winter Wonderland Card

You're right, it's not winter, yet.  In fact, in our little part of the world, we are enjoying the crisp fall breezes and abundant rich colors in our trees.  But, winter is coming, and along with it comes Christmas.  So, I've been busy creating Christmas cards for the releases for my design team projects.  This is one of my favorites.

Technique Junkies stamps:
How I made it:
  • On a white smooth bristol panel, I used distress ink and ink applicators to create a background, starting dark along the edges, and graduating to a pale white moon effect in the center.  I added some white pigment ink to this center so that it would give the white haze around the 'moon.'
  • I white embossed the Fir Forest, and tore some white card stock and added it to create snowy hills.
  • Some spatters of white acrylic paint created the snow.
  • I white embossed the verse from the Oh Christmas Tree Set onto vellum, and attached it.  I attached the panel to a white A2 card front.
I have another card on the Technique Junkies blog today with the same fir forest row of trees.  You can check it out HERE.
Would you like 10% off at the Technique Junkies store?  Just use my code, TJ10Lynda at the checkout and your entire order will be discounted 10%.
Thanks for visiting my blog.  I look forward to your comments. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Boo Halloween Cat Card


It's the third Saturday of the month, and time for the Mid-way inspiration designs for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  I have another halloween cat card for you today.
I chose the Fancy Cat Die for the main image.  This set of two cat dies is versatile, and fits any occasion.  I added the hat and treat bag from a couple of older PB stamps in my stash.  Another card from one of my previous blog posts using this cat die set is HERE.

I hope you will join us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  I look forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I really enjoy your visits and kind comments.



Friday, October 16, 2020

Impression Obsession Slimline Scenes Release and Hop Day Two

 Welcome to Day Two of the Impression Obsession 
Don't forget to comment on the Design Team's blogs 
by November 2nd at midnight CT to be eligible for a prize.
All of the stamps are available NOW.  You can find them HERE. 
I have two cards for your inspiration today.
Card One:
How I made it:
  • I used a rubber brayer with distress inks to add blue and coral to the sky, and to the water.  Before adding the color, I created a circle mask for the moon and used temporary tape to hold it in place.  I used colored pencil to add faint ripples to the water.
  • I inked the Tree Lined hillside stamp with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and used a Misti to stamp it onto a card panel.  I repeated until I got complete coverage.
  • Without reinking, I flipped the card and stamped the image again for the water 'reflection.
  • I stamped the verse from the Warm Fuzzies Sentiments Set onto a scrap piece of cs, cut it out and added it to the card front.
  • I layered and added the panel to a slimline card front. 

Card Two:
How I made it:
  • I white embossed the Bare Treeline stamp onto a white panel.  I also stamped it with shaded lilac distress ink.
  • With distress inks and blending brushes, I added color over the images to create a soft background and sky.
  • I stamped the Thinking of You verse onto a scrap and added it to the panel along with some shimmery fiber.  I added the piece to a white slimline card front. 
That's it.  I hope you have enjoyed our inspiration for this fabulous release!  Don't forget to leave a comment here and on the other designer's blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession Store!
Links for the DT blogs are listed below:

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Impression Obsession Slim Scenes Stamp Release

Today we have a special surprise release hop for you, 
The Impression Obsession Slim Scenes Stamp Release!
Today and tomorrow you can find a list of participants
on the Impression Obsession blog HERE
Each day you have one in three chances to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from the comments 
on the Design Team blogs for this hop. 
  Comments for both event days will be open until November 2nd at midnight CT.  Winners will be announced on November 3rd. 
 All of the new stamps and dies are available now.  You can find them HERE.

I have two cards today, and will be back tomorrow with two more!

Card One:

IO Stamps:
How I made it:
  • I inked the Tree Lined Hillside slimline stamp with distress mini ink pads in fall colors.  I did this in my Misti, so that I could get the different colors and depth that I desired.  I kept adding colors, and dabbing with a waterbrush with a tad of water a couple of times to bring out the intensity of the hues.
  • I added the sky using iBrush ink applicators with the A Colorful Life Designs Cloud Edger stencil.
  • I stamped the To Everything verse, and layered the panel, and added it to a slimline card front.
  • INSIDE:  

Card Two: 
How I made it:
  • I stamped the Mountain Layers using distress inks in my Misti.  I added color gradually until I achieved my desired intensity and color on each layer of the mountains. 
  • I stamped the Tree Line Layers with distress inks along the bottom of the card using distress inks, repeating as necessary for depth.
  • I added the panel to a slimline card front, and added the Happy Birthday die from the Greetings Top Edgers Dies die set.
  • INSIDE: 
    I hope you are enjoying the hop with these fabulous new slimline stamps.  We are having so much fun with them!  
Thanks so much for stopping by today.   Stop back tomorrow for more inspiration.  And don't forget to comment for your chance to win!
Participating IO Designer's blog links:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession- Beautiful Inside And Out

It's Wednesday, and time for Impression Obsession's Die Cut Obsession!
My card today features the snail from a release a few months ago.  
Here are the stamps and dies I used:
How I made my card:
  • I stamped the verse from the Sock Bunny Clear Set onto a blue A2 card front. 
  • I die cut the Snail DIE948-L  out of patterned paper, and attached it.
  • I die cut the Stitched Square DIE967-Y   and attached it with foam tape.
  • I arranged it so that the snail is peeking out of the frame
  • INSIDE:  I used just the body portion of the snail, and hand drew a dashed line area.
 That is it.  Easy and fun.

Hope you're enjoying our Die Cut Obsession feature.  Be sure to check out the other designer's projects HERE.

Thanks for visiting.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge - You're A Hoot!

Greetings!  Today's card is for the  

You can find more inspiration on the other designer's blogs 
by following the links on the IO post HERE. 
I used these IO dies/stamps:
WP22 Express Yourself clear set (50% off) Grateful word
Here is how I made my card:
  • I created a cream A2 card and layered fall pp and wrapped paper twine on it.
  • On a bristol card stock die cut panel, I added some distressing and attached that to the card front with foam tape for dimension.
  • I cut the owl die and assembled him onto the panel.
  • I cut the leaves dies, colored them with distress inks with my blending brushes, and added them so that the owl is holding them.
  • I stamped the word grateful from the Express Yourself clear set
INSIDE:  I stamped the Many Blessings verse, and added some of the die cut colored leaves.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything goes
Sunday Stamps- Inspiration colors/pic   
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will join in our You're A Hoot Challenge at Impression Obsession.  We would love to see what you make.  Challenge details can be found, and you can enter your card/s  HERE.