Impression Obsession Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop Day 1

Good Monday morning and welcome to day one of the Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Blog Hop. Our team has some beautiful projects to share and prizes to give away!  You can check out all the details on the Impression Obsession Blog.  Make sure you visit and comment on all the team posts for a chance to win.

My project today was made using the new Flower Birdhouse 2 stamp paired with the Leafy Branch, Tiny Flowers, Butterfly Set and Border Duo 1.  The base layers were cut using the We are Memory Keepers Nesting Card Templates.

KC Impression Obsession Flower Birdhouse 2  1 right

I stamped the birdhouse twice on watercolor paper using black versafine and set the ink with my heat gun.  I used my waterbrush and reinkers to paint the images.  I cut out the whole birdhouse image with my scissors. I painted the painted the flowers leaves and stems on the second house, cut them out, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the main birdhouse with glossy accents. I applied a little glossy accents to the flowers centers and sprinkled a little glitter on for some sparkle but it doesn’t show well in my photos.

KC Impression Obsession Flower Birdhouse 2 1 center

I attached the completed birdhouse and decorative border to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  I tucked the leafy branch sections in behind the house and border and attached with glossy accents. I added the tiny red flowers to the branches and attached with glossy accents.  I attached the three butterflies to the white space of the card base with glossy accents for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Flower Birdhouse 2 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and  I hope you enjoy hopping to see all the beautiful design team projects.

Today’s Hop List:

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Karen Amidon

Jeanne Streiff

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Ipression Obsession Teams Up with Chameleon Markers

Good Friday morning. This month Impression Obsession has teamed up with Chameleon Markers for Friends Friday events where the two design teams are merging products and sharing some creativity. You can go to the Impression Obsession and Chameleon blogs for all the details about a chance to win a set of five Chameleon markers. 

My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Butterfly Block, Border Duo 1 and the Chameleon 5 Cool Tones Set. The Butterfly Block is one of my all time favorite dies and I thought it would be pretty colored in the beautiful cool tones. 

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 left

I began coloring the die cut images with the intention of using lighter and darker shades of each of the cool tone colors but found I really loved each color in it’s darkest shade so it would really pop against the all white background. What I love most about the set of five markers is how much I love this color combination.  I would never have thought to put these colors all together on one project.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 center

I cut the top frame layer using the decorative border die and then used my Nesting Rectangles die set to cut the frame and matting frame. I attached the frames together with double stick tape and attached the butterfly die to the back of the frame with another layer of double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame as well as a few tiny pieces on the back of the butterfly and flowers and attached it to the card base. I wanted the images to be popped up from the base.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 close

Here’s a closer view to show the dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great day and upcoming weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Inspired Chickadees and Pine

Good Monday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers “Birds of a Feather” Inspiration Challenge and my project was inspired by the Black-capped Chickadees found in this picture.   I used the Impression Obsession Birds, Pine Pair, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and Spiral Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Bird Die 2 right

I used a black marker to draw on the black cap on the head of the birds and then applied the bodies colors using distress inks and a mini applicator.  When I finished with them I applied versa and embossed with clear embossing powder to enhance the colors.  I cut three spiral flowers, applied brown ink and rolled and attaching them together with glossy accents.  Instead of shaping them like a rose I pulled the shape out to look like pinecones.   I applied white gesso to the tips of the pine and the pinecones and set aside to dry.

KC Impression Obsession Bird Die 2 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached them to the card base. I arranged the pine and attached to the card base with glossy accents. The pine cones were attached as a bunch and attached with glossy accents and the birds were attached with mounting tape.  My card is in now way as gorgeous as the inspiration photo but I sure had fun making it.

KC Impression Obsession Bird Die 2 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Happy Hellos” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession”Happy Hellos” design team challenge.  My project today was made using the new Hello die and coordinating Hello Clear Stamps Set paired with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Hello 1 right

I started by stamping the sentiment with black versafine and embossing with clear embossing powder.  I applied mounting tape to the back of both frames and attached to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Hello 1 center

I placed a strip of double stick tape to my work surface, removed the paper backing and rolled it with my finger to create a thin adhesive strip to attach to the back of the hello die cut. I attached the strip to the back of the sentiment and popped it up on the the card base.

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KC Impression Obsession Hello 1 left

This was a fast and easy project.  I love black and white because I think it makes such a statement.  I started to add a touch of red with some little flowers but decided it was fine just the way it is.

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card Size 5.50 X 4.25”