Paper Smooches Sale

Good Monday morning.  My sister, Cynthia, from Pennsylvania was visiting with me this past weekend and we had such a great time.  I had no time in my craft room and have nothing to share today.  But I wanted to be sure you know about the 20% sale on Paper Smooches products at Ellen Hutson.

Paper Smooches

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

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Songbird Branch with Memento Markers

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the newly released Impression Obsession Songbird Branch and framed with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I couldn’t wait to get the Songbird Branch in my hands to try coloring with Memento Markers and a waterbrush. I love these markers and can’t wait to add more to my collection.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 left

I cut the image out using Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper.  I lightly misted the paper to prepare to receive color.  I applied ink from the markers on an acrylic block, picked up the color with my waterbrush and watercolored the images. When I was finished I heat dried and then applied clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 center

I wanted to frame the birds and branch on an all white background and wanted to add dimension with the simple frame.  I mounted the frame and mat using thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the card base.  I applied three thin layers of mounting tape to the back of each bird and attached to the card base.  I left both sides of the branches free. Although the birds are songbirds I think they look like their having a conversation.  I love how clean and simple the whole card is and that the birds and branch can be the main focus.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 right

I would love for you to join me in  the CLASSroom today for my step by step tutorial using Memento Markers to color my Hummingbird and Tulips project below.  It marker projects all week long in the CLASSroom so you will want to check back every day.

KC Markers right

Be sure to check out the Marker Sale going on all this week at Ellen Hutson.

markers

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

 

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Gift Bag Card and Ellen Hutson Die Sale

Good Saturday afternoon.  I have been home from work sick most of this past week and this is the first day that I have felt like playing.  I’ve had the Waffle Flower Gift Bag Die set for a while but haven’t had the chance to play with it.  I intended to create a gift bag today but ended up placing the gift bag on a card front instead.  I framed the bag with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Pierced Rectangle Frames . The flowers from the set were arranged with the Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems and the sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Lovely set.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 right

I attached the two frames together using double stick tape and then attached to the card base with strips of mounting tape.  The gift bag was attached to the card base with mounting tape. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 center

The stems and flowers were arranged and attached using glossy accents.  The sentiment layer was stamped using Dusty Concord ink and it was was attached on both sides of the frame with double stick tape.  The layer slightly curves out in front of the gift bag but it is hard to see in the photo.  I added one more tiny flower and foliage to the sentiment to finish.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 left

Have you had a chance to check out the 15% off Die Sale going on at  Ellen Hutson?.  Sales ends tomorrow.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Not So Moody Blues” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Not So Moody Blues” design team challenge to make blue cards.  My project today was made using the Strawberry Basket, Small Flourish Background, Foliage, Bunny Set, Leaves and Stems , Tiny Flowers, Grass Border, Easter Egg Set and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I enjoyed making this sweet Easter card using the soft blue Icy Mint cardstock for the frame, eggs and flowers. I love that the Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze Taffeta ribbon (retired) in my stash matches the blue cardstock perfectly.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 right

I attached the flourish background flat to the card base using double stick tape around the border and with a few glue dots in key spots to hold it flat. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the blue frame and attached it to the card base.  I attached the grass border (it’s almost totally covered  with foliage) to the back of the basket using double stick tape.  Next I attached the three eggs in behind the grass and attached with double stick tape. I twined the ribbon around the handle of the basket attaching it in place every few turns with glue dots.  

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 center

I cut the foliage sections into smaller branches and attached them to the front of the basket with glossy accents.  I attached the multi loop bow to the foliage with glue dots.  The tiny flowers were formed with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage with glossy accents.  I applied pink ink to the bunny ears with a mini applicator and attached a couple tiny leaves and formed 1/8 inch circles to the his neck to dress him up. Then I tucked the bunny in behind the floral spray attaching with double layered mounting tape and then attached a few additional stems and flowers with glossy accents to fill in around him.  The basket was attached to the card base using double layers of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 close

Here’s a closer view of the little scene.  I love the blue and white color combination with the added touches of green foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 left

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

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card Size: 5.50" x 4.25"

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