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”


Cheerful Birdie Hello

Good Sunday morning.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Last week was a crazy work week and I was not able to post for several days. I was happy to get to my craft desk yesterday and get my hands on some paper and dies. My project today is a cheerful, fast and easy, clean and simple card made with the Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch paired with the Hello sentiment. The scalloped layer was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and the frame was made using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch 7 right

The scalloped layer and frame was attached to the card  base using thin strips of mounting tape. The bird and branch were attached inside the frame with mounting tape on the bird and a few key places on the branch and leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch 7 center

I rolled up strips of double stick tape, applied it to the back of the sentiment and attached inside the frame.

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Lay a strip of double stick tape out on a clean, hard surface, remove the paper backing and use your finger to push it into a thin roll and work your way down the whole length of the tape and apply it to the back of the sentiment.  Hint:  This technique will work with the wider sizes of double stick tape if you want a thicker strip of tape.

KC Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch 7 left 2

In case you are interested Impression Obsession has a  Hello Clear Stamp Set that coordinates with the Hello die sentiment.  I linked it below even though I didn’t have enough room to use it for my project today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” X 4.25”


Farm Girl and Ducks Silhouettes

Good Sunday afternoon.  I have a springy silhouette scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Farm Girl set paired with Grass Border, Leaves and Stems, Tiny Flowers, Memory Box Butterfly Delights and framed using the Poppystamps Leafy Frame. I like the simplicity of the all white delicate leafy pattern on the frame and images silhouetted against the dark background.

KC Impression Obsession Farm Girl 3 left

I attached a green grassy layer to the lower back side opening of the frame with ATG adhesive, attached strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and attached to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Farm Girl 3 center

The girl and ducks were attached in the scene using mounting tape.  The stems and tiny flowers were tucked in around the scene and attached with glossy accents.  Speaking of glossy accents.  Have I mentioned how much I love the Ranger Fine Tip Applicator that fits on the mini glossy accents bottle.  I love how the fine tip needle applicator allows for a more precise application but even more than that I love the how the unit is made with a long thin needle attached in the lid and fits inside the opening of the applicator when putting the lid back on and keeps the glossy accents from getting clogged up. The is also a unit made for the 2 ounce bottle.

KC Impression Obsession Farm Girl 3 close

Here’s a closer view to show the dimension of the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Farm Girl 3 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”