I have been away from posting due to the sudden death of my youngest sister, Jeanne Rogers Smith. Jeannie was a precious and sparkling light in our family and we will love and miss her forever. Please keep her son Sam, my sisters Cheryl and Cynthia, and our family in your thoughts and prayers as we lay her to rest beside her beloved husband Dan Smith.
Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession design team “Fall Florals” challenge. My project today was made using the Twig Wreath and flowers from the Spring Wreath. For the greenery I used the new Foliage set and I created the twiggy pieces of the wreath by cutting apart the new Tree Row. Adding the twigs to the wreath seems to give it a more natural appearance and it’s always fun to think of different ways to use my dies than the obvious.
I cut the wreath and tree row using kraft cardstock and lightly applied vintage photo ink to add depth. I cut the flowers using watercolor paper and the foliage was cut using olive green. I misted the flowers and then applied spiced marmalade ink with a mini applicator to cover and then added vintage photo to the centers with a mini applicator. I could have used orange cardstock to make the flowers but the watercolor paper and ink made much more vibrant flowers. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad.
I arranged the foliage on the wreath and attached with glossy accents. Next I attached the flowers to the foliage with glossy accents and then tucked the pieces of twigs all around the arrangement. I was going to add an orange bow to the center but filled it with flowers instead.
I crimped the background layer of vanilla cardstock and attached it to the orange cardstock with ATG adhesive. I attached the crimped section to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the wreath with glossy accents. I used vanilla cardstock to allow the bright orange flowers be the main focal point of the card.
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.
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Card Size 5.50 X 4.25”
Good Monday morning. I have been enjoying creating fast and easy holiday cards using the new Impression Obsession dies. My project today was made using the Reindeer Flourish and the frame was made using the Nesting Card Templates. Both the reindeer and frame were cut using Bazzill Metallic Gold Foil and layered over White E Flute Corrugated Cardstock. I love using my crimper on projects and was instantly drawn to this corrugated paper. I thought it was the perfect background for the reindeer because it added interest and dimension without distracting from the beautiful lines of the image.
I started by layering the corrugated cardstock on the card base using ATG adhesive. Next I applied mounting tape to the back of the gold frame and attached it to the card base.
I embellished the neck of the deer with a few sprigs and gold 1/8” punched circles and attached with glossy accents. I applied mounting tape to the back of the reindeer and attached it to the card base.
The Reindeer Flourish is such an interesting and modern image and is perfect for a clean and simple project to mass produce for your holiday cards. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.
Card size” 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Sunday morning. My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Small Manger set and Shepherds set and the frame was made using the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames. I chose to use a red background but think these silhouette images would look beautiful with light or dark blue as well. I may try coloring all the images the next time I play with them and creating a scenic background. Not sure I can color well enough to pull that off on these intricate images but it’s worth a try.
I cut the frame and attached to the card base with mounting tape.
I cut both sets of images, laid them out on my card front to figure out my design and then attached the pieces with mounting tape.
Even though there are seve4ral pieces in these two sets this card took about five minutes to make. It would be a perfect project to mass produce for holiday cards for family and friends. If you would like to use a larger version of the images you can check out the Manger Set. I linked it below for you to check out. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday,
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Saturday morning. I am so drawn to making nature scene holiday cards. I have especially loved using pale blue paper for the background and all white images. This combination creates such a peaceful scene setting. I like adding a bit winter sparkle using crystal clear glitter. My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession Forest, Hill Landscape Layers paired with the sweet Dear Trio.
I started by applying touches of glue to the tree branches and dusting with glitter. I covered the entire piece of landscape with glue and applied the glitter.
Once the glitter was dry on the trees and landscape I attached them both to the card base with mounting tape. I applied double pieces of mounting tape to the back of the deer and attached them in the scene. This was a very fast and easy card to make and would be a perfect project to mass produce for holiday cards.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”