Essentials by Ellen November Release

Ellen Nov release

Good Sunday afternoon and welcome to day one of the Essentials by Ellen November release blog hop.  If you just logged on to my post you can check out all the hop details over in The CLASSroom.  Your next stop on the hop will be to Jennifer’s post. 

My project today was made using Julie’s new Random Sayings paired with her Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set, Rustic Botanicals Die Set and framed with the Taylored Expressions Ornate Frame Cutting Plate.

KC Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings 1 right

I secured white cardstock and the flower stamp in my MISTI and stamped several flowers using Wild Honey ink, heat set and then cut them out.  I used my scissors to cut in towards the flower center between each petal to help shape the flower.  I used a mini applicator to apply Wild Honey ink over the whole flower.  Then I lightly touched around the edges of the petals with a mini applicator and Spiced Marmalade ink to add depth of color.  I applied Gathered Twig ink to the center of each flower using a mini applicator. I formed the flower petals using the largest stylus from the Garden Tool Kit and a molding pad. I used two flower sections for each flower and attached them together using glossy accents. The leaves were cut using Easter Grass cardstock.  I added depth of color by applying a light touch of Peeled Paint to each leaf with a mini applicator.  I formed the leaves using the stylus and molding pad.  Once they were formed I lightly touched around the edges of the leaves with Vintage Photo ink to add definition. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings 1 center

I placed the card base and stamp in my MISTI and stamped  the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I love using my MISTI for stamping because I had to stamp twice to get perfect coverage.  I could never do that by only using an acrylic block.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.   I attached the flowers and leaves to the frame using glossy accents.  I love how the fall colored flowers pop against the all white frame and background.

KC Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings 1 left

The Random Sayings is so versatile with wonderful sentiments that can be used for many occasions. You can check out all the sets in the November Release here and I linked them below along with the other sets I used for my project today..

Random Sayings 

I hope you have a great Sunday and I appreciate you stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to Jennifer’s blog to see her wonderful project.  And you can find the complete hop list and details at The CLASSroom.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Christmas Angel

Good Friday morning.  My project today is a clean and simple Christmas card made using the Impression Obsession Angel paired with the Pine Sprig Cluster, a poinsettia made using a flower from the Spring Wreath set and the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.

KC Impression Obsession Angel 1 right

I started by layering the scalloped red layer to the green using mounting tape.  I added another element of dimension by attaching the green layer to the card base with mounting tape.  I attached  small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the angel and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Angel 1 center

I tied a gold organdy multi loop bow and attached it to the angel with glue dots.  I tucked a few pine sprigs under the bot and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by creating a small poinsettia and attaching it in the center of the bow with glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Angel 1 left

This delicate die cut angel is so pretty and I think it looks perfect against the red.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Falling Leaves” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Falling Leaves” design team challenge.  I like making fall cards and today’s challenge theme gave me the perfect opportunity to create a colorful leaf wreath and front door scene.  I used the Distressed Brick Cover-a-Card StampFront Door, Oak Leaves and Rake, Wide Tree, Small Grass Border and Pumpkin Patch

KC Impression Obsession Front Door 2 right

I secured  the brick stamp and Kraft cardstock in my MISTI, applied white pigment ink and stamped.  I heat embossed using white embossing powder. I cut the door section twice and attached the door frame portion and door panels of the second one over the first to add dimension and attached them using double stick tape.  I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the door and attached it to the card base.  I cut a couple Wide Tree sections and applied Vintage Photo ink directly on the branches with the ink pad.  I cut the branches apart to use for my leaf arrangement.  I cut the leaves using white cardstock and colored the them using mini applicators and Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint inks.

KC Impression Obsession Front Door 2 center

I applied glossy accents to the tips of the branches and attached the leaves.  I attached the branches to the door using glossy accents and then attached the multi loop bow using glue dots. I attached the grass sections using thin strips of mounting tape.  I tucked a few branches with leaves and pumpkins in behind the grass sections and attached with glossy accents.  I added a black door knob using Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops.

KC Impression Obsession Front Door 2 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Gold Christmas Bells

Good Tuesday morning.  I have a clean and simple Christmas project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Bells set along with Pine Pair and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I think these intricate die cut bells are perfect to use alone or embellished.  I love using an all white card background (I know I say that all the time) to allow the main images stand out.  These bells cut in gold and decorated with an old-fashioned Christmas patterned ribbon and pine branches look so pretty against the white.  Too bad the photos don’t show how pretty the gold paper is.

KC Impression Obsession Bells 1 right

I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached to the card base.  I applied tiny pieces of mounting tape to the top portion of the bells and attached them in place.  I tied a multi loop bow and cut three pieces of pine branches to use to embellish the bells.  I applied glossy accents to the pine branches and attached to the bells.  The ribbon was attached with three glue dots.  I finished the ribbon by adding a formed 1/4” punched gold circle to bring in another element of the gold. 

 

KC Impression Obsession Bells 1 center

I took a picture of the bells before I decorated so you could see how pretty they are all by themselves. A pretty gold embossed sentiment inside either of these versions of the card would be the perfect finish. Both of these versions are fast, easy and would be perfect for mass producing your holiday cards.

KC Impression Obsession Bells 1 no trim

I appreciate you coming by today and I hope your week is going well.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Christmas Tree Peace

Good Sunday morning. I have a fast and easy holiday card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Peace Frame, Snowfall, Sun and Moon and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  The designer paper is from the Penny Black Festive and Frosty pad.I love the snowfall background and think it is perfect to use with the trees and peace die cut sentiment.  It makes such a nice impression on the card front and yet is really easy to put together.  These dies would be easy to use to mass produce your holiday cards.

Kc Impression Obsession Peace Frame 2 right  

The Peace Frame actually cuts out a square frame opening but I wanted to create a rectangle frame so I could show off more of the designer paper.  I cut both the peace frame and 6-in-1 frame out in red.   I hand cut a ground snow layer and attached it to the back of the outer frame with double stick tape.  I trimmed off the outer edges of the peace frame and attached it to the back of the front frame with double stick tape. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached the trimmed snowfall piece.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the snowfall piece and attached it to the card base.

Kc Impression Obsession Peace Frame 2 center

I attached the front tree to the card base with a double section of mounting tape.  The smaller trees were attached behind the ground snow and were attached with mounting tape.  I finished by applying the tiny star on the front tree with glossy accents.  Fun, fast and easy.

Kc Impression Obsession Peace Frame 2 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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