Showing posts with label Impression Obsession. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Impression Obsession. Show all posts

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Heavenly Peace

Yes, I'm starting to make my Christmas cards already!  And today I'm joining in with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge to help me do that!
This month the theme is PEACE.
 So I pulled out this lovely Heavenly Peace sentiment from Impression Obsession and this beautiful tree stamp from Rubbernecker and created this card.
And since it was so easy, I made another one with the same supplies, accept this time I die cut the stamped panel with a Pierced Feature Frame: Rectangle Die from PTI. 
I had to place the sentiment higher on the tree and lost the top of the tree using the frame die but I love them both!
And now I have two more Christmas cards to add to my box!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  3 Pine Tree Set - Rubbernecker Stamps, Sentiment #C13153 - Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Stormy Sea - PTI
Ink:  Stormy Sea - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue, Pierced Feature Frame: Rectangle die - PTI.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Dear Santa

I made another card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
For this card, I used a sentiment from Caffeinated Christmas by STAMPlorations, a notebook page stamp and die from Ink It In: Notebook from PTI and a cup and coffee stain stamps from Ali Express.  The Patchwork Holly die is from Impression Obsession.
I hope to get a few more cards done for the hop because there are 87 craft sponsors offering prizes to random winners!   You can find all the details and the link up at the Coffee Lovers Blog.

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Caffeinated Christmas - STAMPlorations, Ink It In: Notebook - PTI, Cup and coffee stain - Ali Express
Paper:  white, Pure Poppy, Pine Feather - PTI, Paper Stash/Christmas - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Patchwork Holly Die - Impression Obsession, Ink It In Notebook Die - PTI, washi Tape, foam dots.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Vintage Journey July Challenge - Get Sentimental

The July Challenge is up over at A Vintage Journey!  
Nikki is our hostess and her challenge is "Get Sentimental." 
"Let's see lots of sentiments on your project, whether they be words, poems or quotes. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."

And here is my project!
I started out by taking a panel of watercolor paper and laid the Artplorations Bloom Boldly stencil over it, taping it around the edges to hold it flat.  I sprinkled Brushos over the pattern - yellow over the flower center, orange over the petals and grey over the leaves.  Then I spritzed it with water to activate the Brushos.
I stamped a quote from Impression Obsession in black ink on white card stock.  Then I cut the quote into pieces and laid it over my panel.  I adhered the pieces with glue to be sure it stuck over the Brushos.
I rubbed the edges of the panel with Versamark and embossed with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture by Emerald Creek.  I drew around each of the quote pieces with a black Stabilo pencil and rubbed it with a damp finger to blur.
I got out an old set of Idea-ology Remnant rubs/Botanicals and added 3 butterflies, a bar of music, and some words (be still, breathe, nature) to the panel.  I also added a strip of black/floral Washi tape along the bottom of the panel.
I die cut a scalloped edge panel out of Orange Zest card and embossed the edges in Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture to age it.  I adhered the panel to this piece using Scor-tape.
I die cut Eileen Hull's Sizzix Mailable Frame out of black mat board.  I taped the cut out opening back onto the frame to make it a solid front.
 I adhered the panel to the front of the frame.  Here you can see how the frame stands up for display.
I love using this frame die to display special pieces - AND it folds up and fits in an A2 envelope for mailing!
(it's a bit stiffer and heavier than a letter so usually takes a little more postage if you actually mail it to someone.)
So please join us this month and "get sentimental!  You'll find lots of creative inspiration by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey where you can link up your own sentimental projects!

I'm also linking my frame card to:
The Card Concept
mine is mixed media
I was inspired by the orange flowers and text

 Country View Challenges
In the Summer Garden

Inkspirational Challenge

Stamps:  Impression Obsession/Dina Kowal
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, White, Orange Zest - PTI, Black Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Versamark.
Accessories:  Brushos - Orange, Yellow, Grey, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, water mister, Bloom Boldly Stencil - Artplorations, Mailable Frame Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Noted: Scalloped A2 die - Papertrey Ink, Black Stabilo Pencil, washi tape.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Let Old Wrinkles Come

I had a new owl stamp and sentiment that I was dying to get inky.  
And I found several owl challenges out there for inspiration!  
Here is a card I made using them!'
I stamped the background with Tim Holtz Tree Line stamps and PTI's  Birch Background.  I embossed the owl on a separate piece, die cut the piece, sponged it with Distress Ink and layered it over the background with foam dots.  I added the fun eyelash google eyes and embossed the sentiment  below the inkings.

I'm linking my card to:
My card is layered mixed media. Inspired by the owls and their big eyes!

I was inspired by an owl banner from Hayneedle

Stamps:  Owl #D9780and sentiment #C14712 - Impression Obsession, Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Background Basics: Birch - PTI 
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink: Versamark, WV Archival Fern Green, Ranger Distress Forest Moss, Cocoa Bean - PTI 
Accessories: Tree Branch Embossing Powder - Wendy Vecchi/Ranger, Mat Stack Die - PTI, Google Eyes - Darice, foam dots, heat tool     

Thursday, June 14, 2018

That First Silent Night

Today I have another Christmas card to share. 
I just got this lovely sentiment from Impression Obsession and thought it went well with the majestic mountain stampings.  I added a little barnyard scene at the base of the mountain using stamps and dies from Petite Places: Barnyard from PTI.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired), Petite Places: Barnyard, sentiment from Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Soft Stone - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Petite Places: Barnyard dies - PTI, foam dots.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Simple Snowman

On this hot and humid day in Massachusetts - what better card to make than one with a snowman on a snowy field?! 
In the never ending quest to get all of my Christmas cards done before the season, I'm joining in on two  Christmas blog challenges linked below with my Simple Snowman Christmas design!
I used several dies on my card today -  the scalloped landscape edge is a die from Ali Express, the snowman (with Tiny Twinkle eyes and buttons) is from PTI In the Meadow die set, the tree is from Tiny Town Holiday Yard Die set also from PTI, and the red Merry Christmas is actually from a Christmas Tag die set from Impression Obsession (I cut the top part off!)  The hillside is popped up on foam dots over the tree.  Everything on the scene is cut out of watercolor paper to give a little texture - adhered to a white cardstock base.

Here are the challenges I'm linking my card to that inspired my design:
No stamps allowed!

Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Water color paper - Canson.
Accessories:  Scalloped edge die - Ali Express (China), tree die - Tiny Town Holiday Yard Die Set - PTI, snowman die - In the Meadow Die set - PTI, Merry Christmas Tag dies - Impression Obsession, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam dots, glue pen.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Celebrate with Green Balloons!

Balloons are such happy little things and certainly scream birthday celebration, don't you think?!   Today I have a card to share that I used my brandy new Birthday Balloon stamps and stencil from Papertrey Ink.  
 I stenciled the balloons using Limeaide Ice and New Leaf  inks from PTI, then I stamped over them using Olive Twist Ink, also PTI.  I die cut the sentiment 3 times using a Birthday Top Edgers Die from Impression Obsession glued them together so it was thicker and adhered it over the balloons with foam tape.  I forgot to stamp the strings on the balloons before I adhered the sentiment (whoops!) so I drew them on with a Copic Marker!
I went over the  stars, lines and dots on the balloons as well as the sentiment with a clear glitter Wink of Stella so there's a lot of shimmer
My card was inspired by the following challenges:
My card is layered CAS

We went from bare ground to about 8" of sticky wet snow overnight!  After a morning of shoveling and snow blowing -  the sun is shining and it's all dripping off the trees and electric wires!  Lots of people in surrounding towns have lost power due to the weight of the snow on the lines - but luckily we did not!

Stamps:  Birthday Balloons - PTI
Paper:  White, Limeaide Ice, Ripe Avocado - PTI
Ink:  New Leaf, Lineaide Ice, Olive Twist - PTI
Accessories:  Birthday Top Edgers Die - Impression Obsession,  Birthday Balloon Stencil - PTI, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Putty Copic, foam tape

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Terrarium Birthday

Today I played along with the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  My good friend Anne was the hostess and she had us looking at the World Markets web site.   I was inspired by a photo of several potted cactus and created this card:
I stamped the terrarium image onto white Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Hero Arts Black Ink  Then I colored the image using Tombow Markers that I spread around using a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush - which gives it a wonderful sparkle that hopefully you can see in the photo below. 
(if you can't see the glitter click on the photo to make it bigger!) 
I used a strip of washi tape behind the image that is popped up on foam dots.
The Birthday die is from Impression Obsession

My design was inspired by
 Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year!

Stamps: Terrarium - Paper Source
Paper: white Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface, white, True Black, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink: Black Hero Hues
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Birthday Top Edgers Die - Impression Obsession Stitched Edge Rectangle die - WMS (retired), washi tape, foam dots.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Nuts for Christmas

Every year I make home made treats to give to family and friends.  One of the things I have made for several years is this delicious Sugar and Spiced Nuts recipe.
I recycled some Starbucks Mocha drink bottles (put them through the dishwasher) to use for containers.
I die cut some birch wrapping paper that I got this year at Pier 1 Imports (so pretty!) using a die from PTI's Wonderland Make it Market set and placed them on the front and back of the bottles.  It not only looks nice and rustic, but conveniently covers some of the sticky adhesive that was under the bottle labels.  
(not shown:  I also punched circles out of the birch paper to put on top of the covers)
The cute Merry Christmas labels and holly are from die sets by Impression Obsession: Christmas Tags and Patchwork Holly.  I added a red rhinestone for the berry.  The Nuts for You is from My Punny Valentine set from PaperTrey Ink (I think it's retired).
I tied the label around the bottle with a piece of wrinkled seam tape so it would hang over the birch oval.  I got the recipe for the nuts from a long time stamping friend from Splitcoaststampers Denise Marzec who had it on her blog in 2008.   Denise stopped posting on her blog in 2013 but I found her recipe on this post and copied the photo of her recipe to share with you
 The nuts are DELISH!!

I'm linking my label gift bottle to:
Anything Goes Christmas

Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

I was inspired by the rustic look of the paper and idea of a gift
Clean and Simple style

Stamps:  My Punny Valentine - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  white, Dark Chocolate - PTI, birch wrapping paper from Pier 1 Imports
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  bottles from Starbucks drinks, ScorTape, 1 1/2" circle punch, red rhinestones, Oval die from Wonderland Make it Market Kit - PTI, Christmas Tags Dies and Patchwork Holly Dies - Impression Obsession, wrinkled seam tape, foam dots, small oval punch - SU.