Thursday, September 19, 2019

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Pumpkin Spice

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with your favorite pumpkin image or pumpkin spice item.


I love this goofy Pumpkin Trio - and I have a new pumpkin stencil set, so I put the two together for a reverse masked scene!


The background is inked, and I used a combination of Copics and colored pencils for the pumpkins and grass. I used a Chameleon Fineliner to fill in the face details and give them a little more life. The sentiment is here.

Marvelous Masks - Pumpkin

Here's the stencil set I used - there are 4 pumpkin sizes, and you get the cut out pumpkins to use as masks too. I love these sets!
Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration, and remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Faux Wood Frame

For this week's tutorial over on Splitcoast I picked an older entry to update! I was looking for a Faux Wood technique, and discovered that tutorial didn't have a video. It's a great time of year for wood grain background and accents, so I thought a reboot of the tutorial would be fun.

E7988 Deer Scene

For this first sample, I followed the instructions in the photo tutorial to make a more rustic frame. I used this wood grain stencil to add some texture and darker lines. All my cards feature stamped images from my UFO file (unfinished objects) - these were catalog sample images for Impression Obsession that never made it onto cards last fall so I'm happy they've found homes.

K7987 Country Road

For the second frame, I used a frame die and skipped some other tutorial steps for a a simplified version of the technique. I masked the corner miters instead of cutting them. I like this look too.

E15144 Autumn Owl

The third card was made using the center cut out from the frame die - I added the embossing on that piece. Some brads would have been cute too!

I hope you'll try this out - I think some experiments with other cardstock base colors would be great too!

Remember I have a file of destash items for sale on my Facebook page - lots left to choose from! Have a great week!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Day 2

A few more samples today using dies from the  new winter release over at Impression Obsession - there are some really fun new designs to choose from! Go take a peek if you haven't yet - I'll wait! 


I had some fun with the collection of tags that Anna has been building, and just for reference, all four of these tags will fit onto a half sheet of cardstock for a quick and easy one-and-done cut! I layered a scalloped circle with a stitched circle on each one, then had some fun building the characters to embellish them. I used the edge of the circle die to cut the characters off and match the edges.


DIE853-V Button Card
DIE831-YY Scalloped Stitched Circles

DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles
DIE898-Z Santa
DIE798-Y Stitched Tag
DIE831-YY Scalloped Stitched Circles
DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles
DIE889-V Penguin
DIE888-O Penguin Outfits (hat)

DIE874-Y Stitch Tag #2
DIE831-YY Scalloped Stitched Circles

DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles
DIE856-Y Deer
DIE899-Q Small Snowman (nose is actually a snowball!)
DIE888-O Penguin Outfits (bow)


DIE868-Z Plaid Tag
DIE831-YY Scalloped Stitched Circles
DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles
DIE884-U Lg. Snowman
DIE885-Q Snowman Accessories
These were fun to make, and they'd make nice sets for craft sales too, with a small to/from tag attached.

If you'd like to see more projects, links are below! Also - leave a comment on this post and the other designers' posts for a chance to win - each of our designers has a $25 gift certificate to give away! Comments will be open until Sept. 19th at midnight CT and winners will be announced Sept. 20th on the IO blog.


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Monday, September 16, 2019

Spellbinders September Glimmer Kit - something different!

A little late posting a project with this month's Glimmer Kit from Spellbinders - I wanted to try foiling on a piece of matboard for some unique earrings!


The diamonds were cut using this steel rule die which is deeply discounted right now - the 4 shaped pieces are a great size for repeated designs, tags, paper quilting and more. I love steel rule dies because they can cut through thicker materials - these pieces are cut from black matboard. I used the corner pieces from this month's Glimmer Kit to foil the diamonds so the pattern would be mirrored. I love how the silver looks on the black!


Here's the full kit - I love the art deco style, and all the possibilities for placement - be sure to check out the other samples for lots of ideas with these pieces!



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Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Day 1

Just wanted to make sure you'd all seen the new die release over at Impression Obsession - there are some really fun new winter designs to choose from, and have you seen the brand new website?!? Go take a peek - I'll wait!

DIE902-U Tea Cocoa
DIE860-WW Large Frame
B13250 Pour Sip Sigh cling stamp

I love a cup of tea, and this die set is a great size, with some options for a cup of cocoa too! I love that stitched detail.


For a Christmas themed card, I filled the cup up with a bunch of greenery, and used the oval liquid insert as a little shadow instead. Each piece of the greenery is colored with Copic markers - quick and simple! I love the variety in one cut of all the pieces - so many different ways to arrange them too!

DIE902-U Tea Cocoa
DIE907-YY Winter Foliage
DIE831-YY Scalloped Stitched Circles
DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles


If you'd like to see more projects, links are below! Also - leave a comment on this post and the other designers' posts for a chance to win - each of our designers has a $25 gift certificate to give away! Comments will be open until Sept. 19th at midnight CT and winners will be announced Sept. 20th on the IO blog.


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Destash sale....!

I have a variety of stamps, dies, coloring mediums, stencils, embellishments, and more for sale in a Facebook album on my business page - please take a peek and see if there's anything that you'd use! I'll tuck something free in with each order!




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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Brush preorder!

Just a follow-up to yesterday's post - the brush sets from Taylored Expressions are on the way! You can preorder to reserve your set now:


...and the sets will be shipped toward the end of the month. Go forth!
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