Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 1

For the next 3 days, the Impression Obsession designers will be sharing lots of ideas for using IO dies!   You can visit the I.O. Blog each day of the hop for links to the previews. Make sure to comment on all our blogs and the I.O. Blog for a chance to WIN!  Each day one winner will get three dies of their choice!!


I wanted to create a little vignette for this new ornament set (the link is below) so I shaped some pine branches, and grouped them under a fun bow. The lines on the ornament are actually made with the cord from the Christmas Light die set - I think this would be a cute border on a sewing themed card, streamers for a birthday or New Year card, or even as a trail for a butterfly or bee! I used a Spellbinders embossing folder to add some texture to my background panel, and the highlights on the ornament were drawn in with a Pitt pen (white India ink).

Pine Branch
Round Ornament
Christmas Lights


Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember to leave a comment! Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!

68 comments:

  1. Cute card - I like the ornament die!!

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  2. Neat idea to use the Christmas light strand to decorate the ornament. The pine branch is one of my favorite dies.

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  3. I love the new ornament die! Such a cute card.

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  4. very nice Dina - you have a way of making everything so special.
    Sandra ltb

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  5. I love your card. I'm always amazed when I see what "else" can be done with a die. The Christmas light string worked perfect with your Christmas ornament.
    Rose Reynolds
    Burleson, Tx

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  6. How cool! Love the pine branch it is so realistic!!!

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  7. Beautiful ! Great idea to use the light 'wire' for the decoration on the ornament. Your bow is fab.

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  8. What a neat card! I love the way you incorporated parts of other dies to get the look you wanted! Very creative!

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  9. I like the simplicity of your card with just a simple ornament to convey the holiday feeling.

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  10. I like how you decorated the ornament, that was such a neat idea.

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  11. Hi Stunning Dies and I just love the way you used it.
    Smiles
    Ita

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  12. Lovely card, clever use of the cord die!

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  13. Cute card. I like the decoration on the ornament.

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  14. That branch is a winner - it goes on my must-have list for sure!

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  15. Very nice card. I love the ornament die.

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  16. Dina, What a super fun card! I love the Christmas light trim on the ornament!!! Fabulous card!

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  17. Oh my! This is gorgeous!! Love that ornament die!!

    Laura :)
    lcam8369@gmail.com
    www.laurascraftsandmore.com

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  18. I love the details you have added with the white pen. Beautiful card!
    suekimmet@gmail.com

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  19. Your card is just stunning!

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  20. So much texture! I've had the pine branch die on my list for a year! Love the greens, Dina!

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  21. LOVE this card!! so pretty!! =)

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  22. Live the ornament lines, how did you adhere it?

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  23. Love the ornament design, how did you adhere it?

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  24. Mama Dina u have out done yourself!! The dies are fabulous and using them on your card was perfect. Great job. ekc

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  25. So pretty. Love the ornament and embossed background.

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  26. Beautiful ornament; love the white detail on the ornament.

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  27. I just recently got the pine branch die, so I love seeing great ideas like this for using it. This card is so striking, the embossed b'ground adds so much to it and I really like how the cord die makes such a fabulous embellishment for the ornament.

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  28. Like the pine needles under the bow

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  29. Brilliant use of the string from the Christmas light die~Gorgeous card Dina!

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  30. Oh, so many helpful hints from you for the dies you used on this card...Thanks...love it!!

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  31. Beautiful as always, Dina. I love the highlights you added to the ornament!

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  32. Love the ornament hanging from the tree branch.

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  33. What a sweet card! I love the simplicity~

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  34. Wonderful card!!! How cool to use another die to decorate your ornament! My Impression Obsession wish list keeps getting longer and longer!

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  35. I have the evergreen die and now you gave me a great idea on how to use it. Thanks for sharing your cards with us.

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  36. Wonderful card, such a clever way to use the ornament string!

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  37. Wow, you are so clever! I love how you used the Xmas tree cord for smart deatils on your ornament! Thank you for crafting and sharing with us hoppers today!

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  38. This card is really gorgeous!!

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  39. How cute. Love the ornament. This is fun to check out all the blogs.

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  40. Neat card. Love your white pen on the ornament and you also used a real hook-neat.
    PH

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous! The embossed background and ornament die are perfect!

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  42. Beautiful, ready to hang on the tree, to think of you.

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  43. Beautiful--I like the texture and the lines on the ornament.

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  44. What a great card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. Love the pine and the lights!!! Your card is fabulous!!

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  46. Festive fun! Love all the textures!

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  47. So pretty! Love this die and card design.

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  48. Love your ornament with the pine branch. Your work is always stunning.

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  49. Great use of the Christmas Lights strand to decorate the ornament... it adds so much interest and detail! Pretty card!

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  50. this is so pretty; i love the green and white, the bow and the dies!

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  51. Very cool idea to use the lights string to decorate your Christmas bulb. Love how you hooked it on the branch too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  52. Fabulous idea! Beautiful card.

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  53. Aren't you clever! Love all the suggestions you have for the xmas light's cord. You know it is on my must have list now.

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  54. Love the new ornament die. VERY realistic looking and great with the light strings.

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  55. Lovely card!
    Creative use of light die.

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  56. Great card, love the ornament die.

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  57. Lovely card,
    great designs
    on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  58. Love how the ornament hangs from the "tree". Great card idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Fran Ferguson9/03/2013 11:20 PM

    what a pretty card..love the ornament.

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  60. Dies are really getting detailed. I love the way you decorated your ornament.

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  61. You always manage to inspire me and using the string from the lights is just genius!... love the composition with pine sprigs... just charming!

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