Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Impression Obsession die showcase!  See the I.O. blog for all the details!  You can visit the I.O. Blog each day of the hop for links to the previews. Make sure to comment for a chance to WIN!

I used the Love Border Word die as the focal point on my card, but this is actually the negative cut. I pieced in the floating pieces to fill out the word a little better, scored around the edges of the upper panel, and added some trim from my stash along the angle of the straight cut.



I used this week's Splitcoast tutorial for Whitewashing on the background - it's white embossed, then painted with white craft ink and highlighted very lightly with dye reinkers. The background stamp I used is Cover-a-Card Roses.


Love Border Word

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

the Impression Obsession blog
Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
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

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Every day (Tuesday, March 25th – Thursday, March 27th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

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78 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I like that it's clean and simple, sort of. tfs Jess

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  2. I just love (ha) the use of the negative cut. You make something as simple as black and white look so beautiful. I am a big fan of your work.

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  3. Love the background you created for the negative of this die - so very pretty !!!

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  4. Beautiful whitewash. I love black and white cards and I always forget using the negatives make gorgeous cards.

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  5. So pretty with the soft colors you used!!

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  6. Neat card-I like the way you used the "Love".
    PH

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  7. wow, this is beautiful. Love the design and all those gorgeous flowers.

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  8. that is just beautiful, What a great bow and flowers. Very elegant.

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  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Elegant and gorgeous...I have been wanting one of these dies for quite some time, I just might have to "splurge"!!

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  11. Very elegant Love card!

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  12. The whitewash technique is very effective with the rose stamp on the black card stock. And the die cut of love is particularly striking. Great work, I love your card!

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  13. Great card. The negative cut works very well on your card!

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  14. Oh I adore how you used the negative of your die and the beautiful background paper; just gorgeous together!

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  15. Great way to use the sentiment and love your flowers to border it!

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  16. Dina, i really like this die and how you used it on your card. I have borrowed some word dies from friends, so now i might have to break down and buy this.

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  17. Just love what you did on this card. I thought that was decorative paper at first until I read through your technique. Great color combo too. Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow.

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  18. Verry pretty, great card!

    Hugs, Claudia

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  19. So often I forget about the impact of using the negative of a die. Thanks for the reminder.

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  20. Excellent! Your design is really great and I hadn't heard of the whitewashing technique so I'll have to check that out.
    Kate

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  21. I have this die, thank you for another fun way to use it.

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  22. WOW Dina this is awesome! I love what you've done with this die ... very clever! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration with this piece!

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  23. Love the black and white paper used with the die!

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  24. Beautiful. Love the black paper showing thru the letters. The diagonal design is great. The flowers really highlight the design.

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  25. Love the background! Great card!

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  26. a beautiful vintage creation, love your whitewash technique. Vintage paper, an of course you must have roses.

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  27. Beautiful design! Love the colors and textures of your embellishments. TFS!

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  28. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Very pretty card!!! That love border die is definitely going to be in my next IO order. I love it!!!

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  30. OMG, this is exquisite! I love how the patterned paper is peeking through the love die, stunning!

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  31. Gorgeous, romantic card! Really like how you used that die, and also love the angle.

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  32. Love the white washing effect, keep up the great work

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  33. Gorgeous card, Dina! Beautiful use of the word die! Great idea to use the negative cut. I need to try that!
    Lovely paper choices too. Black and white with a splash of color looks very elegant!

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  34. Very pretty card. It's getting me thinking about an upcoming wedding and shower, not in that order.

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  35. Striking look....wonderful use of the negative....certainly will case this idea!!!!! TFS
    Jan

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  36. Your card is so gorgeous! Very romantic too.

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  37. Gorgeous card!! The flowers are lovely!!

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  38. This is really pretty and has a sophisticated look to it! I love what you have done with the cover a card roses background - wow! Great die too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  39. Love the card and love that pretty look you achieved using the negative of the die. Very creative indeed.

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  40. I love the script for the word love. It is so elegant. Beautiful card.

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  41. What a neat idea for the negative of that word! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. This is gorgeous and so elegant looking! I love the die but I also love your flowers and ribbon!

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  43. Amazing and elegant card. Love the colors and the ribbon.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  44. What an elegant card. The love die is wonderful ... And I really like the way that you used the coverall stamp with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. The love die is so pretty and so is your card.

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  46. What a pretty card! The die is very elegant

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  47. This is fantastic! Love the mix of graphic and 3d!!

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  48. Beautiful use of the negative die cut.

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  49. What a pretty and feminine card Dina! I just love the black and gray juxtaposed against all of the white and pink!

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  50. Love how you angled your image. Great work as always Dina.

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  51. Such an elegant card. I love how you used that die!

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  52. So elegant and beautiful! Love the colors you chose!

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  53. Very pretty Dina, you were busy before the packing up started.

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  54. This is a very striking card!

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  55. Such a beautiful card Dina,

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the whitewashed roses!

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  57. How pretty! I love your color scheme.

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  58. Very elegant I really like the angle just makes the card.

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  59. Beautiful card.. I love the black and white.

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  60. So pretty. Great technique! Love the love die.

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  61. Absolutely stunning DIna. I love the contrast with the black and white and splash of color with the ribbon and bow. Did you die the ribbon or did it come that way?

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  62. Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

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  63. Oh this is a beautiful card! I love all the details! :)

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  64. Very pretty, I like how you angled it.

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  65. I love these "words on the edge" dies. They look so stunning and your card IS stunning! TFS! kReN

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