Monday, September 29, 2014

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 for a chance to WIN!

I designed a few dies for this release, so I'll share those today. My favorites are the tea and coffee sets:

Tea Set
Coffee Set
Here's a card made with the coffee dies... I cut into the base with a section of the new Rectangle Nesting Frame die and removed a few of the layers so I could tuck in a warm marbled background (stamped with CAC Fishscales). The dies were cut from watercolor paper and painted with Peerless watercolors.

 By the way, the lid from the tea set fits the coffee pot too!


I stamped Dainty Rose 1 onto the cup and pot and colored them with Distress Markers. The sentiment is stamped onto a Mini Rectangle Tag die. I used the saucer from the tea set as a little cookie plate, with the coffee beans as cookies.


I have a stack of backgrounds that I've been making with my Gelli Plate - this one made me think of green tea so I went with it next. The tea dies were cut from watercolor paper and painted with Peerless watercolors.


The sentiment can be found HERE. The frame die can be found HERE.


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
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!! Every day (Monday 9/29 - Wednesday 10/1) one of our 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.

Thank you for joining us!

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104 comments:

  1. NEVER have I been the first comment...EVER! I'd been dying to see these sets in action! How did I know the coffee/tea sets would show up here??? :) Beautiful job, as always...your backgrounds always blow me away!

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  2. Dina ~

    You never disappoint. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL (as always)!!

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  3. I'm a big tea drinker and think the tea dies are darling. Both of your sample cards are super, though I am partial to the second one!

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  4. Love you *aged* your pots and cups ... beautiful designs.

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  5. Is there no end to your talent! I love these dies and the cards you have made with them are wonderful!

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  6. absolutely gorgeous cards!!! =)

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  7. wow! You sure brought these dies to life with these beautiful colors.

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  8. Wow- the pot looks so real!

    Janet

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  9. Love your cards. The colors are beautiful.

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  10. Love this new set! Your creativity is inspiring!

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  11. These are such lovely dies Dina, I love the vintage coffee set and how you have stamped the rose china.

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  12. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love how you stamped the coffee pot and cup and colored them. The green on the tea pot is so stinkin cute. Already have both these dies, love them. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  13. I love the coffee pot and the coffee grounder!
    The aged look on that card is so darling! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. what amazing dies! and I love both of the cards you have made with them. you truly have a gift when it comes to artistry in your cards. thanks for always inspiring! :)

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  15. LOVE Impression Obsession !! You did an amazing job with this card !!

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  16. Wow! Both of these are fabulous! More for my wish list LOL!

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  17. Beautiful and creative cards showing these dies! As always fabulous inspirations!!

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  18. The tea set is for me!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  19. The coffee cup looks like there's real liquid in it and that you could pick it up and drink it. I'm a tea drinker, I so have to get the tea dies. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  20. Two amazing cards, filled with inviting images and eye-catching colour. Gorgeous! Fabulous showcase of the new release!
    ~c

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  21. Ooo... Makes me want to have a tea party! Nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Wow! Talk about taking dies to a new level...gorgeous work, Dini!

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  23. very cute ideas. Have to try them out!

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  24. These are so pretty!!!

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  25. Wow, just gorgeous! Love, love the tea set.

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  26. Wow, just gorgeous! Love, love the tea set.

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  27. The coffee set is gorgeous! What an elegant card for National Coffee Day.

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  28. Beautiful. Perfect dies for the winter. Love it!

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  29. Beautiful card. Love the new coffee/tea set dies!

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  30. It is so charming, warm and artsy! I really love it!

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  31. Beautiful cards as always!

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  32. These are amazing! Love the green watercolored one! Just beautiful!

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  33. When I saw the tea set, I knew I had to have it. I really like the tea set used with the circle shaker frame. I definitely will be copying this idea. The dainty rose on the coffee pot makes it look like china. Another cool idea.

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  34. Gorgeous cards as always!!! Thanks so much for thinking of us tea drinkers with wonderful dies. Usually the coffee drinkers get all the stamps and dies! :)

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  35. Cards look so warm and inviting! Makes you want to have a cup of tea or coffee. Love them!

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  36. Beautiful cards! Just love the coffee die set! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    Hugs, Donna
    rubber Stampin at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love the sentiment on your card! The details on the pot & cup are really sweet. Karen

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  38. These are the cutest dies ever. Love how you stamped on the coffee mug.

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  39. LOVE your creations! So gorgeous, as usual! TFS your uber talent with us all! Joleen

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  40. Love your vintage coffee designs for the new dies! Great watercolour technique on your second card too...

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  41. wow, love the dainty painted coffee set, beautiful cards, your work is fabulous

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  42. These are beautiful! I love the cut out window/frames on the first and the stamping/coloring on the coffee pot and mug, and what a gorgeous shade of green on the second!

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  43. So gorgeous with the lovely pattern on the cup!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  44. Beautiful designs Dina!! Love the Edna St. Vincent Millay sentiment....so perfect!

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  45. Wow, these cards are so cute. I wondered what to do with these dies. Such detail!!

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  46. Oh, my gosh, I love these cards. I love how you decorated the mug to match the pot in the first card. The window you cut into the card looks great and the lace was an extra nice touch. It's like it's sitting on a tablecloth.

    Love the teapot card too. Very cool how you popped the die cuts and the little teabag looks wonderful. Well done.

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  47. These cards make me want to make them and send to friends to meet for coffee/tea. Great dies.

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  48. Love the vintage feel of this Dina and your coloring is amqaing!

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  49. Love your cute little floral pot and cup! Very cute card.

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  50. Love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Gorgeous cards. Love the look of the cup overlaying the pot.

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  52. Truly amazing...you make the coffee pot and teapot and cups look sooooo real! Great work Dina!!!
    Jan

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  53. Beautiful cards. I love both die sets.

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  54. Such gorgeous creations!!

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  55. Amazing job. These are beautiful!

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  56. These coffee and tea pots are so beautiful and look absolutely realistic! Gorgeous cards

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  57. great dies for all us coffee and tea lovers you showed them off wonderfully on your cards!

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  58. I love the new tea die set. So perfect!

    Debbie S

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  59. Cute cards--I especially love the coffee card and I don't even drink coffee!!

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  60. How cute is this! I always drink green tea in the winter and this card got me in the mood to brew some for a treat. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card!

    kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  61. These cards are just beautiful. The dies are fun and your coloring is amazing!

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  62. These are so pretty! I'd have a tough time choosing a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Wow!! Both cards are amazing! I love the vintage look of the coffee card and the dies are amazing!! More for my Wish List!!

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  64. These are fantastic dies. I love how versatile they are. Your green card is a happy explosion of color and would make any day a happy place.

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  65. I already have this die set - thanks for the great ideas!

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  66. Wonderful coffee and tea pots on these lovely cards....

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  67. Both the coffee and tea sets are splendid! Your colors really bring them to life.

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  68. Such beautiful vessels you've created from your dies.

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  69. Stunning! I love the coffee cup and pot!

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  70. Beautiful cards, I especially like the first one!!

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  71. Great cards. Love the dies too!

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  72. Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the colors and designs!! So beautiful!!

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  73. Your cards are beautiful! The coffee grinder in that set reminds me of my Grandmother - she had one.

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  74. Both cards are super cute.

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  75. Wow, Dina, you did it again - beautiful cards!! I would not have even known that those were simple die cuts on your first card. You really made them come to life with your stamping and coloring of them. And I love the color green in you next card. So creative and wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  76. LOVE these dies, and your cards are wonderful!

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  77. Dina, these cards are fabulous. You coffee card has such a wonderful vintage feel to it. Love the flowers the coffee pot and cup. Hope you have a blessed week!!

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  78. Love the way you've done the colours and print

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  79. Both die sets can be used in so many situations. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. wow, those are stunning, Love the softness of them.

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  81. I love the Tea dies and your cards are beautiful. Now I know what I can do with my newly acquired gelli plate.

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  82. Both cards are awesome! Love your gorgeous coloring & both sets are wonderful.

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  83. looks so real - great cards

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  84. Wow, fantastic dies and your projects!

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  85. Beautiful cards! I love your colors! Awesome dies!

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  86. Great use of those dies. Love them all. Thank you.

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  87. Oh I LOVE your dies! Onto my wishlist!
    Both of your cards are awesome...love the floral stamping on the first card and the green, I ADORE the color green, on the 2nd one makes me a happy crafter.
    Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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  88. I love your green background!

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  89. Great creations! That is so awesome that you designed the dies. I love how you combined the two dies to make the flower come together. Brilliant!

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  90. Wow this is so pretty. Love the colors and the dies!!

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  91. Love the way you used these sets. So elegant. Different from so many traditional designs I have seen. Feat accomplished...I want!!!

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  92. What gorgeous cards! I love how soft and feminine the first one is and I love the vibrant colors on the second one!

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  93. These coffee and tea sets are adorable and you sure put them to good use. Very pretty. Thank you.

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  94. Oh, how cute these dies are....and how fun...love these cards....my list keeps getting longer and longer!!

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  95. Beautiful designs! So elegant & pretty.

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  96. Wonderful--love the flowers stamped on the cup and pot.

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  97. Aww...Dina, I'm totally smitten with the way you create! I love your artistic touches. The first card reminds me of the little ceramic tea sets. I have a favorite one that my mom bought me as an older child. I broke the handle of the teap pot when I had carpal tunnel and was so frusted by that. She laughed at me and said it was a cheap tea set. But I adore it, it's tall and dainty. I also love how you took the die cuts for the second card and just added color to them. Your sense of darks and high lights intriques and I marvel over their placement.

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