Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 2

For 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!

Dove Cutout
 The die I'm featuring today is another of my designs... instead of cutting out the outline of a bird, this die actually cuts a detailed opening. This makes a beautiful see-through design that can be left alone or layered over a decorative background for a super quick card.


This card took just minutes to make. The background is a piece of clay-coated cardstock that I had used to clean my brayer while gel printing. Die cut... score... tear... stamp... glue. Done.

The sentiment can be found HERE.


I made a mixed media card using the die, just to balance out the easiness...! I debossed the die into watercolor paper by running it through my machine with the embossing pads. I rubbed a white oil pastel over the debossed image, then spritzed the panel and dropped Brusho Crystal Colors into the wet areas until I was satisfied with the color blend. The colors sank nicely into the outlines of the bird.


I rolled drywall tape through some of the wet paint, and used it as a stencil with white acrylic paint when everything was dry.


The word stamp Soar was embossed with white powder.



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 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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81 comments:

  1. Your cards are seriously BEAUTIFUL!! I especially LOVE the first one!!

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  2. Beautiful! I love how you used the negative due cut!

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  3. Very nice. Like how you did and colored the dove!

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  4. oh wow!!! these are amazing!!! absolutely brilliant!! =)

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  5. wow Dina that is just gorgeous. that's a ton of detail.

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  6. Lovely die, the debossed card is a great idea. I can see this in gold too for Christmas.

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  7. Wow! I love your work but this is stunning, the color and the idea to make two ways technique with the same tool!

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  8. The Breyer technique is an awesome idea. That card is simply elegant

    Janet

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  9. Beautiful die and card. The pretty background and intricate die cut are gorgeous together.

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  10. I LOVE the Dove cutout card!

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  11. Love those beautiful colors showing through the dove. Beautiful card.

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  12. Wonderful, love them, the color, the Breyer technique and the two ways technique with the same tool. The mixed media card is my fave. TFS.

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  13. Smart idea using the negative of the die, great color choices for behind the bird. I could see this die use for many occasions!

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  14. I all those greens and blues together. It would be nice as a Xmas card for only those extra special people, wink wink. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  15. Both of your cards are GORGEOUS! Hugs, Leanne
    Tobusyscrapping@bellsouth.net

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  16. Beautiful! Love the dove die.

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  17. Oh my goodness - BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Wow! Two beautiful cards! I love that die!

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  19. Wow beautiful die and card!

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  20. How do you consistently make magic like you do??? I'm seriously in love with this die and sentiment. The card is breathtaking. You. Are. AMAZING!

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  21. Wow! Love the colored background on the white card!

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  22. Both are beautiful but the first one is my favorite. LOVE IT!

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  23. What a beautiful dove! Gorgeous colors.

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  24. Love this die. Both cards are gorgeous. Love the background on the first and interesting second card using the brayer.

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  25. What a pretty card! Love the background.

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  26. Wow!! beautiful. The first card is a real art work.

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  27. What a creative way to use this die! Beautifully done....as always!

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  28. Love the lacy design of this die and both cards are beautiful. The second one looks a lot of fun to make and the colors you chose are just wonderful!

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  29. I like the first one, the simple colors and the simple sentiment.

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  30. I always love seeing how an artist uses her own designs. These are incredibly beautiful!! I esp love the first one!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  31. Lovely...die and paper and sentiment!

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  32. Both cards are lovely!! It's so nice to have dies that make it quick and easy to make a card like your first one. I like CAS, but it has to have a "Wow" factor and this one does!

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  33. Another glorious pair - some of us just aspire to one... :0)

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  34. Gorgeous cards! That is a beautiful die! I love the background paper and colors you used! Awesome that it was your brayer cleaning paper!

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  35. The background really makes the bird die pop.

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  36. So so so cool and very inspirational. Thanks for the link to the crystals:)

    Shelby

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  37. What a beautiful way to use the dove die! It looks so complicated, but you make it sound simple. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous cards! The mixed media is especially striking!
    ~c

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  39. Just love all your different techniques.

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  40. Absolutely AMAZING! The colors are mesmerizing, TFS.

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  41. This unique die is so beautiful and love your multi-colored background peeking through!

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  42. Love all your techniques! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Both cards are
    lovely, but I
    love the first
    one! Such a pretty
    die cut.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. It's always such a pleasure to see what you have created. I love all your projects! Isn't IO just the BEST! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    kReN@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  45. YEAH!! SO EXCITED about the New Products!!LOVING the AWESOME INSPIRATION you've shared today!! =) WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  46. All of what you have done with this beautiful bird is outstanding. Such an artist you are!

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  47. These are all beautiful but I especially like the third project with all those colors

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  48. What beautiful pieces you made from what started as waste! The first is my favorite, I think because of the contrast. Gorgeous die you designed, btw.

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  49. This is a beautiful card. I purchased this die today. Thanks for posting.

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  50. What a contrast between the two cards. I like them both but the first one is my favorite. It is so elegant. Thank you.

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  51. You may have made the card quickly, but it sure doesn't look that way. Smashing!

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  52. What an amazing card! I love that watercolored background and that bird is just stunning!

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  53. Beautiful bird design & such a pretty card!

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  54. Beautiful, beautiful! Thank you for showing us different ways that you can use this die. Both of your creations are beautiful, I can't pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  55. This is truly a beautiful card, love it.

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  56. Beautiful, love the deposed and the negative space, great cards

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  57. Oh wow! What a gorgeous die, outstanding design! I especially love that second card, so cool!

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  58. These cards are GORGEOUS! I love the colors!

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  59. I am in love with that die... and your cards!

    Kris in Alaska

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  60. Love the dove. Great card.

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  61. What beautiful cards! My favorite is the first one.

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  62. Holly Saveur10/01/2014 4:39 AM

    such a stunning card the second one....

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  63. Both of these cards are stunning!
    The colours are beautiful and the die is a lovely design with such versatility. Love the mixed media technique. I really must get some drywall tape.

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  64. Beautiful and once again very creative...I love seeing these kind of dies, you can use them for a quick card if need be, but still makes an elegant card!!

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  65. I love your first card. Simply beautiful!

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  66. Love todays cards, especially the second one, I've got a flower die which cuts in the same way.....mmm, wonder how it would look if I give it this treatment! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing artwork.
    Kind regards
    Brenda

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  67. Ornate dies are my favorite and bird dies are a close second. Love the effects you achieved.

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  68. Dina, you have created a gorgeous die. I really like the detail in it and with the backgrounds you have created, your cards look great. I will definitely have to get this die. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Very pretty ways to use this wonderful bird die.

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  70. I love seeing the beautiful background through the openings of the bird die. Very effective.

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  71. Lovely take on the bird...so pretty!
    Jan

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