Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 2

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 love thinking outside the box with dies, and this is a favorite technique of mine. Instead of using the die to cut out a shape, I used it to cut an outline into a thick panel, then used the outline as a guide for watercoloring (truth be told...  a few weeks have passed since I made this card and I have jetlag to boot... I cannot remember what medium I used to color this! It's watercolor though. Distress Markers were used in the more detailed areas...). Here's the die I used:

Open Scroll Flower


 If you'd like to try this, I recommend a thick panel such as this matboard Art Square - it's about a 1/16" thickness. To adjust for the thickness of the panel with the Big Shot, turn the base plate to Tab 1. Layer a cutting plate, the thick panel with die on top, a second cutting plate, and 1-2 chipboard shims.The die will cut into the surface of the panel but not cut all the way through - that's what you want for this technique. If you don't have matboard, you can layer watercolor paper onto some chipboard to a similar thickness.


I.O. products used: Open Scroll Flower, To Live

The base panel is embossed with a die from Darice.

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!!! Each day of the hop, 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 Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

Thank you for joining us!

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93 comments:

  1. Very pretty and creative...love the water colors...beautiful card!

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  2. Gorgeous card ... AS ALWAYS!! :)

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  3. What a CLEVER idea. I love everything about this card....

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  4. Gorgeous card. I actually thought you inlayed the scrolled image. Oh, but I love the technique you used. Think I can do that. Thanks for shring.

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  5. Your inlaid embossing with dies is on the to of my list. Wouldn't mind a refresher tut on this tech. I have seen that die and wondered how it might be used. Beautifully by you, of course!

    Come and see what I've done today!
    kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  6. All I can say is WOW!!! This flower jumps off the page. I love it and the color combination you used!!! I want this card. I would even buy it from you.

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  7. This is beautiful, so classy looking!

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  8. Love the watercolouring and the idea of having the impression of the die to by is a great idea. It certainly is a pretty card and I love finding new ways to use my dies.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Wow, the way colored the flower is just gorgeous ! Lovely card .

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  10. OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE thiis!! Just a BEAUTIFJL Card!! :-) thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous week!! :-)

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  11. Perfect card. I love the "out of the box" designing you do.

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  12. Gorgeous! And it looks like popped out 3d! FAB!!

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  13. Love your idea. Beautiful card.

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  14. Great use of that die. Love the colors.

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  15. Love that idea for using dies differently! Great card!!

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  16. Love how you did the die Dina and I also love your color combinations.

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  17. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  18. Dina, that's just beautiful! I have to try this. Love your use of that die!

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  19. Love this swirl die, and your technique using it creates so many more possibilities. Now I need to try to use watercolors. Lol!

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  20. Fabulous! What a great technique, makes for a beautiful card.

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  21. Nice card with great colors, use of the dies and style.

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  22. Great idea, beautiful card!

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  23. Beautiful card!! I must try this technique with the die to create an image to watercolor!

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  24. Love your watercoloring. The open scroll die is a must have.

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  25. What a cool idea with that die. love the layering.

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  26. O wow, this is beautiful. I love your watercolouring. This die is rapidly moving to the top of my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration

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  27. I love how you used this die. so very creative and the water color makes it look so vintage.

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  28. I always enjoy your creative uses for supplies and tools. This card is lovely!

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  29. Fabulous card Dina, so beautiful;-))m

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  30. Love the way you used the die and the watercoloring is fabulous.

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  31. beautiful card, and a new technique to try, thanks for inspiration. Love this die. and what you can do with it.

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  32. This is OMGoodness heart-warmingly gorgeous!

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  33. So pretty! Love this die! Your background is gorgeous!

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  34. Gorgeous! Thanks for the new idea.

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  35. This is absolutely stunning!!! Love the shading you've done on that flower die!! Gorgeous!!

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  36. Wow! What a fabulous technique and GORGEOUS card! I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks so much, Dina!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  37. Beautifully colored card. Great die in the background. Great card.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  38. Wow! This is a great card - love the way you colored it. Thanks for the technique tip.

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  39. This is gorgeous. I like this technique.

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  40. I've been wanting to try this technique. thanks for the tips on doing it. Your card is beautiful
    The embossing and the coloring is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  41. Hi! Well I finally find a place to comment. I have missed out on the last two!
    This really is the best card that I have seen so far. Thanks for teaching your talents,too.

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  42. Darling card. Love all your gorgeous bright colors, too. I wanna wanna that die. It's so cool. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Looks like a fun technique that I would love to try.

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  44. A wonderful card ! I need that die :-) Love the colours.

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  45. I love trying new techniques. Thanks for the ideas.

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  46. Anne Ryan

    Dina this is a gorgeous technique. This die is so perfect for that card. Thanks for the tutorial as well.

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  47. Anne Ryan

    This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial. Perfect die to achieve those results, too.

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  48. Love this card. Very pretty.

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  49. An awesome card!! Love everything about it. Haven't tried embossing with my dies but plan to after seeing this wonderful creation.

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  50. Wow, love the card and your explanation of how you did it.

    Thanks.

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  51. Interesting technique and a very pretty card.

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  52. wow... beautiful effect with this die! gorgeous card!

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  53. Fun idea, I am going to try this.

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  54. Very,very pretty! That die is beautiful.

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  55. Love dies! Such a beautiful card

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  56. Wow! Beautiful, beautiful! How you have made this die come alive is just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  57. Enjoy seeing how the die was used as a foundation

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  58. This is such a beautiful card!

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  59. I really like the way you used the die with matboard for a different look.

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  60. Great technique, and as usual your watercolored picture is beautiful! catisi@aol.com

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  61. I would never have thought about creating an outline with the die. This is gorgeous!

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  62. scrolls and flowers are always so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Loved how you used the die! Beautiful card!

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  64. Such a beautiful flower

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  65. Such a beautiful card.

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  66. Great use of the Open Scroll Flower die, Dina. Beautiful work as usual.

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  67. Now that's a clever idea. Well done.

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  68. Love this die and how you used it - super idea to cut the outline and then color it in ! Thanks for sharing !!!

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  69. An interesting technique and a gorgeous card!

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  70. Beautiful card Dina!!!! I have this die on my WISH LIST!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  71. You just keep coming up with the greatest ideas! I would never have even thought to use a die and NOT cut all the way through!!

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  72. Just gorgeous! Love the water coloring on the background!

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  73. Wow, great technique. Love the card.

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  74. Very pretty! Love your card.

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  75. This is gorgeous Dina! Such beautiful colors too.

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  76. Beautiful card Dina, love the technic, I though it had been cut in a different color and repositioned.

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  77. Dina, your card is so elegant. Very nice indeed.

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  78. I love this technique! Cant wait to try it! Beautiful!

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  79. OMG I love how you've used this die! Great idea and beautiful creation! Thanks for awesome inspiration and a fun hop!

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  80. What a beautiful and elegant card

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  81. Love the card ad love IO!

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  82. Beautiful card! Love it!!!! Great job!
    Olena

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