Monday, July 11, 2016

Impression Obsession - new dies!

Today the Impression Obsession designers are showing off some new dies - hop along for a peek and a chance to win! You'll find all the details listed at the IO Blog, and a list of designers below. All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


I used 3 new die sets for this card - Patchwork Elephant, the balloon from Patchwork Elements, and a couple of pieces from the Patchwork Sheep. The die cut pieces are cut from watercolor paper and lightly watercolored using Zig Clean Color markers.


Here is a closer look at the sheep parts I used... the larger cloud is a negative cut - that's the sheep's body, and the smaller cloud is his little fluffy head piece. That body piece could be a tree or shrub, and the feet can be little banners, clips, or photo turns! It's fun to think outside the box.


The balloons were watercolored and shaded using the markers. I mixed a couple of colors to make a warm grey and used that to add a some curves in a couple of places to make the balloons look a little transparent. The sentiment is from my Warm Fuzzies clear set - I reach for this set so much!

So off you go -- the hop starts with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Remember, the more blogs you visit, the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Thursday July 14th and all winners will be announced Friday July 15th.
Good luck!

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio
Thanks for stopping by!

64 comments:

  1. I love this patchwork elephant scene. The balloons carrying it up into the sky is really a cute idea and I love the negative space of the large cloud too. TFS!

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  2. I love that cute little elephant die and your patchwork is fabulous....
    L Rosie xxx

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  3. What a gorgeous card you have created Dina....i just love that elephant die, it is just so cute. The lovely coloured balloons just finish the card off beautifully.....TFS...xxx

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  4. Great card! I like how you did the clouds with the sheep die!

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  5. So clever with the sheep die. The elephant is adorable!

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  6. Super cute card!!!!! I love that you thought of how the shapes could be used for other things. I thought the same thing about the sheep shapes. 😊 How fun!!

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  7. Such a sweet Card!!! Love that elephant!!

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  8. Such a sweet card! Love the soft feel it has. I would have never thought to use the sheep parts for clouds, works great.

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  9. Oh how I love that elephant! What a sweet card! So inventive in your use of dies.

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  10. Love how you used the elephant with that sentiment. He looks so cute flying away with his balloons. .

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  11. A wonderful card!
    The elephant is so sweet, and I love the way you have used the sheep dies to make the clouds, great thought :))

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  12. What a happy card. It really looks inviting. Would be great for any child.

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  13. Mary McCrary7/11/2016 3:10 PM

    Adorable card. I really love what you've done with the sheep dies.

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  14. HOW ADORABLE DINA!!! I LOVE your creativity with these dies!!! ;)

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  15. Great job! This card would be applicable for lots of occasions - birthday, thinking of you, come over and play, etc.

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  16. How fun! Love your little elephant holding the balloons with his trunk.

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  17. There is no other word than . . . ADORABLE. Thanx for sharing.

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  18. I love everything about your card.
    Rene from OZ x

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  19. oh, love this card !! so adorable to have the elephant enjoying a little flight on the balloons. a really cute idea
    TFS
    Charlene

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  20. That little elephant is adorable. It was genius to use the sheep die for the clouds.

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  21. your card are my favorite in this hop, is the best!!

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  22. Very cute. I like your watercoloring.

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  23. This is just too cute, I love the elephant. It is at the top of my want list.

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  24. Such a sweet card. I love these dies. They are so innocent.

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  25. What an adorable way to use that sweet little ellie

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  26. Darling card Dina!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  27. Oh how soft and pretty...and I just love the little elephant die!

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  28. These Patchwork dies are adorable! Love your awesome card! The sentiment makes this darling elephant appropriate for anyone.

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  29. I love everything about this card! Too cute! TFS

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  30. Dina, always love your cards. This one is adorable.

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  31. This is awesome! I love how you used the dies for other than what they really were.

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  32. I love everything about this card. I love how you cut the large cloud in the corner and placed the small one on top and of course the elephant and balloons. Just darling.

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  33. Awwwwe! You just melted my heart with the Patchwork Elephant! That has to be the sweetest card I have ever seen.....PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  34. This is really sweet! Love this little guy holding onto the balloons and the message. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  35. The elephant is so cute and I love how you cut out the clouds and then added baby clouds.

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  36. Dina, this is super cute and adorable scene card! Love the elephant and how you colored those balloons.

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  37. WOW!!!! Simple adorable!!! Love your sweet and cutie card!!!

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  38. Sandy Harrington7/12/2016 6:38 AM

    Amazing how you have used pieces from the other dies to create this scene. Adorable!

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  39. Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest card ever!! What an adorable creation!!

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  40. Dina, this is AMAZING! That sweet little elephant is so adorable, and I just love the way you have added soft, subtle color to the balloons too! Wow!

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  41. Oh, how darling. The little elephant is so precious. Love your creativity on using the other dies for clouds. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. What a great card - absolutely love the clouds and cute little elephant!

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  43. I think the elephant is my fav of the new IO DIES. I really like the balloons you used - the stitching adds extra detail. Did not notice that die before. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Besides being a beautiful card, I love how you show us so many ways to use our products to stretch them. As someone who can't afford many products, I really appreciate dies and stamps that can do multiple duty.

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  45. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet and fun! Love the balloons and that darling elephant. You are so clever to use the negative and positive cuts for clouds.

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  46. I love everything about this card! The watercolored balloons and little elephant are so soft and sweet.

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  47. Such an adorable card! I just love the little elephant with the balloons.

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  48. This is a wonderful card. Love how you used the sweet elephant.

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  49. Awwww.....the little elly getting carried away with the balloons is tooooooooo sweet!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  50. Oh my that Elephant is soooooo cute!!! Beautiful card!

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  51. Great Card !! I just love the whole thing. Best is that the clouds are cut out, and popped up too. Great Great Idea.

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  52. Super-creative and so cute! I love the idea of the elephant floating away with the balloons, and as for thinking to use the sheep dies to create clouds.... brilliant! thanks for sharing this lovely card and for the chance to win the great prize.

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  53. super cute card - love the soft colors and all the dimension !

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  54. Love the soft colors and all the dimension on your very cute card !!!

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  55. Awww Dina!!! Your card is adorable!

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  56. Love the adorable elephant! This card is wonderful. Great idea to use the sheep parts for clouds!

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  57. Very sweet. Reminds me of the board book from my childhood, Pat the Bunny.

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    1. I wore that book out! Great memory.

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