Monday, February 19, 2024

Impression Obsession DT Theme - Bunnies

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring bunnies - we'd love for you to play along with us!  


I stamped all the images from this cute little bunny set, colored them up, and die cut them all, so I had a fun little pile of bunnies and sentiments to work with. I love how simple it is to build a basic card design with die cuts and scraps! I brushed a little matching ink on the tag  to use as a base for my purple bunny... I remember having a little stuffed lavender bunny in my collection! The color of the chicken wire paper was a perfect complement to the purples in the foreground. The white strip of cardstock was a scrap next to my paper trimmer - I scored lines along the length of it to add a little textural interest.


Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Impression Obsession - even more February products!

We've got more projects from the new release from Impression Obsession today! If you haven't seen the new release, you can find it all HERE - go check it out! Here is a 3rd round of inspiration for you!


This card was done similarly to the one I shared a couple of days ago, using both sides of the curved line on the Edgers stencil for the background. The bunny was watercolored and I was so excited to use my tiniest white pom for his little tail! The butterfly is from another clear bunny set in this release.


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Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during release week (February 15th – 21st) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders! This is a relatively new way that we're doing the prizes this time, if you've wondered why winners are no longer announced.

February 15th - 17th The Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW clear stamps, stencils, papers and dies! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. Here are the links to today's projects:

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Robin Clendenning
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Impression Obsession - more February products

We've got more projects from the new release from Impression Obsession today! If you haven't seen the new release, you can find it all HERE - go check it out! 


Here is a quick and simple card made from one of the sheets in my Vintage Garden paper pack - I think this photo is so sweet, and it's the color palette for all the other papers in the collection. The sentiment is popped up on a foam sheet, and I grabbed a scrap from the Prairie paper pack to cut the fishtails below the sentiment. 


Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during release week (February 15th – 21st) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders! 

February 15th - 17th The Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW clear stamps, stencils, papers and dies! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. Here are the links to today's projects:

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Robin Clendenning
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode


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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Impression Obsession - new products for February

It's time for a new monthly release from Impression Obsession! Haven't seen the new products? They're all HERE - go take a peek!  I do have a few products in this month's release - 2 paper packs and 2 stencils.


I used both of my stencils on this project! That portion is partially covered with the bunnies, so I took some pictures of my process. The Edgers stencil has several slits across it that are closed at the ends. They are diagonal to allow for wider openings, allowing for different orientations of your cardstock, or even other stencils, as you'll see here! You  can slip your cardstock into the slot so it's masking either above or below the cut, depending on your card design. 


Above you can see that the curved slot accommodates the Cobblestone stencil - taping both stencils in place, I was able to brush grey ink to create a stony hill for my scene. I then removed the cobblestones and brushed more grey ink over the area.


Next  I repositioned my die cut to cover up the area I had just inked and focus on the sky. Below is the finished background.


These bunnies are so adorable, and the matching outline dies are easy to position. I did a little wet-into-wet watercoloring to give them some fun shading and spots. I used to collect bunnies of all kinds when I was growing up - I donated most of my collection to thrift stores when I left home, but I still have a few nice ceramic pieces and find bunny stamps (and puns!) kind of hard to resist...

Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during release week (February 15th – 21st) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders! 

February 15th - 17th The Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW clear stamps, stencils, papers and dies! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. Here are the links to today's projects:

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Robin Clendenning
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode


Hop along and enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Cards for sale!

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had added about 100 cards to my sale albums on Facebook, and I forgot to add the link! You can find those albums HERE. If you happen to see a card you love and it's already spoken for, please message me and I will be happy to make a similar one for you. Thank you for looking!

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Monday, February 05, 2024

Impression Obsession Product Focus: Background Stamps

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring our Cover-A-Card background stamps! If you're not familiar with these stamps, they are red rubber cling mounted stamps, measuring 5.75" x 5.75"- they are perfect for use on mini slimline and A2 cards in either landscape or portrait format. There are hundreds of designs to choose from - around 80 of those are mine!


I used 2 Cover-a-Card stamps on this card. My background panel started with a gel printed sheet of coated paper - I stamped the  Rainbow Scales background over it and embossed clear for a resist technique. Interestingly, the ink I used to brush over the panel started reacting with whatever I had used for the print and it lifted. I tried a few different colors and kept blending until it evened out, then brayered a little white acrylic paint on the raised image to lighten the pattern.



I stamped another background on the cross panel, and inked the edges to lessen the contrast on the white cardstock. The Pooh die cut is watercolored with some additional Copic texture. 


IO Products
CC432 Rainbow Scales red rubber background stamp
CC433 Art Nouveau red rubber background stamp
DIE1244-V Everyday Tags die set
DIE874-Y Stitch Tag #2 die set
DIE1337-O Pooh Shelf Sitter Large die set
CS1329 Pooh Pleasures clear stamp set


I added about 100 cards to my sale page on Facebook today - quite a lot of them are catalog samples, challenge cards and tutorial samples. Come take a peek HERE if you're interested! If you'd like something similar to one that has already sold, let me know that too and I will do my best to recreate it! 

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Impression Obsession - January Team Favorites

The IO Team is back today to share a favorite card from this month's release, so here's mine! Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for all the links so you don't miss anything. All the newest releases can be found HERE.

For this card I dug back through my Splitcoast Gallery to find a card to CASE  - I cut the tags from one of the new Pooh papers, and watercolored little Piglet. My favorite detail on this card is the visual layer I created with the rectangle stencil. I brushed a similar color ink onto the navy panel, and bordered it with a stylus and my scoring board - I think it adds depth to the panel without adding weight or thickness.


That sentiment is my favorite for this set!

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Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Impression Obsession Product Focus: Stencils

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring our stencils!

This is such a fun stamp set, and the top-view perspective is so unique! I started my card by positioning the oval stencil in the center of my card using the guidelines marked on the stencil itself. With it in place, I stamped the image, then flipped the stencil over to just stamp the toes where the stencil had blocked them before. I used a paper mask to cover the image while I inked up the background, then used watercolor paints to color in the image. 



Each of the stencils in these shape sets has a border along one side. In the oval set, there are positive and negative cuts of scallop borders - I used one to ink the bottom of my next card panel. I love how that creates a layered look and fills the space without adding extra bulk.



Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Impression Obsession - even more new products for January!

We've got even more projects from the new release from Impression Obsession today! If you haven't seen the new release, you can find it all HERE - go check it out! 


Here is another fun die set with our favorite bear - this one has some options as posing arms and legs, and he has a little sweater and honey pot you can style him with as well! For this card I handed him a number 4 from one of Anna's new die sets, and he's headed to a birthday party. 


Notice the squares in the background? That stencil set is super versatile for backgrounds and accent blocks. I moved and inked one of the open stencils to create a fun backdrop for Pooh.


Here is Pooh with his accessories - I cut the sweater pieces from one of our paper packs - the other cuts are watercolor paper colored with Copic markers and highlighted with an acrylic paint pen. I cut and embossed the frame and dragged an Oxide pad over it lightly to accent the wood grain.


Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during release week (January 15th – 21st) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders! 

January 15th - 17th The Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW clear stamps, stencils, papers and dies! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. Here are the links to today's projects:

Dina Kowal <<<<< that's me!


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