Monday, July 11, 2022

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Summer Things

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring a summer theme - play along with us! 

I have a few projects to share using the new paper pack - have you seen these? The designs are beautiful, the paper is a sturdy 80# weight, double sided, slightly glossy - they're so much fun. And Even More Fun -
soon you'll be able to purchase some of MY paper pack designs! I have 2 packs coming out in a few weeks, and 2 in August.

Last year I released some slimline stamps, and I wanted to test this lighthouse scene out with the ocean papers. Both of these cards were made in the same way - I stamped directly onto the paper using the slimline stamp - these were stamped with Distress Oxide inks, and it took about 3-4 impressions to get good coverage. I went over the lighthouse with a black pencil to cover the black in the background. I ran sandpaper over the paper horizontally and vertically to distress it - I love this look! I think we used to call it faux linen...?

To get a good position on the paper I stamped the image first onto this vinyl quilter's grid - these are so helpful in positioning stamps and very easy to cut to size - I have this one that fits the MISTI and a couple that are cut to A2 size (there are 4 gridded sheets and 2 plain sheets in the package, letter sized - it's a great value!).

On the second card I added a few torn paper scraps under the sentiment. 

While I had the paper pack out, I noticed the index of images on the front of the pad and had an aha moment - the thumbnails were just the right size for a pendant! This is a tutorial I'm working on for Splitcoaststampers - I have a few more samples I need to do before it's ready, but I'm really happy with how this turned out! (This particular one is in my Etsy store, in case it might want to be yours! Perfect for summer!)

I had already started these earrings, so while I'm sharing jewelry I'll pop them in too - the bottom beads are made with epoxy clay which I've been experimenting with lately... it has some different properties from polymer clay that make it really interesting to work with. I formed the beads and then pressed them into the new Cover-a-Card Waves stamp, then layered some different acrylic paints on the beads for a vintage look. They're stacked with real shell 'bead caps' and some vintage repurposed metal spacer beads. Those are on Etsy too.

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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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