Monday, August 01, 2022

Impression Obsession August Red Rubber Kit!

Checking in as promised with a brand new red rubber set for you - this month's stamp kit from Impression Obsession pairs beautifully with the July kit - so if you're inclined to use them together, now's the perfect time to buy! These holiday images are beautiful standalones but they're great for repeating patterns and backgrounds too - I think they'd make gorgeous wrapping paper. Of course I had to take them even further outside the box and do a jewelry project today! 

 I still have July products out on my desk since we just got those. When I used the rounded rectangle labels, I cut myself a template so I could make quick work of positioning and stamping sentiments or tags. I was thinking those label sizes were about right for shrink plastic charms, so I thought I'd try that out for today's post. You can see the template in my MISTI below.

There are 6 sizes, and I planned my stamping so the image would fall over 2 tags at a time. (This is a great stamping method for mass producing tags as well - I might have to remember that for craft shows coming up!

I stamped using the IO Hybrid ink on the smooth side of the shrink plastic, and heat set it just enough to dry the ink but not enough to activate any shrinkage. My coloring was done with Copic markers and a white paint pen on the opposite side (rough/back side), and I dragged a couple of brown hybrid ink pads across the smooth side and stamped a dotted background when I was done.

The shrink plastic die cuts really easily - this is the package I have, in case you want similar results! I used a 1/4" hole punch for the holes.

For some reason I don't have the instructions with my package any more, so I just guessed on the temp and timing, but here are the pieces after baking! The brown came out a little darker than I expected, so I might rethink that step next time. 

Here are the earring pairs - I tried to use a different technique and design for each one! They're incredibly lightweight, and they went together quickly!

Love love love those tiny pinecone beads and charms!

The poinsettia designs feature handmade beads... I accidentally flipped the larger poinsettia when I punched them but I like it better, so pretend I meant to do that! Happy oops.

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So August 1st & 2nd the team will be sharing new projects with the August Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our August Kit Hop the more chances to win! All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday August 9th at 8pm CT and all winners will be announced on Wednesday August 10th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
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  1. Thank you for the fun reminder to use shrink plastic occasionally! Your jewelry designs are great.

  2. Dina, you are SO CREATIVE with your stamps! I think this set is one of my FAVORITE for Christmas! ALL of the images are GORGEOUS! AND you've done a SUPER JOB in featuring them! ;)

  3. Hey Dina, This new way of doing comments throws me off. FORGOT to do this first with my comment. Sorry! AND I couldn't do the URL as SCS isn't working right for me either! ARGH! LOL But, the last comment is mine. ;)<3

  4. Love the earrings!

  5. These are genius! A better twofer idea! Gotta love an oopsie that makes you smile. Paper beads are so relaxing!

  6. Earrings!!! I've never thought to make earrings with stamps. Mind blown!!

  7. WOW!!! Just WOW!! Simply beautiful and I always love seeing your talent go to work.

  8. Really creative and they turned out beautiful.

  9. I never would have thought to make earrings. How pretty and Christmassy.


  11. Denise Bryant8/03/2022 12:26 AM

    These are so pretty! I love the poinsettia and holly images you used for your earrings! Wonderful project!

  12. Great fun, thank you for showing your process.