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Thursday, 19 September 2013

"Things That Fly" IO DT Challenge

 
 Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Things That Fly". 

 Create a card or project with "Things That Fly" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  I don't know about you but I love free shopping.  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.    Be inspired and check out what flying creations  the talented IO ladies are sharing..... 


   IO Blog
    I stamped  You Are An Angel D9123 and Angel Wings E9073 by artist Alesa Baker with Tsukineko Versafine Vintage Sepia on Cream colored card stock and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing powder.  The wings were colored with a Atyou Spica Gold Pen, going a little heavier around the edges then fussy cut out.  To give them a little dimension, I set the wings upside down on craft foam and rubbed my stylus in a circular motion on the back of the wings until they were as puffy as I wanted.   The gorgeous lacy border is Border Duo 2 Die Set DIE018-V. I sponged the edges of the teal paper with Memento Teal Zeal.



    Don't you just love these corners!! I used one of the gable decorations from the Brick House DIE119-Z to embellish my 4 corners. I love this Brick House die ~not only does it create a fabulous house but it is now my go to for fancy corners! Definitely more bang for your buck!!

    I hope you play along with us~We would love to see your flying creations!


    I am subbing at the school today but will pop around and see what you have all been creating tonight.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
    Ellen

    Supplies~
    Impression Obsession  Products Used~
    Stamps~
    Angel Wings E9073, You Are An Angel D9123
    Dies~ 
    Border Duo 2 Die Set DIE018-V, Brick House DIE119-Z

    Ink~
    Tsukineko Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Teal Zeal
    Paper~ 
    Classic Crest, Bo Bunny, Stardream

    Accessories~
    Graphic 45 metal Brads, May Arts Pleated Ribbon, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Pop Dots, Zva Creative Self Adhesive Pearl Flourish, Ink Blusher, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Atyou Spica Gold Pen, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Cream Organza Ribbon

    Thursday, 12 September 2013

    Merry Little Christmas



    Hello Friends!

     Today's card features Berry Wreath E21111 by artist Kalani Allred it was colored it with Memento Markers and cut it out.  Glossy accents, red rhinestones and and Xmas Red Stickles were added.  It was popped up over the Twig Wreath Die Set DIE023-X and embellished with the Holly from the same die set. Have Yourself  D14096 was stamped with Memento Lady bug Red and more Stickles added to accent the word Christmas.   I used the birds from the Bird Bath DIE045, sponged Memento Desert Sand on the edges and added Glossy Accents to the birds and the twig wreath.





    Thanks for stopping by a have a fabulous day!
    Ellen

    Impression Obsession Products Used~
     Berry Wreath E21111, 
     Bird Bath DIE045, 
     Have Yourself  D14096,
     Twig Wreath Die Set DIE023-X
     Ink~Memento Lady Bug Red-Love Letter-Desert Sand
    Accesories~Xmas Red Stickles, Pop Dots, Gossy Accents, Red Rhinestones







    Saturday, 7 September 2013

    Christmas Magic



    Hello Friends!!

    With only 107 days until Christmas..... It's that time of year to get started on Christmas cards!!  This was really hard to photograph and is much prettier in real life. Here is how to create this card....



    ~ Cut a white panel that is cut at 3 5/8" by 4 7/8" and punch a 2-1/4" circle on the top right side.

    ~Hand cut 2 snow hills that are 4 7/8" long and use one of them as a mask to sponge some more snow hills in the background (higher than your hand cut hills will be) with Memento Summer Sky. Then sponge the rest of the edges of your hand cut hills.

    ~Die cut Fir Trees DIE084-V in white and sponge all three trees a bit on the boughs with Memento Summer Sky.

    ~Adhere the largest tree to the white panel on the left side and the smallest tree a bit farther over.

    ~Adhere one snow hill.

    ~Adhere  the middle sized tree.

    ~Adhere the last snow bank with pop ups or foam tape.

    ~Cut a piece of white card stock that is a bit larger than  a 2-1/4" circle. Hold the white panel over it and through the punched circle, stamp and emboss Magic Wand C5175 (sentiment stamp), with Versamark and silver embossing powder.

    ~Pop your snowy fir trees and hills panel over the sentiment so that  you can read it through the circle. 

    ~Pop it up over a 4" by 5 1/4" silver panel and mount it on a white card base.

    ~Die cut  one of the gable decorations from the Brick House DIE119-Z in Silver Mirror  paper and adhere in the top right corner.

    ~To finish it off add some rhinestones to the corner and under the sentiment. Add Stardust Stickles to the hand cut hills and trees.

    Hope you give it a try it is really easy to make!

    I am entering this card in the following challenges.....
    Christmas Stampin' All Year Long~Layers 
    Christmas Card Challenges~Use Something New 

    Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
    Ellen

    Impression Obsession Products Used~
    Fir Trees DIE084-V
    Brick House DIE119-Z
    Magic Wand C5175
    Accessories~
    Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Ink Blushers, Silver Embossing Powder
    Ink~Versamark, Memento Summer Sky

    Thursday, 5 September 2013

    IO Die Blog Hop~Day Three

     


    Hello Friends~

    Welcome to day 3 of the IO Design Team Blog Hop!  We are showcasing the FABULOUS NEW IO DIES!!  Here is how you can participate and have a chance to win 3 Dies or 3 Die Sets of your choice to be awarded each day: Just leave a comment on each IO dt's blog as well as the IO blog. Good Luck!!

    Also the new Impression Obsession Challenge starts today. Check it out while you stop at the IO blog~we would love to see you play along!!

    Here is how to create this card.....

    Peel the backing off of a double sided adhesive sheet.....



    Attach a piece of card stock that is cut at the same size to the exposed adhesive......



    Die cut Birch Trees DIE079......



     Hand cut 2 snow hills from card stock with the double sided adhesive attached......



     Remove the die cut birch trees and birds, exposing the sticky adhesive side.....


    Burnish in Rock Candy Dry Stickles Glitter to the trees and the snow banks (this actually uses very little glitter and the rest can be poured back into the bottle)......



    Adhere the first snowbank to a piece of Silver Mirror paper.......



    Add adhesive to the back of the birch trees using a glue pen.......



    Burnish the birds with Elizabeth Craft Regal Red Jewel Glitter Ritz.......



    To create the red mat, attach 1/4" Scor-Tape to the edges of the card stock......


    Peel the backing off and burnish with Regal Red Glitter.......



    Brush off excess glitter....



    Now that we have all our glittering done, lets put it together!
    Adhere the first snowbank to a piece of Silver Mirror paper.......



    Add adhesive to the back of the birch trees and birds using a glue pen.  Attach them to your card........



    Using Pop Dots, pop the second snow bank up......



    Die cut  Sm Deer DIE117-C in Silver Mirror paper and tuck one behind the first snow hill and pop the second one up on the first snow hill. Layer it over your red glittered mat and attach to your card base.....



    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
    Ellen

    Impression Obsession Products Used~
    Sm Deer DIE117-C 
    Birch Trees DIE079

    Accessories~
    Scor-tape Doubles Sided Adhesive Sheets, 1/4" Scor-Tape, Rangers Rock Candy Dry Stickles, Pop Dots, Elizabeth Craft Regal Red Jewel Glitter Ritz








    Wednesday, 4 September 2013

    New IO Dies Hop~ Day 2

     
    Hello Friends!!

    Welcome to day 2 of the IO Design Team Blog Hop!  We are showcasing the FABULOUS NEW IO DIES!!  Here is how you can participate and have a chance to win 3 Dies or 3 Die Sets of your choice to be awarded each day: Just leave a comment on each IO dt's blog as well as the IO blog. Good Luck!!

        Now on to my card......

      Aren't these little Penguins just the cutest!!  I love that you can pose them anyway you would like!  I created my peekaboo windows with a 1 1/4" circle punch and dry embossed it and the main white panel with a Sizzix dots embossing folder.  This die comes with an igloo as well but I only used the penguin today.  My sentiment is only part of the Merry Tree DIE106-S  and the rest was saved for another project.  A few rhinestone embellished Small Snowflakes to finish it off. 

       
       Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!
      Ellen

      Impression Obsession  Products Used~
      Penguin & Igloo DIE102-P
      Sm. Snowflake Set DIE100-F
      Merry Tree DIE106-S

      Accessories~ Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Pop Dots

      Tuesday, 3 September 2013

      New IO Dies Blog Hop~Day One


      Hello Friends~

      Welcome to day One of the IO Design Team Blog Hop!  We are showcasing the FABULOUS NEW IO DIES!!  Here is how you can participate and have a chance to win 3 Dies or 3 Die Sets of your choice to be awarded each day: Just leave a comment on each IO dt's blog as well as the IO blog. Good Luck!!



      On to my card....

      This is one of those cards that is hard to photograph but it's nice and shimmery.  I made homemade Shimmer Mist with Tsukineko Champagne Mist All Purpose Ink and rubbing alcohol and sprayed the entire front of the card.  The Pine Branch DIE021-N and Pine Sprig Cluster DIE097 were colored with Memento Northern Pine and Rich Cocoa.  These pine cones are really awesome because the die embosses them the same time as cutting them.  To color them just rub some ink over it while it is still in the die. Easy peasy!  



      Silent Night G13168  was stamped with Tsukineko Verafine Onyx Black and clear embossed before die cutting with the Round Ornament DIE092-O.  To give the ornament and pine cones some dimension I used my stylus in on the back side of the die cuts and popped them up with pop dots.



       Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
      Ellen

      Impression Obsession Products Used~
      Dies~
      Round Ornament DIE092-O
      Pine Branch DIE021-N
      Pine Sprig Cluster DIE097
      Stamps~
      Silent Night G13168 

      Ink~ Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks-Antique Linen-Vintage Photo, Memento Rich Cocoa & Northern Pine

      Accessories~ Tsukineko Champagne All Purpose Ink and Rubbing Alcohol, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Spellbinders Music M-Bossabilities, Sponge Dauber

      Sunday, 1 September 2013

      Let Us Adore Him

      It's never to early for Christmas cards!
      This sweet Baby Jesus Small D13142 was colored with Copic Markers.
      Hay ~YR21-23
      Banket ~BG72-78
      Wood ~E42-44-45
      Skin ~E0000-00-01, R20
      Background ~B0000

      I am entering this card in the following challenges....
      Simon Says Stamp~Anything Goes
      Challenges 4 Everybody~Anything Goes
      SCS F4A184~Primary Colors 


      Impression Obsession Products Used~
      Baby Jesus Small D13142
      Come B13149 (sentiment)
      Border Duo 3 Die Set DIE019-V
      Banners & Tails DIE123-P 
      Ink~Memento Tuxedo Black,  Distress Inks - Antique Linen & Faded Jeans, Versamark, Copic Markers

      Accessories~ Judikins Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Tsukineko All Purpose Ink, Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, Sponge, EK Success Oval Punch