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Thursday, 19 December 2013

IO Challenge~A Quick and Simple Christmas~ IO Challenge




Hello Friends! It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Quick and Simple Cards". 
 
 Create a card or project that is "Quick and Simple" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  Who doesn't love free shopping!!  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  Check out what the talented IO ladies have created to inspire you..... 


IO Blog
Anna Wight
Ellen Taylor ~you are here 

My card just doesn't get any quicker or simpler!! A whopping 5 minutes from start to finish! I love the beautiful script on this sentiment called Elegant Christmas E8774.  I stamped it with Versamark  and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Gold Embossing Powder.  I rounded the corners with a WR Memory Cropadile Corner Chomper and popped it up over a Gold Mirror paper Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z.  It was simply embellished with a Silver Mirror bow cut from the Fancy Ornament DIE026-O,  some rhinestones, and some embossed snowflakes in the back panel.  Definitely a card that could be mass produced quickly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

IO Products Used~
Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z, Fancy Ornament DIE026-O, Elegant Christmas E8774

Tsukineko / Imagine Crafts Products Used~
Versamark , Imagine Crafts Gold Embossing Powder

Other Products Used~
WR Mememory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper, Rhinestones, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Pop Dots







Thursday, 5 December 2013

Snowy Frame Tutorial

 

   Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Let It Snow". 

 Create a card or project that has "Snow" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  Who doesn't love free shopping!!  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  Check out what the talented IO ladies have created to inspire you..... 

 
IO Blog
 Anna Wight
Ellen Taylor ~you are here 



I found an old photo from a Christmas gone by and decided to turn it into a little gift for my daughter. Here is how to create this project....

1~ Ink Impression Obsession's Brush Tree Line E7724 and Delicate Snowflakes F6602 with StazOn Opaque Cotton White and stamp the Delicate Snowflakes  randomly on the glass from the picture frame.



2~ Using the same Ink stamp the Brush Tree Line on the bottom of the glass.  You can see I laid the matting under the glass to get a feel for how much to stamp.





3~ Dab a Fantastix into the StazOn Opaque Cotton White Pad and dot over glass. to give the appearance of snowy weather randomly over the glass.



4~ Die cut Impression Obsession's Sled Die DIE108F and using an Ink Blusher dab Clear Creative Medium over it.



 5~ Pour some glitter over top.  I have a piece of copy paper under it so I can easily pour the excess glitter back into the bottle.



6~  This dries very quickly and is ready to adhere to the front of the glass.


7~ Adhere your photo to a piece of patterned paper and assemble your frame back together~EASY PEASY PROJECT!!




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

Supplies~
 Impression Obsession Stamps~
Brush Tree Line E7724, Delicate Snowflakes F6602

Impression Obsession Dies~ 
Sled DIE - DIE108-F 

Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Products Used~
StazOn Opaque Cotton White, Creative Medium Clear, Ink Blushers

Other Products Used~
 Stampendous! Crystal Snow White Glitter, Dollar Store Frame, KC & Company Patterned Paper

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Quick and Easy Apron Tutorial


Hello Friends!
It's been a wicked 5 weeks here. I have both sciatic nerves pinched and have been struggling to walk let alone blog and visit. I finally realized it was time to take time off of my day job and look after me and am starting to heal thanks to some amazing IMS treatments.  Enough of that...just wanted you to know I am still here.

This project was one of the make and takes at the last Pampered Crafter's Retreat and is perfect for Christmas gift giving!  The ladies were surprised at how easy it was to stamp and paint on fabric!


1~Iron Apron.

2~Using an Ink Blusher, ink Canvas Flower with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue.



 3~ Stamp Impression Obsession's Beautiful Life D8699 with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue.  To accentuate the words "friends", I added a little extra ink over the word friends with an Ink Blusher.


 4~ Lay out your ribbon and lace to figure out where to stamp your image and then remove them. I used a Stampamajig to remember the exact spot to stamp.



 5~Ink Impression Obsession's Hang In There F8726 with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue.  With an Ink Blusher I removed some ink on the right side of each bird to create a shadow.  Stamp image on apron.



 6~ I adhered some ribbon strips with Allene's Fabric Glue. Using a Fantastix paint the close pegs with 52 Sand All-Purpose Ink, leaving a some unpainted areas for highlights.


 7~Using a Fantastix, paint over the 52 Sand All-Purpose Ink with 74 Champagne Mist All-Purpose Ink. This gives a nice subtle shimmer.


 8~ Adhere the rest of your embellishments and iron with a dry iron on high to heat set.  My iron looks like it has water in it was empty.  I put a piece of copy paper in between the iron and the apron.  I ironed the inked/painted images for 2 minutes on each side.

Here are some close ups of the embellished areas....



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

Impression Obsession Products Used~ 
Hang In There F8726, Impression Obsession's Beautiful Life D8699

 Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Products Used~
Memento Luxe Nautical Blue
All Purpose Ink 52 Sand & 74 Champagne Mist, Fantastix, Ink Blushers

Other Supplies Used~ Canvas Apron, Jolee's Canvas Flower, Aleene's No sew Fabric Glue, Ribbon, Lace, Iron, Inkadinkadoo Stampamajig, Celebrate It Leaves