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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Happy Flowers

Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Happy Flowers".
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Happy Flowers" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  

Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you......

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My card is a center step card.  You can find a link to a tutorial...... Here.

Today's card features a couple of new images released at CHA in January. Since pink poppies always make me happy when they start blooming in my yard, I stamped Poppies Alone J17028 twice with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored them with Copic Markers and did a little fussy cutting.  I added dimension to the top layer of flower petals and leaves with a stylus and popped up the top layer of petals.

  The sentiment, Happy Soul C9625 was embossed with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder. The sides were simply embellished with Border Duo 3 DIE019-V.  I colored one of the butterflies from the Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y with Copic Markers. I added some pink satin ribbon, pearls and finished it off with a wee bit of shimmer with a Wink of Stella Shimmer pen on the flowers, borders and butterfly.

 Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!


Impression Obsession Products Used~
Poppies Alone J17028
 Poppies Alone
Happy Soul C9625
 Happy Soul

Border Duo 3 DIE019-V
 Border Duo 3 Die Set
Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y
Medium Butterflies
Other Products Used~
Copic Markers:R81-83-85, G21-24-28, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Wink of Stella Shimmer, Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Pop Dots.


  1. Sweet card with a nice touch of sparkle.. the poppies are beautiful.

  2. Oh so beautiful and what a fabulous design.

  3. so beautiful and gorgeous flower Ellen
    Gr Karin

  4. love your soft colors, for the Happy Flowers, and pop with the step card.

  5. Your card is beautiful! Love the colors and the dimension of the petals.

  6. Just have to take a moment to comment as this is such an extraordinary gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.

  7. El dahling, this is superb! Gorgeous coloring and adding wink of stella was the perfect embellishment to your already wonderful card. So pretty and so you. Hugs, Over and Out

  8. Beautiful lay out and design Ellen. The poppy image is fabulous. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx


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