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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Blog Hop-Day Three


Hello! Welcome to Day 3, the last day of our fun fall release blog hop.

You probably know the drill by now, but if you don't, here goes:

The hop will run for 3 days (10/24/16 - 10/26/16) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more designer blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better chance you will have to win!!!

I have a couple of shares for you! That's because the dies are all so yummy and I can't seem to stop creating with them!

My first card is quite simple.

It uses the Sleigh Scene Die as the main focal point. Cut in White, Mounted on foam tape over teal ad with a splash of glitter to add some Pizzazle!!!! Yep Pizzazle is my new word for the day!!!

I wanted a little something behind to ground the main image, so I cut the largest tree from the   Evergreen die set and sponged it up a bit to add a touch of texture

Finally, I used my favourite sentiment from this years latest stamp release



The Wrought Iron Fence Die is definitely worth a second share as I think it's my fave for this release. I had it all spooked out yesterday, but today I wanted a bit of a fairytaleish look. Sooooo I left a full card front in Sky blue and mounted the fence on top, adding a couple of pearl gate handles...(not to be mistaken with pearly gates) Actually this die is rather heavenly and it would look lovely in gold, mounted atop a mass of clouds!!!




For the inside of the card, I added the Tree Window Scene Die

I took the Welcome sentiment from the House Collage Clear Set

Easy Peasy! 

Here's the Blogs to check out today!!'


and of course me, but you are already here!!!

Thanks for all the Love this week.

Knowing my cards make you smile, makes me smile!

--Vicki~~

xx's and ohs! 
:-p)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall Die release Blog Hop day two-Spooky Stuff!



Good EVENING (in my best Vincent Price Voice!) Oops, I mean Good Morning and welcome to Day 2 of IO Stamps New Fall Die Release Hop

These dies are to DIE for~~~ Doesn't this Wrought Iron Fence Die make a great looking entrance to a Spooky Cemetery? The Glorious Gate Keeper is the Bat with Sign Die

I cut a golden moon with a spellbinders circle die and sponged it up a bit. 

To spookify it just a little more, I used a Tim Holtz Stencil to add some bats and mounted a Spider Web on the Moon.

The hop will run for 3 days (10/24/16 - 10/26/16) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more designer blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better chance you will have to win!!!



To finish off the inside, I added the Happy Halloween Sentiment 

and a Pumpkin Die. for good measure!

Be sure to check out the designer blogs and leave some love!
The whole Team is on board today!




Happy Stamping

--Vicki~~

xx's and ohs~
Monday, October 24, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall Blog Hop



Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!

Today we're featuring the latest Christmas Dies

My Card Features the Wreath Builder Die. Can you see the different foliage in the wreath.
I had fun combining the different colours and building the wreath.

If you can notice the small pattern in behind the wreath, I used the Geometric Cutout 2 on the base of the card. I finished the wreath up with a couple of cute pinecone embellies (Stampin' Up!)
Note: No stamps were inked in the making of this card! (hehe)


The hop will run for 3 days (10/24/16 - 10/26/16) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more designer blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better chance you will have to win!!!




I wasn't sure quite what was going to happen when I added this gorgeous Flourish to my card base. Then I thought it would make a perfect base to hang the Patchwork Stocking from 
The card still seemed a wee bit bare, so I added the Patchwork Holly

              Lastly, I deconstructed this Merry Christmas Die as I only wanted the "Merry" part of the sentiment.

Hope you likey!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday October 30th and all winners will be announced Monday October 31st. Good luck!

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.


All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Hop list:

Happy Stamping!
--Vicki~~




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-to die for!


Good Morning!

This weeks challenge is to use Die Cuts on your creation!

I combined an older die with a new die and some fussy cutting!


The little truck is cut out of a stamp from the Timeless Classic clear set. 

I used the Hill landscape layers dies to cut the curved green hill

Be sure you head over to the IO stamps blog to load your creation, because you could win a $25.00 gift certificate just for playing!!

Check out the other DT Chickies creations:



Happy Stamping

--Vicki~~
Friday, October 7, 2016

a Misti Christmas-My Sweet Petunia/Impression Obsession Swap Hop





Good Morning!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession and My Sweet Petunia Fall Blog Hop!

I love my Mini Misti  for stamping smaller card fronts and images

I absolutely adore this Deer Crossing Image . The ability to stamp precisely with my Misti allowed me to bring the image to life by stamping in different colours

Here's how I did it:

1. Align the paper and the stamp in the Misti
2. Ink the entire stamp with a light coloured ink in order to get an overall impression 
3. Clean the stamp with a wet wipe and Ink the trees in a lighter shade of green.
4. Reink the Trees with a Darker shade of green ( I used Old Olive).
5. Clean the stamp and ink the deer in a shade of brown-stamp
6. Clean the stamp and using a marker, colour in the Cabins. Huff on the stamp to give added moisture and stamp on the cardstock. Add a second coat of marker if necessary.
7. Clean the stamp and using a water based marker, colour in the fence line, stamp.
8. Clean the stamp. Using either a glue pad ink up the stamp quickly. Stamp and apply glitter, shaking off the excess. Alternatively paint on a thin coat of glue and seal and stamp, followed by glitter. If you do this, be sure to clean the stamp well with water.
Using a Marker, pencil in the roof lines on the Cabin.

9. Stamp the Merry Christmas Sentiment in Old Olive.

10. Sponge the edges of the cardstock ( I used soft sky)

Layer and mount to a 6"x6" card base

Be sure to follow the links below to check out all the designer creations~



 On Wednesday, October 12th we will draw from everyone who leaves a comment on ALL the blogs in the hop to give away a mini MISTI and a $25 IO gift certificate. Winners will be posted on the IO & MSP blogs and FB pages.




Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Fall Birthdays


Hello! I hope that you're having a great week! 

This week our challenge is to create a Fall themed Birthday Card
I decided to take the spooky route and make a Halloweenish Birthday Card!

Quick and easy, plain and simple, but i quite like it!

What do you think!

Be sure to play along with our fun challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to IO Stamps

Check the Blog HERE for more details and to see who's playing this week!


Supplies:

Kraft Card Stock



Memento Black Ink

Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~