Thursday, October 14, 2021

Slim Scenes and MISTI Magic!

Hello!  Today, I am over on the MISTI blog with these Slim Scene cards. 

 I pulled out the Birch Tree Slim Scene stamp.  I really like my NEW Original MISTI when stamping a Slim Scene.  If the ink coverage isn't absolutely perfect the first time it's easy to add another layer when utilizing the MISTI.  A fun technique I like to use with the MISTI and a Silhouette stamp is to stamp in a light ink tone and add highlights with a dark ink tone.  To add the dark highlights simply grab a piece of cling wrap and place it around a finger.  Next, tap your finger in the dark ink and randomly add color to the silhouette stamp.  Then, pat the darker ink randomly on the stamp and close the MISTI lid to stamp over the lighter image.  The technique adds interest and texture! 


The MISTI is magic when it comes to stamping multiples! Once the stamp is in the MISTI it's a breeze to create more than one background!  


I love how the gray and black trees turned out! For a pop of color, I die-cut some cardinals and placed them in the trees.  Lastly, I added a Slim Sentiment from Winter Greetings.


Next, I used a light tone of brown for the trees, then added a darker brown using the technique mentioned above.  I created a scene by scattering Mini Woodland Animals among the trees. So cute!  I die cut the layer with the small scallop die, from the SL Die Cutting System Scallop Frames by PFS and lastly, I used the Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment, Sweet New Year.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IO Theme Day - Merry Christmas Deer

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Hello!  This month the Impression Obsession Theme Day is Christmas! 

The Standing Deer is super easy to use and it's adorable!. IO has a coordinating sentiment set for this cute deer called Deer Sayings which I used here. I don't enjoy cutting small banner strips because I rarely manage to cut them straight, so the Rounded Corner Sentiments 2 is just the ticket!  Lastly,  I gave the deer a bit of festive embellishment with holly from the Primitive Gingerbread set. The Country Snowflake is a dream to use as it pops out of the die easily and adds a fun embellishment to winter cards!  The Deckled Frame is fun for giving a somewhat rustic feel to the design. Lastly, I adhered everything to the Crazy Stitched Set.   





I hope you enjoyed your stop today!   Pop by the Impression Obsession Blog for a look at the participating team member's Theme Day projects.

   

   
      


 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A Wreath

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Hello!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Watercolor Wednesday Challenge!  We are painting wreaths this week from a tutorial that features three different wreaths.  I combined two of the wreaths to make mine and then I added splatters. The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios: Fancy Christmas Sentiments



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I used this paper for the project but it's not 100% cotton so does not have some of the properties that are found in 100% Cotton. 
This is a beautiful paper I like to use as often as I can.


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Trick or Treat

This week we have chosen Fall as our them for the Free 4 All challenge!

First, I created a bright pink sky with Sweet Petunia Pink, ink and then I stamped the fun Trick or Treat Slim Scene.  This is a set of two so the stamps can be used separately for endless possibilities!  To finish the card, I used the Happy Halloween die cut.  
 

 As cardmakers we know we need to get our Christmas stamps and dies early so we can finish before the mailing deadline so how about a little sale?  
The current sale at IO is Ornaments no coupon code is needed! 


There is still plenty of time to leave comments on Day 1 and Day 2 of our October Release for a chance to win!  There is so much to love this month. New this month is a lot of Christmas to help you get started on your Christmas card making but there are slimline stamps, Western-themed stamps, and dies, and much more!   All of the new items can be found HERE.

 I hope you are having a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Harvest Moon

 Hello!
This week for Watercolor Wednesday we are following a tutorial by Emma  Lefebvre.  I enjoyed the process of painting the moon and I added a bit of salt to the wait paint as Emma does in her tutorial.  




Also, the current sale at IO is Ornaments no coupon code needed! 


There is still plenty of time to leave comments on Day 1 and Day 2 of our October Release for a chance to win!  There is so much to love this month. New this month is a lot of Christmas to help you get started on your Christmas card making but there are slimline stamps, Western-themed stamps, and dies, and much more!   All of the new items can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

I used this paper for the project but it's not 100% cotton so does not have some of the properties that are found in 100% Cotton. 
This is a beautiful paper I like to use as often as I can.


Christmas Magic - IO Release Day 2 & Giveaway

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Welcome back to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession October Release!  I would love to know what your favorites are so far!  

Once, again I had a difficult time choosing what I wanted to share with you!  The good news is all of the new items are available now with no waiting just click HERE and browse!  

I really enjoyed creating with this unique Santa Moon. This die would make short work of a long Christmas card list!  Here is what I used:



I am excited to share with you several things about this next card.  First, I love bows and paper bows are the best for cards as they mail flat!  This is an especially delightful bow set because the beautiful layers are topped with a small piece that is glued onto the bow layers without the need to fold over tabs.  I don't know about you, but I have the hardest time with tabbed bows!  The other fun thing about this bow is that it comes in a Small Layered Bow set (which I used here) and a Large Layered Bow.  
The next fun thing about this card is that I used a gnome from the Easter Gnome set (but THIS gnome is also adorable if you are looking for a gnome)!  I love it when I can use something I already have differently!  The Easter Gnomes are absolutely adorable!  I just switched out one of the cute little Easter-themed hand-held items for a heart.  (the heart is from the Primitive Gingerbread Accessory set.)  Lastly, I used a sentiment from the cute Gnome Christmas Sayings set stamped on the Large Frame.

I am also entering both cards to Art Nudge #77.  




Once again you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, October 11th at midnight All winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct 12th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

There is no waiting for the new stamps and dies, they are available now! You can find them all HERE.

Thanks so very much for stopping by today. I hope you feel inspired!  Best wishes on winning one of the GC!

  

     

 Large Layered Bow         Small Layered Bow  

 

   

 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Christmas & More IO October Release Day 1 & Giveaway

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Hello!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Impression Obsession October Release!  This release is so jam-packed that it was a struggle deciding which stamps and dies to share!  I finally made my decision by selecting cards featuring different categories from this release. Make sure to look for all the HOP & Prize details listed below.

First up is the stunning Nativity.  This Slim Scene features the first Christmas in beautifully crisp detail!


Next, I am showcasing one of the new background stamps, Holiday Patterns.  I paired Holiday Patterns with All Roads Truck and tucked the Stitched Frame Tag into the background.


Lastly, I am featuring a western-themed card. Not everything new this month is Christmas-themed so if Christmas isn't your thing make sure to check the NEW items in the store for a complete list.  I stamped the Barbed Wire Background stamp on a Distress Ink blended background.  I dusted the Cowboy Boot Pair lightly with distress ink, along with the mugs from the Thermos & Mugs die setStitched Tag #5 comes with the perfect sized banner for one of the new Cowboy Boot Sayings 1 and the tag itself makes a lovely background for the die-cuts.


There isn't room in this post to share all of the fabulous new items for October, so I am providing a link HERE.  All of the new items are available now with no waiting!



Each day (October 4th & 5th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, October 11th at midnight All winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct 12th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Angie Bode - you are here :)

   

   
   
   


Slim Scenes and MISTI Magic!

Hello!  Today, I am over on the MISTI blog with these Slim Scene cards.   I pulled out the Birch Tree Slim Scene stamp.  I really like my ...