Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter Watercolor Greetings {Limited Edition Stamps from Impression Obsession}

Hello December! (How can it be already!?) A new month means it's time for a new limited edition stamp set from Impression ObsessionThis month's set is just in time to create beautiful winter cards well into the new year. Today, we'll look at two simple watercolored card ideas featuring the stamps from this lovely new stamp set. 

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These beautiful birds were begging for an extra clean and simple card. The puddle of blue watercolor was the perfect landing spot for this simple scene. After watercoloring the birds and branch, I brushed on a puddle of water, and adding lots of rich blue color. This card is finished off with a simple sentiment (I'm loving those fonts!) plus a few white iridescent sequins. 

Next up, a cozy winter scene. . .I started by painting the houses - don't want to spend much time? Just add some yellow to the windows for a warm glow! Next, I layered some shades of blue to create the sky and snow. (Don't forget the snowy rooftops!) A little glitter would be another fabulous way to finish off this scene. I couldn't resist the same sentiment and sequins for this card. . .it just felt so perfect. 

Here are the important details on the Kit Release Blog Hop:

  • On December 1st & 2nd the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
  • We are giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event -the more you comment through our Kit Release Celebration the more chances to win!
  • All comments for each of the event days will be open until December 6th at 8pm CT and winners will be announced the next day on the IO blog.
Here are today's blog hop stops!
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Monday, November 28, 2022

Check Out These Winter Trees Stamped Two Different Ways

Today's winter tree stamps can be used in so many ways - from elegant to whimsical, you'll love having these beautiful clear stamps in your collection! Let's look at two ways to use the Trees in Winter stamp set from Impression Obsession!

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First up, this winter card is PACKED with color and whimsy! I stamped the trees in a variety of colors, overlapping them, to pack in as many trees as I could! Then, to finish it off I just added a rainbow of enamel dots in coordinating colors to each tree. So fun, right? (A great way to use up my massive stash of dots too!) 
Same stamps, totally different look. . . .To create this look, emboss the trees in white, and then sponge ink over the top. The snowy trees will suddenly POP off the page behind your inky background. I used a combination of blue, purple, and teal - some of the same colors I used on my first card! I love how versatile this stamp set is, for a variety of simple card ideas!
Same stamps, totally different look. . . .To create this look, emboss the trees in white, and then sponge ink over the top. The snowy trees will suddenly POP off the page behind your inky background. I used a combination of blue, purple, and teal - some of the same colors I used on my first card! I love how versatile this stamp set is, for a variety of simple card ideas!

Today is Team Favorites Day on the Impression Obsession blog. It's the day we're celebrating some of our favorite cuties from this month's new release! Be sure to stop by all the blogs to see what our designers have been creating! And then, be sure to check out the entire new release on the Impression Obsession website!
Today is Team Favorites Day on the Impression Obsession blog. It's the day we're celebrating some of our favorite cuties from this month's new release! Be sure to stop by all the blogs to see what our designers have been creating! And then, be sure to check out the entire new release on the Impression Obsession website!
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Today's winter tree stamps can be used in so many ways - from elegant to whimsical, you'll love having these beautiful clear stamps in your collection! Let's look at two ways to use the Trees in Winter stamp set from Impression Obsession!
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Monday, November 21, 2022

Peace, Love, JOY {Clean and Simple Die-cut Cuteness!}

Clean and simple die-cut words are all you need to create a cute and crafty handmade card this Christmas season. Today we're celebrating die-cutting on the Impression Obsession blog, and this festive, colorful card is quick and easy for you to create!

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What are your go-to card making elements . . .the things you use again and again? If I had to choose a few, most of them are on today's card. Black and white stripes, aqua, staples, a little bit of bling, and polka dots. BOOM. That's ME if I was a handmade card. 

This card features a few different die sets all combined into one happy layout. Two coordinating word sets that I use again and again are: Typewriter Sentiments, which is a Christmas words set. (The word peace is from this set.) And also, Love Words, which is Valentine themed, but it also has sweet stitched hearts, and some words that can be used all year, like I love you and I miss you. (The word love came from this set.)

To finish off the peace, love, joy I used the scripty JOY sentiment which is so beautiful on its own, but works so well combined with the simpler font too! I die-cut the word from black cardstock as well as a silver glitter stock, and layered it for the shimmering shadow effect.

 I hope you love today's simple inspiration. Be sure to stop by the Impression Obsession blog for a list of all the designers participating in today's die-cutting day! I'm sure they have some diecut cuteness to share! 

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love using the Magic Mat with my die cutting machine, because it alleviates those pesky cutting lines on the underneath side of die cut shapes. You know, the ones from your best used cutting plates? 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

MORE Cute Get Well Card Ideas! {New From Impression Obsession}

Yesterday we looked at some cute and colorful Get Well Soon card ideas, as part of Impression Obsession's two-day new release blog hop. If you loved yesterday's cards, today's are sure to brighten your day, just like the cards YOU make will brighten the day of a friend recovering from an illness or injury. 

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The sentiment for today's first card makes me giggle! And how cute is that poor pup?! The bright colors and funny sentiment are sure to make a friend or loved one feel a little better about their situation! I stamped the dog on kraft colored cardstock, and then added a little color with markers and details with a white gel pen.
Next up, a SUPER simple and fun card using just TWO STAMPS. The cute hearts in this stamp set make an awesome background. I just stamped all over a white panel, colored with markers and added the simple sentiment onto a die-cut circle. A few sparkle gems finished off this cute card. 

Here are the important details on the new release blog hop:

 Don't Miss a Stop on the Blog Hop!
Laura Williams <<you are here>>

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Gelly Roll 10 white gel pen from Simon Says Stamp
Gel Roll 10 white pen  (from Simon Says Stamp)
Did you know you can also find a variety of IO stamps carried at Simon Says
love using the Magic Mat with my die cutting machine, because it alleviates those pesky cutting lines on the underneath side of die cut shapes. You know, the ones from your best used cutting plates?