Friday, June 5, 2020

Look at Impression Obsession's NEW Summer Dies!

Hello crafty friends! The kids are out of school, the weather is heating up and the beach is the best place to be these days. It's definitely feeling like summer, and today the Impression Obsession design team is celebrating the Summer Die Release with a blog hop. Are you ready to take a look at today's projects? 

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The new Wave Frame die is like a mini-background die, and it is SO fun. It's a great way to add a POP of a background without filling the entire card base. (If you're a clean and simple crafter, you might really love this!)

Let's take a quick look at this die.  In the photo below, you see the die and the pieces it cuts. As you can see, it cuts an outer frame, plus the inner pieces. For today's cards, I die cut twice, once from a light blue and once with a dark and then I paired up the light frame with dark waves, and vice versa to create two different looks. (Did you even notice that the backgrounds are opposite on these cards, until I said it? Made ya look!)
I'd like to show you a trick I used when assembling these cards. I like playing around with my card elements before I OFFICIALLY assemble my card, which is tough if the background is five separate pieces. SO here's a tip:

Adhere the frame to a scrap of paper along with the inner wave pieces, as seen below. Then trim around the edges (or start with a scrap the exact size you need.) Now you'll have one solid background piece to play with on your card base. This is especially helpful if you want to adhere everything with foam squares, so you don't have to add foam to every piece.
It was fun to create these simple little underwater scenes with the Wave Frame die and some colorful fishies and sealife. These cards show the Wave Frame used horizontally and vertically. Both ways look great and there are so many more possibilities for this die that I'm anxious to try out. (Vellum maybe? And what about a shaker card with just the frame portion?Ahh, so many fun ideas!)
 I'm excited to see what the other designers have created with the IO Summer Die Release! Be sure to stop by the Impression Obsession Blog if you haven't already, for a full list of links. And don't forget, THREE lucky winners will receive $25 gift certificates to the store - so comment all along the way for the best chance to win. The Summer Release Celebration will be open for comments until Monday June 8th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on June 9th on the IO blog.

Supplies on Today's Projects:
Wave Frame Die
Fishies Clear Stamp Set
Vitamin Sea Clear Stamp Set
Miss Your Face rubber stamp

If you liked these cards, you may like the tunnel card I made with the Fishies stamp set. Find the blog post here: https://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/2019/04/just-keep-swimming-tunnel-card.html

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20 comments:

TLady said...

VERY CREATIVELY DONE, Laura!!! Yes, I miss seeing other's faces when I go out too! LOL ALL your little fish are ADORABLE!!! ;)<3

Maureen Morton said...

I had my eye on this die earlier today when I went to the website. Your designs make me want to jump right it! I love everything related to water! It is great to see a smaller background die that doesn't fill up the card. Your tip is a great one, too. Thanks! Your sweet fishies have a happy home. Thanks for the share!

stampingbowd said...

Your cards are so fresh and fun for summer! I love the pink! The wave die is so much fun and your fish are cute as can be!

V. K. said...

The wave die has so many possibilities and I too like that they don't fill up the whole card. Great tip about using paper. I will use that. Love your colorful little underwater scene with the cute fishes.

Bonnie Lynn said...

I've got a lot of ideas for that wave die. Thanks for the tip on assembling the pieces. Love both of your cards.

sharon g said...

Both cards are really cute. My grandkiddos LOVE fish, so this look is wonderful to me, too.

Becca Yahrling said...

Your cards are all adorable!! Love the dimension on the last one.

Lisa said...

Love these cards! And thank you for the reminder we don't have to color every image!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE this sea die! What darling little cards! I LOVE the cards and sentiments!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards!

Mel C said...

Wonderful card, these are must have does!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Adorable sea creatures! I love the wave dies too!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Wave Frame Die and those cute fish! Fun summer cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh that wave frame die is everything! Loving the fish and sea creatures too. These cards are just FUN!!!

Janis said...

LOVE your colors!! What fun fishy cards. Really like the wave background.....looks wonderful oriented in either direction!
<3 J

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Kelly Kennedy said...

Adorable fish cards! So bright and colourful!

Mary Holshouser said...

You get so much depth with the
tunnel card. Love the die
that makes the "waves".
Funtastic cards. thanks
for sharing
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Dee Earnshaw said...

such darling cards - LOVE how you paper pieced the backgrounds :)

Vivian C. said...

Delightful cards. Yes, you did make me look. lol Fun to see it used both horizontally and vertically.

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful examples for use of the waves. I like them in both directions. Great tunnel card as well.