Monday, May 20, 2024

May Favorites!

It's time to share some of my favorite May projects!



...and my last card uses More Sweet Citrus, Petite Scalloped Circles & Citrus Colors Paper Pack

My new stamps for May!

Sweet Citrus & More Sweet Citrus stamp sets coordinate with the new Sweet Citrus dies & Citrus Colors Paper Pad. These sets are perfect for birthday & friendship cards.Reach for the Stars is a fun what I call a "general" set that works for many occassions. I used it today as a graduation card. It works great for guy cards & so many more occassions. It coordinates with the new Primitive Stars die set & Stars & Stripes Paper Pad

See the full May Release HERE
See my stamp line HERE



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Monday, May 6, 2024

Dare To Be Different

Happy Monday!

Today the focus is on stencils but first...

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
from Impression Obsession

We are downsizing our warehouse and will lose the space where our production equipment is located. Sadly, this means we will not be able to produce ANY red rubber stamps after the end of the month. They will be removed from the site on May 15th, so if you've been thinking of ordering some, head on over!

See all the retiring backgrounds HERE
See all the retiring Slimline stamps HERE

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My first card uses Reach for the Stars with the Open Balloons stencil


 

My next card uses the girl & sentiment from the Book Lover set with the sentiment framed with a circle from Circles stencil. The background was created with Grungy Stripes background 

This red rubber background is leaving soon so grab it while you can HERE

 I shared this background technique plus more background ideas HERE & HERE



My next card pairs the kitty from Book Lover, with the Open Balloons stencil on the Grunge Paint Paper. The balloon string is from the new Balloon dies. I used white acrylic paint for the highlight on the balloon on the faux mixed media card.


 


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Thursday, May 2, 2024

New From IO Stamps for May! Day 2



Welcome to the May Release Hop!

May 1st & 2nd the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing projects with NEW May Release products! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

Prizes - Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the May Release week (May 1st – 7th) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Day 2 Release Hop links:

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
from Impression Obsession

We are downsizing our warehouse and will lose the space where our production equipment is located. Sadly, this means we will not be able to produce ANY red rubber stamps after the end of the month. They will be removed from the site on May 15, so if you've been thinking of ordering some, head on over!

See all the retiring backgrounds HERE
See all the retiring Slimline stamps HERE

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Happy news! I have new stamps!

Sweet Citrus & More Sweet Citrus stamp sets coordinate with the new Sweet Citrus dies & Citrus Colors Paper Pad. These sets are perfect for birthday & friendship cards.

Reach for the Stars is a fun what I call a "general" set that works for many occassions. I used it today as a graduation card. It works great for guy cards & so many more occassions. It coordinates with the new Primitive Stars die set & Stars & Stripes Paper Pad


I also have 2 new red rubber background stamps called Grungy Dots & Grungy Stripes. These are a little bittersweet for me because I really think they are my favorites that I've made and will only be available for 2 weeks. I've shared some background techniques with them below. If you like them grab them while you can!

More background techniques with these stamps HERE



My first card uses the Reach for the Stars stars over a Grungy Stripes background stamped in purple & brown for a quick and easy textured background.




Here's another sweet background idea. I stenciled some circles in pink and orangy yellow inks and then overstamped the background with the Grungy Dots background stamp in the same yellow. 




For this card the Grungy Stripes background was stamped in light blue on a white card. I used a sponge to dab a little brown ink in some areas and then sponged the edges in brown ink. Suoer simple and it turned out with a fax wood look. 

Products used - Sweet Citrus & Grungy Stripes



One more background technique! 

This one is similar to a background I shared yesterday (see it HERE). I used a MISTI stamp platform for this (so the stamp always lands in the same spot). Ink an area on your stamp (this one uses Grungy Dots) in your lightest color and blend out the edges of the ink on the stamp before stamping to avoid any hard edges. Repeat with different colors until you have the coverage that you like. I used fun citrusy colors on a white card.  After I was done with the background I added a stencilled circle in green to frame the little orange. I finished the card off with a border using the edge from the Circles stencil set. 






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