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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Ocean Breeze


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Ocean Breeze". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Ocean Breeze" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.

Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....

    IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
 Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett

Brand new summer IO stamps and dies to play with~Woot! Woot!! Be sure to stop over at IO and check out all the fabulous new goodies!!! 

 Here is how I made this Beach Wreath card...

1~ Stamp Cover- A- Card Sand CC216
with Memento Rich Cocoa on Kraft Cardstock and go over it with an E31 Copic Marker. and sponge the edges with Rich Cocoa Ink.

2~ Die Cut  Welcome DIE266-A in navy cardstock and adhere to the bottom left corner.

3~  Fish tail a small piece of ribbon and adhere to the top left corner.  Wrap some twine around the card stock a third of the way up. 

4~ Die cut All-In-One Frames Circles DIE299-ZZ
and using only the second and third outer circles sponge the edges with Rich Cocoa ink and pop up over card stock.

5~ Stamp Beach Wreath H16105 with Memento Tuxedo Black twice.  Color with Copics and cut it out.  Adhere to Circle frame.  On the second image color and cut out the starfish, seahorse, clam, snails, and boat and pop up over wreath. 

Copics used~ 
Sand: E31.
Rope: E42, 45.
Seahorse: YR31,12,04,E33, Sepia Multiliner O.3.
Snail: E51, 53, 23, C2, 0.
Leaves: YG61, 63, 67.
Clam: C00, C1, C3.
Stars: YR20, 21, 23.
Boat: B93, 95, 97; Sepia Multiliner 0.3, R24, 27, 29, 89; C3.


6~ Die cut the anchor in navy card stock from the Mini Nautical Set DIE184-L
and attach to wreath with twine.

7~Add some pearls, twine bow and a wee bit of Zig Wink of Stella Clear on the wreath and the welcome.

8~ Pop up on a  5-1/2" x 5-1/2" Navy card base.



Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!!


Ellen
Cover- A- Card Sand CC216 
 Cover-a-Card Sand
Mini Nautical Set DIE184-L
 Mini Nautical Set
Welcome DIE266-A
 Welcome
Beach Wreath H16105
 Beach Wreath
All-In-One Frames Circles DIE299-ZZ
  All-in-One Frames - Circles
Other products Used~
Wink of Stella Clear, Memento Tuxedo black-Rich Cocoa, Copics, pearls, Ribbon, twine, Pop dots.










Thursday, 7 May 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Summer Theme


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Summer". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Summer" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.

Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you......

    IO Blog                                   

 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
 Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Kittie Caracciolo 
   Vicki Garrett
  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!
Ellen

Impression Obsession products used~
6 In 1 Rectangle Frames DIE242-YY



Sun & Moon DIE163-CRectangle 6-in-1 Frames - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

Sun & Moon
Reading Tree DIE222-Z
Reading Tree
Hello Friend A9630
 Hello Friend
Other Products Used~Memento Ink; Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Desert Sand; Pop Dots, Sponge.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Impression Obsession DT Thursday~Butterfly Fantasy

 
Hello Friends!

It's my turn to share for DT Thursday on the Impression Obsession Blog.

I fell in love with this Open Scroll Butterfly DIE253-U , it's just so darn pretty!!  

To create the gorgeous glimmer on the butterfly, I used Art Glitter Fantasy Film -Krista's Eyes.
It's really neat stuff!  It catches the light and shows a variety of colors against different papers and lighting.  It definitely shows off the beautiful scroll work in this  Open Scroll Butterfly!  Here is how I created it....

~ Die cut Open Scroll Butterfly DIE253-U in black card stock.


 ~ Cut a piece of Fantasy film a little larger than your butterfly.

~Roll the Fantasy Film into a ball and flatten it out. Do this 3 or 4 times
 until it has enough crinkle in it.

 





~ Adhere the body of the Open Scroll Butterfly
to the Fantasy Film, leaving the flourishes and antennae free. 



 ~ Trim around the edges.



~Add a rhinestone and adhere it to your card.



 This is definitely my new favourite butterfly die!


 I stamped a sentiment from the Maya CL577 set with Versafine Onyx Black directly onto the ribbon.   This is definitely my new favourite butterfly die!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Ellen
  Maya CL577
Maya - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
 Open Scroll Butterfly DIE253-U

Open Scroll Butterfly
Other Supplies~ Art Glitter Fantasy Film (Krista's Eyes), WRMemory Corner Chomper, Circle Punches, White Satin Ribbon. Rhinestones, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Glue Pen

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Wedding Thank You


 Hello Friends!

Weddings season is coming!  I know a few new brides to be that are going to being doing a  mass production of Thank You cards, so here is a clean and simple one.  BONUS....it's flat enough for mailing at regular postage prices.




Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Heart Set DIE135-F
 Heart Set
 Thank You DIE259-P
 Thank You
Wedding Icons DIE245-S
 Wedding Icons
Other Products Used~ CTMH Embossing Folder, Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~ School Spirit


Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "School Spirit!!!".  That could mean pretty much any thing school related....school colors, graduation or even a thank you to a teacher.
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "School Spirit!!!" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  


Check out what the talented IO team have created to inspire you......

    IO Blog                                 
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher


I chose to make a masculine graduation card and remembered this fabulous Cover A Card stamp.... CC152 Bookshelves .  I inked it up with Stazon Timber Brown on water color paper. The image was colored up with Rangers Distress Markers and a water pen.  I wrapped some black hemp twine and tied on a tag with Mini Square Tags Die Set DIE011-J and one of the sentiments from the  More Basic Greetings CL549 set. The corners are from the Instant Photo Frame DIE175-W.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Ellen

Supplies~
 Instant Photo Frame DIE175-W
 Instant Photo Frame
  More Basic Greetings CL549
 More Basic Greetings - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
 Mini Square Tags Die Set DIE011-J
 Mini Square Tags Die Set
  CC152 Bookshelves
Bookshelves

Monday, 13 April 2015

A Voice

Hello Friends!

How about a 5 minute CAS project today?   Start by stamping  Flower Silhouette H16082 with 3 shades of purple inks and sponging around the edge of the image panel with the lightest ink.  Emboss  A Voice D17014 with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and add  Tied Line DIE278-E at the bottom of the image panel. Finish it off with some tiny pearls and a hint of shimmer with Zig's Wink of Stella on the flowers. Easy Peasy, fast and easy!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a most fantastic day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products~

Impression Obsession Stamps:

Flower Silhouette H16082
 Flower Silhouette
A Voice D17014 
 A Voice
 Impression Obsession Dies:

 Tied Line DIE278-E

 Tied Line
Other Products Used~
INK:Memento Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly; Adirondack Cool Peri; Versafine Onyx Black.
Misc: Pop Dots, Sponge, Pearls, Clear embossing Powder, Zig StellWink Of a Shimmer

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Shabby Chic Rose

Hello Friends!

This beautiful Rose F16068 was stamped with Memento Desert Sand a few times on Graphic 45 Paper and  fussy cut out.  Each piece was sponged with Adirondack Mushroom and popped up for dimension.   It was sprayed with homemade shimmer mist for a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Stamps~
Rose F16068 

Rose
Ink~ Adirondack Mushroom, Memento Desert Sand,
Misc~Graphic 45 Paper, Ribbon, Pop Dots, All Purpose Ink frost 72 & Rubbing alchohol, Sponge, A2 Floral Ribbon Threader




Saturday, 11 April 2015

Believe In Yourself!

 
Hello Friends!

Here is a quick card of encouragement.  To add some subtle interest I watermarked to kraft layer with
Lace Butterflies CC206  and added a gold shimmer with homemade shimmer mist on three Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y.  Also did a wee bit of faux stitching.
 

 One of the sentiments from the Fight Like A Girl CL578 set was embossed with Versafine Onyx Black and popped it up over Ornate Rectangle Frame DIE274-YY. Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Stamps~
Fight Like A Girl CL578
 Fight Like a Girl
Lace Butterflies CC206
 Lace Butterflies
Dies~
Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y
Medium Butterflies

Ornate Rectangle Frame DIE274-YY
 Ornate Rectangle Frame
Other Products Used~
Ink~Versamark, Versamagic onyx Black, Tsukineko All Purpose Ink:Champagne.
Misc~Piercing Tool, Black Marker, Black satin Ribbon, Small Spray Bottle, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder, Pop Dots.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Sweetest Birthday Ever

 Hello Friends!

I love this Rose Cake D16098 image and couldn't wait to color it up!

Rose Cake D16098 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers. 
The flower centers were sparkled up with Stardust Stickles.  
The purple panel was watermarked with Vintage Diamonds CC191/Versamark.
The white panel was embossed with a Sizzix Embossing Folder.
Sweetest Birthday Wishes C9688 was simply stamped with Memento Grape Jelly.


Hope your day is fabulous!  Thanks for stopping by!!
Ellen

 Impression Obsession Products Used~
Sweetest Birthday Wishes C9688
Vintage Diamonds CC191
Rose Cake D16098
Sweetest Birthday WishesVintage DiamondsRose Cake
Other Products Used~
Ink:Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Copics,
Ribbon Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Stickles, Sizzix Embossing Folder.