Ipression Obsession Teams Up with Chameleon Markers

Good Friday morning. This month Impression Obsession has teamed up with Chameleon Markers for Friends Friday events where the two design teams are merging products and sharing some creativity. You can go to the Impression Obsession and Chameleon blogs for all the details about a chance to win a set of five Chameleon markers. 

My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Butterfly Block, Border Duo 1 and the Chameleon 5 Cool Tones Set. The Butterfly Block is one of my all time favorite dies and I thought it would be pretty colored in the beautiful cool tones. 

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 left

I began coloring the die cut images with the intention of using lighter and darker shades of each of the cool tone colors but found I really loved each color in it’s darkest shade so it would really pop against the all white background. What I love most about the set of five markers is how much I love this color combination.  I would never have thought to put these colors all together on one project.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 center

I cut the top frame layer using the decorative border die and then used my Nesting Rectangles die set to cut the frame and matting frame. I attached the frames together with double stick tape and attached the butterfly die to the back of the frame with another layer of double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame as well as a few tiny pieces on the back of the butterfly and flowers and attached it to the card base. I wanted the images to be popped up from the base.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 close

Here’s a closer view to show the dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 4 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great day and upcoming weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Inspired Chickadees and Pine

Good Monday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers “Birds of a Feather” Inspiration Challenge and my project was inspired by the Black-capped Chickadees found in this picture.   I used the Impression Obsession Birds, Pine Pair, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and Spiral Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Bird Die 2 right

I used a black marker to draw on the black cap on the head of the birds and then applied the bodies colors using distress inks and a mini applicator.  When I finished with them I applied versa and embossed with clear embossing powder to enhance the colors.  I cut three spiral flowers, applied brown ink and rolled and attaching them together with glossy accents.  Instead of shaping them like a rose I pulled the shape out to look like pinecones.   I applied white gesso to the tips of the pine and the pinecones and set aside to dry.

KC Impression Obsession Bird Die 2 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached them to the card base. I arranged the pine and attached to the card base with glossy accents. The pine cones were attached as a bunch and attached with glossy accents and the birds were attached with mounting tape.  My card is in now way as gorgeous as the inspiration photo but I sure had fun making it.

KC Impression Obsession Bird Die 2 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Happy Hellos” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession”Happy Hellos” design team challenge.  My project today was made using the new Hello die and coordinating Hello Clear Stamps Set paired with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Hello 1 right

I started by stamping the sentiment with black versafine and embossing with clear embossing powder.  I applied mounting tape to the back of both frames and attached to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Hello 1 center

I placed a strip of double stick tape to my work surface, removed the paper backing and rolled it with my finger to create a thin adhesive strip to attach to the back of the hello die cut. I attached the strip to the back of the sentiment and popped it up on the the card base.

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KC Impression Obsession Hello 1 left

This was a fast and easy project.  I love black and white because I think it makes such a statement.  I started to add a touch of red with some little flowers but decided it was fine just the way it is.

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card Size 5.50 X 4.25”


Cheerful Birdie Hello

Good Sunday morning.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Last week was a crazy work week and I was not able to post for several days. I was happy to get to my craft desk yesterday and get my hands on some paper and dies. My project today is a cheerful, fast and easy, clean and simple card made with the Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch paired with the Hello sentiment. The scalloped layer was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and the frame was made using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch 7 right

The scalloped layer and frame was attached to the card  base using thin strips of mounting tape. The bird and branch were attached inside the frame with mounting tape on the bird and a few key places on the branch and leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch 7 center

I rolled up strips of double stick tape, applied it to the back of the sentiment and attached inside the frame.

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Lay a strip of double stick tape out on a clean, hard surface, remove the paper backing and use your finger to push it into a thin roll and work your way down the whole length of the tape and apply it to the back of the sentiment.  Hint:  This technique will work with the wider sizes of double stick tape if you want a thicker strip of tape.

KC Impression Obsession Large Bird on Branch 7 left 2

In case you are interested Impression Obsession has a  Hello Clear Stamp Set that coordinates with the Hello die sentiment.  I linked it below even though I didn’t have enough room to use it for my project today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” X 4.25”