Welcome to the IOStamps 2017 Fall/Winter Die Release Blog Hop!
Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!
We have some very fun new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th.
Visit the fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days.
Comments on all hop days will be open until September 17th at 9pm CT.
All winners will be announced on September 18th. The more blogs you visit and comment on… the better chance you will have to win!!! These new dies are thin steel dies that cut paper, cardstock, cork, thin wood, or felt beautifully in your die cutting machines. They are fabulous. Click HERE to see the entire new release die collection.
Today I have an ornament shaker card to share with you.
This Floral Ornament die is absolutely stunning in it's detail and versatility. Today I have cut the die twice. Once in blue cardstock, and again centered horizontally in white. I removed the white die cut, and stamped the Peace greeting at the bottom of the panel with Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. I then adhered a piece of clear plastic to the back side of the white negative panel with Scor-tape. I then removed all the interior pieces from the blue ornament die cut and adhered it within the negative space of the front side of the white panel using Elmer's spray adhesive.
I then prepared the shaker. I lined the back side of the white panel with two layer's of 3M foam tape, carefully sealing the area directly around ornament. Once fully completed, I added a mix of blue, clear and silver sequins within the foam tape area. I removed the paper backing from the foam tape, and sealed the sequins within the ornament area with a piece of white cardstock.
I then adhered the shaker panel to an A2-sized side fold white card base.
My next card also contains a Christmas ornament.
I started this card by making three of the Pine Branch die cuts from Artistico cold press watercolor paper. I placed them on my craft mat and sprayed them with Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Ranger Distress spray stains. I removed the die cuts and set them aside to dry. I then spritzed the leftover overspray ink with water and used an A2 sized piece of Artistico watercolor paper to sop up the remaining ink. I spritzed the watercolor panel with more water, and let the water wash the majority of color to the top left corner, and dried it with my heat gun.
I then stamped the Bird Ornament stamp on Hammermill Digital Color Cover 80# paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the ornament with Copic markers. When finished and dry, I handtrimmed the ornament with scissors.
I stamped and heat embossed the Peace on Earth greeting from Season to Sparkle in silver, then assembled my card, allowing the Pine Branch die cuts to overlap each other as well as a small portion of my ornament. I then adhered the completed panel to a matching green side fold card base.
Here the links for the rest of the team!!
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