Impression Obsession “Your Favorite Technique” Challenge

Good Thursday morning. Welcome to the Impression Obsession design team challenge. Our challenge today is Your Favorite Technique.

For my project I used the Hydrangea Stamps Set and Hydrangea Set (die).

The minute I saw our new challenge I knew I wanted to use the Belleek Inspired technique introduced to us last year by Judy in the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge. Click here for step by step instruction on this technique.  Click here if you would like to see more of my projects using this technique. I brayered the top portion of the embossing folder with pink ink, ran the folder through my machine with the top face down and attached the embossed layer to the card base..
KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 2 right

I stamped the flower base in pink and cut it out with the coordinating die.  I cut several sets of the hydrangea blossoms and formed them with my stylus and mat. I cut the leaves in plain white and formed them with my fingers to add a little definition.

Hydrangea with mounting tape

I placed two pieces of mounting tape on the center of the flower and two smaller sections on top of that to use as a riser for the center of the flower and to create a round appearance. I picked the petals with my paper piercer and attached around the sticky mounting tape riser and attached flowers to the base with glossy accents. As I added a few blossoms I lightly sponged pink on the white to give a variegated appearance.  Since the flowers are placed close together I couldn’t wait to sponge the ink on when I was totally finished as it would be very hard to reach every blossom.  I repeated the steps until  the flower base was filled.I attached the completed hydrangea to the stem with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 2  center

I created a frame and attached it to the embossed layer with mounting tape.  I mounted the flower and stem to the frame with mounting tape and then tucked the leaves in around the flower.  I finished by adding a simple pink ribbon knot.

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 2 left

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 to 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.

Thanks for coming by today.

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo that’s me

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett


Impression Obsession Cling Stamps, Hydrangea SetImpression Obsession Dies, Hydrangea Set    Sizzix, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Corners & Lattice Set Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateGlue Dots, 3/8Teflon Bone Folder Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Soft Grip Embossing and Stylus Set Speedball, 4

Stamps:  Impression Obsession Hydrangea Stamps Set          Paper:  White, Pretty in Pink    Ink:  Adirondack Shell Pink    Accessories: Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Long Rectangles, Sizzix Corners and Lattice, BrayerGlossy Accents , Metal Adapter Plate , Glue Dots , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, Snips, Stylus, Mat, Guillotine Paper Cutter, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber,

21 thoughts on “Impression Obsession “Your Favorite Technique” Challenge”

  1. You say that you brayer color on the “top” of the embossing folder. Is that the side with the company name on it or the other side. Thanks for ANOTHER wonderful card. I may have to get that die and stamp.

  2. Marvelous Kittie, and I would like to say I received my stamps…so excited to use them. Thank you for the tutorial/step by step instructions on this card. You ask awhile back which card we woud like instructions on and I said none because you seem to always give great directions when you post; HOWEVER, this one had me stumped…hahaha Definitely enjoyed how this was created….absolutely amazing. I have stop with some card making this week to work on some scrapbook pages and it’s so hard to stay away from adding depth for fun…haha PS Yup, enjoying my cup of coffee while reading your post…it’s my birthday and I’m planning to spend some money…haha

  3. Another pretty card….do you make A2 size cards? I’m trying to get a perspective as to the size of some of the dies you use. Love the ones today.

  4. Good Morning, Kittie, WOW! this is over the top(meaning special) just a beautiful creation. It is so elegant.I must try this effect. You inspire me everyday. …have a good day.

  5. What a stunning card ! Very clever use of the double layer of mounting tape, it works a charm for a realistic bloom.

  6. Another beautiful masterpiece, and a wonderful tutorial. I am getting so much better at forming flowers now thanks to you! Still wished I owned these dies and stamps though! Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. Gorgeous as always my dear, it looks like that flower is real popping off the page, your rock woman… Thanks for all the sharing you do and have a great day..

  8. Pretty card! I love seeing how you are using the IO dies. And I love your embossing folder idea as well. I have been meaning to try that. Thanks for sharing.
    Katie B.

  9. hello Kittie;
    I have used this technique before but I have never put a name to the technique… I have called it in the past 2 tone background technique using EF…Now I know that the proper name Is “belleek” thanks for the info…and the card is really pretty as always…thanks for sharing

  10. Your cards are fabulous! I love this one and how clever to put the foam squares on top of the base piece to pile the flowers on? That was a new one on me and I love it! I love your blog.


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