Impression Obsession Ken Oliver Crafts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful projects to share AND PRIZES to give away! The hop will run for 2 days (3/4/16 – 3/5/16) with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs each day at 8am EST. Visit the fabulous designers from both team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win 4 great prizes during the hop!

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Ken Oliver Crafts will be giving away a set of Color Burst to two lucky winners!

Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificates to two lucky winners!

Four chances to win a great prize through the hop!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm EST on Sunday March 6th and all winners will be announced Monday March 7th on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs.  Good luck!

My first project today was made using the Impression Obsession Butterfly Block and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Merlot.  The frame was made using the Nesting Rectangles.


Color Burst is a new product for me and I had lots of fun experimenting.  For this project I lightly sprinkled a very small amount of the Merlot powder on my craft sheet and misted it with water. It was amazing to watch how the powder reacted with the water.  I laid a piece of white cardstock down over the ink and gently moved my fingers over the back to make sure I had full color coverage on the sheet.  I picked up the cardstock, turned it over and used my heat gun to dry it.  Some of the spots were darker and some lighter which is reflected on my Butterfly Block. I probably should have used watercolor paper because I think the ink would have dried in a more vibrant color.  The plain white cardstock dried a little bit dull.  I decided I would brighten it up by covering the sheet with versa and embossing it with clear embossing powder.


I cut the rectangle frame and Butterfly Block.  I applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame and then attached it over top of the Butterfly block. I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached it to the card base.


For my second project I used the emboss resist technique on the Ken Oliver Mixed Media Art Board


I stamped the Impression Obsession Full Bloom Hollyhocks a few times across the art board with versa and embossed with white embossing powder.  I had three boards so I decided to use the same image on all three and paint with different colors.  I used the Color Burst Alizarin CrimsonColor Burst Ultramarine Blue  and Color Burst Merlot.  I gently sprinkled each powder into my palette bowl and applied water.  Wow!  The color was so bright and vivid.  I used a large brush and mixed the color with more water and washed the color over the entire board.  I didn’t take pictures of all three individually but thought you could get a good idea by seeing them all together.  The white embossed hollyhocks burst out of the color so perfectly.  I am excited to try the emboss resist on a card front with some of my more intricate stamps.   

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects and there is so much more to come.  Just follow along the hop list below to see all the ways the designers used these wonderful products.

Friday- March 4th

Jeanne Streiff

Diana Hetherington

Anna Wight

Kimberly Jones

Vicki Garrett

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Karen Amidon

Tracy Pounds

Laura Fulcher

Nikki Davis


Saturday – March 5th

Yvonne Blair

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Jenny Gropp

Laurel Beard

Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli

Daniela Dobson

Krista Riley



92 thoughts on “Impression Obsession Ken Oliver Crafts Blog Hop”

  1. Your cards are just gorgeous!!! I love the butterflies and the white hollyhocks really pop against the beautiful backgrounds. Thanks so much for sharing the how-to!

  2. OMG LOVE the Hollyhocks!!! Will definitely have to try this! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of these color bursts! Don’t have any yet!!! Love the card also, how did you make the frame??

  3. The butterfly one is really beautiful – just love the different shades of the one color!! Just lovely!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. As usual, you made magnificent cards I cannot wait to receive my Butterfly Block. Unfortunately, the trip to Switzerland takes time ! And now, it seems I will have to make a new order to get some KO Color Burst : they look so bright, I have to try them !

  5. Love both of your projects – those hollyhocks are great! And the butterfly die is so pretty – love the color burst colors you used to! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is a product I have been wanting to try as well. Thanks for sharing your experience with it, and your results are lovely.

  7. Your card is gorgeous and the die, well it’s to die for. Very detailed and beautiful. The art boards are beautiful love that you used three different colors for the same image. Would look lovely framed and hung in row.

  8. avez-vous fait une vidéo pour expliquer la façon de se servir des produits?? la carte et magnifique
    cordialement marithé

  9. i haven’t tried the art board yet but your hollyhocks sure are a hit (in all the colors!). love that butterfly block and your card is gorgeous. i would have to make this a shaker! putting the clear embossing powder over the whole image was a smart way to brighten up the colors on regular c.s.
    tfs, sandyh

  10. HOW PRETTY, KITTIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! You could even turn your first card into a shaker card! TRULY STUNNING!!!!!! I LOOOOVE the RICH COLOR you’ve created on ALL of your cards with the Color Burst! GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  11. Lovely projects, Kittie, as always!!! I’ve been wanting to try the color Burst products for a long time now and this hop is making me want to even more. 🙂

  12. Kittie…I must say I loved both your projects!…such great ideas…the butterfly made such a lovely card…loved all the detailed steps and reading about your thought processes..but the hollyhocks really blew me away…I can just see those three art boards on the wall together….Really pretty work! “SWEET!”

  13. I just ordered the butterfly die it should be here Monday. After looking a the pretty card you made with it I can’t wait to for it to come so I can try this! I also have the hollyhock die but didn’t realize there was a matching stamp, I may have to add that onto my shopping list. Both of your projects are so nice Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. Impression really out did there self on this butterfly die! I has remarkable lines and so many different elements to it, It looks incredible with the colorburst on it like a silhouette, but prettier! I really love the white embossing on the colors in the background! Stunning, just stunning!

  15. Absolutely stunning. Loved all your cards. My favorite was the pink butterfly. What a great idea to emboss and make it shiny. Thanks for sharing

  16. I think the color on the butterfly card is really nice. Good touch with the clear EP. Your art boards would make an awesome wall grouping. Love the hollyhock stamp!

  17. Both projects are gorgeous but I really love the embossed resist! I haven’t ever seen embossed resist used with the Color Bursts but it looks amazing!

  18. What a beautiful way to showcase the wonderful butterflies.
    BTW, a couple of your links did not work for me.
    Dorothy aka etsdas

  19. Had to know Kittie would find a beautiful way to use the Color Bursts, just like all of your cards, lots of detail and gorgeous elements. Love how the different shades and the movement is created by the color shades. It’s very inspiring to see how easy it can be to make a gorgeous card!

  20. The butterfly die is so pretty and you made it really shine with the merlot color burst. Love the variation of color. The 2nd card is bright and cheery. Thanks


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