Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day two of the Impression Obsession Spring Die Blog Hop! Our team has some beautiful projects to share and prizes to give away! You can check out all the details on the Impression Obsession Blog. Make sure you visit and comment on all the team posts for a chance to win.
I have two projects to share with you today. My first project was made using the Butterfly Block and the second was made using the You Are Word Block.
This is the third time I have made a card using the Butterfly Block. I am so intrigued by the intricate butterfly, flowers and leaves. This time I cut it out using watercolor paper and colored it with bright colors using Distress Markers – Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade..
I carefully colored the different sections of the die cut with markers and then lightly washed them with my waterbrush to smooth out the colors. When I was finished I decided I wanted brighten all the colors so I to applied versa over the whole piece and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. All the bright colors took me back to the 60s and Flower Power. I could just imagine this bright colorful design painted on the sides of a VW van!!!
I decided I wanted to create a see thru window instead of layering over a solid background. I cut an a white frame and cut a matching opening in the card base using my Nesting Rectangles die set. I applied double stick tape to the back of the butterfly block and attached it over the opening on the card base. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the white frame and attached it to the card base. The photographs don’t really show the “see thru” to the inside of of the card very well. When I give this to someone I’ll write my message on the back side of the card.
I love the new Word Blocks in this new release. They really make quite an impression and yet are so fast and easy to use. The You Are Word Block can easily be used for both a masculine or feminine project but I thought the bright bold green against an all white background made a perfect “guy” card.
I applied a Stick It sheet on the back of my cardstock and cut the word block out twice. I peeled the Stick It backing off the first word block and attached it to a white layering piece of cardstock. The Stick It adhesive created a perfect bond for all the letters and held them perfectly in place on the cardstock. I attached the second word block directly over the first to add more depth and dimension to the words.
I attached the white word block layer to the green layer with strips of mounting tape. I crimped a piece of green cardstock and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive. I attached the layered word block to the card base with mounting tape.
Here are few of my other Word Block and Butterfly Block projects. Click on each picture to go to the blog post details.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy hopping to see all the beautiful design team projects.
Today’s Hop List:
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Card Size: 5.50” x 4.25”
What a feast for the eyes today, Kittie! I love the jewel tones you used on your first card. The butterflies and flowers are stunning! The word blocks really do stand alone well. All your word block cards are awesome!!
AWESOME! You provide such an inspiration to create exceptionally beautiful cards. The butterfly dies are gorgeous! The variety of cards using the words dies make any crafter ready make one.
First of all, THANK YOU SWEET LADY for coming over to visit & leaving me such SWEET COMMENTS!! I’m HONORED that you liked my blog!!!! It was such a NICE SURPRISE to see you there! 😉
I LOOOOVE your first card!!! When I first saw it, I thought it was some kind of lantern with it being open like that! IT’S BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOOOOOOVE the BRIGHT COLORS!! 😉 Your second card does look a little masculine! I LOOOOOOVE the dimension & the crimped strip! SUPER JOB on your projects!!! 😉
Again, THANK YOU KITTIE!!!!
I adore the butterfly block card! It looks like I am looking at stained glass window.
The word block card gives me the idea for my sons birthday next month. Thanks!
AWESOME…Kittie…love how you did the different colors on the butterflies…must try that….You always give us so much inspiration…
Happy Easter Sweet gal
Such amazing cards!!! You always inspire me!!!
Amazing cards Kittie! I wish you nice Easter time!
Beautiful cards to showcase some fabulous dies.
I love the butterfly card. Is this a die like the regular metal ones? It looks different. Is anything special needed to cut with this die? Thank you for sharing.
I love the way the butterfly die turned out once colored and embossed. And thanks for sharing the You are Word block, I will now place it on my shopping list!
Great cards! Love them all!!
So many lovely projects! I love these dies and how you’ve focused on their beauty in your cards!
Thanks so much for sharing!
The coloring idea is genius. Such vivid colors too, I love it!
Your cards are beautiful love the butterfly block and how you colored it on this card . Lots of inspiration here.
I love seeing different ways of using the butterfly block and this one is my favorite!
Great card! Love this release.
Kittie I love your cards you made. Thanks for sharing are your creative works.
WOW!!! Gorgeous cards!!!!!!
Beautiful cards. I really love the bright colors on the butterfly die cut.
Love your cards
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Carla from Utah
The coloring is stunning! I’m just in love with this die!
Delightful card Kittie!!!! Soooooo colorful and bright!
That butterfly block is so striking when colored and I love the word block, what a great sentiment!
More great cards. I especially like what you did with the butterfly die. Great dies from Impression Obsession, slowly adding them to my collection of dies.
Nikki, There is a wafer thin die and works in die cutting machines like Big Shot or Cuttlebug. You won’t need anything other than your regular cutting plates.
That butterfly block is going on my wish list for sure! I love all the ways you have used it!!!
OH MY, Kittie. I have said it befor and I will say it again. You are very hard on my budget. These are such beautiful cards. I love every one of them. Thanks for sharing.
Love how you framed and colored the flower block.
Amazing cards! I think the butterfly block is my favorite die and you made such a gorgeous card!
Always love the extra detail you give to each card – these are no exception, they are awesome !!!
Oh, Kittie, what gorgeous dies, and I remember back in the day with the bright colors and VW vans! Hehe! Seriously, I love how you’ve colored the butterfly die and how you’ve made it see-through! Stunning, and I word die is fabulous! You do amazing things with dies that continue to delight us all! Hugs!
Your cards are beautiful. I love how these dies take up a lot of room because you can make them as simple or as intricate as you like depending on your desired results. I think that butterfly one is next on my list. Thanks for all the ideas!
What a beautiful pair of cards! I love the vibrant colors you used on your first card. The see thru window is a very clever idea. It really highlights the beauty of the intricate die. The green you used on your word block card is my favorite shade of green…so fresh. Such a great sentiment too! As usual, I’m super impressed by your amazing talent!
WOW… they are gorgeous cards with the diecuts. Love them all!
Oh! Wow! Coloring that butterfly die cut! Brilliant and beautiful!
Love the sixties look … “Groovy Baby”.
Sharyn in New Zealand
The butterfly block die card is so pretty and detailed! Just love the colors. Very impressive.
I love your cards Kittie, this one is beautiful.
Rene from OZ x
Love the colorful butterfly die! And the word block is cool too, I haven’t seen this one before! Great job!! Thank you for sharing.
The colored butterfly card is stunning. It looks like it is a light box. Who wouldn’t want to leave it out on display all summer long!
Oh my, coloring the die made it really pop. I love the colors you used too. Making it see thru is perfect for that die. I do like the second one as well.
We can always count on you for great color ideas. thanks.
The butterfly card’s colors are gorgeous!
These are all just amazing! I love the bright colors against the cool, crisp white background, AND I love the two color framed cards too! Gorgeous!
Love this card !! the colors are fabulous !!
Both cards are amazing in their own way. As usual, I LOVE them both. Have a BLESSED Easter, TFS.
Your cards are fabulous, as always. You are so talented.
These word blocks are amazing! They really make beautiful cards!
Stunning cards! I love them all & can see I need that Butterfly Block & a few Word Blocks also. As usual, your work is awesome!
Beautiful cards as usual. I can’t decide which I like best:you do such a good job.
Those dies are just stunning … the sympathy one is on my wish list
Very colorful and creative cards!
The Butterfly Block looks totally different colored. The extra step of clear embossing it really makes it pop. Super card!
Stunningly beautiful die cuts!
Love the music lit odor floral card! I must try that technique!
Love all of them!
Wow! These are all terrific! I especially like the multi-colored and 3d butterflies!
Wonderful work block projects. I really like the colors on the first one.
Wow, you are the block diemeister! What a great idea to just color with markers. Tried to do this once highlighting words on one and it turned out fine, but coloring the whole thing would have been easier and prettier. xoxo
beautiful creations. That butterfly block is gorgeous! I love IO new release 🙂 thanks for sharing your talent! 🙂
Oh my! Love those block cards! So versatile aren’t they? Butterflies rock!