Good Friday morning and welcome to the My Sweet Petunia and Impression Obsession blog hop.  The design teams have joined together to bring you lots of gorgeous projects and a chance to win a Mini MISTI and a Impression Obsession $25 gift certificate.  All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 12th on My Sweet Petunia and Impression Obsession blogs and Facebook pages. 

KC Impression Obsession Greetings 1 right

My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Greetings Clear Stamps set, the coordinating Greetings die, Small Poinsettia Set and Pine Sprig set.  I’ll have to admit that I am not the best when it comes to lining my stamps up to position the image or sentiment where I want it.  And especially sentiments!  The three stamped words on my card front today are individual stamps and the Mini MISTI made it possible for me to get them lined up perfectly on my card front. 

Mini Misti 1

I used the printed face sheet of the stamp set to use as a guide to where I wanted my sentiment stamps to be placed on the card front . 

Mini Misti 2

I lined up the three stamps along the lined grids of the MISTI, applied versa, stamped the images and then applied gold embossing powder. You can see in my photo below that the words stamped in a perfect straight line. 

KC Impression Obsession Greetings 1 center

I cut the greeting sentiment using craft-a-board, applied versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I repeated the process two more times to create a really smooth gold looks and to add a little more dimension.  The sentiment was attached to the card base with Cosmic Glitter Glue. I loved how rich the gold embossing looked on the die cut sentiment so I decided to gold emboss the background layer of the card, the pine and the poinsettia foliage layers to match. I formed the flowers using the stylus and molding pad from my Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, attached the sections together with glossy accents.  I attached the flowers to the gold embossed foliage and attached them to the card base with glossy accents. I tucked the pine sprigs under the poinsettias and attached in place with glossy accents. I added the tiny snow pearls in the center of each flower for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Greetings 1 left

I hope you enjoy the blog hop as I know there are going to be some wonderful and creative projects for you to see.  Follow the list of participants below and don’t forget to leave comments on the blogs to be qualified for the random prize drawings.

Mini misti blog

Iliana Myska

Lydia Fiedler

Jeanne Streiff

Kia Gibson-Clapper

Maureen Wong

Ilina Crouse

Ceal Pritchett

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Anna Wight

Laura Fulcher

Karen Amidon

Mitra Friant

Victoria Garrett

Kittie Caracciolo  (you are here)

Jenny Gropp