Good Tuesday morning and welcome to day 2 of the  Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share with you and Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!  Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd.

Here is our hop trail.  Good luck!

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project was made using the  Heron and Lake and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  The Heron and Lake is a framed scene die that contains all the components  you see on my card.  The only additional die is the outer frame.  I really love how fast and easy this came together.  

KC Impression Obsession Heron and Lake 1 right
I cut it using hot pressed watercolor paper and sponged green on the ground area in the foreground and background.  I pulled out my little mini fern stamp from the retired SU Watercolor Minis set and stamped over the ground sections with the random image to add texture and interest.  I used markers to color the cattails and leafy branch and I used a mini applicator to apply the grey ink to the back of the heron.  I finished the bird by applying the orange to his legs and beak.
KC Impression Obsession Heron and Lake 1 centr

Once I had all the elements of the scene colored I attached the scene to the back of the frame with strips of mounting tape.  Next I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the frame and ground sections of the scene and attached it to the blue card base.   I secured the branches in place with a few rolled glue dots. I secured the bird in place with a piece of mounting tape. 

  KC Impression Obsession Heron and Lake 1 left
Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects made by the design team using the new stamps and dies.
Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”