Impression Obsession ” Funny or Punny” Challenge

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Send a Little Humor “funny or punny” design team challenge.  I don’t have lots of funny or punny sentiment stamps or dies so I created punny card using a snow globe along beach scene die cuts to create a summer water scene.  The Sea Life Frame and Tubers dies are from the latest Impression Obsession die release.

Come see how I made this fun card using beach scene die cuts.

The Snow Globe

I cut the snow globe image using white cardstock and used mini applicator to apply the hybrid inks listed below.  I especially love how the Seafoam ink is a match to the Bazzill Robin’s Egg cardstock that I used for the card base.  I applied white embossing paste to the blue snow globe background using my finger and then sprinkled it with clear glitter.  I wanted the water to look all foamy and sparkly.  I cut several sections of the small grass and attached it to the bottom base portion of the snow globe with glossy accents.  I cut a second lower portion of the snow globe and colored it to create a sandy beach base and attached it to the snow globe with mounting tape.

The Tuber and the Birds

I cut the tuber guy once using white cardstock and colored using Copic and Memento markers.  I used a dark gray marker to color the wings of the birds.

The Bendi Frame Application

I cut the Sea Life Frame just about 1/8″ larger than the A2 card base so I could create a Bendi Frame for the scene.  I attached mounting tape to both sides of the frame and attached the left side in place first.  Next I bowed the frame slightly and then attached the right side.  If you would like to see step by step how I made this frame you can see my Bendi Frame video in the Splitcoaststampers tutorial page.

I had so much fun making this card using beach scene die cuts.

Assembling the Beach Scene Die Cuts

Once the frame was attached I tucked the snow globe in behind the frame and attached with pieces of mounting tape.  I slipped the tuber in behind the grass sections and attached in place with double stick tape at the bottom and small pieces of mounting tape on the body and head area.  The sea gulls were attached in place with glossy accents and mounting tape for the finishing touch.

Making cards with beach scene die cuts is so much fun.

Thanks for coming by today.  Go by the Impression Obsession blog to check out challenge details and play along with the team.  I hope you have enjoyed my punny snow globe summer card using beach scene die cuts.

 Hop list:

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo 

Vicki Garrett

 
Sea Life Frame
[ IST ]
Tubers
[ IST ]
Penguin Family Snow Globe
[ IST ]
Sea Birds
[ IST ]
Sm. Grass Border
[ IST ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Tan
[ IST ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Stickles Dry Glitter,…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
[ ELZ | ELH ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Vintage Truck Snow Scene

I love making cards with a vintage truck snow scene using a truck as the main focus of the scene and a little cabin in the distance.  I had a wonderful time using images from the Rubbernecker Kittie Kits sets.  I used images from the Outdoor Master, Fall Master and Moose.  Did you know that Rubbernecker made die sets that coordinate with the Kittie Kits.  I’ll have them all linked below if you want to check them out.

Vintage Truck Snow Scene

I secured the stamps and white cardstock in my MISTI  and stamped all the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used my heat gun to set the ink for coloring.  The truck, cabin and fence sections were die cut and colored using using Distress Inks, a water brush and mini applicators.  The white embossing paste was applied to the truck and cabin using a Sofft spatula.  The background cardstock layer was secured in my MISTI and I stamped the evergreen trees all the way across the page to create the backdrop for the scene.  I used an ink blending tool to apply the blue sky area over the trees.  The scene layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  Falling snow was added to the scene and images using a white gel pen.

Would like to learn to make a Vintage Truck Snow Scene

I used deckle scissors to hand  cut the snow layers.  I like the uneven edge for the ground because it looks so much more natural.  I used a  Bendi Frame because it creates a soft dimensional curve to the frame. I used a die from the Matting Basics B set to cut the frame opening on a piece of 5 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ cardstock.  The frame needed to be an extra 1/8″ in width to create the bend when attached to the base.  The front snow layer was attached to the back of the frame using ATG adhesive.  Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the outer edge on both sides of the frame.  I first removed the backing off the left side of the frame and carefully attached it to the card front.  I removed the backing off the right side and carefully allowed the frame to bend as I attached to the edge of the card front.  I hope you can see that the 1/8″ of width cased the frame to bend out in the frame center about 1/4″ to 1/2″. 

The fence sections were attached on both sides of the card base using mounting tape.  The cabin was tucked in behind the second snow layer and attached with mounting tape. The truck was gently curved with my fingers so it would sit correctly on the curve of the frame and attached with 1/2″ double stick tape. 

Making a Vintage Truck Snow Scene is fun

It is so cold and snowy all over the country as a result I thought this would make a perfect masculine card for a winter birthday or thank you.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoyed my Vintage Truck Snow Scene. 

Bendi Framed Snowy Trees

Good Saturday morning.  I have one more project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree and Color Layering Snowy Tree Frame Cuts to share with you with today and I promise I’ll focus on something different this next week.  This time I combined stamping with heat embossing and watercolor to for my snowy forest scene and created dimension by adding layers and a Bendi Frame.  I wanted the deer in my scene to be a little larger than the one with the set so I used the fawn from the Impression Obsession Deer Trio die set.  The frame was made using the Nesting Card Templates.  You can check out my Bendi Frame step by step and video tutorial on Splitcoaststampers if you would like to see how I made my bowed frame.

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 2 left

I began with hot pressed watercolor paper to use for my scene.  I applied Crushed Curry distress Ink to the solid tree stamp, lightly misted with water (from a distance of about 1 1/2 feet) and stamped trees all the way across the page.  I used my heat gun to dry the ink the ink on the trees and rubbed  the embossing magic bag on the paper to eliminate static cling.  Next I used versa to stamp the snowy tree image and the falling snow image and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I repeated the steps and stamped the trees three times on a separate piece of watercolor paper and then cut them out using the coordinating tree die. 

Next I used a large round brush to apply a light water wash around the sky area and down in between the trees to prepare the paper for the blue sky wash.  I put a good amount of Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker in the lid of my ink pad, add a small amount of water in the lid and mixed with my brush.  I began applying the ink wash in the sky area and down in between the trees.  I purposefully brushed the blue ink wash close to the tree edges to make the green ink run a little.  I loved that it created the appearance of light around the trees. Once I was finished with the sky I went back and brushed a strong mixture of green reinker over the trees to add back some of the color that washed out.  I think the Crushed Curry and Tumbled Glass inks created a whimsical non-traditional color combination for the scene.  I painted the deer with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress reinkers and then added a light mixture of Squeezed Lemonade reinker and water to create the appearance of light shining on it’s back  through the trees.  I’m not sure I really accomplished that but I tried.  LOL!

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 2 center

I cut the card base to be 5 3/8” by 4 1/4”.  There needs to be a 1/8” difference in the card base and the 5 1/5” x 4.25” frame to create the bowed frame.  I attached the tree scene layer to the card base with ATG adhesive. I cut two snow ground layers using my deckle scissors, applied versa over both pieces and embossed with white embossing powder.  I attached one of the layers to the scene base with a double layer of mounting tape. The second piece was attached to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape on both sides of the frame, removed the backing of the tape on one side and attached the frame to the card  base.  Next I removed the tape backing from the right side of the frame, lightly bowed the frame out and carefully attached it to the right of the card base. I cut an inch or so off the bottom of the three die cut trees so they would be shorter and not cover up the trees in the background. I applied double layers of mounting tape to the back of two of the trees and tucked them in behind the snow layer and attached to the scene base. I applied a triple layer of mounting tape to the front of the third tree and attached it to the back of the front snow layer on the bowed frame. I cut a tiny bit off the rear of the fawn to it could be tucked in behind the tree on the right  and attached it with it with a single layer of mounting tape. I cut and painted a little star using Squeezed Lemonade reinker and applied yellow Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle and attached it in the sky area with a double layer of glue dots to complete the scene.

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 2 close

Here is a close up side view of the card to show the dimensional layers.  Sorry the colors look strange in this picture but it was a little hard to get good light at this angle.

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 2 right

Well I hope you haven’t gotten sick to death of all my snowy tree holiday cards but I sure have had fun using the coordinating sets.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Bendi Frame Snowy Deer Scene

Good Tuesday morning.  I have a Bendi Frame project to share with you today.  I love adding dimension to my card fronts and a curved frame allows me to bring the elements of my scene out away from the card base just a bit further than a frame secured on all four sides.  You can see my Bendi Frame  step by step pictures and a video tutorial  over at Splitcoaststampers.

.KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 3 left

I cut the frame  5 5/8” wide by 4 1/2”, 1/8” wider than the 5 1/2” wide card base.  I know it may not seem like just 1/8” would create much of a curve but it does.  I cut three 5 inch wide snow layers using my deckle scissors.  I wanted the snow layers to fit on the card base and allow enough space on both sides to mount the frame flat to the base and not overlapping the layers. The tallest one was attached flat to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the ends of the second strip, attached the left side, curved the strip slightly and then attached the right side. I attached the third strip directly to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive and then attached thin strips of mounting tape to the sides only. I carefully attached the left side of the frame to the card base.  I curved the frame out slightly and carefully lined up the right side of the frame to the card base and attached. If this is as clear as mud hop on over to see my pictures and video and it will make more sense.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 3 center

Once the frame was attached it was smooth sailing from there.  I cut all the tree sections of the 5 Part Pine, and the  Mama and Baby Deer and  Valley Deer Trio and began assembling.  The fun thing about the pine set is that you can make several different sized trees.  I assembled the tree sections with glue dots and mounting tape.  I wanted the sections to have separation for a natural look.  I attached the two back trees to the card base with mounting tape.  The two smaller trees were attached to the center curved snow section with mounting tape.  I love how they stand out away from the back trees.  After the trees were in placed I played around with where I wanted to place the deer.  I finally settled on two in the back between the trees and attached one directly to the card base with mounting tape and the second was attached directly to the back deer with another layer of mounting tape. I attached one to on the left side of the scene to make him look like he was scampering out of the frame.  I attached glue dots to the front of the mother deer’s feet and attached her to the backside of the snow layer.  I tucked the baby deer’s feet in between the frame and snow layer and attached it with mounting tape. I punched out a few snowflakes from my Martha Stewart PATP punch and attached a few around the scene with glossy accents to add  interest. I added tiny sprigs of fir to the neck of both the mother and baby just to make them a little more visible against all the white background because I knew they would be hard to make show well in my photographs.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 3 close

Here’s a close up side view to show the layers and dimension.

KC Elizabeth Craft 5 Part Pine 3 right

I sure appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Candy Box Winter Scene Diorama

Good Sunday morning.  I am officially on vacation until Monday the 29th. Woo Hoo!  I am such a happy girl!  My project today is one like I have made many times before but this time I made it into the inside of an empty Russell Stover chocolate covered cherries box.  I have no idea how the box got empty.  LOL!  The box is 5.75” square and is 1.5” deep.  I decided create a diorama and adding depth and dimension with Bendi (curved) ground snow layers. 

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 6 center

I started by inserting a piece of blue cardstock inside the box to create the sky background. I cut four different snowy layers with my deckle scissors leaving each one wider than the box and crimped them with my wave crimper. I cut the back layer to the width of the box and attached to the box with double layers of mounting tape. As I moved forward the next layer was cut to be just about 1/16 of an inch wider than the inside of the box.  This allowed there to be a small bowed curve when attached ton both sides with double layers of mounting tape to the layer behind it. Believe me when I say that it doesn’t take much additional width to create a bow.  I added 1/8 of an inch to the third layer and 3/16 of an inch to the last layer.  Each were attached at the edges to the layer behind it with a double layer of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 6 right

I cut Tree Frame using tan woodgrain embossed cardstock and cut off the frame surrounding the tree. I cut the Fir Trees  and crimped them with my straight crimper.  Next I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the trees and pine sprigs and applied Polar White Flower Soft.  I used an old brush to apply the glue on the trees and spread it on the pine branches with my fingers.  Be sure to wash your brush well if use it to apply Crafter’s Pick.  It will wash out but your brush will never be great for fine painting after that. I attached all the trees into the scene with double and triple layers of mounting tape. I tucked the pine sprigs into the scene attaching with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 6 close left

I colored the bunnies with antique linen and vintage photo ink using a mini applicator and attached them into the scene with mounting tape. I attached the cardinals in the scene with rolled glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 6 close right

I finished by cutting a frame using the grand labels one and attached to the box with 1/8” double stick tape.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 6 left

I love how this turned out.  I will send it to my mother-in-law.  She keeps everything I send her out around the house all year long.  It touches my heart.

If you are interested in finding out more about creating Bendi projects there are a two different step by step tutorials and videos over at Splitcoaststampers.

Bendi Fold Card

Bendi Frame Card

All dies used ton this project are made by Impression Obsession.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Box size:  5.75” square and 1.50” deep.

 

 

Bendi Frame Bunny Scene

Good Wednesday morning.  Last year in December I posted the card you see below with a Bendi Frame and a winter snowy bunny scene.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 9 left

Dina Kowal, Artist in Residence at Splitcoaststampers  asked if I would be a guest Tutorial Author and create a Bendi Frame tutorial with a similar scene for SCS.  I hope you will come on over and join me for my step by step photos and video tutorial.  

Bendi Frame right

The stamped trees and sponged sky was added to the card base to create the background for the scene. There are two layers of grass border attached to the card base with mounting tape.

Bendi Frame center

Adding the bunny and grass to the back of the curved frame adds another level of dimension to the scene. The trees and bunnies were tucked in between the grass layers and attached with mounting tape and rolled glue dots .

Bendi Frame Close

This view from the top shows how far out the bent frame is from the base of the card.

Bendi Frame top

The stamped trees and sponged sky in the background draws your eye in to the mini diorama.

Bendi Frame left

You can find all the details of my snowy winter card on my post here

I hope you will give this technique a try and upload your card to the Bendi Frame Gallery here

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”