Floral Framed Thanks

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple floral framed sentiment project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Thanks LC, Bouquet, Foliage, the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, and We R Memory Keepers Nesting Ovals.  I love creating all white cards with colorful embellishments.  The spring colors that I used today are my favorite combination.

KC Impression Obsession Thanks LC 1 right

I cut the scalloped and oval frame layer and attached it to the card base with mounting tape. I cut a colorful assortment of flowers from the Bouquet set and a couple sections of the Foliage set.  I rolled up a long section of 1.4” double stick tape and applied it to the back of the sentiment and attached to the card base.

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KC Impression Obsession Thanks LC 1 center

I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad.  I cut the foliage pieces apart and attached them to the frame base with glossy accents.  I attached the flowers to the branches with glossy accents. I punched out several bright yellow 1/16” circles and attached them to the flower centers with glossy accents.  I couldn’t resist adding one tiny flower and leaves to the sentiment for the finishing touch.

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

Card base:  5.50” x 4.25”

Mother’s Day Bouquet

Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day.  I have mentioned many times in previous posts that my mother was a florist and an extremely talented designer.  Mother’s Day was a very busy flower holiday and the flower shop was always filled with gorgeous flowering plants and a refrigerator full of fresh flowers for bouquets and corsages.  White flower corsages were ordered to wear to honor a mother who was deceased and colorful flowers to wear to honor a mother who was still living.  I was curious this morning as to whether this was a tradition still honored today so I Googled Mother’s Day corsage etiquette and found this article –Mother’s Day and Flowers: A Time-Honored Tradition.  I especially remember my mother today with love and appreciation for how hard she worked and all the sacrifices she made for her children. 

I started out to make my project a white on white card to remember mother but decided to fill it with lovely colored flowers against an all white background to honor her.  If she were living today she would be my biggest fan and would be pleased at how much I love making paper flowers.

 KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 3 right

I cut the Ornate Square Frame and matted it with a frame made using the Nesting Squares.  I attached the matting frames to the back of the ornate frame using double stick tape.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 3 center

I cut the Bouquet flowers out in several colors as well as a few tiny flowers and attached them to the green stems with glossy accents.  I cut the stems apart so I could shorten them for my arrangement and then arranged them in the frame and attached with glossy accents.  I cut a section of Tall Grass, cut it apart and tucked the taller stems in behind the arrangement to add a touch of softness and to draw the eye up.  Originally I only had the pink, purple and aqua flowers in the arrangement but ended up adding several yellow Tiny Flowers.    I added the soft white multi loop bow for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 3 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying a wonder Mother’s Day.  And don’t forget to check out Ellen’s Mother’s Day sale.  It will end tonight at midnight PST.

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Card size:  4.25” square

Impression Obsession Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop Day 1

Good Monday morning and welcome to day one of the Impression Obsession Summer Stamp 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.

My project today was made using the new Flower Birdhouse 2 stamp paired with the Leafy Branch, Tiny Flowers, Butterfly Set and Border Duo 1.  The base layers were cut using the We are Memory Keepers Nesting Card Templates.

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I stamped the birdhouse twice on watercolor paper using black versafine and set the ink with my heat gun.  I used my waterbrush and reinkers to paint the images.  I cut out the whole birdhouse image with my scissors. I painted the painted the flowers leaves and stems on the second house, cut them out, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the main birdhouse with glossy accents. I applied a little glossy accents to the flowers centers and sprinkled a little glitter on for some sparkle but it doesn’t show well in my photos.

KC Impression Obsession Flower Birdhouse 2 1 center

I attached the completed birdhouse and decorative border to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  I tucked the leafy branch sections in behind the house and border and attached with glossy accents. I added the tiny red flowers to the branches and attached with glossy accents.  I attached the three butterflies to the white space of the card base with glossy accents for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Flower Birdhouse 2 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and  I hope you enjoy hopping to see all the beautiful design team projects.

Today’s Hop List:

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Karen Amidon

Jeanne Streiff

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Framed Butterfly Block

Good Sunday morning. My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Butterfly Block and We are Memory Keepers Nesting Rectangles. I fell in love with the die cut pattern of flowers and leaves surrounding the beautiful butterfly. I thought it would be so pretty cut in white and layered over the purple cardstock base.  The next time I think I will try to cut the die out using watercolor paper and and water coloring it with reinkers. 

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 left

The frame was attached to the Butterfly Block with double stick tape.  Don’t look too close but my frame isn’t really even in size all the way around.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 center

I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the framed block and attached it to the card base.  I cut a second butterfly section of the block out using white scrap paper, snipped the butterfly out and popped it up over the butterfly base attaching the body section with glossy accents.  I like the additional element of dimension.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 right

This was a really fast and easy card to make and yet the decorative die cut makes such an impact.  The flowers and leaves patterns are so whimsical and fun.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Peter Cottontail in the Easter Garden

Good Monday morning.  I made the frame q while back for another project but ended up not using it.  I thought it was the perfect size to frame a garden scene featuring the new Memory Box Peter Cottontail die.  I created the garden around Peter using the  My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery set, the tiny flowers from the Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set and  Small Grass Border and the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set. The frame was made using the Nesting Card Templates and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2

I started by coloring the bunny using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs distress inks and mini applicators. Check out my coloring die cut animals tutorial if you would like to see a few step by step photos of how I colored Peter.  TI attached the white scalloped frame over top of the opening of the green gram with double stick tape.  I attached the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, attached thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and then attached it to the card base.

KC Memory Box Peter Cottontail 1 right

I applied a double layer of mounting tape to the back of Peter and placed him in behind the grass and attached to the card base.  I cut all of the greenery pieces in the set and tucked them in behind the grass border with glossy accents and filled in all around the bunny. Have you checked out the new MFT Leafy Greenery?  If you like making floral projects on your cards you will definitely want to get this set.  All the different pieces reminds me of the foliage my mother used in her flower shop. It’s a great set to have and the foliage is the perfect size for flower arrangements on card fronts.

KC Memory Box Peter Cottontail 1 center

I formed the little colorful hydrangea flowers, assembled them with glossy accents and attached them all around the scene using glossy accents.  I cut the butterflies in the same colors as the flowers and attached them around the scene with glossy accents.

KC Memory Box Peter Cottontail 1 close

Here’s a closer view to show the dimension and the tiny flowers.The tiny  single hydrangea flowers are just as cute standing alone as they are assembled in mass hydrangea flower.

KC Memory Box Peter Cottontail 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Merry Wishes Fireplace Tag in the CLASSroom

Good Wednesday morning.  I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Merry Wishes Fireplace Tag and step by step tutorial.

KC Tag FRont 

You will definitely want to check out the 40% off Seasonal Sale over at Ellen Hutson. The coupon code is SeasonalSale and is good  for in-stock items in the special category only. 

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.