Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Hop!  We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! You can find all the blog hop details on the Impression Obsession Blog. I know you are going to enjoy seeing all the beautiful projects our team has to share with you.  

My project was made using the new Floral Heart Frame, Spiral Flowers and Leaves and Stems.

Floral Heart Frame Valentine Card iwth die cuts

The red and white background layer was attached to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. I applied rolled up glue dots to several key spots on the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.

Floral Heart Frame Valentine card is fun to make

I used the fine pointed tweezers from my Garden Tool Kit to roll the spiral flowers and attached them with glossy accents.  I used a small pair of needle nose pliers to curl the petals back to create a natural looking rose.  I attached the leaves and roses to the card base with glossy accents.  I finished by adding a few clear sequins to add another touch of sparkle. 

Floral Heart Frame Valentine Card

I hope you enjoy the hop.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 
Impression Obsession Dies, Floral…
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Impression Obsession Dies, Spiral…
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Impression Obsession Dies, Leaves &…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, 3mm Cupped,…
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Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker
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Stanley 84-096 5-Inch Needle Nose Plier
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Dremel 7300-N/8 MiniMite 4.8-Volt…
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Impression Obsession “I Adore You” Valentine Card

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “I Adore You” design team Valentine challenge.  The new line of Valentine stamps and dies are so pretty.  I love the Heart Flourish framing the Hinged Heart die cut window with the small image from the String of Hearts set on the front and the larger heart and flower image inside the window. 

Making a Handmade Die Cut Flourish Heart Valentine Card is so fun and easyI secured the stamps and white cardstock in my MISTI and stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the images out and colored them using Memento markers.  I used the Hinged Heart die to cut the window opening on the white layer and cut a second Hinged Heart in red.  I used my craft knife to cut the front flap of the red heart off and attached it over the white using glossy accents. 

It's so fun to make a Handmade Die Cut Flourish Heart Valentine Card

I placed a long section of 1/2″ double stick tape onto my table and rolled it up with my fingers to create an adhesive rope to attach the Flourish Heart to the card base.  I tucked the larger heart image inside the heart window and attached with glue dots.  I finished the card by adding white Nuvo crystal drops to the flower centers and around the board of the red heart.

Handmade Die Cut Flourish Heart Valentine Card

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.25” square

Die Cut Valentine Card

I like to use red and white to create a clean and simple die cut Valentine card. Silhouette images appear so crisp and clean with the colorful contrast.  I love using the Impression Obsession Songbird Branch cut in white and layered against the red Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts. Layering the heart with the white Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables adds another element of contrast for the images.

making a die cut valentine card is so much fun

I used a large stylus and molding pad to form the leaves and the birds. The white scalloped background, the heart and the songbirds were attached using mounting tape. I never like creating projects where all the layers are attached flat to each other.  Adding space between the layers creates an element of dimension and interest to a clean and simple card.  

Die Cut Valentine Card

I really enjoy making projects with lots of detail but it is also fun to create an interesting clean and simple project.  Thanks for coming by today. I hope I have inspired you to create a clean and simple die cut valentine card of your own,