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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Hop - Day 3!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND of course some Gift Certificates to give away! 
Visit the blogs listed each day and leave a little comment love for the designers… random commenters will be chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day. Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday. So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! 
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at your local stamp store or online in the IO Store!
Here are your hop stops for today:
Jenny Gropp - you are here!

 I thought I'd finish off the hop with a sweet and simple holiday card! I love this color combo, it feels so light fun to me! Are you wondering where my Copics are? I wanted to keep the focus on dies for the Hop. It's always a bit of a challenge for me to use dies only! I'll be back to my beloved Copics and coloring up a Gary Robertson image for tomorrow's Impression Obsession post. 

Here are the dies for today's card:





Thanks for all the amazing comments that everyone has left this week! I hope you've enjoyed the hop and seeing the Design Team's creations just as much as I have!

Here are your hop links again:

Jenny Gropp - you are here!


SSCB #36 Autumn Challenge

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Autumn begins! Pick and image with a Fall theme and play along in our challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate.  Almost anything goes as long as you use a Serendipity Stamp or Die. One design will be chosen for the SS Winners Badge and one design will be chosen randomly for a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Serendipity Store! If you are new to our challenges you can find all the details here on the Serendipity Challenge Blog!


A big welcome to Julia Stainton who is our guest designer for October! 

Here's some inspiration from the DT 
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp - you are here! 
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez

 I've had this Pumpkin Porch image for some time and it was over due to get inked up! Our challenge was all about creating an Autumn card along with using liquid glue to create texture... kind of made us all think a bit! Maybe I cheated on the technique by using paste and a stencil.... but it was liquid and it did result in texture. The other ladies were much more creative with the glue challenge this week, so be sure and check 'em out!

 I airbrushed using W3 and added the piercing before removing the image from the die. I kept the coloring super simple not adding in any ground area in and keeping the wood areas all the same color. 

 I used Ranger's White Texture Paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. After the paste dried I used Copic E43 along the edges of the rays... I wanted them to pop out a little more and that little shadow helped to do that.

 Here's the up close. Several layers are popped up with foam tape for dimension. I also roughly colored my seam binding with Copics E43 and YR07. I color the seam binding before I tie the bow... using the bow easy, of course. I could never master hand tying a bow! 

On the inside liner I added the sentiment Autumn is a Second Spring. The finished card is an A2.
  • Stamps by Serendipity Stamps: Porch with Pumpkins #1143GAutumn is a Second Spring #1142E
  • Ink: Memento Tucedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Orange DP by Graphic 45 - Eerie Tale Collection 12x12, Candy Bar by Bazzill, Kraft, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Other: Tim Holtz Stencil- Rays. Ranger White Texture Paste, Copic/ABS, Perfect Layer Rulers, Piercing Tool, Foam Tape, Seam Binding Ribbon, Bow Easy Tool

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Hop - Day 2!



Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND of course some Gift Certificates to give away! 
Visit the blogs listed each day and leave a little comment love for the designers… random commenters will be chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day. Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday. So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! 
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at your local stamp store or online in the IO Store!
I went with Halloween for today's card, combined with a little Copic airbrushing for my background! You can see from the full die below, I did have to do a little trimming on the tree to fit witchy in to the scene. 

Here are the dies I used for today's card:




I used the Sun, Moon and Stars die to make masks out of Eclipse Tape. You can see the Copics colors that I used to airbrush. I just kept adding layers of color over one another til I was satisfied.

I peeled off the masks when I was done airbrushing. I left the moon white and added a little clear Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle. I used Copic YR23 to color in the stars. I cut the tree frame and the witch out of black linen card stock and then covered them with Black WInk of Stella to get a shimmery finish. It's so hard to capture how pretty Wink of Stella is in a picture... I tried! If you don't airbrush, you could achieve a similar look using a brayer.

I cut off just the hat on the witch die and added it atop the fun Halloween Witches sentiment (#C14308)

Thanks to all of you following the Hop!
Here are the hop links for today again:
Jenny Gropp - you are here!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Hop - Day 1!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
Monday, Tuesday, Wedneday... Hoppin' each day!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND of course some Gift Certificates to give away! The team has some seriously fun dies to share with you! Each release that IO comes out with always WOWS!
Visit the blogs listed each day and leave a little comment love for the designers… random commenters will be chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day. Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday. So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! 
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at your local stamp store or online in the IO Store!
Eye candy at these blogs today:
Jenny Gropp - you are here!


For the first hop day, I wanted to create a holiday card that could be mass produced if you wanted to do a batch of them. This card is pretty easy to make and would be quick IF you left the pearls off... I won't lie to you... it took me about thirty minutes to put all the those tiny pearls around the frame! They kept flipping around and I spent as much time chasing them as I did glueing them in place! 

These are the dies I used for today's card:




 I embossed white heavy weight paper with the Snowflake Background. The two largest Rectangle Frames are nested together and popped up using foam tape for dimension. I used a glue pen to add the delicate Season's Greetings die cut.

On the inside liner, I added the largest Rectangle Frame and a few gold snowflakes. You can see the little circle embossed detail on the frame... those little circles just begged for a pearl or jewel!

Here are the Blog Hop links again for you!
Have fun Hopping!
Jenny Gropp - you are here!

Perfect Paper Crafting and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop!


Blog Hops are always a nice way to start the week off! Lawn Fawn and Perfect Paper Crafting have paired up this week showing off Lawn Fawn's darling stamp line and cards made with lots of layers and great tools from Perfect Paper Crafting! Prizes are up for grabs from both companies... Winners choice of stamp sets and PPC products! How do you win? Just follow the hop links and leave a little comment love for the designers!

Here's your hop links:

Perfect Paper Crafting/Laura - everyday this week!
Lawn Fawn - everyday this week!
The PPC Designers all have their cards up today:


 I used the adorable Monster Mash stamp set and Stitched Rectangle Dies from Lawn Fawn for my card today. All of my pattern paper is also from from Lawn Fawn.... all of their stamps and papers just scream CUTE and HAPPY! And of course I used my Perfect Layer Tools for all my layers! I'm definitely reaching for my Mini Rulers when I do cards... they are quick and fast when working with layers for cards. 


I cut a green oval to create my hill. I adhered that on to the blue background and then used my Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the panel, adding a 1/16" black border. My wiggly eyes were not big enough to cover the eye area, so I colored the eye black, giving it a little bit of an outlined look.  I stamped all of the Monsters on patterned paper and cut them out. On top of my bow I added a little Lawn Fawn Sequin and topped it with another wiggly eye.

On the inside I added a little strip of patterned paper and also used the Stitched Rectangle Die for the inside liner.  In love with these rectangles! Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 3".

Here's your hop links again:
Perfect Paper Crafting/Laura - everyday this week!
Lawn Fawn - everyday this week!
The PPC Designers all have their cards up today: