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Thursday, September 1, 2011

IO Challenge - Birthday Bash and a Blog Hop!

The Impression Obsession Team is all about birthday cards today! As always you can play along with us! A couple of things today..... the challenge is open to all of you who want to join in, and this challenge stays open until next Wednesday evening, September 7, at 10 p.m. with a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our ONLINE STORE
You can find all the details and also link up your card on the Impression Obsession Blog
ALSO......
 The next Happy Birthday we are celebrating all month long, belongs to Operation Write Home as of September 12, 2007. You can read all about it HERE. To help them celebrate we are having a Blog Hop for TODAY ONLY and we will be having a second drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our ONLINE STORE. To be eligible for the drawing you must: Leave a comment on the IO blog about your favorite NEW IO stamp (you can view our new catalog HERE), and Leave a comment on EACH DT member's blog post for today's challenge
All of your comments must be finished by midnight, 12:00 a.m. EST, tonight.Random.org will pick the winner tomorrow morning and the winner will be announced in a post here between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST. Here are the other blogs you need to visit and leave a comment:
I met a friend for lunch today (Sue!) and she showed me some adorable little flowers she had made using punches. She said she saw it online but I can't find the link.... or I would definitely give credit! But I came home inspired to work at least one of those little mini flowers in to my card! And you can see it added on top of the bow. It is three flower punches all the same size... crumpled up from the center and then nested together with a dab of Ultimate Glue. One more large flower punch using green card stock makes a base for the flower. The size of the flowers are perfect for a card! 
 I used Copics to add some quick color to the stamped image... R39, R37 and G28. Simple layers and some black jewels to embellish! Finished card size is an A2.

  • Stamps: H2438 Watermelon Bugs, CL342 Greeting Card Sentiments Set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Red, Black, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White
  • Other: Black Crystals, Bow Easy Tool, Twine from the Twinery, Punches by the Punch Bunch and Carl, Spellbinder's Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, Copics, CB folder by SU

40 comments:

  1. This is adorable. I almost missed the little ants and that flower is perfect.

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  2. Thanks for the great post and the gorgeous card! I love it and that greeting is wonderful here!

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  3. Love your card, Kat.Thanks for the tip with the punches - will definitely have to try it sometime.

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  4. Just beautiful! I love how you have an element of whimsy (lady bugs) in there on such an elegant card. Thanks!

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  5. I totally love the little flower as the center of the triple-loop twine bow!

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  6. What a great card! Love how it all works together.

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  7. Gorgeous card! That flower is so cool and I love the lady bugs! Happy Birthday OWH!

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  8. Leave it to you to come up with a fancy, classy bug card! Very pretty!!! That little flower and twine adds the perfect touch!

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  9. Love your card!! Great stamp and love the bow and flower!!

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  10. What a cheerful card - love the ladybugs!!!

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  11. What an adorable/whimsical font for that birthday message. I adore those little ladybugs. Very nice.

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  12. Love that stamp with ladybugs!

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  13. Fabulous work! I'm going to have to experiment with my punches and see if I can recreate that sweet little flower.Thanks to IO for supporting OWH and helping us celebrate.

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  14. That paper is awesome. Love the card too.

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  15. Cute card! Who wouldn't like to receive it?

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  16. What charming paper! Beautiful card!

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  17. I am also in love with those tiny flowers. Off to create some myself! Thanks for the directions!

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  18. Very pretty! I especially love the twine and flower treatment you created, what a wonderful way to finish this lovely card and it's ladybug paper!

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  19. We call my little grand daughter Annie-bug and her b'day theme is lady bugs~~love this card!

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  20. what a cute card!! don't be cruel (LOL) - i can't pick a fav - i have an addiction to cover a card stamps

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  21. Awesome card! I love lady bugs!! The flower is so cute! Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday OWH!!

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  22. Love the flower and lady bug theme!! Great embossed background too!

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  23. Such a cute ladybug card! Love the twine. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  24. Absolutely love this card! I must have that stamp...!

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  25. That is THEEE cutest paper! I love how you did the bow and flower! Very darn pretty!

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  26. I love your ladybug card. Ladybugs are some of my favorites. The red just pops with the white on the card. Great job

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  27. Cute card. What a great stamped image. Love your flower.

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  28. LUV this card... the layout, colors, everything!!!

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  29. I just love ladybugs. You did a great job with this card.

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  30. Love the ladybugs and the little flower is neat!
    R/

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  31. Jenny this is such a sweet card - LOVE the layout!

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  32. Ladybugs are my favorite... the black, red, white and touch of green is striking.

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  33. I really thought the Watermelon Bugs stamped images was DP! Your coloring really helps to show off these gorgeous IO stamps! I must try to make these flowers...sounds like something I could handle! lol The color scheme on this card along with the textures and crystals really make this card shine! Great choice of sentiment on this card!

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  34. Love this image and your tiny flower. Thanks for sharing

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  35. This card is so cute! Ladybugs are so much fun to put on cards.

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  36. Awww, so glad you could use the little flower! It's a cute finishing touch on an awesome card.

    SueP

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  37. This is such a great card. I really like your use of black and white bakers twine. It compliments the designer paper so well!

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