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Friday, September 28, 2012

Hoppin' with Impression Obsession - Day Three!


The Impression Obsession Team is still showing off all the new dies that IO introduced. We know you are going to love them as much as we do! Check out all the rules of the hop on the Impression Obsession Blog
Leave a comment on each DT Member's Blog and the IO Blog... a random winner picked each day will get to choose three dies! The winner will be announced on the Impression Obsession Blog!
 I decided I would use darker tones and not the traditional bright red and green that we all normally reach for on a holiday card. Love snowman and winter scenes for seasonal cards because typically the lack of coloring on the snow makes them pretty quick! And if I'm doing a batch of holiday cards, I'm a fan of quick! I took some pics along the way as I made the card, so here's a little mini tutorial!
 I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. I used the BG0000 in the background and layered just that one color to achieve the darker areas. On the sun... I ended up using the the 0 Blender (after this picture) to remove some yellow making it quite a bit paler.
 Here are the other Copics I used to color in the image. In the snowman I used T1 and BG10 over the grey to create some shading around the inside edges. I aded the grey in to help give it a different shade to help separate it from the background. 
 I wanted the die to give me a matching border, meaning it matches up cleanly when the card is folded on the front and the back panels of the card.  I cut and scored the card base. Then I placed the die centered over the fold, taped it in place and then cut. Then you can move the die and tape it in place to continue the border design down the remainder of the card's edge.

 I used the die to cut just the edge to get the little pierced holes. 
 I shortened the card base, so that it was just the right size to frame the image. I used Perfect Layers to add the layers around the snowman. A little foam tape under the image panel for dimension. I added a few die cut snowflakes (LOVE these) and topped them with a button and loopy little bow made from white embroidery floss. 

While it is a bit hard to see... I used Viva Clear Gloss Pen to add glossy shine to the little light bulbs. I also used the Viva Holo GLitter Pen to add touches of glitter to some snow areas. A few little gems down the side of the border edge. 

61 comments:

  1. Jenny this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Wow - this card is amazing. I love all the extra little touches you put on it. GREAT Job

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  3. Nice snowman card. I love the texture that the dies add.

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  4. Jenny, you are always so helpful in explaining your coloring techniques - thanks so much. The snowman is darling with the big impish grin! The border die look amazing, matched with the designer paper.

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  5. Pretty card, thanks for showing how to use the border die, I was wondering...

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  6. OMG...LOVE IT! I love snowmen and the new border die is fantastic.

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  7. Your cards always have a beautiful softness to them....great use of the dies. Jan D., Florida

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  8. Beautiful card as always-love the snowflake with the button.
    PH

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  9. I love the dark colors! Its really cute and "country" looking!!!!

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  10. Wonderful card - colors are perfect!

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  11. Love your card. Great idea to use the border on the left side. The snowflakes are so intricate. Both set of the dies you used are going on my to buy list. Your mission is accomplished! Great job!

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  12. Great card! The coloring is wonderful and I love the dies, especially the snowflake!

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  13. Fantastic christmas card! Love the edge on the left and that fabulous snowflake die! tfs

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  14. Great tutorial on making that sweet scalloped edging, and this image and your coloring - wow! But that snowflake die just takes your card to the next level! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Great card and love the snowflakes dies. thank you.

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  16. What a darling image! Love the colors you picked and the pretty border with the "little jewel" in the middle! Very creative.

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  17. Fantastic coloring and great use of dies.

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  18. Love this stamped image colored in blue and red. It's fun and the hiding cat complete with Christmas hat is a hoot. The dies complete the card beautifully.

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  19. I cannot believe how much I love this card! The elements are amazing from the coloring, the bordered side and that gorgeous snowflake. This is my favorite project I've seen so far!
    thanks for sharing this.

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  20. Love this new border set and the snowflakes are to DIE FOR!!! Thanks for including guidelines on the copics you used - the colors are every bit as Christmas-y and holiday as the traditional ones!!

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  21. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing... thanks so much for sharing your pics of the process. I love the snowflake dies, so much detail and so delicate! They are added to my wishlist! Great snowman stamp too... had to go back and look for the cat!
    DeniseB

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  22. Jenny!!
    You do such a great job:) WOW--what a gift it is to get to glean from you---truly. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and for the generous op to win 3 IO dies---it makes my hear go pitter pat:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  23. Wonderful holiday card! Love the edge detail, and that snowflake!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  24. Jenny, I just love your card! It has that old world feel to it. The colors are just perfect! Thanks for sharing it!
    Hugs Lori R.
    stamper572000@yahoo.com
    http://stampninklady.blogsport.com/

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  25. What a cute card! Love all the details and the coloring is great. TFS

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  26. Thanks for the steps. This is gorgeous

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  27. That snowman looks so cute!!! :-)
    Really love your card!

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  28. Such an adorable snowman. Love the border and snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love snowmen too. Your color scheme is beautiful and I love the way you used the border die for the background and patterned paper.

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  30. Love the larger than life snowman! Thanks for the tips on how you created such a gorgeous card!

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  31. Three great cards! I can't decide which one I like the bst, lol. Thanks for the detailed pics of the die-cutting - very helpful.

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the colors you used on this. That lace border is wonderful! Need that. I also love how intricate the snowflakes are. Great card!

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  33. Love love this card! these colors are fantastic!
    and look at this dainty snowflake!Love them!
    thanks for sharing!
    Judy

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  34. Oh My...it's perfect. I love my copics and always practicing to improve. They you for the sneak peek into your craft room with step by step pics for this beautiful card you made.

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  35. I love the softness of your card--your use of Copics and dies. Thanks for your tips too!

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  36. What beautiful coloring! The scalloped side and snowflake look so pretty.

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  37. Great card. Now that you point out the glossy bulbs I can see it in the photo. TFS

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  38. What a great card; love all the details. That border die is to "die" for! TFS

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  39. Awesome card! Thank you for the tutorial. Helena xx

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  40. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing with us how you worked all of your magic! The colors you chose are wonderful - a bit non-traditional, gotta love that! The dies you used work perfectly! Great card - so beautiful!

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  41. I am in love with your Snowman. That stamp is the BEST ! I was looking for a good background sky Copic, and now I know which one to get. Thanks ! This is a very beautiful card.

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  42. HI Jenny, your snowman is gorgeous and so are the snowflake die cuts ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  43. This snowman is great and very good colouring, warm greet Miranda

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  44. What a beautifully colored card! That snowflake die adds such a wonderful touch!

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  45. What a beautifully colored card! That snowflake die adds such a wonderful touch!

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  46. Don't know why it is, but I am so drawn to snowflakes and snowmen! So your card is hitting all my buttons! I NEED those snowflake dies!!!

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  47. What a gorgeous card! Love those snowflake diecuts.

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  48. I love this and the details are fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial on creating this. It was especially helpful about your placement of the dies for the border! Anyone who received this card would be happy!!!!

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  49. I love your snowman card!!! The colouring, the border - nice idea to do the shadow background first...

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  50. Great card and thanks for showing us how you colored him!

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  51. Love your color choices, and thanks for the die cut tutorial. Very clever!

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  52. Thanks so much for showing us the process of coloring your card!Broken down into stages makes it less intimidating. The snowflakes have been shown so many ways, but with a button and floss are definitely a new look!!! Neat detail with the pattern paper and the die to give that pierced look.

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  53. Thanks for showing how the edger dies work.

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  54. what a beautiful creations
    hugs Linda

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  55. It is really cute! You coloring is amazing!

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  56. Your coloring is beautiful. Love how you used those gorgeous snowflakes.

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  57. This card is awesome. I love what you did with the die on the side of the card. Your coloring is great too. I really like how you layered the button and string over the snowflake, it really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Love the dark blue and burgundy color choice. So rich!

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  59. Just beautiful. Love the snowman!!

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