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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Impression Obsession Die Hop - DAY THREE!


 
Welcome to DAY THREE of the Die Blog Hop with Impression Obsession
IO had an absolutely amazing release of new dies this summer! 
So hop along and feast you eyes on some seriously creative ideas with dies!
Here are the guidelines for the participants:
Starting today through Thursday, September 5:
          • The hop will start on the IO Blog each day.
          • Comment on each participating blog, including IO Blog, for that day.
          • The deadline for comments for each day will be 10 p.m. EST.
          • There will be a drawing on each day for 3 Dies or Die Sets of the winner's choice.
          • The winner for each day will be announced in the next day's post on the Impression Obsession Blog.
          • ALSO TODAY our challenge begins as well for you guys to play along! ALl the details on the IO Blog!
It's always a different approach for me when I try to focus on dies. My first love is coloring with Copics and so I'm usually looking for the image and then building my card off of that. It's a push outside of the box for me to use die cuts as the focus rather than the accents and embellishments. It's good to step outside of the box. While I know I will mostly keep coloring my main focus and keep integrating dies with that.... I've really enjoyed changing it up a bit the past few days! 

So, I went with the Wheat Die  and Grass Die today! I think this would make a great Thanksgiving or fall card. Especially if you were making multiples... it goes pretty quickly when you don't spend an hour coloring!! I must remember that!!

I cut the wheat out of two brown papers. I added a little brown edging using a Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye ink pad. Behind the wheat I added some pieces from the long Grass die. The circle frame I popped up with a bit of foam tape for dimension. 

 Here's the inside... I added my leftovers! The card is an A2 and opens at the bottom, tent style.

Thanks so much for the awesome comments everyone has been leaving! I hope the hop has given you some fun ideas and inspiration for creating with the new IO Dies!

71 comments:

  1. Your posts have been coming thru stretched, so that at first they look empty.

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  2. Your posts have been coming thru stretched, so that at first they look empty.

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  3. Wow....those dies are gorgeous! Love what you did here, even if you suffered from coloring withdrawal!

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  4. absolutely beautiful!! so lovely and peaceful!! =)

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  5. what a great die!
    your card is execute perfectly!
    Sandra ltb

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  6. Very pretty and elegant looking. Love the depth your wheat has.

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  7. I found this blog hop late and am so sorry I haven't been able to participate each day. I didn't even know IO had dies. And these new dies are beyond words wonderful. Finally a really pretty wheat die perfect for fall cards. I absolutely love it! I will tell all my friends!

    Your card is so lovely!
    Thanks for sharing your talent!

    All is Good with kReN @
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful and elegant card...inspires me to get busy and get some early fall cards going...well done!!

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  9. Great die. Lovely card suitable for both genders.

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  10. Another beautiful and indeed elegant card! The wheat die cut is very pretty. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  11. Love this! Your card is so elegant. I love that you even added some die cuts to the inside. Beautiful design! :)

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  12. I love that die! A simple elegant card for fall, for a guy or even for a sympathy card!

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  13. Love the grass and wheat dies which are framed by the oval. As usual, beautiful card.

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  14. Love how natural all the colors in
    your card look.

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  15. Don't you love that you can do such a beautiful card in a short amount of time. Sometimes you just need a card and need it now. Thanks for a great idea.

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  16. While I already had the Grasses on my must-have list, I added the wheat stalks yesterday. Your card today just confirms the wisdom of my plan!

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  17. Beautifully done Jenny! A fabulous fall card!

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  18. Beautiful card, these new dies are fabulous. Mary L Schreiber

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  19. Beautiful! Love how you focused on the dies!

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  20. I think the wheat die is one of my favorites. Love how you paired it with the woven background.

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  21. Love the colors and technique used here. Amazing how it all just comes together!

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  22. There goes my budget..right out the window! This fall card is simply the nicest I've seen in quite some time. Thank you!

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  23. Love the restful subdued colors....and love that you decorated the inside, too! Wonderful card. Love that wheat die!
    <3 J

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  24. So pretty, how delicate and elegant those dies are!

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love the wheat die! Beautiful fall/ Thanksgiving card!

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  26. Perfect Thanksgiving card!
    Lovely!

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  27. What a gorgeous Fall card. The wheat looks so delicate.

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  28. That is a great example of keeping it simple, without being boring. I think I need to add more dies to my wish list! Well done!

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  29. This is just so classy! You did a beautiful job focusing on the dies. I think this card is lovely!

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  30. Jenny, I have enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful projects this week. I love the perfect simplicity of your card today with the wheat stems. It is beautiful.

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  31. This. Is. Amazing. I ADORE the dies!! The wheat is going in the ol' shopping cart (the grass and shaker frame are there already-LOL) and I can't believe I somehow missed that, too! Ty for sharing!!

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  32. Beautiful card! Love the wheat die!

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  33. This is such a beautiful die!! And you used it perfectly to make such a lovely Thanksgiving card!!

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  34. I love the soft,peaceful, and clean feel of your card...very serene and beautiful!

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  35. Absolutely love this card! Both the inside and the outside are beautiful!

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  36. This is really pretty and I love how you decorated the inside. I didn't think I would like the wheat die too much at first, but I have changed my mind.

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  37. I've bought every wheat stamp I've seen - now must get this wheat die! Outstanding card! Nelda Deakins

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  38. Oh, forgot to say how much I love the inside of this card, also! Love that you show it to us also!
    Nelda Deakins

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  39. Love that wheat die. It's just neat to see what the design team comes up with.
    PH

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  40. THAT is a great die - love it!

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  41. Those wheat stalks look wonderful inside the decorative frame. A beautiful harvest card

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  42. After seeing your beautiful card, I have added the wheat and grass dies to my wish list. I love this look and it is so fitting for this time of year! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  43. Totally love this! Thank you for inspiring me!!!

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  44. A beautiful wheat die, and love the way you presented the image. Love the colors and especially love the inside of the card to match the image.gorgeous

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  45. I to have trouble when it comes to using die cuts as the focus of a card but yours came out excellent. I like that you did the inside of the card as well

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  46. I love this beautiful Fall card and those great wheat dies!

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  47. you've done a fabulous job of stepping outside your colouring comfort zone during this hop. i'm obsessed with watercolouring everything so i find the dies somewhat challenging, but you've made some very inspiring creations.

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  48. Absolutely love everything about this card - fantastic. Also love how you always decorate the inside. WOW!!!!!

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  49. This is a great card for November. Just my style. Thanks for a chance to win and the opportunity to play.

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  50. I agree that this would make a wonderful multiple card. I like cards that work in multiples. Lovely card.

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  51. Cool idea to frame the wheat! Love the depth added by your shading. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  52. wonderful inspiration for both the wheat and grass dies. That you for the opportunity to win

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  53. The wheat is beautiful on your card.

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  54. A really beautiful fall card. Love the wheat die!

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  55. Stunning! You really showcased these dies beautifully. Love your choice of colors and layout.

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  56. Ooooh! I've had my eye on that wheat die...spectacularly gorgeous! Your beautiful card has definitely made me put it on my 'have to have it' list!

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  57. I love your card and this die is coming home with me for sure! :)

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  58. Love your card! Seriously, I might have to buy that die. TFS

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  59. You did a great job with just the dies! Now I need this wheat die! Beautiful!

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