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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Impression Obsession - Spring Die Hop 2014 - Day 2!

Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Die Hop! Welcome to Day 2 of 3!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away each day!!!
The hop will start each day 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!! You can start here and continue on or start at the IO Blog each day and make your way through all the eye candy the team has to share!
Every day of the hop one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT.  Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. The winners will be announced the following day on the IO Blog. 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!
www.iostamps.com or if you're local Impressive Ideas
Today's Hop List!
Jenny Gropp - You are here!
 Hope you are enjoying the great die ideas the team is sharing as much as I am! For today's card I chose to make the new Large Bird on Branch Die the focus. I used the Square Shaker Frame to frame the bird. I cut it twice, once in ivory and once in blue. I used a square die to cut away more of the inside on the blue frame to get a layered look. 

 Here's the base of the card. I used a square die to cut out a window in the card base and the front layer panel. I wanted the opening to go all the way through since I was going to use vellum. The vellum would allow some light to come through. I lightly distressed the edges with a Creamy Brown Chalk cats eye ink pad. 

 Here you can see my card coming together. The bird and branches are tucked in between the ivory and blue frame. I used foam tape in between the two frames as well to give it more dimension. 

 I backed the frame with vellum before adhering it to the front panel. You can see it is a thick vellum... my fingers are just shadows behind the vellum. But when the card opens it lets the light come through nicely. I added "fly" using the new Typewriter Alphabet Die.

 Here's the inside... I used the clear set You can Fly for the sentiment. This set is full of great sentiments to go along with our Feather Dies or any of the Bird Dies.

When the card is closed, the vellum is thick enough not to show the inside of the card. The finished card is 5" square and opens at the bottom tent style. 


80 comments:

  1. Your card is awesome as usual. I love the layout you have created.

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  2. OMGosh. I love the bird die, Paired with the feathers and that great sentiment.... make it just fabulous! tfs Jess

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  3. Beautiful card - love too how you finished the inside ! Truly a fabulous card !!!!

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  4. Fabulous card - love how you finished the inside and your color choices !!!

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  5. Love your use of vellum with the bird die and the frame you used for the mounting, very pretty paper also.

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  6. Oh that card is SO pretty! Such a great idea to use vellum the way you did!

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  7. What a fabulous card! Love the bird die.

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  8. What a pretty card-it is so "Soft" to look at-just beautiful!
    PH

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  9. Love your card! That die is my new fav!

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  10. I love it! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  11. WOW... What a marvelous card and a fabulous sentiment!!

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  12. WOW, I love the layering look, Very pretty, I like neutrals, great layout!!

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  13. I have to have that bird die- just beautiful and I love the feathers paired with a sentiment-simple yet elegant!!

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  14. Very pretty, soft and elegant...love!!!

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  15. Beautiful inside and out. I like the soft colors and the framing.

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  16. I seem to be drawn to trees, branches, etc.
    Love the card and see those die in my future:)

    Faith in Florida

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  17. This turned out Lovely both inside and Out!!! I too love the sentiment!

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  18. I really do love this bird and branch die! Thanks for sharing the great technique as well!

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  19. such wonderful dimension you gave to the branches, such pretty colors, and the inside is wonderful too!

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  20. Beautiful card. Love the colors you chose!

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  21. Oh what a fantastic card, love that bird die, the soft feel the vellum gives your card and the pretty feathers for the inside!

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  22. Jenny, thank you for the great picture tutorial. What a fun idea to pair the bird die with the feathers. These are both great dies. Love, love your card.

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  23. LOVE IT. All the layering, color combo and THEN the inside all matching. You blew me away. tfs

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  24. Wonderful! The bird is so lovley.

    Hugs, Claudia

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  25. I LIKE THE TECHNIQUE OF DIE CUTTING 2 BRANCHES AND LAYING THEM JUST OFF CENTER TOGETHER. VERY NICE

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  26. This a really lovely card. I have a friend who likes anything with a bird on it and I'm sure she would love this.
    Kate

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  27. This is AMAZING Jenny and so creative! LOVE, love, love the design! I'm having such a great time seeing all the amazing creation the team has created! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks so much!

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  28. WOW this is a great card. You did such a great job of putting this together. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love the colors that you used on the bird on a branch card...very soft and pretty. I absolutely love the feather card!

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  30. the insides of your cards are as beautiful as the outside. Love the framing of the bird. Great job.

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  31. WOW! this die sure has a great many possibilities . I love the colors you chose, I especially like how you finished the inside of the card to accent the image on the from. The vellum makes it pop, Just a gorgeous creation.

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  32. Great card. I like the soft tones you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I thought I left a post but haven't seen it so I'll try again.
    I love the framing around the bird. Letting some of the branch and leaves stick out is a great idea.
    the inside of the card is as beautiful as the outside. Thanks for sharing this week.

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  34. This card is "to die"!!! The beautiful frame, the bird and branches, the feathers, love it ALL!

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  35. Stunning! I love how you layered this and the colors are so soft. Perfect card! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial.

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  36. An absolutely fabulous card!!! The dies and stamps you used work together perfectly!!

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  37. There is SO MUCH to love about this card. The inside is outstanding, and I adore the dies on the vellum. AWESOME!

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  38. Beautiful colors and such a nice inspirational card

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  39. Lovely card! I love the vellum layer and the bird on branch die! Such pretty, soft colors!

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  40. Love all the layers....a wonderful card with a great sentiment! Great design and use of the dies!!!
    Jan

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  41. What a beautiful and elegant card. Love the dies and colors. The inside is perfect, too.

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  42. Amazing card! I love that the inside is a beautiful as the outside!

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  43. Very clever and creative card. Very impressive.

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  44. Really beautiful card!! Love the shadow effect you created

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  45. Lovely card! Gorgeous design and colors

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  46. Wonderful card! I love your double branch and how you spelled out the word fly. Also love the vellum and the sentiment inside. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  47. What a pretty color palette you used for your card. And a big thank you for the tutorial for creating this masterpiece.

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  48. This card is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out.

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  49. This is a very beautiful card and a lovely sentiment!

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  50. Wow, that's beautiful! Love the bird on the branch and your gorgeous frames! I like how you did the inside too.

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  51. Gorgeous card - love the colors and dimension.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  52. There's so much about this card that I like... Great colors and details...and the inside is very special. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Wow Jenny...I love everything about this card! Lovely colors you used and the double branch and vellum window really make it! And by the looks of all of your comments....it's a huge hit! :)

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  54. Stunning, gorguss, elegant and fabulous colours and design

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  55. oh my goodness, I love your color choices!

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  56. I'm not usually real big on birds, but this is gorgeous.

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  57. You blew me away with your card!!! OH WOW!!! I feel a CASE coming on!! But first, I need that bird die. DARN! Hate when I have to purchase things from IO!! :) Truly fantastic..

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  58. I love all the dimension in your card!

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  59. What a stunning card! It's almost like a piece of art!

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  60. Thank you for showing us how you created this lovely piece of work. It is stunning.

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  61. Wow I love this beautiful card! The soft colors and design are just perfect!

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  62. Jenny, I like everything about this card, coloring, design, DP, and your layout. Great designing again.

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  63. Beautiful card! Love the delicate tree branches/leaves and the inside is as pretty as the outside!

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  64. Jenny, this is beautiful! I just love the vellum behind the bird and branch, and that sweet, delicate text is perfect. I don't think I'd ever have wanted that bird and branch die if I hadn't seen how you used it here, but...well, looks like I'm going to have to get it now! You are quite the enabler!!! ;)

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  65. Wow! Your card is simply stunning!

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  66. Gorgeous card!! Love that framed effect! I really need ALL those dies!

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  67. Lovely card with such wonderful dimension...wow...

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  68. How beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you constructed this card. The inside is as beautiful as the outside.

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  69. Beautiful, artist card! Very inspiring. The bird die is one of my favourites. I love the way you decorated the inside, the feathers and that verse is perfect, a stamp set I now need. Thank you for sharing today.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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  70. What a wonderful card love the graph 45 it goes perfect. And the feathers on the inside makes it just so finished!! As pretty as the inside is you could use that as the front.

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  71. Very nice card. Beautiful colors.

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  72. WOW 73 comments so you KNOW this is FAB Jenny!

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  73. Love the soft colors and the layering you did with the branch die.

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  74. This is an outstanding card. Thank you so much for showing close-up photos and explaining what you did to achieve the look. This post was a real lesson for me. It is very exciting to learn other crafter's techniques.

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  75. There are perfect cards and then there are exquisite cards - this one is the latter. Thank you so much sharing this card. I can't imagine how special the person who receives this would feel.. Really - art and emotion all in one.

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  76. What a pretty card! I love how you always show how you put the card together, or the techniques you used! Thank you! :)

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  77. In love with how you layered the die cuts, the colors, how you sponged the edges....and the whole card!!

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  78. Love all the layers of frames. And the inside is gorgeous too. That sentiment if wonderful and very uplifting. TFS this inspirational card! kReN

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