Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will start each day (March 9th – March 11th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new dies you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
Jenny Gropp - You are here!
I always love the IO Die Hops! I look forward to seeing what everyone does just as much as you! I decided to take pics of my project in the making, so you could see my process. Nothing too complicated needed to create this card that could be used for any occasion. The first time I saw this die I knew I wanted to do a card with dimensional butterflies popping out!
I used the new Medium Butterfly Die Set. The butterflies come attached and I broke them apart so I could better spread them out to fill the rectangle. I used my magnetic cutting plate... with the magnetic plate my butterflies stayed right where I placed them and didn't scooch around at all!
After cutting out the butterflies, I added the layers to my card front and then started working on the butterfly layers. I added patterned paper behind the butterfly cut panel so that in the end you were able to see three different patterns on the wings. To layer my first butterfly, I added glue to the center as I wanted the body to be flat and aligned nicely in the cut out.
I used a round ball stylus and foam pad to add a little curve to the wings. Then my first butterfly goes down... The body will be glued nice and tight with the white glue. On the back of the butterfly wings you can see I used paper-crafting silicone to give me the dimension. This dries clear and will dry with the curve in place. Foam tape will eventually flatten out. I use reverse tweezers to help me place it just the right spot.
After my butterfly is in place, I can use a skinny pointed stylus to help me push it in and get it in the right spot. I can also lift the wings as needed to give them more dimension. The silicone will stretch and stop wherever you want it.
The last layer of wings I also curved gently and then cut the body off, leaving just two sets of wings. I added a small bit of silicone again on the wings to help this layer also stay raised up. The white glue is added in the center of the wings so that would adhere and lay flat close to the butterfly body.
I use my reverse tweezers for so many things! I'd have gluey fingers and a big mess with out them! They are perfect for placing things just so!
My card was looking a little too bright for me. I toned down the edges with a little Tattered Rose Distress ink applied with Tim's Round Blending Tool. Softening the edges made a big difference! I added a little Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle on the butterflies, it just didn't show in the picture. :(
On the inside I added the word "Springtime" from the Good Egg Clear Set. I added another butterfly in the mix along with just the word Greeting from the new Easter Greeting Die Set. Finished card is an A2.
- Stamps and Dies by Impression Obsession: Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y, Easter Greeting Die DIE256-N, Good Egg Clear Set CL#573
- Ink: Distress Ink - Tattered Rose and Blending Tool
- Paper: Graphic 45's 8x8 and 6x6 patterns from Precious Memories Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
- Other: Stick it, Foam Tape Wink of Stella Clear, Foam pad and Round Ball Stylus, FineTip Glue Applicator, Papercrafting Silicone-Collall, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles,