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Monday, March 9, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop - DAY ONE!

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!
www.iostamps.com or at Impressive Ideas (for the Georgia folks!)
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, 

91 comments:

  1. Love how you used the dies...love seeing ideas that are new to me. Your card is so pretty. Jan D., FL

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  2. Wow! Now I have to have this set, too! Beautiful card!

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  3. Thanks for the step-by-step! It really helps to see how you work - especially adding the dimension. Beautiful card!!!

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  4. Curious - where did you get your paper crafting silicone? The only places I saw it were in the UK with high shipping charges!

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  5. Gorgeous card. Love all butterflies. Great idea to use silicone to get more dimension when layering, love the effect you got.

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  6. I love the whole card bring butterflies. I also like that with the layering effect makes them look
    Like they are ready to fly. Great spring/ summer card

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  7. Jenny, this is so clever. I love that you have 3 layers to your butterflies. Thanks for the tip on the silicone for lift and only using the wings for the 3rd layer. The softening effects of distress ink are a favorite of mine.

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  8. Those layered butterflies are beautiful. Great card!

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  9. Love your card, so pretty. I am a butterfly stamp and die collector and your card is the mother lode of gorgeous butterflies.

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  10. Outstanding, clever, creative, beautiful and downright lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. Love your card , butterflies are my favorite and will certainly be adding this die to my collection . Tks. for the tip on using silicone glue rather than form tape for dimension

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  12. I love your dimensional butterfly card!

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  13. I love love love the butterflies. I need this die set.

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  14. Wow, oh Wow! I love this card. Your butterflies, your colors and creative use of the dies! Just wonderful!!

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  15. WOW! this is stunning. I love how the butterflies are in layers, and popping up. An I can't thank you enough for the tutorial. that silicone was new to me and how to use it. ...have a good day.

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  16. Fabulous card! The mix and match of pattern papers really adds to the card. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to have to put those butterflies on my wish list.

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love the layering butterflies!

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  18. Beautiful card! And I learned so many great tips from your pictures and tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  19. So pretty and gorgeous card with all the butterfies;-))m

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  20. Wowzers, this is absolutely fabulous! I just started the hop but I think this is going to be my favourite! Thank you for sharing all the steps! I love butterflies! The colour palette you used here is so pretty! Bravo!

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  21. Cute/different idea! Love it. And the colors are perfect for spring. Edna

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  22. Thx for showing how you did that... it's FAB! Love that you did the inside, too!

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  23. I simply love butterflies and the way you did the pattern papers makes this a special card. Think I must have this die set. Great design. TFS

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  24. That is a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  25. Love all the details. Very creative that the butterflies are all different with their different cuts and dp. Love the monochromatic look too, with the little distressing around the edges to finish it off!

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  26. Fabulous! Thank you SO MUCH for showing us how you did this. Such an amazing look with those dies. Wonderful!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  27. This is such a cool card. I love it!

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  28. This is AWESOME !! I love how you finished the inside too!

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  29. A beautiful card. Love the sentiment inside.

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  30. Such a lovely and beautiful card!!!! I just love butterflies!!!

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  31. What a lovely card. Love, love the design. I love the unusual color.

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  32. Thanks for sharing how you made this amazing card. Love the colors and design. this is truly a labor of love. the person who recieves this will feel very special.

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  33. A2 card? You could have fooled me..you did. I guessed it was a wall art piece. Beautiful work. thanks.

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  34. I love the repetition of the design of the card. But each butterfly is so unique and lovely. It combines so many of my favorites and I love the detail of the inside of the card. Wonderful!

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  35. That is so pretty... not sure what 'paper crafting silicone is, but i hope i can find it somewhere to try this

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  36. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for including the name of the silicone adhesive you used for dimension. I've read about it on other blogs, but had not been able to find it in a search so now I should have better luck :)

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  37. the dimensional butterflies are beautiful!! This is a "must have" die

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  38. Love all the different dies used for this clever execution of butterfly dies,How cute!

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  39. Gorgeous card. I was thinking of doing a similar card with the new butterfly dies. Love all your specific instructions which I found to be very helpful, especially the glue. Your cards are always an inspiration!!!

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  40. Wow, what an awesome card! The butterflies are gorgeous.

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  41. Awesome card! I love the way you used the butterflies! Great job!

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  42. Beautiful card. Beautiful dies. Provide great opportunities for creativity. The card is captivating. Thanks for the tutorial. Well done, a lot of explaining:-)
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  43. amazing card- full of flying butterflies!

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  44. What a lovely card. It is a work of love for sure. It must have a while to assemble.

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  45. How beautiful! I love the mix of elegant butterflies and country checks.

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  46. Anne Ryan
    This is beyond precious. OMGosh, IO will be selling out of these dies by tomorrow! Your card is wonderful; soft, sweet and so delicate.

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  47. Awesome idea and card! I think the way you did you photos is great too!

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  48. Love, love, love this card! It is amazing! I love all the details inside and out.

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  49. I love this card and that it can be used for so many occasions or non-occasions! Now I'm going to have to order that die! Love your work Jenny.

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  50. I know that card was a lot of work, but really worth it. Love it!

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  51. This is incredible! I love it! What a clever use of the die!

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  52. I love to use butterflies on my cards. Alternating the prints and colors was a great idea.
    the inside of the card is pretty too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  53. This card is beautiful. You did an amazing job putting it together.

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  54. Jenny, Jenny, Jenny! This is the most beautiful gorgeous Spring card ever! Thank you so much also for the detailed instructions without which I could never attempt to try something similar!

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  55. I just love butterflies. I am going to have to look for the silicone adhesive.

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  56. Love the pretty details outside and inside - superb workmanship!

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  57. I like the dimension and variety of butterflies.

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  58. I always love butterflies, but these are exceptional! Will have to try this. catisi@aol.com

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  59. Love the butterfly card! And thanks for the pictures. Great job!

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  60. A great combination of patterned papers in your fun butterflies, and I love the faux stitching frame.

    Roz M.

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  61. OMG, I just adore this card! So pretty!

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  62. Fab card! Thanks for the step-by-step.

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  63. Wow all your hard work and creativity really shows. I would love to be the recipient of this card. I hope whomever receives it appreciates all the hard work that went into it. Love, Love, Love!!!

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  64. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is just AWESOME!! ;) I LOVE the SWEET Design and the colors/patterns that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!

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  65. Beautiful...wonderful dies, and such a pretty color!!

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  66. An absolutely gorgeous card! Love all the dimension & the beautiful colors.

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  67. So pretty -- love the colours and the layered patterned papers!

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  68. What a lovely card! I like butterflies and you have used them in a beautiful way. Thanks

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  69. Beautiful card, wonderful colors and butterflies are perfect for spring!

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  70. What a pretty butterfly card. Thanks for sharing how you put this together.

    Katie B.

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  71. What a beautiful idea. Love the layered butterflies.

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  72. love thesesbutterflies love the soft colours

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  73. Butterflies are my fave, and this card is really fantabulous!

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  74. Oh wow. This is awesome. Those butterfies are so pretty. Must try this. Thanks.

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  75. Love how you did the butterflies. Very pretty card.

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  76. What you have created with this die is amazing! I just love it! |The colors are perfect too. Thanks, again, Jenny, for the clear instructions.

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  77. Wow, such creativeness with this card. Love it. TFS

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  78. Love that gorgeous card! Beautiful job with color and print choices, and I love the dimension! Lovely card!

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  79. Thanks for the tip about the paper-crafting silicone. I'll be looking for it. Beautiful card with lots going into the thought process.

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  80. The card is wonderful. I love the colors and the dimension you achieved. Well done.

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  81. Look at all those beautiful butterflies!

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  82. OMG this is just so fabulous! LOVE the dimension! Thanks for all the wonderful tips and tricks!

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  83. Beautiful card! Love it!!!! Great job!
    Olena

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  84. Wow! This card should be framed!! It's so pretty!!!
    Love it!

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