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'm so ready for spring and sunshine and happy little colorful flowers popping up! I thought I'd finish off the hop with an easy design that you could change up in many different ways... using different dies and different embossing folders. I don't know that this technique really has a name... I call it paper quilting -layering papers together and then running them through embossing folder(s) to add texture and meld them all together. Maybe you guys can suggest a better name or tell me if this does have a real name! On today's card I used the new Open Scroll Flower Die and new Thanks Die.
I did spend a little time die cutting all the pieces, but after that -this becomes a very easy card!
I cut all the flowers in white heavy weight card stock and adhered them to my white panel. I then cut the leaves and flowers using patterned paper and pieced them back in place. Anything that hung off the edge I just trimmed off. If you are using liquid glue for this you don't want to use too much -when you send it thought the embossing folder in wet glue can squish out when it's compressed.
After I had all my pieces glued in place I sent the panel through two embossing folders. First I used a basket weave patterned folder by Darice. Next I used my old fave... the Swiss Dots folder from Sizzix, placing the paper so that the dots were depressed rather than raised. You can see both patterns in the pic above and how everything is really "quilted" together now.
HA! I managed to capture a little of the Wink of Stella sparkle in this picture! I die cut the new Thanks Die three times and glued them in a stack to form an element that has more of a chipboard feel.
I added a few layers and popped up the panel with foam tape to give it a little more oomph!
On the inside I added a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies clear set and used the Circle Cut Out Border along the side. Finished card size is an A2.
Big thanks to all of you awesome IO FANS for hopping with us this week!
- Stamps and Dies from Impression Obsession: Warm Fuzzies Clear Set CL492, Thanks Die DIE258-K, Circle Cut Out Border #DIE171-K, Open Scroll Flower Die #DIE250-Y
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
- Paper: Black Neenah, Solar White 110# Neenah, All pattern paper form Misc. 6x6 Echo Park paper pads
- Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, Spellbinder's A2 Matting Basics, Fineline Glue Applicator for Die Cuts, Scotch Quick Dry Wet Glue, Foam Tape, Wink of Stella Clear Brush, Embossing Folders