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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop -DAY THREE!

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'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!



70 comments:

  1. Great technique, adds great dimension!

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  2. I really love your card and the idea for using the die cuts....hadn't thought of this before. Jan D., FL

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  3. Awesome technique and super look.

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  4. Wow that is really pretty and a great idea. Nice and springy.

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  5. This open scroll dies is such a pretty look. I love the flowers and bright color use. We're having a gray day here and I needed this pop of color! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. wow, what beautiful flowers and what a great idea to emboss after.

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  7. Love your card and the colors you used!

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  8. Neat card! I thought "quilting" when I saw it!!!

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  9. Sooo Pretty!! Love all the texture!!

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  10. Fun spring-y card! Love the textures and the delightful flowers!

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  11. I love that floral die, so beautiful. I never would have thought to put the together on a card like that. That is why you are the designer and I am the one with my jaw on the floor!

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  12. I am so ready for Spring too, but your card made me think it is almost here, yay!

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  13. Love your card and what great technique ideas!

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  14. Love your card. The techniques you used are so clever!

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  15. I never would have thought of embossing layers like that... what a FAB look! Thanks for the inspiration (and the glue tip)!

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  16. Love how you used the design paper for the flowers and leaves.

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  17. Wow...stunning...love this, reminds me of a gorgeous quilt my Mom has!!

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  18. WOW! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you also for the instructions ... they'll make it easier than figuring it out myself. I'll definitely want to try!

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  19. Very pretty and I like the quilting technique.

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  20. So much for me doing housework today! I think my day will be spent with embossing folders and dies. Your card is fabulous!!!

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  21. Great card. Love the background.

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  22. Very positive card. Beautiful dies and colors.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  23. Gorgeous card! I've always heard the technique you used called the embedded embossing technique when I used to see it around the Internet.

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  24. Stunning! What a great idea to use two embossing folders! Got to try that soon!

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  25. Love the way you embossed over the die cut. It makes it look inlaid.

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  26. Great cards - loved how you embossed after putting everything down.

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  27. Your card is beautiful love the quilted technique on the background . Gotta try this . Really like the flower scroll die

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  28. I think paper quilting is a great name for this technique! So pretty. Im going to break out my EFs and try some different combinations! TFS

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  29. Your card is gorgeous, the dies are fabulous and that double embossing ... WOW!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  30. WOW this is awesome! What a fabulous design! BEAUTIFUL!

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  31. I love the filling for the flowers. I think it's a fun technique.
    the inside of the card is pretty too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  32. Beautiful card. I never thought of embossing twice!

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  33. Awesome card, inside as well as out! I really must try the diecuts/run through embossing folder technique.

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  34. Awesome card , inside as well as out! I really must try the diecut/run through an embossing folder technique.

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  35. Awesome design. Love the embossing and die cuts. Great job of using patterned paper to create color to the flowers and leaves. GREAT JOB! TFS

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  36. Wow - I like it! Gotta try it! Great pictures - thank you for taking the time to explain your card!

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  37. The new die is perfect for this technique. I don't know what it is called either but the effect is stunning.

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  38. Your stunning card made my day! Great work!

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  39. Like your colors and the dots finish it off nicely.

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  40. Such beautiful cards!
    Love the white and the colors on top. Very nice.

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  41. Love the twice embossed background - never have thought to do that. The flower scroll with the paper piecing is delightful. Beautiful card!

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  42. Cool card. Your technique gives the Open Scroll Flower a totally different look. I do think I "need" that die.

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  43. Simply beautiful. love your quilting technique, never did this one, and wouldn't have thought of piecing the flowers with print paper.
    thanks for inspiration.

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  44. Thanks for sharing the technique. Wouldn't have thought of this. Lovely card - such bright color.

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  45. Nice card, Love the embossing and die cut. TFS.

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  46. What a neat background idea! Love it!! Did I mention that I love it?!! Ha! And the scripty thanks. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  47. Beautiful card-inside and out. Love your choice of colors.

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  48. Great idea running the card through the embossing machine.

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  49. This is fabulous! The embossing really made a stunning difference! The inside looks wonderful too!

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  50. Great card! Call your technique any thing you want because it worked. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Absolutely beautiful! That quilting technique is awesome. Thanks for showing us the versatility of the Open Scroll Flower Die. I have it on my wish list.

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  52. What a great card. Love the scroll die and your use of it.

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  53. Nice card! I love the way you inlaid the leaves and flowers and then "quilted" it together by double embossing. Very clever!

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  54. Wow Kitty, you worked hard on this and it shows! It's just gorgeous!

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  55. OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such an AWESOME Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  56. Great new die and love the card - VERY pretty !!

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  57. Another great card, Jenny. Whenever I get to see one of your cards, you 'Always Make My Day!".

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

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  59. Wonderful card. Both inside and out.

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  60. Oh my! This is so pretty. Love it!

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  61. What an interesting technique! I am going to give this a try. Great job.

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  62. Jenny,

    What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing it with us. I will certainly give it a try. Thanks for your kindness to me yesterday at the store, I appreciated it.

    Maureen

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  63. Beautiful card!love the colors

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  64. So in love with this, but I already told you that!!! Ahmmmmmmmmmmm!

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