Impression Obsession Day 2 October Release

Welcome to all Impression Obsession Enthusiasts.

We are celebrating Day 2 of the October release. I hope you have loved everything you saw from yesterday's hop and are ready for round 2. You can find the list of those participating in today's hop on the Impression Obsession Blog.
We are giving away a THREE $25.00 gift certificate for each day of the hop, October 4th and 5th. Be sure to comment on everyone's blog, the more you comment the better your chances are to win.

Commenting for the event will be open until Monday October 11, 2021 at Midnight CT. The winners will be announced Tuesday, October 12, 2021 on the Impression Obsession Blog.
First up is my card using the beautiful Wreath #L5783. I inked up the stamp with VersaMark embossing ink, which helps the watercolour I am applying stay on the stamp. 

I use more pigment and less water when doing this technique, which keeps for a clean impression. While the paint was still wet I added bits of glitter, rubbing it through my fingers having it fall on the damp area. 

I then applied some heat to emboss everything in place. Once done with the embossing I die cut the Joy sentiment using the same watercolour paper, which is Arches cold press paper. I painted the Joy with the same colour then added some I added some gems.
This card is also using the Wreath stamp, but stamped using a layer of  Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, then a layer of Cracked Pistachio. 

I die cut the bells in metallic gold card and added gold thread to the top of the bells, tying them together and adhering to the card using foam squares. 

To finish off this card I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Deer Sayings, covering the Deer part of the sentiment while I stamped using VersaFine Clair Ink in Green Oasis. I also added some gold gems.
My final card for today is this sweet Reindeer whom we all know personally. Isn't he just the cutest? 

I first did some stencil work in the background using distress ink in Antique Linen and a Christmas stencil. I then die cut the Birch trees from white card and applied a bit of the Antique Linen along with Copic markers for the bark area. I coloured the Cardinals using Copic markers as well.

I then die cut the Deer and coloured with Copic markers then propped him up on foam squares. 

To finish this card I stamped the sentiment using Tulip Red ink by VersaFine Clair and added some black pearls to his eyes.

Following are the links for those participating in today's hop. Next up is Laura Fulcher.

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  1. Really pretty cards. Love the green wreath.

  2. Beautiful cards! I love how they all turned out especially the JOY one.

  3. I just love the aqua JOY card, and the details on the bell. Gorgeous!

  4. Great cards, especially that super-sparkly blue wreath!

  5. Wow - I love all 3 cards! The frosty blue is just gorgeous, and the little dear captures my heart :) Another fabulous release from Impression Obsession!

  6. Your cards are lovely. I especially love that little deer and sentiment.

  7. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  8. Love the wreath design and the colors you used for them! The deer is just adorable!

  9. Your cards are wonderful! I love the colors of your JOY card!

  10. Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are always so beautiful.

  11. LOVE the light blue card! So simple and perfect!

  12. Oh I’m dying over the boot card! That has to be my favorite… So nontraditional. And the Santa hat with the mixed media white underneath it is also incredibly striking! Just amazing!

  13. Great cards. Like the tone on tone of the Joy card, the addition of the squeezed lemonade in the bell wreath and the cute reindeer.


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