Wednesday, October 1, 2014

IO FALL RELEASE DIE HOP~DAY 3


It's all about the dies and the Impression Obsession Blog Hop!
It's day three and more dies to share. It's not too late to join in on the hop.
The more blogs you visit and leave a comment the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Since today is the last day of the hop, two prizes will be awarded. One will be for todays comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the hop.
Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog Friday.

All the dies that you are seeing, plus so many more, are available now!
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Today's hop links
Ellen Taylor

RETRO MASCULINE


 I love the Retro Masculine Die Set . Remember Mr. Potato Head?!! 
 I ran the dies a few times so I would have extra to play with. If you look closely at the design around the white circle you will see that it's two of the mustache styles alternating!
 The embellishments at the ends of the, "you're the best!" banner were made by using the bow tie and a mustache! 


I doubled up on the dies and popped them up for dimension. 
To get the look that I got using the embossing folder is really easy! 
I used a metallic adhesive sheet by Ranger and adhered it to a heavy weight paper. Very lightly I brushed over my embossed piece with black acrylic paint, angling my strokes. Next I used alcohol inks and blotted the color randomly over the embossed pieced. Lastly, I rubbed a little Inka Gold over it.


For the inside of my card I used some different combinations from the Retro Masculine set. There are endless possibilities for the creations you can make with these! I have finished my card off by using, "You Are {seriously} Wonderful" which is part of the You Made My Day set.

Thanks for Looking and have fun creating your own Retro Man or Mr. Potato Head!
Good luck and don't forget to share some blog love!

  • Stamps: Impression Obsession- CL307 All Occasion II, CL545 You Made My Day
  • Dies- Impression Obsession- DIE224-O Retro Masculine
  • Papers: Neenah- ivory, Bo Bunny-Somewhere in Time, Bazzill, Kaiser-Craft-Latte
  • Inks: Alcohol Inks-Cantaloupe
  • Other: Darice Embossing Folder-Mustaches, Ranger-Foil Tape Sheets, Inka Gold- Brown Gold, Krylon -18kt Leafing Pen, acrylic paint, black foam tape, gingham ribbon





82 comments:

  1. Very creative and unique card...what fun it is..a wonderful use of the dies...love it!!

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  2. Fantastic masculine cards (I thought there were 2 at first) great colours and techniques. The background is amazing and I love the way the moustaches encircle the circle!

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  3. I really love your color choice and all the different patterns. The mustaches around the circle, how clever it took me a minute to realize that that's what it was. Thanks for the sharing and the chance to win.

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  4. Cool background technique!!

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  5. Uniquely unique!!!! I need all the eye glasses and the pipe!!! I could make some great cards for my husband with those couple of dies just don't need the ties, hats or mustaches.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. Always looking for masculine ideas - this is awesome!

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  7. I am always looking for masculine card ideas- this is awesome- thank u

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  8. This would make a wonderful card for a male! I have such a hard time getting ideas for male cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. These cards are wonderful and you're the best!

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  10. NOW I've got to take a break and go watch The Blues Brothers!!! This is AWESOME!!! I hardly EVER see a card that works equally well for a man or woman that is an absolute knock-out, but THIS is the best one I've ever seen that can do both! Nice work, superstar!!! I love it!

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  11. Two great masculine cards! Love them both.

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  12. Oh what fun! Excellent masculine cards!

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  13. This made me smile, Mr Potato head LOL

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  14. Ok...I don't usally go for the whole mustache trend....but your fist card just made me smile.....and then I {seriously} liked the second one too :-)

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  15. What adorable cards-very creative. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Both cards have induced a serious case of mega-watt smiling! Fabulous and fun!!
    ~c

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  17. Wow, what great manly cards love them both. Very pretty background on the first card and really unique use of the dies on that card also, clever ideas.

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  18. These are SERIOUSLY CUTE cards!! I see a CASE coming on. :)

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  19. Ha, ha, ha! I especially love the background of the first card. TFS.

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  20. What creative uses for the moustaches dies! Lovely masculine card, the embossed metal looks gorgeous too.

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  21. Great idea for masculine cards, which are always so hard to have ideas for, at least for me.

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  22. This set was not on my wish list but it sure is now! What a fun card! Thanks for sharing this one. I love it

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  23. Wow! so cute! I got to have this set as well. So in right now!!

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  24. What an imagination. Love all the ways you used the dies.

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  25. You sure managed to make these into elegant masculine cards. I just love them. The first one really made me smile when I saw it. You made me put this die set on my wish list. As if it wasn't already long enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. Oh man, I LOVE these cards! Ingenious making your own background embossing folder! Super super job!! TFS!! Joleen

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  27. Fabulous card!!!! Yet another set I didn't think I needed, but you've pushed me over the edge. It is now on my VERY long wish list! :)

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  28. Thankyou for sharing your great ideas using all these new dies. Makes me want all of them.

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  29. I like the idea of doubling up on the dies to add more oomph. Also like how you put the ribbon knot under the banner a little. Clever girl! Thanks for the inspiration! kReN @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  30. Great card, this will fit for most of the guys in my family. I have so many of them. I need all the masculine cards I can find. TFS

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  31. Very intricate work there girl. Nice job!

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  32. Love how you are using this cute die set. You are making it look so elegant.

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  33. That first card is fantastic, so dapper and I love the embossed background!

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  34. I love your quirky fun cards using these masculine dies!

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  35. Aaah, Mr. Potato Head. I had one when I was a kid. So fun. Thanks for taking me back in time.

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  36. Super cute! Lovin that blues brothers hat! I think I need that :)

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  37. Total first reaction was a big smile-- very playful and vintage combo. Love it.

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  38. Love this "man" card. Gold, black and white. Very, very nice.

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  39. These are just so danged cute. I love that you tackle the masculine card as sometimes they are few and far between. So nicely done

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  40. Your cards made me giggle. So cute! Love the gorgeous background on the first one. Really stunning. Thanks for sharing

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  41. What fun little cards! The image on the first one makes me think of Mr. Peanut from the Planters commercials! LOL

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  42. How clever and unique! I would not have given this die set a second glance but now I feel like it's a must-have!

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  43. What fun cards. The Retro set just makes me smile. How clever to use the moustaches to frame the circle!

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  44. this is adorable, brought a smile to the face.

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  45. Wow! Fabulous inside and out! Love it!TFS

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  46. Great card! You are so clever :) Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Great idea for a masculine card.

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  48. Cute and nice masculine card !

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  49. Love this fun card! Makes me happy when I look at it.

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  50. Such a great card!! Very clever!

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  51. I'm sure you had a lot of fun assembling all the parts of this clever card. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. So creative! The background, the border around the circle and Mr. Potato Head!

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  53. Awesome card! That embossed background looks awesome, neat idea! Wonderfully executed card! Love the ribbon and dimension. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  54. *Giggle, Giggle* Okay, so this is absolutely ADORABLE ! You hit a home run with this one!

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  55. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! =) Totally LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration and looking forward to the rest of the Blog Hop!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your AWESOME Cards for today!! I LOVE all the little details and the Embossed background is beyond AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  56. Mr. Potato Head - too funny! Brings back memories. Beautiful card - thank you!

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  57. Totally cute masculine dies and cute card

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  58. Ok, your card wins my heart! I just love your background and all the details you explained and the card came to life. It's full of wonder, like a great card should. This is a treat on my blog hop tonight! Aloha ♥

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  59. Amazing background!!! Fun.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  60. What a whimsical card, love it, thanks!

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  61. Your cards are amazing, what can I say ! Love it Karen!

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  62. These are so fun and different from anything I've seen before. The papers you used are an excellent background for this darling designs

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  63. Color selections are awesome!

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  64. love these dies and the card colors

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  65. Love this card. either the front or the inside could be your card front. Perfect for a man. Those are rare to find.

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  66. Awesome guy cards. I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605159688/

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605159696/

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