Friday, October 9, 2015

IMPRESSION OBSESSION FALL DIE HOP~DAY 2!

Welcome to day 2 of the Impression ObsessionFall Designer Die Hop!


Impression Obsession has released NEW dies and is having a two day blog hop to share some ideas and designs. Join in and play along for a chance to win an IO $25 gift certificate. 
The more blogs you visit and leave comments on each day...the better your chances for winning are!

There will be a prize for each of the two hop days (comment entries open until 10pm CT each day) and a bonus prize will be awarded on the final day of our hop from all the comments left for both days. Comment entries will stay open until Friday at 10PM CT. Winners will be announced the following day. Good luck! 

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

All the dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
www.iostamps.com 
I have three cards to share using the same die but different techniques. 
I think the Poinsettia has become one of my many favorites!


The Poinsettia comes in two sizes, large and small
I love the deep veins on the leaves. The Berry Branch was die cut in a matt bronze hw paper.
The Peace die cut was inlaid onto the embossed vellum and Neenah.


For this Poinsettia I have combined both sizes, large and small and die cut them onto watercolor paper. For this technique I've used Ken Olivers Color Burst in Crimson for the leaves. It reminds me of the Jingle Bell Poinsettia. The greenery is a mix of the Berry Branch and a new Pine Sprig Set.


Card inside
Merry Christmas was die cut in gold metallic.



The leaves on the Poinsettia were colored with Zig water color brushes.  Distress Inks were used on the Berry Branch and Foliage. I love the graceful lines on the Ornament Flourish dies. The set comes with three beautiful ornaments and two gorgeous flourishes. 

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

53 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! My fav is the last one on the page - with the gold ornaments and the pinkish white poinsettia. Beautiful work.
    thanks for sharing

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  2. OMG!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!! I LOVE all the color schemes and backgrounds!! You are such an inspiration!!

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  3. I have to say, breathtaking is not a word I use often but I have to here - your cards are over the top gorgeous with dimension that is just stellar - can't say I'm "speechless" because I could go on and on about them! :)

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  4. You really outdid yourself. These cards are all so exquisite and a lot of work. Outstanding.

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  5. Such beautiful cards. How realistic the poinsettias are. I love them. Thank you.

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  6. WOW! Your cards are gorgeous.

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  7. Ooooh! 3 gorgeous and inspiring creation, love the variations of poinsettia in each one, super pretty ! Love them all!

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  8. love the different looks and effects you have achieved with your designs. this poinsettia is a much have for the season. love your work!! :) !!!!! :) :)

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  9. Wow!! These cards are fabulous!

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  10. beautiful! love the ornament behind the flower idea - great cards!

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  11. I NEED these dies! So amazing, the middle one has just the right amount of grunge factor for me - totally love them all!

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  12. Elegant and stunning! Wow! Thank you!!

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  13. Oh, WOW! Such gorgeous cards!!! I am really looking forward to getting some of these new dies!!!!!

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  14. ok. i need this die!!! Love love love your cards!

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  15. I wish I was your neighbor so that I could watch your incredible style! These are lovely!!

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  16. All three are awesome. I love the touches of gold on the cards. The inlay sentiment is beautiful and all of your poinsettias look so real. Simply gorgeous.

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  17. I especially like the detail that poinsettia leaves have. Elegant, yet simple.

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  18. You totally rocked this Christmas release! Stunning!

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  19. I will be lifting your 2nd design for my Christmas cards - Thanks for sharing

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  20. Stunning projects. Love all of the details you put into the flowers. Thank you for the great inspiration

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  21. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! EACH ONE of your cards is SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOVE seeing the different ways you've done the poinsettia dies!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Hmmmm, I was JUST THINKING to get some stamps for Christmas cards....I think I JUST MIGHT get this poinsettia die!!!! ) THANKS KAREN!!!! ;)

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  22. Beautiful poinsettias. The first card is especially luxurious.

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  23. Wow, I am just in love with that poinsettia die. You did an amazing job switching it up on each card and making it look unique!

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  24. Each one of your cards are wonderful. The use of the poinsettia die is awesome. I've already ordered it because of samples like yours. Great, great inspiration!!!

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  25. Love your cards. The poinsettias are beautiful and especially love the last one with the lovely ornaments.

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  26. All of the different poinsettias are gorgeous.

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  27. All three cards are very elegant, and I love seeing the different metallic finishes together.

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  28. You did an amazing job on coloring the poinsettias.
    I love to get them for Christmas and I've had ones with the colors you've used. they would match up so perfectly - the real with your colored ones.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  29. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. The variety in the poinsettias is inspiring.

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  30. Absolutely love your creations, love the poinsettias.

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  31. These wonderful cards! All! Thanks for the inspiration and play together.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  32. What a batch of pretty projects!!

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  33. Absolutely beautiful! I can't even pick which one I like the best they are all so beautiful!

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  34. All your cards are so lovely. Beautiful use of the poinsettia die.

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  35. Oh my gosh, such pretty and classy cards today, WOW!!! I was gawking at each one, they are all amazing. I just love the look of the poinsettia on the second card surrounded by all of the gold, stunning! And I love how you did the red centers to the leaves on the last card, so pretty and so interesting with the ornaments too!! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  36. Those flowers are just amazing, fantastic dimension!

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  37. So great! I LOVE the first one. Great use of the poinsettia die :)

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  38. These are all so beautiful! I love them all & would have a hard time picking a favorite. Great job!!

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  39. Wow, wow, wow. One for each card. Consider yourself pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765610131575/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765610131587/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765610131595/

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  40. STUNNING !! They are all beautiful, but that one with the "jingle bell" poinsettia is FABULOUS!!

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  41. I got here tpp late for the blog hop prize, but I had to comment on your cards. All I have to say is FABULOUS DESIGNS.

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  42. Outstanding creation. Those flowers are to die for, so pretty! !

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  43. OMG WOW Your cards are Gorgeous....Your poinsettias are absolutely breathtaking....You definitely did a super outstanding creative job on each one....WOW!!! I'm so in awe of what you did. Lucky people that receive them!! YOU so ROCK!!

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  44. These cards are outstanding. You did a beautiful job on all of them.

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  45. Stunning pointsettia cards! Beautiful!

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  46. Wow, you go crafty lady...you have been busy! Love all of the beautiful and elegant cards!!!

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  47. Oh wow these are all beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  48. Breath Taking talent. I love 1 & 2 but they are all lovely!
    Thanks for your inspiration

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