Friday, March 4, 2016

KEN OLIVER CRAFTS/ IMPRESSION OBSESSION BLOG HOP!



Welcome to the Ken Oliver Crafts/Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful projects to share AND PRIZES to give away!

The hop will run for 2 days (3/4/16 - 3/5/16) with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs each day at 8am EST. Visit the fabulous designers from both team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win 4 great prizes!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Ken Oliver Crafts will be giving away a set of Color Burst to two lucky winners!
Impression Obsession will be giving away $25 Gift Certificates to two lucky winners!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm EST on Sunday March 6th and all winners will be announced Monday March 7th on the
Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs.

Good luck!


I had so much fun playing with Ken Oliver's Color Burst that I made two cards for the hop!
I love the explosion of color you get when water is added.
The Cross Set is from the NEW release of dies from Impression Obsession.
Stick It is a favorite of mine when cutting dies. I love how it never leaves any webbing and really sticks...no glueing needed!
For the background I went a little "poof" happy with colors! I used Indigo, Violet, Pthalo Green, and Ultramarine Color Burst. I stamped Faith and Be Still with a white ink which gives a ghosting effect.




 I heat embossed the Daisy Tile in Reverse stamped image from Impression Obsession.  Lemon Yellow and Orange Color Burst  from the Brights Assortment was used here. I then spritzed with water and the magic happened...a burst of color! Choose Happy is the perfect saying for this bright cheerful card.


HERE IS YOUR HOP LIST FOR TODAY 


Enjoy The Hop and Good Luck! 




102 comments:

  1. Hiya nice to meet you and your just need to say how I love your cards. Fantastic.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  2. Both of your cards are amazing - and different! Thanks so much for sharing and showing the versatility of color bursts!!

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  3. I appreciate the sharing of using the white ink against the colorburst background. The effect lends to an absolutely stunning card with the use of the IO stamps.

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  4. Wow! Both of these are SO gorgeous!!! 💗💗💗

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  5. Beautiful projects, Karen. Backgrounds and images are amazing!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I love your "ghosting" effect!

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  7. Your cards certainly made me happy! I want to try this!

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  8. WOW! Enjoying the great colors you have created!

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  9. Both cards are spectacular!! Great technique to clear emboss a bold image to combine with the colorbursts.

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  10. Love the crosses that is a beautiful card.

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  11. They are both simply amazing cards! Love them!!

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  12. Gorgeous effects and details on your beautiful cards! Love the intensity of the colors! Have to try Stick It... sounds like a fabulous product. Love the white ink look on the first card!

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  13. Both cards are stunning! Thank you for sharing your technique.

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  14. Love how bright the colors are!

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  15. Wow! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Super fun cards. I love the beautiful color backgrounds. TFS

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  17. Very clever, I love what you did with these

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  18. I love your use of Color Burst. CB is such a versatile product. Can't wait to use the new colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Both your cards are beautiful! I love your colour combination choices.

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  20. Love the shapes of those crosses. So elegant and now on my wish list. Your cards are really spectacular. TFS!

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  21. These colors look like so much fun.

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  22. Very Very Pretty!!! Love the dandelion one and the cross one just beautiful

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  23. Very Very Pretty!!! Love the dandelion one and the cross one just beautiful

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  24. Both cards are great especially your second orange card is simply stunning

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  25. Both cards are great especially your second orange card is simply stunning

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  26. Oh WOW! These are really great, the colors are so vivid! LOVE your Faith one! Nicely done!

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  27. What beautiful cards. The coloration is so amazing.

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  28. What beautiful cards. The coloration is so amazing.

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  29. Great colors. Love the colors - makes the card pop. I like how you embossed the daisys and then used the watercolor

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  30. WOW, Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE BOTH of your cards!!! They have an organized structure about them, but they also have a FREE FEEL to them with the Color Burst!!!! TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!! ;)

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  31. I really like the "color burst" technique. Very beautiful.

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  32. Speechless........layout, design, all impressive--

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  33. Ohhhhh pretty! Fabulous choices in color and wonderful decision on layouts! I love the crosses! Anybody would lucky to receive these cards, I'm sure it will make there whole day!

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  34. Not sure which card I like better !! Good job.

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  35. Beautiful colors on both cards! Love the white stamping on the first card, great idea. And the second card is just such a happy card! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  36. i really like both of these cards even though they are so different!
    very nice job with the color burst!
    sandyh

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  37. Love that ghosting effect - I'm going to have to try that one. Beautiful creations!

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  38. Great colors and i like the crosses.

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  39. Big are so vibrant!!8 love the crosses and I choose happy daily! Lovely work

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  40. Two great cards bursting with color

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  41. What a gorgeous background with your first card and I love the subtle text stamping in white! Wow!

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  42. Beautiful and vibrant - love them!

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  43. Beautiful and vibrant - love them!

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  44. Both your cards are stunning! The colors are so bold and bright. I love it!

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  45. Just LOVE your cards!!! The crosses are beautiful and I'm always trying to live happy!!!!

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  46. Just LOVE your cards!!! The crosses are beautiful and I'm always trying to live happy!!!!

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  47. Your cards are perfect! I love them both. Great job!

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  48. Beautiful cards. I love the Choose happy card.

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  49. Color Burst is just perfect for Easter cards. yours is just lovely.

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  50. After seeing all these beautiful cards done with Color Burst, I think I will simply have to purchase them. Awesome work!

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  51. Both cards are creative and bold with the use of color burst...which helps to bring the message to the forefront creating an individual uniqueness for each card. Love the use of mix media.

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  52. Very beautiful cards. Love the bright bold colors you used on each card.

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  53. Beautiful! I especially love your orange and yellow card. So bright and cheerful! Pretty intrigued be this Color Burst...thx for such unique examples!

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  54. Your phrase "explosion of color" is right on. These backgrounds just explode with color! Lovely.

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  55. These cards are beautiful! Love them!

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  56. Both cards are gorgeous. You really used the Colorbursts to full advantage.

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  57. ooo, love both card, you do great work!

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  58. ooo, love both card, you do great work!

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  59. Your two sample cards are SPECTACULAR!!! Love them both and will case your ideas. Of course with Color Bursts, they never turn out exactly the same. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. Hugs...

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  60. Karen...both your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!! I am in awe! Love your work...I really enjoyed visiting and I am really inspired!

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  61. Those backgrounds are inspired! Love the color splashes.

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  62. Both your cards are so nice and the way you used the cross dies is some thing I wouldn't have thought of doing is cool. And the flowers with the color bust is something I am going to be trying. Thanks for sharing some new ideas

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  63. I love the boldness of the Color Bursts!! They have become my new "must have"! :)

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  64. Awesome cards, love the vibrant colors in them.

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  65. Awesome cards, love the vibrant colors in them.

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  66. I liked both of the cards but the one with the crosses is my favorite

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  67. Beautiful...so bright. I love the one with the silver crosses.

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  68. Gorgeous cards. Love the background you created for the crosses card.

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  69. Hi Karen, Both of your cards are breathtaking! The one with the crosses is ethereal and really touched my heart. Just so many possibilities with the color bursts!

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  70. WOW! I love both of your cards! The colors are perfect for each design. Awesome!

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  71. Beautiful cards love the colors and how you used the color bursts. So pretty!

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  72. Very pretty! I love your bright bursts of color backgrounds on both cards! The white ink ghosting has a very cool effect and background for those dies!!

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  73. I'm not religious at all, but that first card is really gorgeous. x

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  74. Love your work and the colours are gorgeous

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  75. Both of your cards are beautiful

    KathleenR

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  76. Amazing backgrounds! Very inspiring!

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  77. Both cards are beautiful! I am glad I do nothave to choose...

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  78. Definitely a happy card! Daisies are my favorite!

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  79. Both of these cards are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. I love your cards the die you used on the first is so peaceful feeling to me. Wonderful choice of colors.

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  81. Both your cards are stunning, but I am particularly keen on the cross card.

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  82. Really great job! I loved all the layers.

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  83. Thanks for giving us 2 gorgeous cards. The cross die cuts are beautiful. Love how bright the Color bursts are.

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  84. Wow! These cards are both just gorgeous! I love the way the Colorbursts work!

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  85. WOWZERS! AWESOME! I absolutely love how the Color Burst moves and blends!

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  86. Choose Happy is the perfect sentiment for this cheery card sure to brighten the recipient's day.

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