It's an Impression Obsession Thursday! Our theme for this week's challenge is Holiday Greetings! Join us and play along and knock out a few of those holiday cards! Tis the season! Play along with us for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! Find all the details on how to enter your card on the Impression Obsession Blog.
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Jenny Gropp - You are here!
Graphic 45's new collection, Time to Flourish, landed today so I was anxious to play with it. I paired up some holiday IO Dies with the beautiful paper and had a great time just playing around! On my first layer I used the Holiday Top Word Edger Die, I love how this cute the sentiment part way on a panel! I used the largest frame in the Rectangle Frame Set and added my picture behind the frame.
I used the largest piece in the Rectangle Frame Die set to frame my printed paper. I added a 1/16 border around the edge using my Perfect Layer Rulers. The frame die embosses a tiny little circle in each scallop, I decided to punch those circles out using my Japanese Screw Punch. The small embossed area made for a perfect map to punch the holes nice and evenly. I broke out needle and thread... using gold embroidery floss to edge the framed piece.
I added a little more detail with the bell die cut (from Christmas Icons Set) and little fir sprigs tucked into the bow. I popped each of the panels up using foam tape. I also fussy cut two more poinsettias from the paper and layered them using papercrafting silicone to help add dimension. In the center of the poinsettia I added a dollop of Viva Gold Glitter Liner.
On the inside, I used the beautiful Merry Christmas Die. My favorite way to adhere small little die cuts like this sentiment is using a ballpoint glue pen. I used left overs from the printed paper and added a coordinating strip on the left side. My card is 4 1/2" x 6" and opens at the bottom, tent style.
- Dies by Impression Obsession: Rectangle 6 in 1 Frame Set #DIE242-YY, Merry Christmas DIE236-N, Holiday Top Word Edger Die #DIE232-M, Christmas Icons #DIE220-Q, Fir Sprig Set #DIE112-D
- Paper: Graphic 45's Time to Flourish 8x8 and 6x6 pads, Bazzill Heavyweight Red Pappermint, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White (ivory)
- Other: Bow Easy Tool, Foam Tape,Viva Gold Glitter Liner Pen, Adhesive Gold Pearl, Gold Metallic Embroidery Floss, Perfect Layer Rulers