Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Impression Obsession die showcase!  See the I.O. blog for all the details!  You can visit the I.O. Blog each day of the hop for links to the previews. Make sure to comment on all our blogs for a chance to WIN!  Each day one winner will get three dies of their choice!!
 
I love love LOVE the Hydrangea set!  So much detail in these dies, and I am a detail girl!! Here's my card, and a bit of my creative process.


I love those teeny flowers and I love that they are all on one die - can't stand having to cut teeny shapes one at a time! I think this was 4 cuts worth of flowers, in case you want to recreate this effect.


I started with this background, which I made a few weeks ago when I was making a technique video for Splitcoaststampers (if you watch the video, that particular technique starts at 2:49)... these are chalk inks applied directly to cardstock then spritzed with water.


I first diecut the flower base, and embossed it with a Tim Holtz folder for some texture.


I pressed each flower into a foam pad so they would have some dimension.


Next, I layered the stem over the flower base, dotted a bunch of Tacky Glue around, then used tweezers to position the individual flowers on the base.


Flowers all in place...


I used a Viva Pearl Pen to add teeny pearl centers to each flower.


That's it! The sentiment comes from the accompanying clear set.


Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration - and remember to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio


Thanks for stopping by!

72 comments:

  1. Wow! This is gorgeous and you did such a beautiful job making all those little flowers. That technique looks so fun and is perfect for this! Love it!

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  2. Fabulous Dina! I love the tiny flowers and your background dimension. Very pretty!!

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  3. Your card is so pretty....it reminds me of some of the flowers I have growing in my yard....TFS Jan Douglas, Florida

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  4. Dina, this is such a gorgeous flower and I really appreciate the step by step instructions (so helpful). The details really do separate the pretty cards from the amazing ones! Great work.

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  5. Another gorgeous card with that hydrangea set. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I would not had known how you created such beautiful dimension and interest without it. Another wonderful day for the blog hop

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  6. Wow, this is just gorgeous and great instructions too.
    PH

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  7. I love your flower color. I will check out video and see if I can make some kind of like yours.:)

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  8. you do wonderful detail work/art!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Beautiful card....this i s must have die for sure!!

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  10. Your hydrangea is stunning!! And thank you so much for the detailed steps for putting the flower together. I love your background paper as well.
    Thank you!
    Sue Brailey

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  11. LOVE those hydrangeas!! My favorite flower, and one I can actually grow! The way you added depth and dimension is awesome, Dina!

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  12. wow, what beautiful colors and beautiful card.

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  13. I LOVE hydrangeas! And they're one of the few flowers I can grow...this is just beautiful, Dina! Love the dimension and depth. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.

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  14. I love this die and you did a great job of showcasing it. I also love that little tag. Your creations are always so amazing.

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  15. Stunning use of the hydrangea die! I just LOVE hydrangeas and having this die will be a dream come true for me.

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  16. How gorgeous! I love Hydrangeas they are one of my favorite flowers of all times!!

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  17. Your flower is so pretty.

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  18. First of all, thank you, Dina, for the tutorial...that's a great help. Your card is really making me want to have that Hydrangea die! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love how you did the hydrangeo. Colour selection just beautiful

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  20. I'm sooooo impressed with your card. The chalk ink/water background paper makes the blossoms look real!!

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  21. Gorgeous card love the colors and that hydrangea die is beautiful

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  22. Beautiful card,Love what you did with the flowers,Thanks for tips...

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  23. beautiful card with such pretty colours and great dimension.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous and my hat off to you. You are way more patient than I am. Not sure I have the patience for all those teeny flowers!

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  25. I can't tell you how much I love this card, from the wonderful dies to the beautiful colors. Great job!

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  26. This is definitely on my list! Love it!!!

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  27. That stamp and die combo is beautiful. What a genius idea to bring more dimension to the blooms by using an embossing folder !

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  28. Oh I love this die. The sweet Hello in the twine is a delightful touch!

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  29. Dina you did a fabulous job with the Hydrangea. So beautiful!TFS

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  30. So pretty - I loved your tip on embossing the base before adding the flowers, love the way it adds lift to the flowers! Great card!!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  31. I just love your card, this is my very favorite die!

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  32. So pretty! Great colors for your hydrangea... makes a beautiful card with such fun dimension!

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  33. That Hydrangea set really is lovely! I especially like how you created the paper you used for the flowers.

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  34. Great techniques making this beautiful hydrangea!

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  35. I love, love, love your hydrangea! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  36. Such a beautiful card! I love the hydrangeas.

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  37. Wow! What a lovely card!! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and this one is wonderful!

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  38. One of my all-time favorite cards! Brings back memories of my mom who loved hydrangeas. I have one bush. Maybe it's time I got a stamp--the one flower I don't have. Thanks for sharing this amazing project!

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  39. Gerat use of a VIVA pearl pen!

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  40. Oh WOW! That flower is fantastic! Great colors and I love the little tag/twine.

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  41. I love your card. The detail is great. I am adding the hydrangea die to my wish list.

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  42. Oh, my! I have just found your blog through SCS and know I will be here for quite a while, as I can see you are a very talented lady with much to share! This hydrangea is just beautiful, and your tutorial is so easy to follow. Thank you for introducing me to mixed media that I like!

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  43. Beautiful hydrangea. Mine are just starting to bud and I hope they are as pretty in bloom as your card.

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  44. Wow is this impressive! I can't believe you put all that detail in but it's worth it for a spectacular card!

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  45. gorgeous die, stunning card! thanks for sharing - what an incredible amount of work and it's so worth it with all those layers and dimension both in color and texture.

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  46. Fabulous! Love the chalk ink technique and how pretty is looks on the die cuts!

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  47. WOW! thanks for picture tutorial on the flower, well done, us visual learners like all this to help us better understand direction...love your idea with this die. wonderful texture and colors.

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  48. My goodness you created such a beautiful card. I enjoyed the tutorial that went along with it. TFS.

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  49. That card looks fantastic. Hydrangea's are so pretty but such a pain to do. This die set looks brilliant. :)

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  50. Just love this die. I can see this one used in many different colours

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  51. Wow, just look at all that detail and texture! What a beautiful card, with really lovely colors and design!

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  52. Such a gorgeous flower -- thanks so much for the details about how you created it!

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  53. Gorgeous! Your coloring makes it so realistic looking along with some tweaking of the petals. One can almost smell the delicious aroma of a flower!

    Chris R. from Iowa
    ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

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  54. Absolutely stunning! Love the hydrangea and your technique is so cool.

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  55. lovely, as usual!!!! you are a detail gal!!!!!!

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  56. Love the detail!!! So pretty!

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  57. The hydrangea looks so pretty against the white. Love the colors you acheived for the petals! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  58. i love your hydrangea card! looks like a lot of work but your explanation makes it seem not so much! great coloring too!

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  59. Those little blossoms with the pearl dot add so much dimension to your card - lovely!

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  60. Swoon, Dina! Finally a beautiful hydrangea die! Love it!

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  61. Wowsers Dina! Your tutorial is awesome! Love the inked paper and your detail is stunning!

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  62. Love this card and thanks for showing how

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  63. Hydrangea is one of my fav flowers and this one is really gorgeous. Great directions. I also really like the white on white BG.

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  64. What a beautiful card! Love, love love Hydrangeas. The colors and pearls make the flowers look so so real and alive against the white background. Love so many of the IO flower dies, would be hard to choose. Thank you for sharing this technique and a wonderful card.

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  65. What a beautiful hydrangea. Thank you for sharing your technique. I love texture and color. But then I love all you work!

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  66. Love this hydrangea the texture and color are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your techniques! Just love your works of art!

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  67. Absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

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  68. This is one of my favorite color combinations and one of favorite flowers. It is done so beautifully. What lessons I learn as I get to see the samples of all the beautiful cards people make. Thank you so much for doing this and for the tutorials for them.

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  69. I love hydrangeas and these are the best I have seen from any die or punch. Love the way you blended the colors and created a beautiful card.

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