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New Impression Obsession Challenge and a MISTI Background Technique

New Impression Obsession Challenge – I Love You Man!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

I used CC163 Cover-a-Card Watches & Keys, MC656 Thankful clear set DIE388-Thankful die along with my MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) for today’s project.

Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

Since this was a big background stamp I used tape on the corners of my card to keep it in place on my MISTI tool. I inked the stamp with brown ink and then added some blue ink with a blending tool before background (CC163 Cover-a-Card Watches & Keys). I inked and stamped a couple times to get a nice blend in the colors.1 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I added a few swipes of white acrylic paint (with my finger) along the card. Set aside and let dry completely.5 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I created a panel by swiping the same brown and blue ink onto cardstock.3 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I die cut the DIE388-Thankful die with my Big Shot.4 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

To finish my card I stamped “for you” and then added the Thankful die cut.6 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

Today’s hop list:

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Karen Amidon
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett


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MISTI May-nia! Win a MISTI!!!

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Iliana at My Sweet Petunia  is doing something crazy good all month long… she is giving away a Mini MISTI every single day in May! Holy Cow!

We have a great line up of awesome bloggers participating in this amazing event and today is my day to give one away and I am so excited!

I will be choosing a random Mini MISTI winner from all comments between today and  Friday May 13th at Midnight CT. One comment per person please. I will announce the winner on Saturday May 14th.

Today’s project uses stamps and dies from Concord & 9th (Birdie Banners and Friend Like You die), Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst and my Mini MISTI .

Freinds Jeanne_Streiff

I started out by die cutting watercolor paper (smooth side) with Concord & 9th’s Friend Like You die. Then I played around with placement a bit on my  Mini MISTI  and then stamped the birds in archival ink.2 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

Next I watercolored with Color Burst and a water brush. After I was done I didn’t like the birds in red… no problem. 3 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

I had some watercolor paper left over from another project already painted with Turquoise Color Burst . I positioned my birds onto the painted paper in spots that I liked and stamped in archival ink. This was the rough side of watercolor paper so I was able to go back a couple times a restamp the image with my handy dandy Mini MISTI until I had a perfect image.4 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

I cut out (old school with scissors) and added my pretty blue birds on top of the red birds… ah much better!5 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

To finish off my card I attached the centers of the letters and touched it up with a little paint in those spots. Can you tell I create as I go? I had originally planned to leave the centers open but changed my mind at the end. Friends KO Jeanne_Streiff

Check out the other MISTI May-NIA posts!

May 01 – My Sweet Petunia
May 01 – Ilina Crouse
May 02 – Lydia Fiedler
May 02 – Virginia Lu
May 03 – Jana Millen
May 04 – Carissa Wiley
May 05 – Maureen Wong
May 05 – Simon Hurley
May 06 – Laurel Beard
May 06 – Catherine Pooler
May 07 – Laura Sterckx
May 07 – My Favorite Things
May 08 – Laura Bassen

                    ***May 09 – Jeanne Streiff*** you are here!

Impression Obsession Summer Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Release Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful projects to share AND PRIZES to give away! The hop will run for 2 days (5/2/16 – 5/3/16) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blogs each day. Visit the fabulous Design Team Blogs on the list below (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of  TWO Impression Obsession Gift Certificates!

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificates to two lucky winners!

Comment entries (both days) will be open until 9pm EST on Thursday May 5th.

 All winners will be announced Monday May 6th on the Impression Obsession Blog

My card uses E13447 Flag Crew Silhouette

Flag Jeanne_Streiff

I used Color Burst  from Ken Oliver Crafts to make my background along with brown ink and some white paint spatters.1 Flag Jeanne_Streiff

Hop list:

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

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