Impression Obsession

Christmas in July – Day 6

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! The theme for this fortnight is ‘maxi white space’ with the optional twist of Christmas in July. Our sponsor is The Ink Road

If you’ve visited my blog this week, you’ll know that I’m doing ‘Christmas in July’ this month, so the optional twist was perfect for me!

I’m currently playing catch up and therefore this is my card for Day 6 of my Christmas in July and Day 22 of the colouring challenge. I embossed a cute little image from Impression Obsession and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints. I then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Shona from Twine Around – she has some fabulous cards on her blog, so please do check them out too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase of birthday wishes

Hi friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used a die from an Impression Obsession vase die set that I picked up during the Dies-to-Die For Easter sale. I’m really looking forward to using all of those dies over the next few weeks! The funky stems are all from Simply Graphic.

Once I’d assembled my card, I added a small tag with a stamped Hero Arts sentiment and a few of my new Nuvo Summer Sunrise glitter drops. The glitter drops are a lovely subtle warm orange, but a little too subtle for this card as I really wanted to coordinate with the orange die cut. To get the deeper colour, I just added a dot of coloured pencil where I wanted to position each Nuvo drop – that gave me just the extra splash of colour that I was after!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly birthday wishes

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing the super quick card I made for the current Freshly Made sketches challenge.

I created a stencil using a Reverse Confetti die and then blended some Distress Oxide ink over the base card.

I then used Impression Obsession butterfly dies to cut a background panel that I created sometime ago using more Distress Oxide inks.

To finish off my quick card, I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment – and resisted the urge to cover the card in bling!!

I’m also entering this into the current Time Out challenge where the theme is ‘birthday wishes’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Heart stems

Hello friends!

I am so honoured to be the Guest Designer over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week.

There’s a fabulous new sketch to play with – I had a lot of fun coming up with my card!

I cut four thin strips of cardstock to create an ombre-effect base. I then cut the Impression Obsession heart stems and added four of them to my card. Finally I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my take on the sketch.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy 2019

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge.

I used a sketch to create a card for my dear dad – and I included glitter card and glitter nuvo drops! The only time of year that I can use glitter on his card!

I embossed an old wood-mounted stamp by Impression Obsession – I’m determined to use my wood-mounted stamps more frequently this year!

I also used an embossing folder I got from Michaels last April.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Pumpkin’s Advice

Good morning everyone!

This week’s colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge is very me – rust, dark teal and cream! It also feels quite autumnal so I decided to ink up my Penny Black pumpkins stamp again. I only ever seem to use it at this time of year (here’s how I used it last year) which is a shame because it is so fun to colour.

I coloured the pumpkins using distress ink (rusty hinge and fired brink) and then masked them off before I stamped an Impression Obsession background stamp using Stazon teal ink. I embossed a sentiment from Riley and Co and finished off the card with a few Nuvo drops and some stickles!

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black holiday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.