Thursday, March 21, 2013

All About The Dies Challenge!

Hi all! Well, the Impression Obsession Design team took a few days to show off some of the fun creativity you can have when you pair a little paper with some of the brand new dies from Impression Obsession. Hope you had fun seeing all the possibilities! If you want to take a peek at all that is in the store, just head HERE!

If you have some of IO's dies, well, today is FOR YOU! The DT is ushering in a challenge that is ALL About The Dies! If you play along, there is a $25 gift certificate on the line! Don't have any dies? Well, stay tuned, coming up later in this post, I will tell you how you can win some!

On to my creation! Oh goodness -- do these dies have a TON of potential!
Do you see which ones I am talking about? They look like this...

And, can create things like this.....


After you cut out the flowers, you take the end that does not have the circle on it and you roll the flower inward, making sure that the color you want to be your main color is in the center. Take a glue dot, place it on the circle end and that is secured at the bottom of the flower and holds it all together! Easy peasy! I used the Spiral Daisy and the Spiral Flowers and then paired them up with the Leaf Cluster and the Branch Die. I actually cut apart the branch die cut to serve as my larger leaves. See?

I added a sentiment -- This Day -- in black ink on a sponged die cut frame and... almost finished! I know you would never know it but this was really a quick card. I had rolled some of the flowers as I watched TV one night. So, that part was already done. Add some patterned paper, some washi tape, a bit of stitching and.. ta da! Done!
And that, my friends is it!  Now, for some more creative inspiration, hop on over and see the rest of the IO DT!

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

How to Win!

  • Start at the IO blog HERE and hop to visit and comment on each designer's post. 
  • One lucky winner will be drawn from those comments by 10PM EST. Winner will get 3 die sets of their choice and will be announced the next day!
  • You can also participate in the All About the Dies Challenge! Simply use all IO Dies or stamps - you have until Wednesday, March 27th at 10PM EST! Winner gets a $25 Gift Certificate for use in IO's on-line store. You'll have to link up your creation on the IO blog on March 21st using the linky widget!
Hope you had fun with the IO gals this week seeing all the fun things you can do with Impression Obsession's new dies! See you back here soon! 
 
~Julie


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59 comments:

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!! Those flowers sure are cool, but I doubt the postal service would treat them well. Wonderful colors, especially that pink sponging. Love the bow and the ledger paper, too. You did a great job showcasing the IO dies.
denise g.

Jayne said...

Those flower dies are so cool. Love your card.

Antonella said...

Such a pretty card, I love the pinks and spring colors you have added to your card and the flowers!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Paula Huiras said...

Beautiful and thanks for showing how the die works.
PH

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love the flowers and the quote. Have a great day, Shirley

Stacy B said...

This card is terrific and that saying is perfect. I love the rolled flowers, they look incredible!

Becky said...

What a beautiful card! Gorgeous colors and I love all those beautiful flowers.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love your flowers,they are awesome...

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this card those flowers are beautiful . May have to get those dies

Anonymous said...

Love these little flowers...great dies. Great card!! Jan D., Florida

Sabrina said...

Oh your flowers are just as gorgeous as your card!!

lisa808 said...

I 'adore' your gorgeous card!

Margie said...

I love those rolled flowers, so pretty!

Craftyfield said...

Delightful ! Cheerful, feminine and full of the joy of spring.

Ravengirl said...

Those flower dies are cute! I have never tried them because I thought they looked to hard to make, maybe not?

Cheryl W said...

What awesome dies! Love how those rolled flowers dress up your card.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful!

Diane said...

Pretty~Pretty~Pretty!!! I love the flower dies, most of all...guess its because I am a gardener!!

pam said...

pretty card! those flower dies are incredible!

Kristy Tyra said...

I love, love, love the flowers!

pam said...

very pretty card.. the flower dies are incredible

Cherylynn said...

One word = yummy! Love your flowers and the entire card!

Tami B. said...

Beautiful card and what a wonderful sentiment!

hopefulcrafter said...

Your card is very pretty, love the flowers and the colors you used.

Pattie J. said...

Don't you just love how these dies, make such beautiful flowers, and brings spring an color to your card? it sure did, love that sentiment and gorgeous bow.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love all those spiral flowers! Adds such a great dimension to the card!

Chrisi said...

that is fast becoming my fave die -

Lin said...

What beautiful floral embellishments, Julie!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra said...

very pretty love the flowers.
Sandra ltb

Christine Kiehl said...

HAHA, 4 am and you you made it sound so easy peasy! You are darling! And....so is your card that you created to share on hop day three. Thank you so much for all you crafted and shared with us March hoppers. Was a delight.

Barb said...

Very beautiful. I see I'm going to have to get those spiral flower dies!

Colorado Crafter said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Ever since I first saw those spiral flowers dies I knew I had to have them! Now, I'm waiting for the money fairy to bestow some shopping cash on me so I can buy them! :)

Robin Sachs said...

Beautiful card! Absolutely love the flowers dies, Cannot wait to buy them,

Deloris said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colors and the pretty paper you used! And those dies are fabulous!

conil said...

Your recipient would be so touched by the effort you put into this lovely card.

Lynn Hardy said...

What a brilliant card! I'd love to try making some of those rolled flowers.

linda said...

beautiful! i love the sponging, colours and the dimension of the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the new dies and the flowers you made with them, also the butterfly card is beautiful. Mary L Schreiber

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! I love how you added color to the die, great design!

Karenladd said...

Absolutely exquisite!! I love those flowers and am now thinking that I need to get this die!! Everything about your card is so beautiful!

RachelB said...

Very pretty

Sue said...

Well this doesn't look like an easy card as there are so many parts to it. Good idea to have some flowers made up in advance.

SHartl said...

I just love this beautiful card with all the flowers and gorgeous colors!

Katie said...

So pretty and bright! I love your little bouquets!! Wonderful card!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers! Pretty card!

Susan said...

Gorgeous!! Beautiful job with the flowers....Hope it's as easy as you make as you make it sound!
Loved your use of the leaves and branches as well. Just lovely!!
Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
Sue Brailey

Amy McCue said...

I love the tiny flowers. It is hard to mail the large ones. Really cute.

Shona said...

Gorgeous! Love those flower dies and you used them beautifully!

Jenny said...

OMG! I love, love, love flowers! This is sooo soft & sweet! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mary said...

Very cool flowers. Love all the petals.

Greta said...

Oh I love your flowers & card!

SherylH said...

So pretty -- those flowers look wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Do you ever have a bad card? This is so pretty! Love the flowers. Love the colors you chose too. Just so pretty and spring-like.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

MariaR said...

Love the flowers! Hard to believe that that swirly die creates such beautiful flowers.

Jo4Him said...

Cute card; the flowers are great. Thanks for sharing

maz said...

Love your ideas and work.

Ann said...

Love the flowers fom the dies the different shapes and textures are so pretty TFS

Anonymous said...

Now that's a flexible die accomodating all our oval and circular diecutting! Great sponging color of elegant splashes of joy lift viewer eyes and hearts. Thanks for the exampling around IO dies.
mt23stamperatyahoo

Sparkly Engineer said...

You absolutely show cased the dies beautifully in this lovely card.