Tuesday, March 19, 2013

All About the Dies... Day 1!


If you're a fan of Impression Obsession, you know IO has been up to some creative fun with so many new dies! If you want to take a peek at all that is in the store, just head HERE!

Today the design team is showing off a bit of what you can do with these new dies.For the next three days, in fact, you can get a ton of ideas with out All About The Dies Hop! You'll even have chances to win three dies of your choice... so stay tuned to find out how!

On to my creation!
I have no idea why but when I see a butterfly, I see orange! I guess to me, there are only monarch butterflies in the world! ;-) I knew though, when we had this hop, I had to make my first card with this beautiful die set called Fancy Butterfly. It's a two layer die -- one for the base and one for all that fabulous detail!   I also used THIS die called Circle Shaker Frame Die as my "frame" for my main image. I layered it up with a cut circle that I had embossed and then.... matted it all up with different scraps of decorative paper. The lacy bottom that you can see below is also a die called Border Duo 1 Die Set -- yes you get 2 dies for just $15! I love these border dies because you just run it through your machine and there is nothing to line up like you have to do on a punch -- so easy!


And, here's a close up of that pretty butterfly!!


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!

  • Starting today through March 21, 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 each day. 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!



Thanks for stopping by my place today! I'll be back tomorrow with.... All About The Dies Day 2! See you then!

~Julie


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53 comments:

di said...

Love your color combination - and of course I love butterflies.

stamping sue said...

Fantastic butterfly card...really like the orange and black color combo.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Barb Green said...

A very dramatic card

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card! I love the contrast of the orange with the blue.

Cherylynn said...

Keep using oranfe for butterflies. This one is stunning!

Else49 said...

Love this card. Love the colours and the simplicity of the card. Thank you for sharing.

Deloris said...

Lovely card!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the color combo and that butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win
Marilyn

Jackie said...

I absolutely love the color combination on this card. That butterfly is stunning.

Cheryl First said...

This has a gorgeous color combination! Love it!

Janet L. said...

Great card! It makes me think spring is coming soon and I'm more than ready!! What a perfect butterfly die!

Craftyfield said...

The color combo sure has a lot of impact. Beautiful!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great colors, great layout. Simply stunning. Love it.

linda said...

very pretty! the colours are versatile enough to work for spring or fall.

Robin Sachs said...

I really love your butterfly card. Just beautiful!

Diane said...

Beautiful butterfly and beautiful card!!

Miranda said...

Wow this is a gorgeous combination, one of my favorites! greet Miranda

Karenladd said...

Absolutely beautiful! That butterfly die is one of my favorites and looks perfect on your card!

Chrisi said...

TOO funny - i rarely use orange and you showed it off perfectly!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Wow! this is just gorgeous! I love the butterfly and that beautiful embossed background!

Jayne said...

The butterflies are my favorites. Soo pretty.

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card!! I'm always crazy for butterfly dies. This one is so pretty.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design & colours. The buttefly die is awesome. Have a great day, Shirleyx

SHartl said...

What a beautiful and elegant card!

Gailanne said...

Beautiful card---love the new dies.

Kelly said...

Striking Colors! Wow! Your card is stunning. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous detail on that pretty butterfly die! Beautiful card... love the layers!

Shona said...

Lovely ! The butterfly is gorgeous on this card.

lisa808 said...

Pretty butterfly die.

Christine Kiehl said...

Julie, I love the colors you used with the butterfly and the shot of light blue at the bottom. Fantastic

Amy McCue said...

I love the butterflies!

Suzette said...

I would love to get that butterfly die!!! Very nice card!!

Anonymous said...

Just stunning! I love the rich colors you chose and those patterns! Well done! Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love your butterfly,that die is on my wish list...scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I am in love with this butterfly die. Your colors are marvelous.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous striking card with the black butterfly on the bright background.

Sue D said...

Very striking with the black against the orange.

Anonymous said...

Lucky for me you still let random, quirky, anonymous people comment! This is STUNNING! Yes, monarchs are the most common around here and so I totally understand why your butterflies are only orange. LOVE all the texture in your layers. So pretty and summer-y. Thanks for the day brightener. denise g.

Stacy B said...

I love that butterfly and I think it looks perfect in orange. Great card.

Lynne said...

Lovely rich colors beautiful butterfly

Katie said...

Great card!! Love your dramatic butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Pattie J. said...

gorgeous butterfly, and the excellent background texture to bring in to focus. Love the frame, and the lace die for the added touch of beauty.

SherylH said...

Oh my, am really loving the fancy butterfly die! Love your choice of colours.

MariaR said...

WOW! What a gorgeous color combination! Love all the textures and the colors really pop!

hopefulcrafter said...

Your card is very pretty and I really like your color choices.

Cheryl said...

This is stunning! I love the beautiful butterfly die and it's so pretty against that bright orange. I really like that strip of teal, too.

Sue said...

You really make me want to create a card using those 3 color combinations. Great butterfly and card, Julie.

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Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Hi Julie....gorgeous card. I stopped by yesterday but you weren't at home...haha I left a comment on the main blog, but saw later in the day that you had posted. These papers are strikingly beautiful.

Antonella said...

What a beautiful card, the black butterfly against those deep reddish oranges is stunning! I had to stop back today, because I missed this yesterday.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Ravengirl said...

I love your orange butterflies! Keep on making them!

Anonymous said...

Julie, what eyesnapping butterfly work, IO style! Charming circle border, IO crafty! Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo


Anonymous said...

Let 'em fly, those IO dies! Beauties!
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