Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's All About the Dies!

Hi all! Have you seen the wonderful new dies in the Impression Obsession online store? Well, if you haven't -- the IO design team is putting on quite the show for the rest of this week, giving you a peek at some of the new offerings and all the fun ways you can use them! It's an All About The Dies Blog Hop -- just for you!

On to my creation!

I have always loved this tree stamp and when I saw there was a die to match? Squeal! What fun to add that kind of dimension on a card and not have to cut it all by hand? That's divine! The stamp is from a set called Solid Tree. I stamped in brown (Memento Rich Cocoa ink) and then die cut using the Bare Tree Die. Before I attached my tree to my card front, I did trace out where some of the branches would fall so I could add some little leaves for color. (That stamp is also in the Solid Tree set) I stamped in green (Pistachio Memento Ink) and then colored them with Copic markers (G40 and G43). The sentiment is from one of my favorite IO clear stamp sets called Build-A-Tree.  The papers are Stampin' Up, add some crochet lace, twine with a button and some stitching and.. ta da! 

Here's a close up....


Want a chance to win three dies of your choice? All you have to do is comment on each designer's blog today. We'll be hopping each day through Friday and so.. you'll have three chances to win! You can CLICK HERE to  read all the official rules!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with another post tomorrow that's... "All about the Dies!" So, be sure to check back. I'd love to see you again! ;-) Have a fabulous and creative day!


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42 comments:

Jacqui said...

Now this is a must have die for sure. I love the card. What a perfect card for a close friend.
Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card...love how you used the tree. Jan D., Florida

Anesha said...

Lovely elegant card, love it!

Karen said...

love it!

Paula Huiras said...

Love the tree-a must have die.
PH

Stephanie said...

This is really pretty. I think I'm obsessed with this tree die. Love it.

Rufred said...

What a very versatile die...love this one!

Miranda said...

This is a lovely tree and you've made a great card with it! warm greet Miranda

Darla said...

LOVE your tree! Your card is just simply gorgeous!

Kathy Lund said...

I couldn't visualize how to use that tree, until I saw your blog! I love your card. And adding the leaves behind the tree gives it such great dimension. Thanks!

Craftyfield said...

Love the color scheme, the background paper and of course the beautiful Tree die !

Paula said...

lovely winter tree, pretty card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! Love the matching stamp/tree. That tree die is wonderful!

Kelly said...

Lovely card and perfect sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila Palm said...

this one of my favorite dies...so versatile

pajarita said...

I just love the snow effect on the tree!...

Lynn said...

So very pretty! Love the leaves you added.

Pattie J. said...

a beautiful elegant card. I love this tree, in fact I love trees. so expressive, your added lace and twine is a special touch. just beautiful and elegant...thanks for sharing.

Debbie Stickler said...

Trees are for every season. I love them. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

I love tree cards and this one is wonderful. I'm really enjoying everyone's use of the new dies. They're great.

Chrisi said...

I love your interpretation .. so elegant.

lisa808 said...

Love the neutral colors, sponged die cut, and fab tree!

RachelB said...

Beautiful card!

jane kennedy said...

I love this tree too! Beautiful card!

Kittie said...

Julie, this is beautiful. I love the scant leaves in the background of the branches.

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Julie! I think I have that build a tree set! Amazing how easy it is to forget what you own! I love this tree stamp and die though... and how creative you were with the leaves! TFS!

Ellen said...

Love the way you stamped the leaves behind the tree! Fantastic card!

Gvendalen said...

This is gorgeous!! Helena xx

Sue D said...

What a great card and great die to use with this lovely tree.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! I have admired the tree die, but didn't realize it matched a stamp... great set! Very versatile!
DeniseB

andrea said...

Lovely card, the die is so delicate and the embellishments are perfect!

kathy s said...

I have been looking for a tree die and wow this has a stamp to match- bonus - great card love the way you put the leaves on before the tree- great card- Thanks for sharing

Katie said...

Really cool card! This is a great tree! I don't have this stamp set. I love your card design and how you stamped the leaves on the mat to the right. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

ooooohhhh, I can never get these letters right the first time, and I am not a robot.

Barbara said...

Wow! That is a fabulous card! It's simple and elegant!

denise g. said...

This is divine! LOVE your tree and the colors are perfect. You are always an inspiration to me, dear Julie.

Glenda said...

Your card with the tree was simple yet elegant. Thanks so much!!

Kelli Hull said...

Oh that tree is beautiful! I agree with the cutting it out... BLECH! Lol

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful card! I love that tree die!

Carmen said...

I love the tree die, it is so super cute. You did a great job in your card, love it.

Shona said...

This card is gorgeous. I think the subtle colour palette projects serenity. LOVE IT !!

karen adams said...

nice card!