Friday, March 4, 2016

Impression Obsession + Ken Oliver Crafts Blog Hop



Hello everyone and welcome to the Ken Oliver Crafts/Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

You may have joined me from Anna Wight's blog, but please be sure to check out all the inspiring bloggers participating in the hop. You'll find a complete list including links at the bottom of this post. 





I was so excited to work with a charming set of stamps and matching dies from Impression Obsession! I created a sweet card featuring the No Place Like Home Clear Stamps, Bird Dies, and the Fence Die.



I absolutely adore the new Stitched Water Media Greeting Cards from Ken Oliver Crafts and of course the always amazing Color Burst! I used a mix of Lime Green and Terre Verte for grass, Ultramarine Blue for the sky, and Orange for the sweet little chickadees. A tiny drop of the new Platinum Liquid Metals added a lovely bit of shimmer to the birds.





 I was a bit puzzled as to how I could align the stamped images with the matching dies. I found a wonderful tutorial on the Impression Obsession site here. But it suddenly occurred to me that I could simply stack a clear stamp block on top of the dies and then position the clear stamps right over them. I stamped the chickadee images onto a piece of Ken Oliver Water-Media Paper and used a bit of tape to hold the dies in place as I ran the stack through my cutting machine.


Of course no project is complete for me without a bit of vintage book text! I found the definition for "nest" in an old dictionary and glued it to the bottom of the card. I found a lovely scrap of handmade paper and stamped the nest image onto it and then cut it out with some sharp detail scissors. I love the texture that the handmade paper adds! A brown kraft label from my stash stamped with the "There's no place like home" stamp added the finishing touch to my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining me for the hop! If you want to win some prizes here's all the details:


The hop will run for 2 days (3/4/16 - 3/5/16) with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs each day at 8am EST. Visit the fabulous designers from both team’s blogs and leave a comment (please only one comment per person/ per blog) for a chance to win! Winners will randomly be chosen and announced on Monday March 7th
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
Ken Oliver Crafts will be giving away a set of Color Burst AND
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificates to two lucky winners!
Making the prize package a retail value of $60 a day!!!



Comment entries will be open until 9pm EST on Sunday March 6th and all winners will be announced Monday March 7th on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs. 

 Kimberly Jones (You are here!)


Saturday - March 5th 

95 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you and so love your little birds. Great

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  2. What a sweet card - thanks so much for sharing your artwork and how you made it!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Maureen! Glad you stopped by the blog!

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  3. This is a beautiful card! The background colors are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Michael! Color Burst makes it so easy to create beautiful backgrounds!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Giovana!

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  5. I love how vibrant these colors are. And what a fantastic addition your text is! Love that idea!

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  6. So very pretty! All these gorgeous cards are makin me wish it was spring right now!

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  7. very cute spring card! i love the color burst piece layered on kraft cs...really pops the colors. and nice tip on how to place little stamps over ides!
    sandyh

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  8. Love the stamped/die cut birds and the shimmer of the platinum color bursts

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  9. Love the beautiful scene you created with the Color Bursts and the beautiful stamps and dies! The fence die is fabulous! Awesome colors... love the sky and grass! Did not know about the Stitched Water Media Greeting Cards! I'm anxious to try those out!

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  10. The colors are so pretty! The cards is sweet with the birds!

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  11. Love the stamp set. The birds are so cute. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

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  12. Wonderful scene you created. Thanks for the inspiration

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  13. I love your card! The background colours and how you applied them look beautiful and I love your 2 adorable birds. I am happy to have found your blog through this hop. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation!

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  14. What a lovely use of Color Burst. Color Burst is such a versatile product. Can't wait to use the new colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Love your scene. Such lovely color and mood set.

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  16. AH love the birds. Great job

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  17. Your colors are fabulous! Love those sweet little birdies and the nest!

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  18. Pretty Colorful card love your background.

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  19. Great card - Love the layers and I just love the fence. Thanks for sharing

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  20. VERY SWEET!!! I LOOOOOVE the effects the Color Burst Product leaves! It's VERY VERSITILE in what you can do with them, I'm seeing!!! LOOOOOVE THEM!!!! ;)

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  21. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. How cute is this little fence and those cute spring birds! Beautiful color in the background, Im telling you these color burst just really make cards come to life! I sure wish I had some!!!!!

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  23. Awesome card! Love the addition of the book text. I think I have this stamp set, I will have to check. Your card looks awesome. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  24. Great card! Love the birds and colors!

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  25. Beautiful colors and scene you created. i like the book text too.

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  26. Those bids are too cute! Love the nest definition too

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  27. Love the color intensity here!

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  28. The color bursts are wonderful paired up with IO stamps! I especially love your birds colored with the new metallic Color Bursts!

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  29. A sweet little springtime scene with gorgeous splashes of color!

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  30. Lovely , pretty card, the textured grass looks great!

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  31. Your wright...there is no place like home!!! nice card!!

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  32. I can't wait to get some of these colors. All I do is water color paints on my stuff and it would be fun to use these products. You've inspired me so much!

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  33. Love those vibrant colors ... such a happy card

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  34. Beautiful card!! Love birdies!!!!

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  35. I love how many techniques you included on this card - stamping, watercoloring, stitching, cut file. It's beautiful.

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  36. Your card is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Great job!!!

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  37. Love the thought that went into making this card....a color burst, some pop of color with some shimmer, add beautiful little chickadees and give it a touch of vintage makes it perfect card to give.

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  38. Color Burst is perfect for a sky background!

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  39. Very pretty card. Love the birds and love finding nests.

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  40. Oh this card makes me yearn for spring! Very sweet.

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  41. I love the sweet birds and you did a wonderful job coloring!

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  42. Nice card. Thanks for sharing your tip on aligning the bird.

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  43. Cute card. I couldn't follow the link to the card bases, but I gather that they're pre-stitched? Well, that's easy! I also had a good time looking at some of the rest of your blog.

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  44. Your scene is precious and I love the definition addition!!

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  45. Lovely Spring scene on your card with the nesting chickadees, the fab fence die, and the details you added. The Color Burst give it a pure colorful background to arrange the images, etc. Great card. tHanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  46. Kimberly...I am a bird lover..so I immediately "LOVED" your card.
    I am loving all these projects that are used with Color Burst. I am really wanting to give it a go...It looks like you can use it on any project! LoVe!

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  47. Pretty sky and my favorite birds on a lovely fence. Can't get any better.

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  48. I have never thought to use the color burst for the sky and grass. I just started using them and I have only seen them used as multi-colored back grounds. Thanks for sharing you adorable card

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  49. Thank you for sharing how you used the Color Burst and Liquid Metals products. This blog hop is making me want them right away!! Love your sweet little birdies.

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  50. Love your card it is very pretty.

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  51. Love your background! Makes those little birdies pop right off the page.

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  52. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Lovely interpretation of the use of color bursts. These are fabulous products and the versatility of them is a big plus. Gotta love 'em!

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  54. I love your card! You used my favorite chickadee stamps & dies!

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  55. Beautiful card. Love your background, it's so pretty.

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  56. Great card love the bright colors!

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  57. Cute card! Great coloring of the sky & grass with the color burst!

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  58. I love your card! How did you do the background without getting color all over the craft card base?

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  59. Very sweet card and I love how you've included a nest. x

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  60. Such beautiful birds - and how inspired to include the definition of a nest!

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  61. Love these little birds and your use of color! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Never thought to use them to wash the background. Thanks!

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  63. Now, I will have to try the liquid metals. It adds a great touch to the birds.

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  64. I so enjoy finding new blogs with so much talent via the blog hops. So glad you participated your card is awesome. God bless

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  65. Very sweet card. I love the nest you built and the lovely fence. The color burst background is brilliant.

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  66. AWESOME! I love how your used old book text! I absolutely love how the Color Burst moves and blends!

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  67. What a pretty card! I love the idea of using dictionary definitions! Beautiful coloring, too.

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