Thursday, September 18, 2014

{ Technique Tuesday blog hop }

This is my second blog post today. See my Impression Obsession card below.

Hello and welcome to Technique Tuesday blog hop.  We are showcasing some new stamps from our Summer release.

I created my card using a new stamp set called Christmas Cheer.

Happy Holidays by Daniela Dobson

I just love the font in this stamp set. I heat embossed “happy holidays” on vellum with white embossing powder. Then, I heat embossed the stars and hearts right under it with red embossing powder. You can’t tell in the photo, but the red embossing powder sparkles. I got it many years ago at a stamp convention. The little holy berries are colored with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft big brush markers and stamped.

I used a brand new collection from Elle’s Studio called Good Cheer. It will be available in the store soon.

Happy holidays close by Daniela Dobson

I used Mojo Monday 363 for this card.


***Leave a comment on this post by September 20th midnight EST for a chance to win this stamp set.***

Everything Jolly

Hop along to see what the other DT members created.  They are all giving away a stamp set of their choice.

Daniela ------> you are here

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge–Square cards}

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Square cards!

Our challenge starts today, September 18, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, September 24, at 10 PM.

Create a new project using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between September 18- 24. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Here is my card.

Thankful by Daniela Dobson

I die cut the pumpkin from polka dot paper and added some watercolor and chalk. I wanted to give it some dimension. The tag that I created and cut with the Silhouette is stamped with my favorite Wood Grain cover-a-card background stamp.

I layered several different chipboard stickers from my old stash again, American Crafts and Sassafras Lass.  If you are looking for Sassafras Lass Emma’s Paperie has some in their store. I splattered the card with some paint. The sentiment is from our new So Very Thankful stamp set by Kalani Allred. I liked the card inspiration from The Cutting Edge challenge 10 with all the layers and created lots of layers on this card.

Thankful close  by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me. Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created.

I hope you play along.

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson -------> you are here
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

The Cutting Edge challenge 10

Sunday, September 14, 2014

{ Thankful for you and free Silhouette cut files }

The winner from my stamps giveaway never claimed the prize so I picked a new winner - Sue VanDeVusse!

I saw a cute, fall kit posted on Instagram from Martha Bonneau and I wanted it. They sold out pretty fast. She has several different ones in her shop if anyone is interested. I love fall colors and to my surprise, I don’t have many fall items. I looked through several drawers of “old” stuff and found some items I could use on this card. By old stuff, I mean, old. Making Memories Autumn Splendor glitter spiral journal book circa 2009 and 7Gypsies Frames & Tags, circa 2007.

Grateful by Daniela Dobson

I added bits and pieces from her kit and decided I wanted a pocket with a tag. I didn’t have anything like that so I made my own in Silhouette Studio. I used the Gift Card Holder as a starting point and changed some things around. See bottom of this post for a free download.

The leaf, sentiment and leaf die are from Technique Tuesday I Give Thanks stamp set and I Give Thanks - DIY Steel Die.

Grateful close by Daniela Dobson

This is what it looks like with the tag pulled out a but. It has a decorative top. I made several different ones. The alpha stickers are from Elle’s Studio.

Grateful tag by Daniela Dobson

***These Silhouette Studio files are created by me, and are for personal use only. If you use my designs, please give proper credit and link back to my blog and/or original file.***

Click on photo to download files

Pocket with tags by Daniela Dobson

There are 4 tags that fit into the pocket. The one without the hole can have a tab added or a piece of ribbon stapled. The rectangle one on the far right can be used as a liner for the tag pocket base. I will make another project so you can see it in action.

I hope you like it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

{ Exclusive September kit from Elle’s Studio }

Exclusive September is ready for purchase now.

Design team gallery is FULL of brand new inspiration just for you. You can bookmark your favorites, leave comments and see close ups of our design team’s projects in our gallery. Visit Elle’s Studio Blog for links to other Contributing DT members.

Here is what I created with the September kit, stamps and cut files.

I had lots of fun with this kit.

Remember this by Daniela Dobson

I cut the circle file with my Silhouette Cameo. This is the original size and it matches the cork one. I used yellow cardstock because I have lots of yellow for some reason. Anyway, I primed my white cardstock with gesso and after it was dry I taped down the template.

Elle's Sutdio circle cut file mask Daniela Dobson

I used Whipped Spackle from Faber Castell Design Memory craft to add texture. The whipped spackle is just like modeling paste, except it’s very light. You can even see that I ripped the paper when I removed the tape. Not to worry.

Whipped Spackle Daniela Dobson

I painted around all the spackle with watercolor paints. Simple as that. I stitched the paper down because it was warped from the water. I used plain, cheap cardstock from Michaels. I used My Favorite Stamp set to stamp the circles in back ink.

Remember this close 1 by Daniela Dobson

I added these fun Fancy Pants buttons and enamel dots I got from Emma’s Paperie. The cork hearts are one of the miscellaneous bits that are available for purchase. I cut the stack of books from one of the tags and adhered it to the layout with 3D Foam Squares from Therm O Web. I couldn’t find a place for the full tag so this was perfect.

Remember this close 2 by Daniela Dobson

I tucked several hand drawn circles and leaves I created in Silhouette Studio. I stamped around the page with slanted lines stamp in orange and green ink. This is such a fun kit!!  I love it.

Remember this close 3 by Daniela Dobson

*It is available today, on the 10th, for $9.99 and then the price goes to $11.99 at midnight PST.*
*The kit is exclusive to Elle’s Studio and a limited edition – once the kit is sold out it is gone for ever!*

September Kit:
September Cut Files:
My Favorites Stamp Set:
Miscellaneous Cork Bits:
Cork Circle Mat:
Halloween Ephemera Pack:




Have a great Wednesday!