Monday, May 4, 2009

Impressibilites by Spellbinders

Hi friends! I am alive! We're finally kind of getting settled...kind of! We learned that the boat with our goods is on it's way through the Panama Canal! Yippy, it's getting closer!! I've been running like a crazy woman...but now I've got myself ready to get stampin' again...YEA! Since I was MIA last week, I decided to post three cards today! I've had a great time working with the new Impressabilites from Spellbinders! They are such a fun new product! If you love Nestabilities, you'll LOVE the Impressibilities too!

Here are few fun ways to use them! For this first card, I acutally cut what I wanted out of the stencil. How fun is that!? I love that you can use either the whole stencil or just cut out pieces! Fun, fun, fun! I started out embossing the baja breeze paper--which is actually the back side of patterned paper-the back of the design I used for the accordian flower(paper by amy butler). I ran it through the Wizard Die Cut Machine, and was SO excited to see how perfect this embossed image was! It was just what I wanted! Next, I made my cardbase from Kiwi Kiss cardstock, then added a chocoate chip layer and then put my embossed paper down.

I made my flower by cutting a 1x12" strip of patterned paper and scored it at every 1/2". I folded it like a fan and then used sticky strip to attach the ends and made a circle. I pushed the inner edge of the circle together, and as it came together, this lovely little flower was born! I used some sticky strip to attatch it to my card--and it helped keep the center together. I used sticky strip on my button to keep the center together too! The rubon is from the Chit Chat rubon set.

This next card was really fun! I love this patterned paper by Amy Butler--can you tell!? It's my perfect color combination!! I started my card by cutting the white square with my Nestabilites--and Wizard die cut machine. After it was cut, I embossed with my Impressabilities. I left the square in the metal die and then added my flower Impressabilites and tan embossing mat and ran it through the Wizard again. Perfection! I know you can't see the embossing that clearly in the photo-but it looks so cool!! I mounted my embossed layer on some chocolate chip cardstock and then added my rubon(also from the Chit Chat rub-on pack).

My card is a chocolate chip base with a simpler layer of beautiful paper. Before I added my patterned paper to the card base, I added my baja breeze ribbon to the top. I tied my ribbon into a bow-while attached to the spool-and then wrapped the ribbon across the front and secured it under the patterned paper. On the left side of the card, I've attached the bow with some glue dots, so it's not going anywhere.

I wanted a little "somethin', somethin' to add to my white panel. I looked at my embossed image and had a light bulb moment! I cut up one of my Impressibilities! They are so delicate and fragile, it was really easy to cut out just what I wanted! I added the metal accent with some mini glue dots...LOVE it!! **I'd say for sure to buy 2 Impressibilites when you buy them, then you'll have some to cut up and some to keep whole!**
For this last card, I used my Label One Nestabilites. I cut the image first, left it in the metal die and then ran it through the Wizard again with my Impressibilities! Isn't that fun!? As I've been typing this post, I noticed that today I am more fond of the "debossed" look, I didn't use the embossed side but the debossed side! So, I ran the ridinghood red paper through the Wizard with the label one also. My chocoalte chip layer was "debossed" with using the whole Impressibilites--which is awesome because it covers a whole card front!

I added my ribbon to my debossed chocolate chip layer, then added it to my ridinghood red card base. I added my "label" to my card with dimensionals-a perfect fit over the ribbon! I added the sentiment-yep, from the Chit Chat rubon set-and then added some punched out butterflies. The ridinghood red one was punched from some of embossed "scrap" and then the other from chocolate chip cardstock.

Thanks for sticking with me through the long post! I've missed being able to share and am glad to be back! Hope you are all doing well! Have a great one! Thanks for stopping by


Jenn D said...

I'm glad to hear you are getting settled in! All 3 of your cards are fabulous.

Caryl P said...

It must feel good to be back creating a bit. Imagine how much fun it will be once that boat is unloaded! Great cards today, I love the third one, especially the 'debossed' details.

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! YOu are back and on fire! Fabulous cards! Thanks for the enabling on those Impressabilities, grrrrr! lol!

Chelli said...

It was so much fun to make some cards with you! I love your blog and think your designs are AMAZING!

Tina said...

Love them all but my fav is card # 2. Love love love that paper!