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Hi - Welcome to the Day 3 of our Blog Blitz as we introduce our January 2015 Collection of Dies and Stencils.   Jean Okimoto here with a another spritzy-bright card for you.  Did you see Shelby's beautiful card this morning?    I was inspired by her great use of colors...hope you like these colors too.

Memory Box Products

  • NEW Vernay Heart Die 99080
  • NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005
  • NEW Open Studio Cherub Hearts Die Set 30008
  • NEW Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frames Die 30003
  • White Notecards
  • Peony Envelope

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Fireworks! Spritzes - Tangelo and Lilac Posies
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold
  • Memento Luxe Pigment Inkpad - Wedding Dress


Spritz watercolor paper lightly with water, then with Tangelo, Lilac Posies and Gold.  Let it air-dry for about 10 minutes, then heat-set the inks with a dry iron on the cotton setting.  Cut the large Cherub Heart.  Spritz some extra paper and have it ready for other projects and quick tags.



Place the heart in the Vernay Heart die and dry-emboss it.  Use the embossing mats, plates and stacking sequence recommended by the manufacturer of your diecut machine.  I use the rubber embossing mat, light pink embossing plate and gray base plate with my Grand Calibur.  

Leave the diecut in the die and stencil  Wedding Dress onto the embossed areas.  Remove the die and heat-set the ink.


Cut "love" from  the All About the Love Set from gold mirror cardstock.  Cut a frame of textured white cardstock using the Shaker Rectangle Frame set.  I like how it creates a 'reverse-shadowbox' effect...what do you think?  

Attach everything to a White Notecard - use a foam dot for upper right section of the heart.  Attach iridescent pink sequins.  Coordinate the card with a matching Peony Envelope.

Want to win prizes from our new collection?  Be sure to comment on each designer's post throughout our blog blitz this week.    The deadline for comments is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday January 18th.  As Deborah said, you increase your chances of winning if you comment on each and every blitz post!

Impress  has a great selection of the new products...but hurry, they're selling quickly - and Valentine's Day is exactly a month away!

Hope you're enjoying our blitz and are inspired to create with the very best products in the papercrafts industry - and they're proudly made in America.    Be sure to stop by again tomorrow  - Marnie has another one of her great designs for you!



Wonderful heart projects and some fun techniques! Thanks for sharing!

I want I want. My husband says these are my favourite words but with such a beautiful card what else can you say?

Love the colours and texture of this card xxx

Beautiful. Just love all the techniques used.

Both are very nice!!

I love your card, thanks for sharing this technique!

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards and the opportunity win.

BEAUTIFUL card Jean! Love the technique and the new die is gorgeous!

Beautiful card, I often forget about using my dies as stencils for dry embossing. Thanks for sharing.

Wow!! The Pink is so subtle and seems to change the look of the die?
A simple looking card yet perfect for the occasion -love it really and love that Vernay Heart die . . .

Love this Vernay Heart and what it produces on your card -read it over and over before I got the jist of 'stencil over 'in wedding dress ink -it threw me a bit. I think this must be my favorite if you can have a favorite that is !!
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card and technique that makes it so great and I do love them all really -

I've never thought to color my paper before cutting. Thank you so much for the idea.

Love everything about this lovely card! So many beautiful cards this week! Now for the hard part! Waiting for them to be available to purchase!TFS!

This is gorgeous ,Jean! Love the gold word die with that beautiful pink heart.

All of these new nesting dies have great possibilities. Nice cards.

I really like the flowered heart. But all of the cards are great. Since I don't live close enough to take the classes, I'm grateful for all the ideas. Thanks!!

Wow, sure would like to be in your class! Except I'd have to move across the country! like the simplicity and elegance of your card!

Your card is simply beautiful! Wish I could come to your class tomorrow, but travel from Alaska is a bit of a stretch!

Fabulous dies, and a great new technique to try, thank you for sharing

Awesome! I love anything hearts...

Beautiful card! Love the "love" in gold!

Lovely Love Card! Love the Vernay Heart die, and the embossing effect; so beautiful...Thanks for sharing:)

Beautiful! Love how you inked after you embossed. Great cards!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

These cards are outstanding and I will be trying my hand at them before too long I hope. Have to accumulate a few more dies before I can go to it. Love looking at all these good ideas and the new dies. Just big, big sighs from over here. . . . . .Gorgeous!

Embossing is so beautiful, such a lovely idea!

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