Wednesday, September 28, 2016

IO/Stencil Girl Blog Hop!


The Impression Obsession and StencilGirl Products Teams are hopping together this week!



StencilGirl Products will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win 4 great prizes during the hop!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, October 2nd.

Here are the links to today's hop list:


For my first card today, I combined the Stencil Girl Waterway Stencil with the Impression Obsession Butterfly 4.  To color the butterfly, I used an assortment of Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  For the stenciled background, I used the stencil, watercolor paper, and some Colorburst Powders.  Here is a close up of the background:


For my next card, I used a stencil called Seoul Day and a stamp from Impression Obsession called  She Was Unstoppable.  I have so many wonderful sayings from Impression Obsession, and stencils are really a great way to create a backdrop for them:



I was first attracted to this stencil because of its title.  For those of you who are close to me know,  I am (kind of ) obsessed with Korean dramas.  I have to admit I perked up a bit when I saw the stencil.  You can use it as I did as an abstract background or you can color it to really bring out the shapes of the hanging flags.  To make the card, I placed the stencil down onto white cardstock, sponged it with Versamark ink and then sponged it with chartreuse, turquoise, and dark blue PanPastels.  Here is a close up of the background:


Ps...anyone out there watch Korean dramas?  My family and friends just don't understand what the heck I am doing.  :)

For my finial card, I combined a stencil called Whimsical Waves as well as an Impression Obsession saying called Soul Happy:


Once again I combined Color Burst powders and the stencil to create my watercolor background:



Thursday, September 15, 2016

IO Challenge- Trick or Treat


I absolutely love making Halloween cards, so this challenge was up my alley.  I really like all the new creature stamps because they really lend themselves to coloring.  Of course, the fact that this monster's name is Sara Beth endears her to me even more! 

Here is a close up of the monster:


To color the monster, I used an assortment of Copic markers (YR31, V22, V25, YG95, YG63) as well as some Yellow Ochre PanPastel for coloring.  To finish the card, I added the Boo sentiment.(Boo To You).

Need more inspiration?  Be sure to visit the other designers:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

IO Challenge- Fall Colors


Greetings friends!  Is it feeling like Fall yet in your neck of the woods?  I have to say, I always look forward to Autumn with the cooler weather and beautiful colors.

For today's card, I decided to express my Fall colors with some browns, yellows, and oranges.  I made sure to color the eyes of the owl with some yellow and orange markers so that it would match with the layering papers.

To make the card, I stamped the Owl in Tree in brown Versafine ink onto 140lb watercolor paper.  I then colored his body with some grey and his eyes with some yellow and orange Zig Clean Color brush markers.  To add a bit of color to the tree, I sponged it with some Burnt Sienna PanPastel chalk.
For the background, I stamped the Cover a Card Wood Grain onto kraft cardstock with Colorbox Chalk Deep Brown ink and embossed it with clear powder for a bit of shine.  Here is a closeup of the owl:


I usually stamp a sentiment on the outside of the card for blog samples, but I thought it got in the way of my little owl.  this is what I stamped on the inside of the card:


The name of that stamp is Owl Be Thankful

Need more Fall color inspiration?  Be sure to visit the other designers:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CardMaker Blog Hop


Welcome to the CardMaker/Impression Obsession Blog Hop. There are so many great ideas by the two design teams to share with you today.  Be sure to visit both the CardMaker blog and Impression Obsession blog for full details of the hop as well as a complete hop list..

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Impression Obsession will be also be hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to their shop.
All the details about the prize can be found on the Impression Obsession blog.  Good luck!


Greetings everyone!  My name is Laura Fulcher and you should be joining me from Kelly Gettelfinger's blog

For my card today, I wanted to share a background I created with Impression Obsession Cover a Card stamps as well as one of their new Christmas images.  

First, I started with the Metal Cover a Card background and stamped it onto a blue notecard with Colorbox Chalk Azurite ink:


Next, I stamped on top of that background with the Snowflakes Cover a Card background using Versafine Magestic Blue ink:


I thought the two backgrounds combined looked a bit like snowflakes with fractals.

Next on the agenda was the car with tree on the roof (called To Grandmother's House)..  I colored the whole thing with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a waterbrush.  Here is a bit more detail:

Instructions:
·         Stamp car onto 140lb watercolor paper with black archival ink.
·         Allow ink to dry
·         Color a line of brown under the car and blend with a waterbrush
·         Color the top and sides of the card windows lightly with blue marker and blend with waterbrush
·         Color the tree sections with a line of green and a line of light green marker.  Blend with waterbrush
·         Color the car with a line of red marker at the top (area under the windows)
·         Color a line of pink underneath the red and blend some with the pink marker
·         Blend side of the car with waterbrush
·         Color the tires grey (no blending)
·         Add accents with light grey marker

I finished the card by adding the Warm and Cheery sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed!  Don't forget to visit the next person on the hop list:



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

IO Challenge- A Day at the Beach


Has everyone made it to the beach yet this Summer?  I grew up in a beach town, so I feel as though the ocean is always calling to me. 

For today's card, I colored images using watercolor pencils since it seemed an appropriate choice to pair with beach cards.  I used a crab stamp from the IO Summer release named Carlotta (B19150) and paired it with the Everything's Better- Beach sentiment (B19157). If the beach isn't your favoritie, there is also these sentiments in a similar style:
Everything's Better in the Sun (B19160)
Everything's Better at the Lake (B19156)
Everything's Better at the River (B19158)

Don't forget to visit the designers and to enter the IO card challenge!



Thursday, August 11, 2016

IO Blog Hop- Day 4

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates!
 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
 
Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Welcome to the final day of the blog hop!  For today's card, I wanted to share a card for winter.  I apologize that I was unable to get a better shot of all the glitter I put under the snowman that looks like snow. 

For the background, I once again created a layered effect with my cover a card stamps.  I used the brand new Splattered stamp with Colorbox Chalk Ice Blue ink and then added the Cover a Card Snowflakes on top with Colorbox Calk Azurite ink.  The Splattered stamp is a really good one to use as a base color.  It adds a slight mottled look to your cardstock that pretty much works with anything you choose to layer on top of it.

For the central image, I used the new snowman named Sandy along with the Season's Greetings sentiment.  I colored the snowman with various Copic markers and then added some stickles to the wings for sparkle.  Under the snowman, I added liquid glue from Art Glitter as well as some loose glitter.  The liquid glue added dimension and texture that looked more like a snowbank.


 Today's Hop List:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Impression Obsession Blog Hop- Day 3




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates!
 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
 
Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog.



Greetings everyone.  As you know, I really like to make use of my cover a card backgrounds.  Therefore, for today's card, I wanted to share a background that I made using the same exact background stamps I used for yesterday's winter card.  Isn't it amazing how different the looks are just by changing the colors and the images you choose to pair with them?

Once again I used the new Splattered Cover a Card in dark purple pigment ink (Versafine Imperial Purple) and the new Scratched Cover a Card in a lighter pigment ink (Colorbox Chalk Violet).

To finish my card, I added the Ghoulish Greetings sentiment (C19252) and the "Our Gang" image (D19227) and colored both with Copic markers.



 Today's Hop List:



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Impression Obsession Blog Hop Day 2




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates!
 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
 
Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog.



For today's card, I basically designed an entire card around the new "Can't Adult" saying because I love it so much.  Do you ever see a saying that just speaks to you?  Well, this one certainly did for me!  There are days I just don't feel like being an adult.

To make the card, I stamped a new image called Diane onto some XPressIt blending cardstock and colored her with some Copic markers.  I added just a little bit of a light blue Copic around the image to give her a little pop.

I was really happy that the latest release had some new Cover a Card backgrounds as well.  Whenever possible, I prefer to make my own "patterned paper" by stamping and layering my own designs.  For the background, I created a pattern using the new Splattered Cover a Card in grey pigment ink (Colorbox Chalk Grey Whale) and the new Scratched Cover a Card in blue pigment ink (Colorbox Chalk Azurite).

 Today's Hop List:




Monday, August 8, 2016

Impression Obsession Blog Hop Day 1



Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates!
 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
 
Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog. 


I love, love, love to make Halloween cards, so the new monster images really make me happy.  For my card, I used three different monster images: (From left to right)
Cornelia
Sara Beth
One Eyed Monster
The monsters were colored with Copic markers and the edges inked with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  To finish the card, I added the Eeeek sentiment.  I really wanted to add the new Monster Mash sentiment, but I ran out of room considering the number of monsters I felt necessary to add to the card.

I hope you decide to check out the rest of the hop.  There are some really amazing new products
Hop List: