Thursday, January 6, 2011

IO Challenge- Valentines

Today's Impression Obsession challenge was to make a Valentine's Day/Love card. It is also a bit of a sneak peek in that it allowed me to show you some of the images that will be released at CHA.

To make the card, I stamped the Wavy Line Heart (F8625) onto 90lb watercolor paper using black Versafine ink. I knew I wanted to play with the open heart because it has just enough space to highlight a saying on the inside. I colored the heart with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush, allowed it to dry and then stamped the saying on top. The saying comes from a really nice clear set called Fabulous Friend (CL318) that is loaded with all kinds of great friend sayings. The flower that I popped up on the card is from the same clear set. The background is a new Cover a Card stamp numbered CC081. It is so new that the name isn't listed yet!

Feeling the love and need more inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Kathy, Kelli, and Shirley created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since many of us chose to use some of the new stamps.

Want to play along with the challenge? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!


10 comments:

paula said...

Hi Laura =) your card is beautiful. Wishing you all the very best for 2011 xoxoxoxo

Katarina said...

Elegant and beautiful!

Jenny Gropp said...

Laura -- love this with the sentiment over the heart!! Fab card and red, black and white is always so very striking!!

Julie Koerber said...

oooooOOOooo! Love the black and white with a pop of red! Jenny said it best - it's striking!

Jeanne S said...

Perfect Valentine Laura!

Michãel said...

Loving the background. I like the sentiment stamped over the heart as well. cool!

Deborah March said...

Ooohhh BEAUTIFUL! That wavy heart is so versatile!

dini said...

There is just so much you can do with that open heart! I like it watercolored too!

Daniela said...

Beautiful. I love how you painted the heart and the b&w background makes it stand out.

Anonymous said...

Viewing an IO special work in color and sentiment has been made so very fun by you, Laura. Thank you for sharing Valentine ideas. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo