Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 3- IO Sneak Peeks

Today I want to show you one of the new Gail Green images. Gail often makes really detailed stamps, so I find that they stamp best with Versafine ink. Also, because there is so much detail, you can add just a smidge of color with Prismacolor pencils or watercolor pencils, and it looks like you did more work than you actually did. Therefore, her images are perfect if you need to crank out a lot of cards in a short amount of time!

For my card today, I used the Snowman with Treats stamp (G7636) along with the Merry Christmas saying (B10011). I colored the image with watercolor pencils and then softened the color with a Dove blender pen. I then layered everything onto some Memory Box dot paper.

Are you too anxious to see more? How about a link to the new Impression Obsession catalog with all the new images? You can find it here.

Want to see more design team samples? Check out what Need some purple inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, and Julie created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since leaving comments will enter you to win a $25 IO gift certificate. You can find more information about that on the Impression Obsession blog.

Want to play along? You can find all of the information Impression Obsession blog.

Also, you have a chance to submit your own work for a chance to win another $25 IO gift certificate. On July 21st, Shirley will be posting contest information on the Impression Obsession blog. As a heads up, the theme will be to make a card using only Impression Obsession stamps (in case you want to get started now).


24 comments:

eclectivity said...

I can't stand it! that snowman is so fun, and I love the long card. Great way to keep it fresh and fun!

wendyp said...

that snowman is too cute! Adorable!

Karen McAlpine said...

Thanks for the tip about VersaFine. Love the new releases!! Your card is so sweet and perfect for the holiday season!

Tammy L said...

this is gorgeous! I love your snowman!

Stephanie Lee said...

Thanks for the Versafine tip - your coloring is awesome, I can't tell where the stamp ends and where your coloring starts.

Patti J said...

What a fun card! The colors are so happy, and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

So, so cute! Love that candy cane! The image is gorgeous and may be easy to color but you have done it justice by adding the perfect little touches to finish it off. Thanks for the sneak peek!

paula said...

Love the non-traditional size with this card!

Linda said...

Such a sweet snowman!!

Dana said...

This snowman is one of my fav images! TFS!

Ratty Hugs said...

perfect rendering of this snowman design.
alsmouse ~C8>

Yvonne said...

Very cute! love snowmen.

Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! He's awesome!

denise g. said...

I'm a versafine girl, too! What a handsome man. Really like the uncluttered look of this as it allows your coloring and the stamp itself to shine. Thanks for sharing.

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! I love this snowman and he is going on my wish list!

Moira said...

This snowman is adorable and the hint of scallop in red is perfect!

grandmalee said...

Interesting technique with the watercolors & Dove blender...must give it a try! This layout is fabulous. Love the dotted paper with this image!

stampqueen said...

Adorable card - sweet snowman!!!

Jessica Canham said...

Very cute card! I love his candy cane.

Cindy said...

Okay, I need this adorable snowman stamp!! LOL! Amazing card!!

Katie said...

Love your tall card! And that snowman is great! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Such a fun card!

Shannon White said...

OMGosh, this is soo Cute! Love your darling Snowman! and just a fabulous card layout too.. So Adorable! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Lin said...

How cute! And I love him against the red dots!