Monday, July 18, 2011

Impression Obsession Sneak Peek Week

Hello! This is the week of the Craft and Hobby Association conference where companies unveil their latest and greatest products. Impression Obsession has a ton of new images to showcase as well as brand new stamp designers to introduce to you. All this week, the Impression Obsession design team will be posting sneak peeks of the new products. I hope you will stop by often to to take a look!

For my first card, I would like to show you a design by new stamp artist, Hannah Davies. When I saw Hannah's drawings, they instantly spoke to me. I just love their whimsical quality. I chose to use her Reindeer (F10007) image as well as one of the newer Cover a Card backgrounds (Stripes and Dotty Circles, CC094). Finally, I added a saying from the CL304 All I want for Christmas clear set.

One of the things I would like to talk about with my card is trying to get the lines to match up over the various colors. First, I stamped the background onto my kraft notecard. Next, I stamped the background onto a large sheet of red cardstock. I used a larger piece of red paper so that I could cut it down smaller and line it up to what I had stamped onto kraft paper. For the saying, I once again stamped my red paper with the background and punched a circle where I wanted the saying to go on my card. It was a lot of stamp aligning, but I liked the finished look. Here is a close-up of the patterns:


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 Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Julie, Kathy, 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.

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).

I hope to see you a lot this week. It should be lots of fun!

35 comments:

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, what a great reindeer! He is whimsical, and I love how you colored him...but the papers too are perfect for him. Great card!

pattywagan said...

That is some fine cutting you did on that deer! Lovely card!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this new deer and that background stamp...lovely! Beautiful card!

Cindy said...

Very beautiful card. Love how you lined up the stripes on both of the papers :-)

Audrey said...

Love your card, especially the background paper that you created.

Paula Huiras said...

Nice colors to go with the reindeer.Good design too.
PH

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely simple card, perfect.
alsmouse ~C8>

Patti J said...

You are a master of CAS! Beautiful card - thanks for sharing!!!

denise g. said...

I can so relate to getting it all perfectly lined up! Fabulous job and thanks for letting me know I am not alone. Cute card, too. Thanks for sharing.

Karen McAlpine said...

Oh this is such a cute reindeer. I love it with that cover a card. Your color palette is super cool!

Linda's Lovelies said...

What a sweet, flirty reindeer. Great job with the stripes!

Jessica Canham said...

Great card! I love the tone-on-tone background stamping.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love, love, love your reindeer! and your attention to detail is amazing!

Stephanie Lee said...

oh I love how CAS your card is!!

creativearts said...

Love your card and the reindeer is darling!

Katie said...

Love this new stamp! It looks like it has some great detail. You made a wonderful card with! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

eclectivity said...

Ok, he's just too fun. I'm naming him Blitzen and he shall be mine and he shall be my Blitzen.

;)

Adorable image and perfect use of it! Well done!

stampqueen said...

What a great reindeer!!! I am such a sap for Christmas stamps!!!!
Great card!!!

Moira said...

love the new sets - your card is delightful! Great job on the background design!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, this is soo Darling!Love your cute little reindeer and your custom stamped BG too!

Hugs
Shannon

Linda said...

Super cute!! Hand stamped backgrounds are so much fun. You did a great job.

debbie said...

Adorable image. Love how you made your own patterned paper.

sonyaeverding said...

Very cool card. I love the colors.

Stephanie said...

Just perfect!!! Love all the stamp aligning that you did. It really added to the overall appearance of your card and sets the tone of balance. Love your colored reindeer, as well. Thanks for the little tutorial!

imastampin said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful!!!!! I love this

stephanie said...

Love it.

Dana said...

These are such cute stamps!

paula said...

Cheerful card!

Yvonne said...

Very nice love the design!

sodbusters said...

So so cute. I love how simple but so adorable it is!!!!!!!!!!!

grandmalee said...

How gorgeous! The time you spent lining up everything was well worth the results! I love that background, but the deer is fabulous! Your coloring is perfect!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love this image...........so whimsical!

Lin said...

Hi Laura! LOVE this image and the way you treated it! So fun, thank you!

sherri said...

Love this reindeer!!

Tammy L said...

this card is lovely! It's simple yet pretty and perfect for mass producing! The little bit of paper piecing is great for dimension.