Thursday, July 21, 2011

IO Day 4 and Color Challenge

I thought I would combine a couple of things into one card. First, I wanted to show you more of the new Impression Obsession stamps. Second, I wanted to use this week's color challenge to inspire the color palette of my card. Here are the colors I was supposed to use:



To make the card, I first inked my Cover a Card Swirl Lace stamp (CC086) with the Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea ink pad. The colors of that pad match the color challenge perfectly! I then spritzed the stamp with some Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and stamped it onto white paper. I then stamped the Snowflake Tree (F8641) onto white paper with black Memento ink and colored it with copic markers. I tried to use both green and blue markers on the tree to make it look like a blue spruce, but the green overpowered the blue. Finally, I added a saying from the All I want for Christmas clear set (CL304). Here is a side view of the card held up to the light so that you can see the Shimmer Sprtiz, the Stickles on the branches, and the rhinestone on the snowflake ornament:



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.

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27 comments:

eclectivity said...

Oh, wow. This is truly amazing. I love the colors, the colorING, and the image. I love the perfect use of glitter/bling without going overboard. It's all so perfect! Way to go!

Linda said...

Wow!! I love the colors you chose. Very pretty.

Laura said...

What a pretty card! I just started collecting Copic markers a short time ago and it will take a while before I have enough to really be able to use them but I'm looking forward to it! I just became a follower, after all, us Lauras have to stick together! lol

paula said...

Beautiful card! I'm taking the Summer Card Camp class as well!

Patti J said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us :) Sure wish I had signed up for that class :(

Karen McAlpine said...

Cute new image!! Love how you added the shimmer.

Stephanie Lee said...

I love the glitter on the card and how you colored the pine needles..

Tammy L said...

oooh this is gorgeous! I love the sparkle! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Love it...

Deborah March said...

OmiGOSH Lauras, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Just love how you took that Charlie Brown tree and made it GORGEOUS with the Cover-A-Card Lace Background stamp!! WOW!!!

Dana said...

I love this image! And such pretty colors!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh sigh....That is awesome! Love your tree!

Moira said...

O love your snowflake background and the bling on the card is perfect! I wish it was cold enough for snow !

denise g. said...

Hmm...Don't have a clue what Sparkle Shimmer Spritz is but it's awesome! It doesn't make the ink run? LOVE the backgrounder paper you made. Darling tree. Great summer-y Christmas-y card. Did I mention I LOVE the backgrounder paper you made? Thanks for sharing!

Summerthyme Studio said...

So sweet!

Stephanie said...

Laura.........I just love this!!! I'm in SCC, too and I just posted a Christmas card using these colors, too! Your card is just spectacular!!! That CAC done in the kaleidacolor is just amazing for a background!!! Thanks for sharing and adding another stamp to my "must have" list.....lol

Katie said...

The new lace background looks so good with your technique! Really great card. That little tree is a must have. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Ratty Hugs said...

OOOhhh, such a lovely card. Thank you for the non-traditional holiday colors.
alsmouse ~C8>

Jessica Canham said...

I'm in love with that tree! Your colors worked out beautifully.

grandmalee said...

WHat a gorgeous CAS card! I didn't realize that the lace portion was one of the Cover-a-Card stamps because of the colors. It's stunning what you did with it! Love the coloring on the tree, too!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, this is so Pretty! I love the blues and greens, Soo pretty with this adorable image! Love your custom stamped dp too.. Very pretty!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

creativearts said...

Wow! Love the colors you used and this little tree is soooo cute!

Cindy said...

Love the bright colors on this card!

stampqueen said...

Great card - really pretty in all the blues!!!

Lin said...

Oh, Laura, what a beautiful coloration of this stamp; it was already in my favorites, you just moved it up!

Atif said...

This card is look absolutely delicious i really like it...

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~*~Patty S said...

even I could get in the holiday spirit with your wonderful card Laura...this one really speaks to me...every detail is WOW

stay cool!