Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Impression Obsession Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Release Designer Hop!
 
We have some beautiful CHA peeks to share AND Gift Certificates to give away each day!!!
The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new stamps & dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). The more blogs you visit each day the better chance you will have to win!
Every day (Monday Jan 6th – Friday Jan 10th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. So if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

Welcome to day 2!  I have been working on a series of clean and simple Valentine's, and I thought I would share one I made using one of the new small textured backgrounds by the very talented Dina Kowal.  Her backgrounds are great because they are an easy way to add a splash of texture and color to your cards.  You could just as easily switch out the heart and add a flower, butterfly, present, etc. for a quick and easy card.  Very, very practical.

For my card, I stamped the Interesting Texture 2 (E13200) and Solid Heart (C14191) with pink shades of Memento Luxe ink and then stamped the Bold Sweet Valentine saying (C9137) on top with black Memento Luxe ink.  The Luxe inks take a really long time to dry, but they are opaque enough that they really cover up the layers underneath. 

Here are the other blogs on the hop today:
Laura Fulcher You are Here
 

88 comments:

Designs By Sky said...

Sweet card. Very simple, but very striking. TFS

Trish said...

Hi Laura! I like how you used the background stamp to create a panel and then offset the stamped heart. And wow, those memento inks are very solid to layer so well on another stamped image. Good to know! your card is "simply" beautiful.

Vicky Gould said...

Such a very pretty Valentine!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Cute

DeborahDoh said...

What a pretty card! It would be a great go to card that will WOW them.

Paula Huiras said...

Pretty card -simple and effective.
PH

Diane said...

Gorgeous and simply beautiful!!! Love the colors, too!!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said..

Very pretty Valentine card.

Pam said...

This is such a sweet Valentine!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Linda Carson said...

Classy!

Susan said...

Fantastic card. Love the simplicity. It's great.

Diane Stricker said...

Simply beautiful.

Sabrina said...

Such a sweet card!!

Laureen said...

I like how you used just a portion of the background stamp I will have to try this.

Karine said...

Simple but so pretty!!!

SannaS said...

beautiful.... =)

Sandra said...

great choice in images.
Lovely card!
Sandra ltb

kReN said...

Love this card. It is so lovely in its simplicity!

I am becoming quite a follower of IO. Thanks for this chance to win.
kReN

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Yes, Dina is so talented and you brought it to life with your gorgeous CAS technique!

Becky said...

This is lovely Laura.

grandmato19 said...

Love the sweetness and simplicity of this card. And like you said, it could be used for any occasion. So practical!

Sheri said...

what a pretty card. So great on the eyes. You did a great job

Jo Manna said...

Simple and stunny, love your style,
Thx

Irene said...

Beautiful! Stunning colors and final result!

Jo4Him said...

Cute card; thanks for sharing

Conniecrafter said...

very cool layering of the stamps and great for mailing!

SueB said...

I'm in total agreement with you re the background stamp and am lovin' the double ring quilt look of it ... sigh ... thanx for the inspiration!

Cheryl First said...

CAS, yet makes a bold statement! I love it!

Beth Norman said...

Clean and simple. Something I have a hard time achieving. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn Hardy said...

I like the textural look to the panel on your card.

pamboe said...

Sweet Valentine!

Rachel B. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layered inks!

Shona said...

I think the CAS look of this card is stunning.

Tami B. said...

I really like the simple yet bold look of this one, very nice!

lisa808 said...

Sweet card.

Iris said...

Sweet card - love the pink heart and clean and simple look.
isoscia at aol dot com

Pattie J. said...

simply darling. I thought the background was fabric, Good idea with the stamp image....thanks for sharing....have a good day.

Patti J said...

Love your clean and simple design! Great job - what a fun new release!

Penny said...

I can see the texture stamp is going to be very useful - your card is pretty :)


Penny

lritchie said...

Love the colors you chose, great card

One Scrappy Gal said...

Sweet card! I love the minimalist style.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Sweet card! I love the minimalist style.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Sweet card! I love the minimalist style.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Sweet card! I love the minimalist style.

pam said...

CAS and pretty!

pam said...

CAS and pretty!

Vivian C. said...

Simple, but lovely. You're right the splash of color/design from the small background makes the card.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the look of the layering and am anxious to try out the Luxe inks. Beautiful new stamps! Can't wait to get a few along with some of the new dies!!!

Janis said...

Thanks for showing a great way to use Dina's stamps! Love that patch of color and texture behind the focal point.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Gretchen Wilson said...

Sweet and simple and that what we all can use now and then. Great card.

Rebecca said...

Very doable card with a lot of impact. Always good to have info on how the different inks work.

Colorado Crafter said...

I love your card design. It's not easy for me to do CAS cards, but I really like this one! Great IO stamps!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! LOVING this Design!! Such FUN Stamping!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful card! Simply elegant with a touch of whimsy. TFS

Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Simple, but yet it has a nice feel of texture and layering ;- )

Barbara said...

What a pretty example of a CAS Valentine card. Beautifully done.

Tine said...

Great card. Very modern with fab layering.

Maureen H. said...

I love the fact that you can really mass produce this very easily and yet it looks so polished! Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

A lovely CAS card for sure - loving that bow on your card too!

Deb H. said...

Nice card. CAS.

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Very clean and simple look to this card, but very elegant too.. And Wow... great giveaway.. too fun.. love all IO stamps and dies and would be thrilled to have some of the newest ones!

Candida said...

Sweet card... loved that background distressed look stamp.

Bill Ali said...

Love the simplicity of your design and colours

Katie said...

Great card! Love the texture stamp too. And your layers are great! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Chrisi said...

I love the detail of this card - the depth gives it so much "heart"

Sparkly Engineer said...

Kewl modern graphic feel for this valentine.

Cornelia W said...

Pretty mod Valentine's card!

Kathy S said...

Great Stamping using masking.

Robin said...

I really like the simplicity of this card.

Jan Castle said...

Nicely done!!!
Jan

Kellie said...

Simplicity at it's best.

pgc said...

Very nice , I like the simple cards.

StampinLouie said...

Love the CAS!

Sue said...

I wouldn't have thought of using the background stamp like you did, with just covering a portion of the card. I must give that a try.

DonnaSue said...

Simply beautiful.

Kathryne Knowles said...

So pretty

Linda said...

Very pretty cas card

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Such a pretty valentine! Love that background and love one layer cards! TFS

Deb said...

Very lovely, clean and simple card!

loulou said...

Great CAS design. I love that background stamp.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I love that background stamp!

Svetlana said...

Notice card thanks

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Sweet and to the point. Nice CAS card.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful inking, love the stamps and the colours are stunning. TFS x

stampqueen said...

Very cute - need to get busy on my Valentines cards!!!

seaslay said...

I also appreciate the elegance of a simple layout. Your card is smashing. Thanks.

SouthernMrs said...

Very sweet valentine card! Thanks for sharing!

Nancee Purdum said...

Cute card! Love that background! Nancee :)