Tuesday, January 6, 2015

IO CHA Blog Hop- Day 2

Welcome to the 2015 Impression Obsession Spring/CHA Release Blog Hop- Day 2


We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 

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 here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new stamps on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). Comment as you hop. Each comment that you leave gives you a chance to win!!! The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

 

Every day (Monday Jan 5th – Jan 9th), one of the IO designer 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 winner will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both winners will be announced on Saturday January 10th.

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, January 10th.

 


Today I wanted to show you another of the new Cover a Card backgrounds. This time I used the Metal background CC205. I plan to use this backrgound with metallic colors in the future, but for now, I just liked the swirling texture it gives you and used it for a monochromatic card. I stamped it with Colorbox Chalk Azurite ink onto a light blue notecard. I then added the new Flower Silhouette stamp H16082.

I absolutely love the new floral stamp. It just seems to be enough on its own.. With that in mind, I made a second card that I am calling my "30 second card." I literally took two stamps and one ink pad to make a card. No embellishments. No layers. I don't know if I have ever done that before. The best thing is that I was really pleased with the results.


84 comments:

ktfabian said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Doudou said...

Very cute card

Irene said...

Add the CAC to my wish list!!! Love both of your cards...you showcase the stamps beautifully!

Beachsidelynn said...

Love both cards.

Bjorg said...

Great cards!

Buffe F said...

I like your cards. Thank you for showing the close up of the background. That's a great stamp!

carole said...

That is an awesome card, especially knowing it was so simple to make. Great job!
Carole Lovill

Marthamh2 said...

I love both of these cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Janet L. said...

Very pretty cards! The background on the first one is awesome!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous...and I lOVE those background stamps...you have shown it beautifully!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful cards love the background stamps you used

Carol said...

What wonderful cards. Love the sentiments.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the simplicity!

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; sometimes CAS turns out wonderful, as in this case. TFS

Susie said...

such a versatile card

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. Love the background with the blue.

Late Blooming said...

Perfect! thanks . the background is so nice.

Patti said...

Lovely cards! Love them both.

Sue D. said...

I really like how you created the background in the first card. I would be interested in seeing that in the metallic colors as you mentioned.

Joyce Shaull said...

More fun with these backgrounds!

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty! Love the CAC stamps new release!

ScrappySue said...

That is a lovely stamp! Like how you're using backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

snazzyjj said...

Love the background and the stamp looks like I could just grab them and blow.

sabbycat said...

These are both beautiful! The simplicity of the second card is amazing because it is so simple and yet beautiful.

Susan Lang said...

Great looking cards. Can't wait to see these products.

mlharrell54 said...

Love the blending of the blues.

cghundley said...

Oh your cards
came out so
pretty! Do like
that background.
Carla from Utah

Jennifer A said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing

very_inky_fingers said...

Amazing look with that background stamp. Beautiful!

Vivian C. said...

Both cards are lovely and have a very calmness about them. Would be great to send as cards to comfort someone.

Tammy Pope said...

Both are beautiful. The second is such a great sympathy or encouragement card.

Craftyfield said...

I do like CAS cards, after all if the stamp is beautiful anything added just distracts from the focal point. Both of today's card are beautiful.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful background treatment.

stamper101 said...

Great cards

Suzy Que said...

I love both cards!! That new cover a card background is a great one!!

Pattie J. said...

lovely, blue,remember blowing them in the wind during the summer,love the sentiment. perfect.

AprilsL8 said...

Both of your cards are great!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Great cards, love the flower stamp.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Beautiful sentiment stamp Laura and I like it paired with the dandelion in black and white. Lovely.

lisa808 said...

Great background.

Janet L said...

This floral stamp is soooo pretty

Mary Holshouser said...

The background stamp is so pretty. It's unique and I love the color you used.
The dandelion fronds make a pretty card too.
great projects.
thanks for sharing

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Gorgeous colors on your cards!

Dottie Robbins said...

Love your background, both cards are great.

Auntie Em said...

Both of your designs are lovely! I like the blue flowers and they look so elegant on your cards.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! :)

Amante del Papel said...

fantastic choice of color for this card!

Marsha said...

I need to make a few sympathy cards to have on hand - I think these stamps will be perfect, especially the verse. Thanks.

Bonnie said...

I love those flowers. All Blue card is sweet also.

Lorna said...

Love your cards.

Shelley Banghart said...

Love the card!

SherylH said...

Two beautiful cards -- love the metal background (already on my wishlist) and the silhouette flower.

Karenladd said...

Love the silhouette dandelions with that textured background! Just gorgeous

TLady said...

LOVELY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Sandy Berl said...

Sometimes less is more. Love your 2nd card! catisi@aol.com

McStamper said...

Great cards. One of my favorite verses.

Sandra said...

Love the color beautiful card
Sandra Hines

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the blue and that amazing background!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the new background stamp you used and the pretty floral stamp too!

Parker said...

Both Flower Silhouette cards are lovely. I especially like it when I 'hear' "30-minute" card. The background looks gorgeous without even without metallic. Super job.

Tami B. said...

These are both lovely and what a beautiful verse to put on the second one.

Lyn Christian said...

The wispy flowers are perfect here. The background looks like great fun.

pam said...

love the blue and both cards!!!!!

Preacherwife said...

So simple, but oh so nice.

Shona said...

Simply wonderful!

Katie said...

This is a beautiful flower stamp! Always love the new CAC backgrounds and usually want them all! Great job today!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

oh good, today you can just check off that you are not a r o b o t, yesterday I had to write out letters too, great!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love both of your card! So pretty!

Leslee said...

Beautiful cards!

Priscilla said...

Love your cards thanks for showing a closeup of that background and sure wish I could make a card in 30 seconds!!!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

What great cards - so easy!

Jamie said...

Love the color blues you used. wonderful background!

Sandra Bonagura said...

love the background stamp - on my wish list!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

Debbie said...

Great card. Love the color selection.

Patt H. said...

Love that Metal Background! Your card is just awesome. Ireally like the blue background!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the sentiment on card 2, the background on card 1 is perfect. TFS.

Ani said...

So beautiful! I love the blues!

Linda Chidster said...

Great Card!!!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card!!!
TFS
Jan

patti said...

Love how you did these cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Design!! ;)

Donna Dacy said...

Love the use of the blue and the pearls. Nice job. TFS

D.Ann said...

elegant!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful card!

Rosie said...

Beautiful card and a lovely sentiment....

Iris said...

So pretty - love the flowers.
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