Wednesday, January 7, 2015

IO CHA Blog Hop- Day 3

Welcome to the 2015 Impression Obsession Spring/CHA Release Blog Hop- Day 3

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.


Hi guys!  Today I want to talk about layering Cover a Card stamps to build up a background.  For my card, I started with a kraft notecard and stamped the Calico background on top (CC188) with brown pigment ink. 


I liked the Calico a lot, but it looked really regimented for the card I was designing.  I decided to add the Lg. Speck background (CC196) on top of it using the same brown ink.  You can really see the difference you get by adding a second pattern to the mix.  You could use two different inks for this technique for a completely different look.


Next, to tie in with my coffee theme, I stamped the Coffee Ring image (E13235) onto my background with Hero Arts Latte ink (perfect name, right?) 


For the finished card, I added the Coffee Time stamp (H777)) and the Pour Sip Sigh saying (B13250).


Today's hop list!
Have a great day!

75 comments:

Kathy J said...

Love It!

Janet L said...

The background technique is so cool!

Doudou said...

Beautiful card! love love

Doudou said...

Beautiful card! love love

Bjorg said...

I love this beautiful card!

Eileen Lucas said...

Neat idea with the double background technique, it looks great. Nice card.

Tammy Pope said...

Fabulous background! I have so many friends who would enjoy this coffee- related card!

Jennifer A said...

Great card. Love to hear about new background techniques to try. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Very unique card. I really like the backgrounds.

AprilsL8 said...

Neat background technique! Love your card!

Late Blooming said...

Making your own background...cool. thanks.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE this card and the AWESOME Design!! Such a NEAT set of images!! ;)

Kathy morgan said...

I'm a coffee fan!! Love the card and the layering of the background. I'm not usually brave enough to do that, but it's really cool. Thanks for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is fabulous! Love the new stamp and sentiment!

Becky said...

Awesome card, loving how you did the background.

Parker said...

Super Duper creative card. Lovin' every inch of it. Good job.

Rachel B. said...

Great card with a nice background!

ScrappySue said...

I like how you did the background. Adding the 'Coffee Ring' image was a good touch. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Norman said...

I'm a lover of coffee cards and this one rocks my world. Thank you for showing us how you created the bg. Love the coffee circles.

Beachsidelynn said...

Totally love this card. Super background idea that coordinates with a great stamp. Oh dear, I want all of these stamps to create such beauty.

snazzyjj said...

Love your background and the sentiment.

Lainie Frost said...

Great card - especially the background!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Lorna said...

Really cool card. I love your background technique.

Denise Bryant said...

awesome background ideas! great card!

Susan Lang said...

That is adorable. Lots of perfect stamping.

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you added texture with the background stamping.

Marsha said...

I think I could use these stamps for those hard to do male birthday cards - thanks for the idea!

lisa808 said...

Fab background.

Donna Dacy said...

A very creative use of different stamps to create a great background. Love the sentiment stamp. That's how I feel when I get that first cup of coffee in the morning. Great job!!

TLady said...

NICELY DONE!!!!!!!!!! You're VERY GOOD with the background stamps! :)

Vicki Milyard said...

my sisters and I love to drink coffee together. Nice card!!

Suzy Que said...

Love your background stamping technique! Great card!!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love your background with the coffee cups. So cool

Angelique Vela said...

Love how you made the background.

Mary Holshouser said...

thanks for the ideas for making the background. The card is great.
I could use a cuppa' about now.
It's cold outside.

Craftyfield said...

Layering CAC's.. my favorite technique! Love the color scheme of your card, neither feminine or masculine will please to all!

cghundley said...

Wonderful card and
a great save on the
background paper!
Carla from Utah

D.Ann said...

Nifty!

mlharrell54 said...

Love the theme and and the paper!

Susie said...

Sooo cute!

Amante del Papel said...

my godness your card is just amazing, I love your background!!!!

Linda Knox said...

Love your card; makes me want a cup.

Sue D. said...

Great background and I like the saying on the front.

Dottie Robbins said...

I love how you went the extra mile for the background. That really did make this card extra special.

Celeste Goff said...

Pour, sip, and sigh indeed! I am a coffee fanatic and love all things coffee related so this card is right up my alley!

Jean Bullock said...

This looks wonderful. I love everything coffee. The text background stamping and the ring stamping looks great and added extra interest. Well done.

McStamper said...

What a great unique card.

Patt H. said...

Awesome card! Love how you combined stamps for the great background. Thanks for the tip!

Sandra Bonagura said...

LOVE IT!
Sandra ltb

Debbie said...

Great card for the coffee lovers!!

Jo4Him said...

Super cute card; thanks for sharing

karenajo said...

Great background technique - so simple, but very striking ! Love the card - thanks for sharing !!!

Sheri C said...

I love the background stamp you chose.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Such an interesting card and great layering!

Vivian C. said...

Cool card! I like the way you did the text. Great saying.

Beverly Perdue said...

Love how you created that wonderful background! Thanks for the inspiration.

Priscilla said...

Love your card. My fav time of day Pour sip sigh!

Nancee Purdum said...

What a great card! Love that sentiment!

Katie said...

Great card! Love the stamping on the background in layers. And such a great stamp and sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Karenladd said...

Love this coffee card so much

Jamie said...

Love coffee - love your card!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love the background!!!

Linda Chidster said...

What an Unique Card!!!

Diane said...

Wonderful card...I have an "addiction" to coffee cards!!

ktfabian said...

I love the way you made the background and the neat graphic style of this card!

Patti said...

I like all the layerings.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful card!

Linda Zick said...

I love, sip, sigh & enjoy you little world

Janet L. said...

Love this fun card!

Jan Castle said...

Such an Interesting card....nicely unique!
Paper hugs,
Jan

Rosie said...

Great background and a beautiful card....

Shelley Banghart said...

Love the background.

Lyn Christian said...

What is not to like about a card with COFFEE on it???

stamper101 said...

great card design

Iris said...

So cute - love the coffee cups and the background.
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