Thursday, December 17, 2015

IO Challenge- Snowy Wishes

It might be December, but it sure doesn't feel like it here.  I can't believe it has been in the 60's and 70's.  I am happy enough picturing snowy wishes on cards rather than in person.

To make the card, I used the Winter Nightscape J7791.  The nice thing about that stamp is that you can ink it up in one color (in this case VersaFine Majestic Blue), and stamp it once.  It gives detailed trees in the front and fainter trees in the background.  Very quick and easy!

I added Christmas Wishes B14287 in the same blue ink.  For the snowflakes, I used dies from the Small Snowflake Set DIE100-F. 

The smaller snowflakes directly to the card, but for the largest snowflake, I first cut out the die:

 Then placed foam tape behind the center holes and sprinkled it with glitter:

The nice thing about doing it this way is that I could add foam tape to a detailed die and then hide that tape behind the glitter.  

Want to have more snowy inspiration?  Check out the other designers:

Thursday, December 3, 2015

IO "Love You More" Blog Hop

Are you ready to start thinking about somethng other than holiday cards?  Impression Obsession has a brand new release of Valentine images that I know you are going to love. In celebration, we are having a one day blog hop with lots of information as well as a chance to win a Gift Certificate.

The hop will start today with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our stamps on their blogs (only one comment per blog please).

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday December 6th and a winner will be announced Monday December 7th. Good luck!

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Hop List:

For my card today, I wanted to do something a bit different from more traditional pinks and reds.  I have to admit that the Daisy Heart Reverse image (F16200) inspired me to work with whites and yellows.  

I started with heavy weight vellum and embossed the image as well as the Picot Ribbon Love saying (C19054) with white embossing powder.  I then cut out a white frame using the All-in-One Frames Rectangle 2 die (DIE291-WW) and glued the vellum behind the frame. To finish the card, I popped the frame up with foam tape over some yellow cardstock and a white card.

Here is a hint about the coloring on the card- I was able to color the centers of the flowers and the word "love" with a yellow Copic marker because alcohol ink is able to dry on both embossing powder and the slick surface of vellum.  It is hard to tell from the picture, but I embossed the word "love" on the front of the vellum and colored it on the back side of the vellum.  This is a close up of the coloring of the flowers: