Friday, January 8, 2016

IO New Release Blog Hop- Day 5

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop- Day 5!

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

The hop will run for 5 days (1/4/16 - 1/8/16 with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 

And we have a bonus... on the last day of the hop TWO winners will be chosen. One for Friday and one random winner from sometime during the week. So if you miss a day make sure and go back and comment!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 10th and all winners will be announced Monday January 11th. Good luck!

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


For today's card, I decided to do a brayered background.  It is one of my favorite things to do to really highlight stamps I use in landscapes.  I started with glossy paper, brayered on some blues and greens and then let the paper dry completely.  I gave it a little extra time to dry because I wanted to emboss my foreground plants with black embossing powder, and I didn't want the powder to stick to the background ink.

Items used:
Words from clear set- CL636 Everyday Words
Wispy Grass J16198

Don't forget to visit the other designers in the hop!

 

56 comments:

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Christy Q said...

What an amazing background! I love the colors you captured! Thank you for all the inspiration you provided with your cards during this awesome hop!

sue said...

Beautiful, thanks !

Jan Elmore said...

Great shading and nice image.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful brayered background in gorgeous colors ,love the plant image

Late Blooming said...

Pretty background. Really like the weedy stamp.

carole said...

I love this beautiful, simple but very effective card. Great job! Thanks for sharing,
Carole Lovill

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Love to brayer and emboss. You are right about how the background highlights the stamped image. Beautiful card.

Sheri said...

Your color blending is so pretty! And the stamps can be used for so many occasions - very versatile!

Tami said...

Love it just really love Silhouette images!!

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card with gorgeous scene and sweet quote for a friend. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the products IO are great. Thanks for the nice party. Very beautiful card.
hugs,
BozenA

D.Ann C said...

Gorgeous colors and stamp!

Maria Alder said...

Love the card, so nice to send someone special friend x

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card, nice background!

Kren Kurts said...

That brush stroke font is so trendy right now and I just love it. Wonderful image too! TFS!

Oliev said...

Lovely card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful brayered background to show off those lovely stamps! Great color combo!

McStamper said...

Great card. Love the background.

Suzy Que said...

Lovely card!!!

Doris said...

Your brayering is great, and I like the wispy grass.

Pamela Harrington said...

Such a peaceful card ~ Love the blue!! So many different ways to use that sentiment...Happy Birthday ..., Thinking of You ..., Happy Valentines..., etc!! LOVE!!!!!!

Sabrina said...

Just absolutely lovely!!!

Christi Conley said...

Gorgeous colors!

andi said...

love the color blending

okiedee said...

This is such a peaceful card using the Wispy Grass stamp...your brayering is perfect..love how you blended the colors.
I would love to own this stamp.

Jean Bullock said...

The stamped image looks great against that beautiful background. Such a calm peaceful feeling to this card. Well done.

Karenladd said...

I love that beautiful ombre background with the sentiment and subtle image.

Janet L. said...

Ooooh, what a pretty card! I've never made an ombre background, but I'd like to give it a try.

Jan Castle said...

Very Pretty...love all the colors and how they blend...thanks for sharing!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design.

TLady said...

Your background is BEAUTIFUL brayered, Laura!!! ;) I ALSO LOVE the wispy grass from the stamped image! Kind of makes one WISH for a SUMMER'S EVE!!! ;)

Carol from La Crosse said...

Love how you used the wispy grass stamp and your background is BEAUTIFUL!! Very Pretty card!

Thanks for sharing your talents!

Marsha said...

Very appealing card - you are certainly skilled with your brayer!

StampinLouie said...

Love the brayered background. very nice!

Loly Borda said...

I love your background, it makes the main image look so realistic. Fabulous card. TFS

Vivian C. said...

My brayer has been gathering dust. You've inspired me to dust it off. Lovely card.

Sue D said...

Love this--beautiful colors.

Lisa said...

So pretty!

Shelly Mortensen said...

Very creative! Gorgeous card and fabulous images!

Pati said...

Pretty brayered colors! The green base layer coordinates & softens it nicely!

Sue D. said...

Great background and gorgeous colors, including the green cardstock.

Lisa said...

Nice application for the weedy stamp!

Katie said...

Great stamps! Love the subtle background details too! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Viki Banaszak said...

So soft and pretty! Thank you.

Kathy Johnson said...

Great Card!

E Michaels said...

Great colors, great card. Thank you for sharing!

Patt H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors & the simplicity of this one.

morning star said...

hop

Anonymous said...

"Wispy grass" is already on my wish list! What a gorgeous stamp and you've used it so beautifully!

Roz M.

UTs Hobby Time said...

The brayered background is stunning. Love your choice of colors.

Leanne said...

Beautiful!!

Alaska .Kris said...

Superb background!

donnaj said...

beautiful work, great use of color!

CraftyPaws said...

Love this silhouette card. So elegant

Carol H. said...

Love this grassy die! Your colors look so pretty on your beautiful card!!