Tuesday, January 5, 2016

IO New Release- Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop- Day 2!

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 my card, I stamped one of the new Cover a Card backgrounds onto blue cardstock with blue ink to create a monochromatic look.  The background is called "Herb Leaves," but if it isn't stamped in green, you can pretty much use it for anything you want since it creates a nice mottled background.  I then added the series of birds and saying in black ink.  I really like the saying and think it would work well as an encouragement card.

Items used:
Saying- Time to Fly E17104
Birds on a Branch- F16147

Today's Blog Hop participants:

 

78 comments:

Kren Kurts said...

I love this "take a risk" sentiment. It is so wonderfully inspiring and I can see so many applications. What a great release this is! kReN@afourthlife

Sheri said...

Very nice. Love the sentiment!!

Carmen Conners said...

This is PERFECTLY balanced! Love when the sentiment is the star! I always get nervous when using a large sentiment, thinking the birds would be 'too much'. But you guys are always proving me wrong! And I LOVE that! Gorgeous blues, too. TY!

SmilynStef said...

awesome sentiment

CraftyPaws said...

Fantastic sentiment! Great encouraging "go for it" card!

BJ Searcy said...

Adding the birds on a branch was a crowning touch. Very pretty card.

Preacherwife said...

I think that the birds on a branch really made this card..Thanks for showing us.

Jan Elmore said...

This is a really neat card. Love the sentiment, the color....everything!

Rachel B. said...

Great card! Love the background stamp!

Late Blooming said...

Oh goodness...don't we all know this feeling. Thanks.

Gerrina said...

A stunning background for this quote and birds!

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a wonderful sentiment and beautiful card overall!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card -- perfect for a graduation --
love it
Charlene

Pamela Harrington said...

Great idea for Herb Leaves. Birds on a Branch...add to shopping list ;)

JanetB said...

Love the birds with the great sentiment.

Marsha said...

Each year I make some generic cards with quotes or statements like this and I like this one! Great card! Thanks!

Suzy Que said...

Great card!!

lescolyer said...

I love the mollty background with the bird image!

MsJudyC said...

Great card and message.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card with an awesome sentiment! I love the Herb Leaves background stamp you used also!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful sentiment. Love the background and the birds.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Laura. I like the way the fabulous sentiment takes centre-stage.

Roz M.

Susie Sonnier said...

Great card! Now who doesn't love IO Stamps!

Karenladd said...

What a fun sentiment...and a great inspiration! Love the subtle images and color on this card.

Yvonne said...

Love what you did here! great way to make the sentiment the focus! Your background and birds are perfect!!!

McStamper said...

Nice card. Love the sentiment.

Christine Ray said...

I like all of the stamps you used on this card. Good job to both you and IO!

Christine Ray said...

I like all of the stamps you used on this card. Good job to both you and IO!

TLady said...

I AGREE with you on the fact that this would make a GOOD ENCOURAGEMENT CARD!!! ;) HOW MANY TIMES, am I having to tell MYSELF to let our daughter FLY???? LOL That background stamp looks VERY INTERESTING from your description & what we can see too! ;) SUPER JOB LAURA!!! ;)

Mary Ann said...

Love your sentiment!!!Great stamps!!!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Terrific combination of sentiment and lovely birds!

Shirl said...

Laura, Your background and color scheme is really nice. I like the birds and the sentiment really can apply to so many things. Great!

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty and I love the sentiment.

Jan Castle said...

Great sentiment...the card does it justice!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty and I love the sentiment.

StampinLouie said...

Love the sentiment and choice of coors on your card.

Anya said...

Nice card! Love the soft blue background for the birds and that fabulous sentiment!

E Michaels said...

All I have to say to your card is - AMEN. Thank you for sharing a beautiful card with us.

Vivian C. said...

I like the blue on blue background, it adds a nice subtle layer. Great saying.

Christy Q said...

Lovely card, Laura! I love how you used the sentiment.

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous card and I love the sentiment.

Carol H. said...

Wow, I love all of the stamps you used! Especially the birds! Beautiful card!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Great job on the cards. The birds add a very special look to the card. The sentiment is really special too!

Thanks for sharing such a nice card!

Patt H. said...

Another perfect Cover-a-Card stamp! Love it!

Sue D said...

I like the background and the sentiment is perfect with the birds.

Sue D. said...

The birds work well with that sentiment, which I think could be used for a number of occasions.

Viki Banaszak said...

Lovin the birdies and the saying is awesome too.

Lisa said...

Another cool background stamp! Love it!

Katie said...

Great sentiment! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Katwondoo said...

nice card, thanks for the inspiration!

okiedee said...

Wonderful thoughtful card...love that sentiment!

patti said...

Love the verse on this card!!

Diane said...

I love thoes cover a card backgrounds and this one is fabulous...perfect card!

Kathy Johnson said...

Wonderful!

carole said...

Terrific choice of sentiment and technique.
Carole Lovill

Maria Alder said...

Love the card and the sentiment x

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Very nice love the sentiment

Deana P said...

Very nice, really like your cards.

Pati said...

Oh, I really like that background and how you stamped it in blue!! Very nice with the black birds!

Tami said...

Great card Thanks for sharing

D.Ann C said...

Cute sentiment and fabulous background!!

Alaska .Kris said...

I adore birds on cards!

joy said...

Great card!

Karen D. said...

fun card...

Helen Gullett said...

This is fabulous. Love the quote a lot :)
Thank You!

Janet L. said...

Pretty card and the sentiment is great!!

Arianna Barbara said...

So cuteeee!!!!

Doris said...

Beautiful encouragement card!

Jenny Alia said...

Both the sentiment and card are inspiring. Love the birds and colors. Lovely design!

Oliev said...

Lovely card:-)

ScrapaDiddle said...

Sweet sentiment and wonderful card!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very creative to use the background in an unexpected color. It really gives a nice touch.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

Christi Conley said...

Love the birds and the sentiment - beautiful pairing :)

Loly Borda said...

Beautiful background, and I love when the sentiment is the main focus of the card. Beautiful! TFS

Shelly Mortensen said...

Very creative! Gorgeous card and fabulous images!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wonderful background. Both bird stamp and the sentiment suits very well together.

donnaj said...

love it!