Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CardMaker Blog Hop


Welcome to the CardMaker/Impression Obsession Blog Hop. There are so many great ideas by the two design teams to share with you today.  Be sure to visit both the CardMaker blog and Impression Obsession blog for full details of the hop as well as a complete hop list..

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Impression Obsession will be also be hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to their shop.
All the details about the prize can be found on the Impression Obsession blog.  Good luck!


Greetings everyone!  My name is Laura Fulcher and you should be joining me from Kelly Gettelfinger's blog

For my card today, I wanted to share a background I created with Impression Obsession Cover a Card stamps as well as one of their new Christmas images.  

First, I started with the Metal Cover a Card background and stamped it onto a blue notecard with Colorbox Chalk Azurite ink:


Next, I stamped on top of that background with the Snowflakes Cover a Card background using Versafine Magestic Blue ink:


I thought the two backgrounds combined looked a bit like snowflakes with fractals.

Next on the agenda was the car with tree on the roof (called To Grandmother's House)..  I colored the whole thing with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a waterbrush.  Here is a bit more detail:

Instructions:
·         Stamp car onto 140lb watercolor paper with black archival ink.
·         Allow ink to dry
·         Color a line of brown under the car and blend with a waterbrush
·         Color the top and sides of the card windows lightly with blue marker and blend with waterbrush
·         Color the tree sections with a line of green and a line of light green marker.  Blend with waterbrush
·         Color the car with a line of red marker at the top (area under the windows)
·         Color a line of pink underneath the red and blend some with the pink marker
·         Blend side of the car with waterbrush
·         Color the tires grey (no blending)
·         Add accents with light grey marker

I finished the card by adding the Warm and Cheery sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed!  Don't forget to visit the next person on the hop list:



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33 comments:

Brooke said...

Your stamped background looks awesome-great job! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Sherry Timko said...

How cute, the background is perfect for the card

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so cute, I just love that little car carrying the tree home.

McStamper said...

Love your card. That car is so cute.

clavell said...

Thanks for reminding me how much I love the cover a card backgrounds...and need to pull them out again and play! :)

NanW said...

Love the background you created and the little car is perfect.

Sherry said...

very pretty! I like how you did your background!

My Kraft Kloset ~ Kim Klinkovsky said...

Great techniques. Love the details, patterns, and colors. Just lovely.

Woendi Levitt said...

Live this little car-makes me smile. Your background is perfect. I originally thought was patterned paper. TY for sharing

Birgit said...

I love this! The background is awesome!

Diane said...

Super cute and I love how 'mailable it is!!

Sundaystamper said...

Such a sweet car with a lovely background!

Ginny said...

Very nice card. Love your background and the car is so cute.

sharon said...

The background looks so versatile.

Roz M. said...

Laura, your custom-made CAC backgrounds are fabulous, and this one is no exception! I really like the contrast between the strip of highly detailed background and the simple "line drawing" of your focal image. Fun and very modern!

Suzy Que said...

Love that sweet little car with the tree on top! Great card!!!

Barbara Baxter said...

I love how you made the background using two of the cover the card background stamps! The two stamps look like they were made to go together. How many of us as children drove off with our parents to pick out a tree, put it on top of the car roof and took it home to decorate! Memories! Thanks for sharing the card and your techniques.

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you layered the cover a card stamps.

joy said...

Great background and such sweet holiday images!

Sue D said...

Love the snowy background you created.

Marsha said...

Won't be long and we will be driving the tree home! Cute card.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love that pretty snowflake background!

ScrappyKsue said...

Love this. That stamp is so cute. Love the background too.

Diane17Lynne said...

I LOVE your background using that Metal stamp. (Now I need to have it) Your card is adorable.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful Christmas card

Kathleen

Dar said...

Love the background! Makes me wish for snow days! :)

Michele K. Henderson said...

Adorable winter card! This is really cute and colorful!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I did really like how your blue (double stamped)background turned out. It looks like a snow flurry. And oh my goodness, I do not want to think about tree trimming and such as yet. Need to get thru the other things first. LOL

Abby said...

Great background. Love the card.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the two background stamping. Looks great.

Vivian C. said...

Great card and super background. To Grandmother's House is such a sweet image.

Katie said...

The background looks awesome! And I love that cute little car!!! :) Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is too cute! Love the coloring and snowflakes!