Monday, January 23, 2017

CHA Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST Jan 23rd - Jan 27th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FIVE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.
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Greetings friends.  Today I wanted to share one of the new Cover a Card backgrounds (you know how I love my background stamps) as well as a new sentiment that I really love.

For the background, I sponged some blue PanPastel chalk onto white cardstock and then stamped the new Confetti Dots background on top with Versamark ink.  I then sponged the same  blue chalk on top of the Versamark to get a tone on tone look.  I can't wait to explore other techniques with this background.  I think it is going to be a practical "go to" stamp for me.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Angela's Words phrase (L17179) onto some 140lb watercolor paper using black Versafine ink.  I then colored the edges of each wavy row with a blue or grey Zig Clean color Brush Pen.  I then softened the lines with a waterbrush to get a gradient of color.

Don't forget to visit the other designers.  There will be more inspiration as well as the chance to win a gift certificate!


42 comments:

Sherri Thacker said...

Oh I really love this saying! And I love the polka dots!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Jan Elmore said...

Love that sentiment.

Carol Hintermeier said...

Awesome background stamp! Lovely card!

Late Blooming said...

Well this is fun. I thought you handlettered it. Nice.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Confetti Dots background and the pretty sentiment! Great card!

cls said...

Great card, especially like that sentiment! How encouraging would this card be to get in the mail!

Sundaystamper said...

Very funky...love the watery effect!

Susan Lang said...

Very creative card. Nice job.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oooh love how 3D this card looks. So clever and original:)

Shona said...

Very different card, I love how dimensional it looks!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card. I am a huge fan of IO's background stamps. And I love this one. It is very different and very beautiful!

Gay Ferland said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!
I have never seen an unique card like this before.

Mary Holshouser said...

what a fun way to do the sentiments.
Great card.
thanks for sharing

Jane M said...

Very interesting card. Love the saying.

Linda B said...

A simple design brought to life with brilliant coloring!

McStamper said...

Love your card. Wonderful words and great background.

Sue LD said...

Unique card design.

Patti J said...

Loving this - such a different stamp! Very cool :) Thanks for sharing!

Beth Norman said...

I love this design with the sentiment inside. Terrific stamp and card.

SherylH said...

Wonderful encouraging card! I love the I/O cover-a-card backgrounds too so am looking forward to seeing more of those used during this blog hop.

Marsha said...

Very unique - really like these new stamps!

Nancy Dempsey said...

You had me at "Polkadots"!!!! Beautiful card.

kReN K said...

We should be able to letter like that ourselves, right? SO glad IO has a stamp for it!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Beautiful card! I love the word stamp! Very creative! Your coloring is wonderful!

Suzy Que said...

Very interesting new sentiment stamp!! It's always so much fun to see all the new IO stamps!!

Kathy Krug said...

Such a unique stamp. Wonderful design.

Helen Gullett said...

What a fabulous card! LOVE this stamp design.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful! I love the background stamp & the sentiment is awesome!

Sheri said...

Such a different design. I like it a lot!

Vicki G said...

Super cute1!!

Linda Meunier said...

Your card is sooooo cool! !

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love this very unique card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Love this pretty calming blue!

SmilynStef said...

Love that bold texty stamps ... what a fun way to feature it.

Katie said...

Very cool! Love the movement of the sentiment and how you highlighted it. Awesome background, as always! :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

wannabcre8tive said...

A pretty blue card with great advice.

Sarosa said...

Your card has such an amazing 3-D look to it, cool!

Maria B said...

You inspire me to try using pan pastels with my stamps.

Vivian C. said...

Great card. I am intrigued with your background technique. I like the look you achieved.

Giovana Smith said...

Amazing card!!