Thursday, July 20, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Blog Hop- Day 4

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Kelli Hull you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.
As many of you know when I create backgrounds, I like to combine more than one Cover a Card image.  For this one, I stamped the Rolling Waves Cover a Card background over then entire card and then overlapped part of that background with the Circle Fusion 2 stamp.  Therefore, I ended up with a single pattern for part of the card and a double pattern for the other part of the card.

When I stamp on kraft cardstock, I often like to use Prismacolor pencils for coloring so that the colors actually show up on the card.  For this card, I stamped the new Sunflower image onto my card using black ink and the MISTI stamp positioner.  I colored the flower with my pencils and then put the card back into the MISTI and stamped it once again with the flower.  The colored pencils had obliterated some of my lines and restamping it using the MISTI made the lines appear crisp and dark.

Finally, I added the Fallidays sentiment with black ink.
The other designers also have lots of ideas to share, so don't forget to visit them!  
The next blog on the hop is:

23 comments:

NanW said...

Amazing and beautiful background!

Susan Lang said...

Great ideas on the background, love it!

Rae Ann said...

Very pretty. Nice sentiment. I love io background stamps.

Dee Earnshaw said...

This is such a sweet card. Thanks for the ideas:)

Suzy Que said...

I love that sentiment!!! And those two Cover a Card stamps are great, as well. My wish list is growing longer!! :)

Sandra Alese said...

Love your sunflower.

Sue LD said...

Great background for this pretty sunflower.

luvhymns said...

Love your sunflower in neon colors....

SmilynStef said...

What a big bold bloom

Lin said...

So refreshing to see this pretty flower in lime!

Vivian Piper said...

I love the split background!

Sarosa said...

I love the cover a card stamps, and your idea of combining them in a single card is great inspiration, thank you!

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty.
Love the two different patterns
in the background.
thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Helen Budz said...

Laura, I love this idea of the double image on half the background. I've never seen that before. It's amazing and it works so well with a centered stamp such as this flower. Thanks for sharing this card on the blog hop.

Patt H. said...

Love the combined background stamps & the big flower is awesome!

D.Ann C said...

I like the pop of unusual color!!

Angela said...

I LOVE this card!

Sheila said...

Happy Fall-days...creative image. Combined with the sunflower - eyecatching card!

Aimee Phillips said...

OMG!!!. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sunflower image!!. Sunflowers are my favorite and remind me of my trip out west and seeing them along roadside all facing towards the sun!!. Made me smile and remember good times.

Katie said...

Awesome card, Love the double background idea for one side of the flower. Great new stamps too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kathy Krug said...

Great background for the sunflower.

Ann Catherine Wong said...

Cute sunflower stamp