Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IO Valentine Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) 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 one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at www.iostamps.com
 
 
Greetings friends.  Today is the last day of the new release blog hop.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  For today's card, I used stamps from a clear set called Country Floral.  It is a nice set that has hearts, flowers, and leaves.
For the background, I used a technique I like with the Cover A Card Backgrounds.  I started with a brown polka dot scrap of paper and then stamped the  Wood Grain Cover a Card background on top with brown ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Here is a closeup of the background:
What I like about this technique is that you get an interesting look of mixed patterns and it is a fantastic way to use up your patterned paper scraps.
For the heart section, I stamped the leaves with Impression Obsession Mint ink and the Outline heart with Impression Obsession Black ink.  To add a bit more interest, I stamped the flower with the heart center on top of the heart using the same black ink.  I then embossed the flower with clear powder to give it a bit of interest.  To color the heart, I used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, cut out the heart, and popped it up with foam tape.  Here is a close up:

Items used in the card:
Country Floral Set WP804 (for leaves, heart, and flower with heart center)
Saying from clear set- CL634 Valentine Brush Words
 
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21 comments:

Helen Budz said...

Love the clean, fresh look of your design, Vicki. It will work anytime a little "love" needs sending. tfs

Kathy Johnson said...

Great card! love the wood effect!

Janis said...

Thanks for sharing the background technique!

F. Andre said...

Such an elegant look on this card. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a sweet card and great layout - the wood effect is so cool:)

Giovana Smith said...

Laura, this is a perfect card, beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very cute design!

Colorado Crafter said...

The new Country Floral stamp set is so pretty!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the wood grain background (so many uses for that one!) and the pretty hearts!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
Love the wood grain.
Always makes a great card.
thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

That wood grain background is fabulous!

TLady said...

SWEET JOB!!! This would make a FABULOUS MASCULINE Valentine with that Wood Grain!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Sherry said...

gorgeous!!!!

Patti J said...

Very pretty card! Love the glossy wood grain!

Vicki Frakes said...

The color combo is inspiring and beautiful and the shading on the hearts is incredible.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. I like how you tucked your image low on the card to leave the white space.

Patt H. said...

Awesome card, Laura! Love the unexpected woodgrain!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love the woodgrain! TFS

Sue LD said...

Sweet. Love the hearts and the woodgrain borders.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s an another absolutely lovely card ! Love the woodgrain texture. margessw@icloud.com

Jean said...

Love this!