Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IO Valentine Release Blog Hop Day 2

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
 One of the nice things about Valentine's Day images is that they don't have to be used for one time of year.  Yes, you can make cards for Valentine's Day, but you can also use them for wedding or just for telling someone how much you care.
For today's card, I colored it in traditional Valentine's Day colors, but I think it would be great in silver and gold for a wedding card.
 
To make the card, I followed several steps:
  1. 1. Stamp image onto kraft cardstock with white ink
  2. 2. Allow ink to dry
  3. 3. Color image with Prismacolor pencils- don't worry about coloring over some of the stamp details
  4. 4. Put image back into the MISTI and stamp with white ink to put the lines back on the image
  5. 5. Emboss with white powder

Here is a close up of the coloring and embossing:

Stamps used in the card:
Saying from clear set- CL634 Valentine Brush Words
 
Don't forget to visit the other designers for more inspiration and for chances to win prizes!

23 comments:

Janis said...

Great card!

Mary Holshouser said...

It's a simple stamp but so
pretty. You don't need a
lot of extra items with it.
thanks for sharing a
great card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the simplicity and elegance of this card:)

Kathy Krug said...

Love the hearts on the kraft.

Late Blooming said...

I'm gonna need some of these pencils. Nice coloring.

Giovana Smith said...

Love the embossing and color on Kraft. Beautiful!

Patti J said...

Very pretty card! Great job, as always!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great new Valentine's Day stamp!!!

D.Ann C said...

I love the ombre hearts on kraft - so pretty!!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty coloring on your kraft background! Love the hearts design!

Sherry said...

very pretty clean and simple card!

Donna Engelson said...

Like your idea of using cards for various occasions!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK, Laura! I didn't expect colored pencils, but LOVE what you've done with them!!! ;) (They look like water coloring! LOL) SUPER JOB with this image!!!! ;)

Susan Murphy said...

This is a great image! Thank you for the tips on using the Misti for this card!

Vicki Frakes said...

This us perfect. Thank you.

Samistic Cards said...

Love how sweet this came out!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is soooo perfect! I love white embossing on kraft.
And I love this image. Just beautiful.

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the coloring! Beautiful!

F. Andre said...

Simple, yet so elegant. Love the loose florals.

Patt H. said...

So pretty! I love the simplicity & those awesome hearts! I need that stamp!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Simplicity at it's finest. Very nice!

Sue LD said...

Love your coloring and the white ink on kraft.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow ! That’s such a wonderful card ! margessw@icloud.com