Thursday, May 3, 2018

IO Summer Release Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Summer 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 May1st – May 3rd. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day 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!!! Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday May 6th and all winners will be announced May 7th.
 Greetings friends.  Most of you know by now how much I love my IO Cover a Card backgrounds.  It wouldn't be a true hop for me if I didn't share one of the new designs with you.

To make my card, I created a background using an older and a new background stamp.  I started with white cardstock and then stamped the Clouds background on top with Sky Blue ink.  The clouds background gives you a really beautiful and realistic looking sky, but I was using it primarily for texture under the second stamp.  Next I stamped the new Mini Beach Print background using Navy ink.  Here is a closeup of the two backgrounds:

For my wavy background, I used a single wave stamp in my MISTI stamp positioner and stamped it twice in Baby Blue ink (top), twice in Sky Blue ink (middle), and twice in Navy ink (bottom).  I simply moved the paper approx 1/4" each time I stamp to get a row of waves with an ombre look.

To finish the card, I added a sentiment with black ink and cut out a palm tree that I embellished with brown pearls.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Sentiment- Life's a Beach

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31 comments:

lifesabeach32940 said...

Oh, I LOVE how you pulled your card together!! It just SCREAMS summer!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Beth Norman said...

A lovely card.

Tracie said...

Amazing wave card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do it. Going to try that.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I am a huge fan of the stamped all over design like this; so beautiful! Such a perfect card for someone like me ... a Floridian! lol

Jeanne Beam said...

Your card is wonderful. Love the sentiment.
Thanks for sharing...

Joy Meadows said...

Such a pretty, summery card! Love it!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a great summer card!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the colors and sentiment!

Dana M said...

Fantastic - perfect card to welcome summer. Beautifully designed and composed.

Colorado Crafter said...

I LOVE the Cover-a-Card stamps and am always anxious to see new ones!! This beach print stamp is such a great one!!! Love it!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great background. The
inset is wonderful too.
Like the blue as the
highlight color.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot0com

sharon g said...

What a cute background. The waves look great with the ombre effect, too.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So tasteful in it’s simplicity!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

What a great card !! Very summer-y !!
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Jane M said...

Awesome card

Maureen Morton said...

I'm crazy for those waves....I thought it was a background stamp. You executed it beautifully! This is a fun design and a great kick-off for summer. Thanks for sharing!

Becky H. said...

Very nice card, it says it all. The colors and choice of stamps say summer is here or coming). Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Love the backgrounds.

Roz M. said...

I think the new 'Making Waves' stamp is a 'must-have', and love how you've used it in your fab card!

cghundley said...

Love this card
and the background
stamping!
Carla from Utah

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I'm a big fan of the CAC backgrounds too, yet I rarely think to layer them! This is brilliant!!! I love how it turned out. Making a mental note to play around with layering the next time I sit down to stamp!

Patti H. said...

Love how you used the wave stamp! Great card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card - love the fun stamped images on this card

linda said...

such a creative and beautiful card! i love how you've coordinated all the elements with such attention to detail, right down to the brown pearls which are so cute!

Amante del Papel said...

so pretty card!!!

Kathy Krug said...

The cover a card beach scene is a must have for me. Great design

E. Marie said...

Great use of all these new stamps. Perfect combination for a stunning card.

Helen Gullett said...

What a fun Summer theme card. Love that background, tree, and sentiment.

Kathy Johnson said...

Great cards!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute and fun card. It makes me want to go to the beach. :)