Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring 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
January 22rd - January 26th.
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!!!
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Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday January 28th
and all winners will be announced January 29th.
Greetings friends. Spring is coming! It really, really is. I get so excited to start stamping bunnies, eggs, and flowers.
For my card today, I created a background by masking the bottom and right side of white cardstock with strips of 1/4" Eclipse Masking tape. I then sponged Distress Inks in the corner to give the impression of sky and grass. I let the sponged color fade into white so that it was a subtle accent for my sentiment.
For the bunny, I stamped him onto 140lb watercolor paper with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and softened everything with a waterbrush. Tip for coloring the bunny- color the outside edges darker and the inside parts lighter so that it looks like you have a curved head and body. I took a class with Dave Brethauer years ago where he said it is very important not to color too darkly in the center of an animal's face, especially near the eyes. He said that the animals often start to look a bit crazy if you color too darkly around the eyes. That bit of advice has always stuck with me. Plus, it is easier to see the eyes if you don't color too darkly. Here is a closeup:
I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the bunny circle and black matting behind it are popped up on the card with some foam tape.
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Baby Bunny C19715
Hoppy Bunny C19670
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