Tuesday, May 1, 2018

IO Summer Release Hop Day 1

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.  For today's card, I wanted to share an idea for coloring the new Painted Rainbow stamp.  It has a really nice watercolor "brushed" look, so I decided to color directly onto the stamp with red, orange, yellow, green and blue Zig Clean Color brush markers.  Next, I lightly misted the stamp with water and stamped it onto some 140lb watercolor paper.  There were some places that didn't blend as much as I wanted, so I lightly touched them with a waterbrush until I got the rainbow I wanted.  Once I let the rainbow dry, I stamped the sentiment on top.  Tip- be sure to use a MISTI or another stamp positioner to stamp your sentiment.  Stamping a sentiment onto watercolor paper, even smooth watercolor paper, often takes more than one stamping to get a crisp font.

For the background, I stamped the rain background onto blue cardstock with Versamark ink and then sponged it with some Ultramarine PanPastel chalk.  

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We have two more days of hops coming up to show you the new stamps, so I hope you will join us for the other days.

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33 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Tracie said...

Beautiful card. I love anything with rainbows.

Maureen Morton said...

Loving the texture - how does IO always take it up to the next level?! Perfectly happy and dear card. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Norman said...

Nice work with creatng a rainbow. They are so in right now.

Helen Gullett said...

Always love rainbow after the rain...
Your card is adorable.

lifesabeach32940 said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL. Love the rainbow and sentiment!!

sharon g said...

The rainbow is really pretty. I like how you used watercolors--perfect.

Jeanne Beam said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing...

linda said...

such a pretty rainbow and the rainy background is perfect! laura, your link doesn't work from the IO blog home page.

Mary Holshouser said...

Simple but so pretty.
Love your rainbow.
thanks for sharing
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cghundley said...

Lovely card and
the rainbow is
so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Colorado Crafter said...

Rainbows never go out of style! That's a great sentiment stamp!!!

Joy Meadows said...

Love this card! Rainbows are so pretty!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Lovely! Your use of the cover a card image is just perfect!

Roz M. said...

Your rainbow is so pretty! Thanks for sharing all your great tips and this fun card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love this absolutely gorgeous card!

Sue D said...

Love this sentiment and the rainbow.

Amante del Papel said...

clean, simple and so beautiful card!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your rainbow card!

Priscilla said...

Love your rainbow card and rain background!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors and sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Love the pretty rainbow and the sentiment is great !

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the simplicity of this card - very creative:)

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet and easy rainbow card!

StarSpry said...

What a lovely card! I really like the large sentiment :)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a great, cheerful card !
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Dana M said...

Such a fun and happy card! Love the clean design.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

What a perfect match up of stamps! The rain CAC background is so fitting for this, you would think they were designed together.

Patti H. said...

Awesome card, Laura! Love that sentiment!

E. Marie said...

Wonderful card. I really like the rainbow stamp.

Kathy Johnson said...

Great card!

SmilynStef said...

Lovin' the rainbows

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous card. I love how you used the zig markers to make the pretty rainbow.