Thursday, December 20, 2018
Greetings friends. It is time for another IO challenge. This time the theme is holidays....any holiday. For my card today, I made a holiday card for a very specific friend who LOVES holiday Hallmark movies. She gets so excited anticipating them each year. You could just as easily swap out the sentiment for another holiday greeting, but I was thrilled I could make a card just for my friend.
To make the card, I started with a blue notecard and embossed the Cover a Card Snowflakes in silver powder for my background. This is a really good generic background for holiday or winter cards.
Next, I added a white strip of cardstock and stamped my Hot Cocoa sentiment onto top with black ink. The curve of the hill I cut freehand and then added some Stickles for sparkle.
For the house, I stamped the Gingerbread Cottage onto 140lb watercolor paper, colored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a waterbrush, cut out the image and then popped it up on my card.
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Cover a Card Snowflakes CC066
Hot Cocoa C19883
Gingerbread Cottage E19885
Don't forget to visit the Impression Obsession blog today to see the list of all the designers participating in the challenge and to read more about how you can join the challenge too!
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Monday, December 17, 2018
First and foremost, I want to announce the winner of last week's new release contest. Congratulations Helen Budz, you are the winner of the $10 Impression Obsession gift certificate! Please email me to collect your gift certificate code.
For today's card, I used two more of the latest release designs. The first is the Toucan, which I stamped onto 140lb watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a waterbrush. The second is the "Find Joy" sentiment that comes from the Skinny Words cling set.
The background I made myself using the Herb Leaves Cover a Card stamp.
I hope everyone has a great start to the week!
Impression Obsession items used:
Skinny Words 3213-LG
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The other day I posted a quote by Anne Frank and today I am posting one from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I guess I have been in the mood for positive sentiments filled with love.
To make the card, I first made a background using the Rose Leaves Cover a Card stamp. At the top part of the white cardstock, I have the Denim Cover a Card in the background using Baby Blue ink. The rest of the card has the rose leaves on top in Navy ink.
To finish the card, I added the brand new sentiment on top and colored a few of the letters and heart with colored pencils.
Impression Obsession Items on the Card:
Rose Leaves CAC 309
Stick to Love D19898
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Impression Obsession is having a three day event to share with you the latest release. I have a $10 Impression Obsession gift certificate to give to a randomly chosen person who comments on my blog for those posts. Enter one day for one entry on enter all three days for three chances to win. For today, comment below with your favorite stamp from the release! If you answered that question in yesterday's comments, let me know what you are looking forward to this holiday season. All comments will be open until Sunday, December 16th at noon CT. Winner will be announced on my blog on Monday, December 17th. Good luck!
Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a card to make for the important friends in your life. It would make a good Valentine card, but really, it is something that you could send year- round.
To make the card, I stamped the sentiment and flowers onto the card using Impression Obsession black ink. Next, I colored my hearts and flowers with an assortment of Prismacolor pencils. The nice thing about the Prismacolor pencils is that they show up really well on kraft cardstock. To finish the card, I added a pink watercolor paper scrap and a brown notecard.
Impression Obsession Items Used:
The Heart Needs C13737
Floral Swag D19902
Other Items Used:
Monday, December 10, 2018
Welcome to the Winter Hugs Hop!
Impression Obsession is having a three day event to share with you the latest release. I have a $10 Impression Obsession gift certificate to give to a randomly chosen person who comments on my blog for those posts. Enter one day for one entry on enter all three days for three chances to win. For today, comment below with your favorite stamp from the release! All comments will be open until Sunday, December 16th at noon CT. Winner will be announced on my blog on Monday, December 17th
Also, you will want to make sure to stop by the IO blog because there are 3 more chances to win there!
Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a card featuring a quote from the new release that I really loved. In this day and age, I don't think it is a bad idea to focus on the positive and how we can each improve the world. I am also impressed and humbled by how wise Anne Frank was at such a young age.
To make the card, I started with a coffee filter, sprinkled it with some Colorburst Powders, spritzed it with water and then placed the entire filter onto some glossy photo paper. It is important to use photo paper rather than regular glossy paper. I think the inkjet photo paper works better because it allows the inks to dry, the paper doesn't tear (even when it gets wet), and the paper doesn't warp even when you add lots of water.
Next, I allowed the paper to dry completely before stamping the How Wonderful sentiment on top with black ink from Impression Obsession.
Sometimes when I want to make a sentiment the focus of a card, I like to make an interesting background that doesn't overpower the wording on the card.
Impression Obsession items used:
How Wonderful E14772
Other Stamping items used:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Greetings friends. Need ideas for some quick Christmas cards? Want to participate in the challenge yourself? You can find a list of all the participating designers as well as information on the challenge over on the Impression Obsession blog.
For my card to day, I made a quick design that involves two stamps and some basic coloring with Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I didn't bother to do any sort of blending. I simply colored the holly and leaves with the markers.
To make the card I stamped the flower/holly image that is called Swag onto 140lb watercolorpaper at the top and bottom using black Versafine ink. Versafine is my "go to" inkpad when I am doing any watercolor work. Notice that I flipped it over so that the image would "frame" my By Gosh By Golly sentiment in the center. I colored the outside edges with a light brown marker and a waterbrush, but if I were to do it over again, I would have just sponged on some brown ink.
Impression Obsession Items Used on the Card:
By Gosh By Golly E19878
Other Items Used on the Card:
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers