Thursday, April 9, 2020

IO Summer Release- Day 2


 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration!
 
The Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (April 8th - 10th ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Monday April 13th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on April 14th.
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Greetings friends.  Today I want to share two cards with you. Both of them were created by using strips of colored cardstock to create decorative backgrounds.
 
Card 1- Everything Feels Grey

 
My first card I thought was appropriate for the world we are currently living in.  It is a really nice sentiment to send to someone who might need a moment of encouragement.

To make the card, I started with a grey notecard, added my scrap strips of cardstock and then added my sentiment.  It is a really, really easy card to make.

Card 2- Gratitude Flower


For the second card, I made a background out of strips of pink and red cardstock.  I then colored the new Daisy Corner stamp with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the image.  Hint...  I hate cutting, so I didn't cut too close to the lines.  I colored any areas around the flower and leaf that were still white with a black marker and colored the areas around the stem with a green copic marker so that you couldn't see the white.  To finish the card, I added my sentiment on top of a banner die cut.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Card 1:
Other Colors D12242

Card 2:
Daisy Corner L12226
 

30 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Great colorful card! Love that delightful daisy!!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great job, I would have thought it was a die cut!

Helen said...

Such caring cards, Laura. Especially like the sentiment on the first card (backing it on gray was a great idea). This week I pulled out all my paper scraps to use some up...your card designs are so timely for me. tfs-stay healthy.

Patti J said...

These are great - so warm and loving. Someone will receive lots of paper hugs when they receive these!

sharon g said...

WOW, I never would have thought of using the gray on one side, and COLORS on the other. Nice

Lisa said...

I love stripes! That gray card is just wonderful!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Nice sentiment and colors on your first card, and I love that flower on your second card!

Colorado Crafter said...

Love the Daisy Corner stamp!!! So pretty!!!

BethB said...

How perfect for these days is “Well crap!” Great cards, I’ll need to buy that sentiment.

Pam said...

Fun seeing your work. It is so interesting how you create ways to use up scraps and you create ways to make multiples easily. Love it.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Love the different colors together! That flower is beautiful!

SherylH said...

I really enjoy seeing how to make use of colorful scraps and these two card ideas are great.

Unknown said...

Such bright cheerful cards - love them

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such cheery card designs. I love the sentiment on the first one too as well as the bright colors. And, the second one is gorgeous as well with all the bright colors and design.

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK, Laura! I ESPECIALLY LOVE your first card! Your card itself & the sentiment go SO WELL TOGETHER! ;)<3

Kathy Krug said...

I love your colorful cards. Pretty daisy and fun color sentiment.

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love both of your cards but the first one is perfect for right now.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the look at these for ideas.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What great cards! They are really stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic transition in the
first card. Love the flower
with the stripes. Great cards.
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Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are lovely - beautiful colors and awesome layouts

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Oh, that gray card- what a cool design and perfect sentiment to go with it! Great cards!

Lori Kobular said...

Two uplifting colorful cards! We could all use one of those right now!

Bunny said...

The daisy corner is fantastic. A beautiful card.

The first card with a touch of grey is our world right now. So, it's a great sentiment and lovely that you added the colors to go with it. There's always going to be a touch of grey no matter what. It's just a lot greyer right now around the world. All the more to spritz it up with some color. [Bunny]

Celeste Goff said...

Both cards are amazing but I especially love that first one. The colors are fun and vibrant and the sentiment is perfect!

Vivian C. said...

Super cards. The color striping really adds a punch of color and sets the stage for the stamps.

Sue D said...

Pretty card designs with the colorful stripes.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

What a great layout on your first card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ellie said...

The verse on your first card seems like a must have stamp right now. I love how you did the strips of color! Great idea!!

Kathy Dippner said...

I love your first card. The sentiment really helps with designing something wonderful.