Thursday, October 15, 2020

Slim Scenes Hop- Day 1


 
              The Impression Obsession Slim Scenes Stamps Release Hop starts today!
 

Each day (October 15th & 16th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. 
 
There will be THREE $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates as givaways chosen randomly from comments on the Design Team blogs over the hop - so the more you comment through our Slim Scenes Hop the more chances to win!
 
All comments for all of the event days will be open until Monday November 2nd at midnight CT.
 
All winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 3rd.
 
All of the new stamps and dies are available now! You can find them all HERE 
 

Greetings friends!  Slimline cards are really popular right now, and IO now has a line of stamps that are meant to fit the length of the card.  I made my finished card to be 8 1/2" x 3 1/2."  It fits into a regular business envelope, so there is no need for extra postage.
 
The first stamp I want to talk about is the Cloudy Sky background.  It is amazing!  I thought it might take a while to break in to get it to stamp well (larger stamps with solid areas often do), but no!  It stamped beautifully the first time I stamped it.  It looks so realistic!  I stamped it with Impression Obsession Sky Blue ink.  My recommendation is to use a MISTI or another stamp postitioner when you stamp these images.  You might have to stamp them multiple times to get the color you want.  It is also handy if you want to layer your colors like I did with the trees.

For the trees, I used one of the treeline stamps that comes in the Tree Lined Hillside Duo set.  The other treeline is pine trees.  I colored my trees with an assortment of Tombo markers, but really, any water-based markers would work.  I added marker to the trees, huffed on the ink a bit to keep it wet and then stamped it on top of the cloudy sky.  I repeated the process over and over until I got the look I wanted.  As a last step for the trees, I inked the ground area of the stamp with Toffee Versafine ink and a bit of dark brown marker.  Before I stamped onto the paper, I wiped off any ink that strayed onto the tree part of the stamp.

It may not look like it, but the background is only two stamps...the sky stamp and the tree/ground stamp. All that was left to do was add my sentiment in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink.
 
Impression Obsession Items I Used:
Cloudy Sky 3232-LG
 
Here is a list of all the participating designers so you can join the hop:

34 comments:

SmilynStef said...

cloud sky stamp on my wish list for sure

Anonymous said...

Great cards! Love the slim design!

BenteS said...

You have designed a beautiful card, the colours are so pretty:))

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh wow! Love the two toned trees with that sky stamp. Definitely on my wish list.

stampingbowd said...

Oh! Your Fall colors are stunning! Such a bright and cheerful card!

Janine said...

Lovely autumnal scene

Becca Yahrling said...

Love the colors of Fall and this is a beauty.

JKD said...

Fall blessings to you too, simple and lovely :)

Becky Green said...

SERIOUSLY, BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE THIS!!! From the cloudy sky to the fall trees!!! ;)<3

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful fall trees and sky!

Eve N said...

Wow, you definitely showed how beautiful the cloud and treeline stamps are. Love this scene!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

SherylH said...

A wonderful fall scene! The Cloudy Sky image did not catch my eye at first, but now can see how versatile it would be.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful fall card! Love the colors and the pretty stamps!

Judy Rozema said...

Fabulous fall scene! That cloudy sky is amazing!!

Laura said...

Lovely scene!!

Donna Phelan said...

Great Fall Slimline card! You trees look like ours here in New England!

Mary Holshouser said...

Your sky is fantastic.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing
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sharon g said...

Your fall trees look lovely. My favorite colors...

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! Great colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Ms. Tamp said...

Great look to the sky and the layers for the trees. Nice scene created on the longer card.

Joan V said...

Beautiful card! I love that treeline and sky.

Wanda said...

Love the autumn colors and the beautiful sky! TFS

SiskiyouSue said...

This is the first time in a very long time that I want all the new stamps! Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Beautiful Fall slimline scene.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a beautiful autumn scene! I love the sky!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Gorgeous card!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous with the autumn trees. Hugz

Dana Ernspiker said...

Happy Fall Ya’ll My favorite time of year!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome tree lined hills :)

DorothyA said...

Lovely Autumn card! I just love seeing that sky! That will be my first purchase! And your tree colors are so nice.