Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IO Stamps Valentine Release Blog Hop - Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop




The IO Design team has lots of beautiful new stamps and Valentine/Spring inspiration to share with you today.  AND Gift Certificates to give away!


The Valentine hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!

The more blogs you visit and comment on … the better chance you will have to win!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday, December 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!



All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on in the hop are available right now at www.iostamps.com.
Today I have lots of new floral Valentine
inspiration to share.  

Let's start with this fun background stamp, Flower and Heart Swirls (L16335). 


I used my MISTI to stamp the Flower and Heart Swirls (L16355) on white cardstock.  I used several pastel colors of Distress Ink cubes to ink areas of the stamp and stamped multiple times to get a nice depth of color.  The Spread Love (C21035) sentiment was stamped in Bundled Sage ink on a strip of white cardstock.   I sprayed a light coating of Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive over both the stamped background panel and the sentiment strip and coated them with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter.  Once dry, I added the sentiment strip to the panel and trimmed it to 3.25 x.4.5".  I used a piece of matching speckled vellum to create a mat and added it to a top fold A2 card base, then added my glittered panel with 3M foam tape.

Rose Wreath (H13628), More Basic Greetings (CL549)

This card uses Color Bursts as a coloring medium.  I heat embossed the Rose Wreath (H13628)  and I Love You sentiment (from More Basic Greetings CL549) with antique gold embossing powder onto Canson Montval watercolor paper, then used a wet paintbrush to pick up the Color Bursts powders and paint the image and background.


These Sweet Heart Roses were lightly stamped with India ink onto Fabriano Artistico cold press watercolor paper.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors to paint them.  Once dry I used a stitched oval die to cut the focal image, and adhered it to a coordinating plaid paper.  I stamped the A Little Something  (B13615) greeting on a strip of white cardstock and used a piece of matching green cardstock to mat it.  After adhering to my oval, I trimmed it along with the plaid paper to 3.75" x 5" and added it to a Kraft card base.



Another rose card, uses Strathmore Toned Gray paper and Prismacolor pencils to make a monochromatic impact.  The Rose Bouquet was lightly stamped with Memento ink.  The coloring was done only with cool grays, white and black pencil, using pencil to pencil blending.  The Dear Friend greeting was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black.  





This card uses the new Watercolor Rose (F20423), stamped multiple times onto my white card panel.  Each rose was inked in layers using two colors of ink for the bloom and two colors for the leaves, stamping repeatedly using my MISTI to build up variation and depth of color.  The stamped panel was trimmed then the To Love (E13631) sentiment was added with Versamark and gold embossing powder before adding a mat and adhering to a matching card base.


That's it for my floral inspiration today.  Thanks for dropping by.  Be sure to leave a comment here, and on all the rest of the blog hop stops to be entered for a chance to win one of the Gift Certificate prizes with each comment.  

Your next stop on the hop should be Daniela Dobson.  Enjoy the hop!





























25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful garden of flowers!

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  2. The rose bouquet done with the
    pencils is amazing. So beautiful.
    Wonderful projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  3. so many gorgeous cards - love how you colored in the flowers - very arty:)

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  4. I LOVE the pencil work.You inspire me with your art.

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  5. Fabulous coloring on the flowers. The pencil colored monochromatic one is my favorite.

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  6. All are soft and pretty but the watercolor rose is a Wow!

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  7. Wow Chris, all of them are beautiful!!

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  8. Wowzers! You are one busy crafty lady!!! These are all gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

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  9. Lovely cards!!! The monochromatic Rose Bouquet card is my favorite. It's just gorgeous!!!

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  10. WOW!!! sooooo pretty!! I love the monochromatic one also! and the others are beautiful also!

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  11. So many gorgeous projects! The flower and heart swirl background stole my heart!

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  12. Beautiful cards! Love the Flower and Heart Swirls stamp for a fabulous background! Lots of gorgeous rose designs too!

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  13. Wide range of beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  14. WOW!!!! I LOOOOVE your cards! I kept scrolling down & my mouth just DROPPED OPEN with the florals!!! I made NOTE OF THEM for ordering, OF COURSE! ;) LOL TOTALLY GORGEOUS WORK, Chris!!! ;)

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  15. I love the background on the first card and ALL of the roses are fantastic!

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  16. I just found the Impression Obsession blog hop and I love it.

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  17. Love these pretty flowers! They make me think of spring!

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  18. So many pretty cards, Chris! I love the monochromatic rose - just beautiful. The rose wreath is my favorite stamp & you've done it lovely justice.

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  19. So many lovely florals. I love the Spread love like confetti sentiment. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  20. Great valentine cards! The tone on tone is unbelievable.

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  21. Wow, these florals are awesome! Love the roses but can't decide which one is my favorite! Need them all, I guess!

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  22. So many flowers! You did a great job!

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  23. All your cards are just so beautiful ! margessw@icloud.com

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