Impression Obsession has even more NEW STAMPS to tempt you!
Today the Impression Obsession Team is showing off more new releases, this time the designs are from IO's Artist Gary Robertson. Gary's images are some of my favorites because so many of them include a small black cat tucked in somewhere. And you all know I'm a cat person! Also... so many of his images are great to color... and you know I love my Copics and coloring!
See what the new images the ladies are showing off today:
I used Spellbinder's Labels 12 to cut out the main part of the Boat and Lighthouse image. For the additional layers on the boat panel, I used Perfect Layer Rulers 1/16 edge and then hand cut the corners. Again I used Memento's Espresso Truffle ink to stamp everything, I have a feeling that color will have a permanent home on my desk. The entire stamp image is shown below...
I used the Cover-a-Card Graph Paper Stamp to create my own custom paper for the background. I stamped the graph design on three different colors and then pieced them together... paying attention to lining the graph lines up in between the colors. I stamped with Memento's Espresso Truffle ink and then sponged Distress Ink Frayed Burlap around the edges.
I used the Sun and Fun Clear Set to add a summer sentiment to the front and also the inside of the card.
I saw this neat picture on Pinterest and added my button embellishments similarly, only using the jute string on one side. It had been pinned several times and I could not find the source to credit.
On to the card....
I worked on the background first. BG10 and BG000 for the sky. BG0000 and C1 for the clouds. I used the Copic Blending Solution and a towel to blot some of the color off. This certainly helps hide any coloring streaks/lines.
I finished coloring the image using the markers shown above. I used the 0 Blender and removed more color in the clouds. I think the E40's are some of my most used browns.
You can see I added my buttons with the little loop of the jute string. I also added a silver adhesive stud in the middle. I couldn't escape adding a bow in the top right corner too... I like bows, what can I say! The image panel and the graph paper panel are both popped up with foam tape.
I used my left over graph scraps to add to the inside of the card. I also stamped the long summmmmer sentiment inside... it just happened to be just the right length to fit in there! The Corner Chomper goes right through all the layers for the scalloped corners on the card base. Finished card is 5 1/2" square.
- Stamps by Impression Obsession: H1876 Lighthouse and Boat, CC113 Cover-a-Card Graph Paper, WP382 Sun and Fun Clear Set
- Ink: Memento's Espresso Truffle, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
- Paper: Red, Blue, Kraft, Dark Brown, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
- Other: Spellbinder's Labels 12, Corner Chomper Scallop, Ink Blending Tool, Foam Tape, Bow Easy Tool, Misc. Buttons, Jute String by May Arts, Copics, Copic Blending Solution, Silver Adhesive Studs