3-D Love Card by Jenny Gropp

Love this fun dimensional technique by Jenny Gropp!

I really was in the mood to color! So I pulled out the new Vintage Honeycomb Background once again. Every time I see this I think of Sandy's Hex Chart for Copics. I gave the background a little rainbow makeover and added a little die cut. After all the coloring I couldn't cover it up! 
AND then.... after I colored in the little hexes I thought it would be fun to make them all glossy! About halfway through I was rethinking that idea! LOL... but kept going. It is vibrant and very shiny in person!
Copics used: 
R46, R43, YR18, YR09, YR04, Y35, Y11, G43, G46, B41, B45, B26, BV17, BV11, V09, V06
The die cut heart is popped up for a little added dimension.
A little inside stamping from the set "Count the Ways" for that forever friend!

Impression Obsession Winter CHA Release Hop!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 5 days (1/4/16 - 1/8/16) 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 a $25 Gift Certificate!

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

And we have a bonus... on the last day of the hop TWO winners will be chosen. One for Friday and one random winner from sometime during the week. So if you miss a day make sure and go back and comment!

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

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Hop list:

Anna Wight
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Have a great day!

Coffee Time by Laura Fulcher

Fun card from Laura Fulcher using H777 Coffee Time, B13250 Pour Sip Sigh, CC188 Calico, CC196 Lg. Speck background and E13235 Coffee Ring.


Hi guys!  Today I want to talk about layering Cover a Card stamps to build up a background.  For my card, I started with a kraft notecard and stamped the Calico background on top (CC188) with brown pigment ink.

I liked the Calico a lot, but it looked really regimented for the card I was designing.  I decided to add the Lg. Speck background (CC196) on top of it using the same brown ink.  You can really see the difference you get by adding a second pattern to the mix.  You could use two different inks for this technique for a completely different look.

Next, to tie in with my coffee theme, I stamped the Coffee Ring image (E13235) onto my background with Hero Arts Latte ink (perfect name, right?) 

For the finished card, I added the Coffee Time stamp (H777)) and the Pour Sip Sigh saying (B13250).
Have a great day!


Thank you to everyone who entered our It Must Be Love Challenge, all of your projects were spectacular!

I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...E. Marie!

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info.

Marie used Cover-a-Card Rose Lace (CC087), Cover-a-Card Thick & Thin (CC008) and Ladybug Vine Heart (D6337) for her adorable card.

Have a great day!

Thankful by Dina Kowal

We have a beautiful project from Dina Kowal today!

Dina used Pumpkin Pair, CAC Vines Vertical, Thankful & Thank You for Thinking.

I watercolored the pumpkins using Distress Markers, and stamped a few background  images with the marker ink from my palette.

The card is a Pop-Up Book Card, and in general, foldy cards hate me... but this one was surprisingly friendly. Inside the card there are just 2 cut lines, and the score lines were easy to follow.

Once it's all folded in the right directions, the center section looks like an open book.

Have a great day!