Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Look What's NEW - Summer Stamp Release from Impression Obsession!

Oh, summer! In these weird days of quarantine, with my whole family home all day - it almost feels like summer.  And the brand new stamp release from Impression Obsession has me ready to turn on the sprinkler and slice up the watermelon while I craft up some summertime cards. Want to join me catching some summertime vibes and check out the new goodies? (Stay with me, because there's a chance to WIN, plus some FREEBIES I want to share!) 

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First up, these flip flops!!!  Can you even stand the cuteness? This stamp is fantastic for stamping backgrounds, or using as a focal point on cards. On the first card, I stamped the background and then used my Jane Davenport Colorsticks to add bright, bold, scribbly color on top. Any type of pastel, Gelatos, or even crayons look really fun with this loose technique. 

On the second card,  I stamped the image onto patterned paper for some cutie pie polka dotty flip flops! This card is SO quick and simple, but lots of fun with the wave background, dots, and that SWEET summer sentiment. 

And if those flip flops don't have you feeling the allure of summer, how about some sweet, fresh watermelon? There are two new watermelon slice images and a coordinating sentiment in this release. Since these stamps all come individually grab one slice, both slices, and whichever sentiments you'd like and mixy matchy it up. I paper-pieced these watermelons with patterned paper which is really quite easy with this simple image. 

(New to all this crafty talk? Paper-piecing means I stamped each watermelon once on pink paper and once on green. I trimmed the whole stamped images from pink, and then trimmed just the rind from green and glued it on top. Ta- dah! Paper piecing!) 
So, my SWEET summer friends - here's the juicy news:
The entire new summer release at Impression Obsession is on the website NOW. To celebrate, the design team is blog hopping - today is day 1 of our three day celebration. (April 8-10th.) Each day the list of designers participating will be posted on the IO blog. On Monday April 13th at noon, each designer blog will have a random winner chosen from their comments - so for the best chances, be sure to leave a comment on each blog post each day! The winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the IO shop.

But wait, I also promised you a freebie, right? Actually - it's MANY freebies. Two of our amazing designers at Impression Obsession (Nola Chandler and Lindsay Ostrom) have created some darling FREE coloring sheets and printables to pass the time during quarantine. There are adorable reminders to wash your hands, printable thank you cards, and so much more. You do NOT want to miss these. You'll find all of them right here on the IO website.  Here's a little sneak peek at the coloring I started:

I've given you a LOT to do and think about so here's a recap:

  • Find the entire new release of summer stamps HERE.
  • Download the free Coronavirus Coloring Sheets HERE.
  • Visit the IO blog HERE each day for the list of blog hop stops!

Supplies Used on Today's Projects:
Flip Flops
Vitamin Sea clear stamp set
Melon Slice 1
Melon Slice 2
One in a Melon
Wacky Stitched Circle Dies

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29 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your use of patterned paper! Fantastic cards!

Gloria said...

Your cards are splashtacular.

IslandGoGirl said...

Thanks for the Summer inspirtation! Your cards
make me smile!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very cute summer cards!!! Always Love seeing the new products from one of my very favorite companies!!!

sharon g said...

LOVE the watermelon. This is really cute.

Sue said...

What great summer cards! Way to go!

Unknown said...

Sweet simple cards! Boy am I ready for summer

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards to welcome in Summer. Love all the bright cheery colors.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards! Wonderful summer cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun summer cards! Love the colors you used! The flip flops and watermelon images are awesome!

TLady said...

SUPER SUMMERY CARDS, Laura! LOVE the bright colors & the bold designs of the images you've used! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!!! ;)<3

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the flip flops and watermelon! What bright fun summery cards!

Karen Page said...

You had me at flip flops!!! Love those bright colors! And thank you so much for sharing the links to the free digis! Already downloaded and am prepping to print. Thank you!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the color style and the layering combinations.

Donna Phelan said...

Great collection of cards! I adore the multi colored sandals one and the summer state of mind sentiment! Perfect!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Thanks for the link to the printables, some of those are really cute! Your cards are such fun, we will welcome summer this year like never before as it hopefully will be us getting back to normal activities.

Patti J said...

These are all adorable! I'm smitten with the flip flop cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mel C said...

Oh so cute, great summer cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flip-flops. Have
a friend who collects those
stamps, have to get that
set for her. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dee Earnshaw said...

love how you have used these new products - so many wonderful ideas - the flip flops are so fun

Celeste Goff said...

Such bright, happy, summertime cards Laura! So fun and whimsical!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These have me thinking summer for sure!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Darling! All 3 of them! Can't even pick a favorite, really! Great design and use of color on all three.

Lori Kobular said...

Such fun and colorful cards! Each one made me smile!!

Bunny said...

The melons are great. I so wish I could still wear flip flops! They are just as cute as the melons. [Bunny]

Vivian C. said...

Your cards are so bright and cheery! Simply wonderful. I long for summer.

Sue D said...

I like your fun set of summery cards.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Awesome cards!! Summer is coming it's trying to snow in ND today!! Thanks for the bright cheery colors!!

Kathy Dippner said...

Fabulous summer cards! I love your colors.