Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sweet Summer Blooms: Impression Obsession Challenge

I'm sorry things have been hard lately - handmade cardmaking idea with stamps from Impression Obsession for paper crafts #impressionobsession #handmadecards
Hello crafty friends! Today begins a new card making challenge on the Impression Obsession blog. Our theme is Summer Flowers - and Impression Obsession has no shortage of AMAZING floral stamps, so I've pulled out a few summery floral cards  that I haven't shared with you yet. Let's take a peek!

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Make a floral handmade card with stamps from Impression Obsession. Fussy cut flowers and make into a wreath shape on a clean and simple card with bright colors. #cardmaking #iostamps #lauralooloo
I began this first card by  stamping a sentiment right in the center of the card. Then I fussy cut some flowers from colored cardstock, and began to lay them around the sentiment in a wreath shape. Before gluing them down, I stamped leaves and branches onto the card base and adhered the fussy-cut flowers on top. I just LOVE the way this turned out. And isn't that sentiment just lovely for anyone who's having a rough day/week/month/year? 

It's a tiny detail, but one of the things I love about this card is the tiny stamped dots here and there. What a great detail stamp that is for a sweet finishing touch. I combined images from both the Flower Bits stamp set and the Flora & Fauna stamp set on this card. They complement each other so well, I find myself mixing the two sets together every time!
Next, here's a card using the same two stamp sets in a different way.  On the card below, I simply stamped flowers off the edges of a cardstock panel and then colored them with colored pencils. Both of today's cards are flat and simple to mail. After all, that's the most important part of cardmaking . . .getting the cards to the people we love! 
Alright my sweet, crafty peeps. Now it's your turn! Dig through your stash of Impression Obsession stamps and dies, and see what you have that works for the challenge, Summer Flowers. Then link it up at the IO blog because you might just win a gift certificate to the shop! Over on the blog, you'll also find a list of the design team members who are sharing some floral summer blooms to kick off the challenge. 

Don't have any Impression Obsession stamps and dies? I hate to be an enabler, but you really should check out their shop - every time I look, I see something I never noticed before. They have a HUGE selection, in EVERY style and theme! (#sorrynotsorry) Plus, their sale section is AMAZING right now. There are tons of cute clear stamp sets on sale for $7.50! Whaaaat!?

Supplies Used on Today's Cards:

If you loved today's cards, be sure to check out more projects with the Flora & Fauna and Flower Bits stamp sets:

Lordy Lordy Look Who's 40! These flower stamps mix and match so perfectly with other stamps! Find this project here:
Lordy Lordy Look Who's 40 handmade card idea for birthdays using stamps from Impression Obsession

Make a sweet and simple birthday card set! Find it here:
Make a floral birthday card set with simple stamping and supplies from Impression Obsession #iostamps #birthdaycard #cardsets #lauralooloo

1 comment:

TLady said...

WOW!!! ALL of your cards are FABULOUS, Laura!!! CAN'T CHOOSE WHICH ONE, I like BEST, as they're ALL WONDERFUL!!!!!! ;)<3