Monday, July 5, 2021

Handmade Card Ideas to Make For Your Best Friends {New from Impression Obsession!}

Today's cards are all about our best friends. Whether it's a boy and his dog, or two middle-aged mamas, let's not forget to celebrate the people we love and the friendships we share. The new stamps I'm sharing today will make it easy to celebrate all the friendships in our lives!

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Best Friends Handmade Card - this sweet card with a stamped image of a boy and his dog is darling for handmade cardmaking and paper crafting projects. I colored this image with colored pencils, and kept the rest of the card super simple. Stop by my blog to see more details plus more cards for friends!
It's suddenly July (slow down summer!) and that means it's time for the new monthly release at Impression Obsession. Today's first card is all about the sweetness of a boy and his dog. I stamped this image on kraft cardstock and then added colored pencil. 

TIP: If you start out with a layer of white pencil first, it really makes the colors POP as you color. (I added some more white for highlights after coloring too.) 
Try this handmade card idea with stamps from Impression Obsession. This stamped image of a boy and his dog is so sweet for cardmaking and crafts.

Stamps on Best Friends card:



Next up, a card to celebrate another friendship that means so much - GIRLFRIENDS! Put a bunch of women together, and no doubt there will be laughter and hugging, right?! This slimline card fits in a standard business envelope so it's easy to mail. I used colored pencils again for this one but I also did a little bit of paper-piecing to add some subtle pattern to some of the clothes. Super fun and not too tough, if you don't mind a little bit of fussy cutting. 

One more fun detail - I have been using a white gel pen a LOT lately, and I added some details around the sentiment. Kind of fun, right!?
The perfect slimline card for your best friend! This Hey Soul Sister card is simple and fits in a standard business envelope. Slimline cards are so much fun to make, and your bestie will love this one, using stamps from Impression Obsession.

Stamps on Hey Soul Sister card:
So here's the deal, my friends! Today begins the two-day blog hop celebrating the July release at Impression Obsession. There's so much more to share tomorrow, so stick around!

Here are the important details on this week's blog hop:

  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for our two-day blog hop (this is day 1, so come back tomorrow too!!) - the more you comment, the more chances to win!
  • All comments for both days will be open until June 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on June 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all the new release stamps HERE


Best friends card - this stamp from Impression Obsession is so sweet, of a boy and his dog. I colored it with colored pencils and kept the rest of my handmade card simple. Find more details on my blog!
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24 comments:

judy said...

I especially love your Best Friends card--the image of the boy and his dog is adorable!

Mary M said...

Super cute cards and new stamps July is starting out good!

jules said...

A pair of very sweet cards! Thanks for the tip about the white pencil, too!

SmilynStef said...

the gel pen accents on the sentiment are perfection.

Eve N said...

Adorable cards! Love that IO has products that work for all age groups.

Laura C said...

Love the best friends card! So adorable! Takes me back to childhood!

Mary Holshouser said...

Funtastic stamps. Love the boy
with his dog. Those girls are
so happy. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
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Denise Bryant said...

Darling image on your 'best friends' card, and I love the paper piecing you did on the fun 'soul sister' card!

elaine said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA such sweet cards!

Vivian C. said...

Fabulous cards. The colors and images are so happy feeling. I like your white gel pen highlights. I am on the hunt for a good white gel pen. What is the brand of the one you use?

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are adorable! I LOVE the boy and his dog!

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards - love those images. Thanks for sharing

Helen said...

These friendship cards are so sweet!! Such special messages!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Nancy R. said...

This is one of my favorite cards! So colorful!

Joanne said...

Love the boy and his dog, such a sweet friendship card.

Cari S. said...

Uber-cute!

Stephanie said...

So cute, both of them!

Bonnie Lynn said...

These are both fabulous. Great way to show best friends.

Liz Williams said...

Love the use of primary colors on the dog card. I also love the lettering on the sentiment of the "soul sister" card!! IO puts out such cute stuff!!

JMienk said...

Both cards are wonderful. One touching. One fun.

Sue D said...

Sweet friendship cards. I really like the first one.

D.L. Walls said...

2 Great Friendship cards with cute images.

Andre M. said...

Fab colouring on these sweet cards!

Bunny said...

These are fun cards and the stamps are great. [Bunny]