Monday, December 10, 2018

You're My Favorite! Impression-Obsession Winter Hugs Release

Greetings!  Welcome to the Winter Hugs Release Hop at Impression-Obsession.   Would you like to win a $10 Impression-Obsession gift certificate?  I have one to give away today!  Just leave a comment below with your favorite stamp from this release...that's it.  You have until Saturday, December 16th, at noon CT.  The winner will be announced December 17th.  
Now, on to my project for today.....

Impression-Obsession stamps and dies used: 
     VALENTINE BUN E13729 
     MY FAVORITE A13740 
     LOVE DIE271-D 

For my card front, I stamped the Valentine Bun onto white bristol smooth card stock, and colored it with distress inks, using them as watercolor.  I added some colored pencil details for shading and highlights with my Polychromos colored pencils.

I used the 'YOU' from a previous stamp set, Life Stuff Sentiments CL491.  Then added the die cut LOVE - DIE271-D.  Before adding the die, I brushed some distress inks on in ombre' fashion, and layered the die four times for added dimension.  I die cut several hearts from various sets, including the center of this die, and colored and added them.
I added a couple of strips of patterned paper to bring in more gray and balance the composition.

And on the inside....

I hope you are inspired by my card today. 

All of the new stamps are available NOW!  You can find them HERE.  

Don't forget to comment about your favorite stamp from this release in the comments sections below, to be in the drawing for a $10 'IO' gift certificate to the Impression-Obsession store.  

For more inspiration from my amazing design team mates, check out the Impression-Obsession blog for a list of all dt participants.  Be sure to leave comments on their blogs, also, for more chances to win a gift certificate!

AND...while you're in the mood for winning, stop over at the Impression-Obsession's Quick Christmas Cards Challenge.  Enter, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store.  Challenge details are on the IO blog HERE.

I am adding this card to:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Holiday magic (I think Valentine's Day is a holiday?)
Little Red Wagon - Purrs and wags (house pets) We had rabbit when I was a child.
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I will see you back here tomorrow with even more ideas!


                                                     Polychromos colored pencils


  1. This bunny is so CUTE!!! What a fantastic card.

  2. I saw this on Facebook before I saw it here and thought what a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  3. Such a cute card Lynda. The outside and inside! :-)

  4. Such a cute card Lynda. The outside and inside! :-)

  5. Oh my goodness, Lynda, I'm in love! What a sweet bunny and how beautifully you've used that image on this card. Honestly, the colours are amazing. Limiting the colours really makes everything about your layout pop. The shading is so well done and gives both the bunny and heart real dimension. Love that "Love". The perfect sentiment. And the inside matches so well. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. Your bunny was colored so skillfully....I am trying to favorite stamp is Chocolate Breakfast.

  7. Lynda, I adore you sweet little bunny. Your colouriong really captures his expression. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  8. So happy you shared this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. It's just adorable. Good luck. Debi DT

  9. I LOVE your card, Lynda! Bunnies are a favorite of mine! ;) So, this stamp is ONLY ONE of my "favorites!" LOL I can't choose just one--the Chocolate Breakfast Sentiment, the Curly Ribbon, Chocolate Builder..... need I say more? LOL LOVE IT ALLLLL!!! ;)A SUPER CARD!!!!

  10. Adorable card! Cute bunny!
    My favorite is the Hearts & Flowers For You set!

  11. Oh my! What a fabulous card! I love that little rabbit and his heart! Adorable!
    Hugs, Joy

  12. Such a darling card! The little bunny is precious and I love that "love" die too. I haven't seen it before.

    Thanks for joining our "Purrs and Wags" challenge at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. This card tugs at your heart.
    The bunny is so pretty and
    sending a loving heart to
    a friend. thanks for sharing

  14. Adorable and sweet. I like your coloring.

  15. awwww this image is so sweet - love it:)

  16. Your painting of the bunny is awesome! I struggle with Distress Inks for some reason and stick to my Tombows. Love how this came out!!!

  17. Hi Lynda! I adore this super sweet little bunny, how you colored it, and of course Valentine's Day is holiday ;) Thanks so much for joining my month long Handmade Holiday Magic blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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