Monday, January 6, 2020

Impression Obsession In Love With Spring Release Hop Celebration! Day One

Welcome to the Day One of the Impression Obsession 
Each day from today through Saturday, Jan. 11th, 
IO's design team will be posting our projects from the 
spring release on our blogs.  

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

Each designer has  $25 gift certificate 
to give away for the event
The more you comment, the more chances to win! 
All comments for all of the event days will be open 
until Sunday January 12th at noon CT. 
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 14th.
I have three cards for your inspiration today.  All of my cards use the Wild Rose Stem.  I thought it would be fun to create three very different cards using this stamp as the main focal point.  Check it out, and I'm sure you will see why I just had to have this stamp!
Wild Rose Love

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It's so hard to pick a favorite from this release!  I love all of the botanicals, critters, and of course, the fabulous background designs.  What can't you do with a gingham background.  And this is one of two mini ginghams!  I have to say, I did a little happy dance when I saw these and the others!

I stamped the Mini Gingham with black ink, using my Misti, so that I could restamp until I got the desired intensity.  I added the background panel to a white A2 card.

I embossed the Botanical Love onto a white scrap, painted it, and added it to the card with foam tape, and a strip of pink card stock to offset it.

I embossed the Wild Rose Stem, water colored it with my Arteza Real Brush markers and a waterbrush, then fussy-cut it and added it around the Love banner.

Love Is...
IO Stamp links:

Wild Rose Stem H20787

I used Canson Recycled vellum to stamp the Wild Rose Stem , then painted it with Arteza Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.  When that was dry, I stamped some of the leaves from the Pretty Pitcher and Spring Leaves Set  to fill in some areas.  I did use a rough mask to mask out the roses.

I used distress ink and brush applicators to brush a distressed edge, then added some spatters.

I stamped the Love Is Patient verse with VersaFine Clair nocturne ink, in my Misti, to insure full coverage.  Some Studio Katia crystals finish off the card front.


The World Needs
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For my final card today, I gold embossed the Wild Rose Stem, and the World Needs verse, then watercolored the roses with Gansai Tambi shimmering watercolor gems.  I love the way these paints shimmer!   I added some of the shimmery gold from the Gansai Tambi shimmering watercolors starry palette to the flowers, leaves, and some to the background, which I had previously painted with some blue distress ink. 

I distressed the edges, and added some spatters.

Well, that's it for today.  A rather lengthy post, but I know that you like to know how our cards are created, so I like to give you the deets.  

Be sure to check out the other designer's projects  
today, and at 6am each day. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from the new spring line!

Today's participants:
Lynda Pleckan - that's me


  1. So lovely, Lynda. The floral "love" is a beautiful focal image and sentiment combined. tfs

  2. Beautiful cards, such versatility with the rose stamp.

  3. Beautiful cards. Love the gingham
    in the first card. Minimal coloring
    is great. The flower cards are
    gorgeous. thanks for sharing

  4. all of your cards are lovely; i really like the gingham check card - it evokes a feeling of nostalgia

  5. OMG! Your florals are amazing! YOUR COLORING is phenomenal!

  6. Each of your rose cards are so different from each other but beautiful in themselves! Love the dramatic black gingham with the red rose.

  7. Oh my, all three cards are stunning. Thanks for showing different ways to use the image!

  8. WOW, they all look just gorgeous. The embossing is a beautiful touch, too. LOVE THESE!

  9. Lynda, your cards are stunning! Oh, what you do with flowers!

  10. Beautiful cards! I love how different the roses look on each card.

  11. Gosh, beautiful cards, Lynda! That botanical rose is just gorgeous. And that gingham- how fun! Looks like patterned paper.

  12. Pretty cards! Love the floral designs and the way you colored them!

  13. WOW! Adorable cards and I love the sentiment. Great job!

  14. Your cards are very lovely!!! It is so much fun to see the new IO release!!!

  15. My oh my what beautiful cards. Beautifully colored and designed. The last card blew me away!!

  16. Your work is absolutely outstanding. These are all so beautiful and rich in colors.

  17. The love is patient card is all that I saw on this page. It's so beautiful I can't get it out of my head during this whole day 1 blog hop! What a brilliant and beautiful piece of art!

  18. So pretty! Love them all, but the layout of the first card is awesome, and I love the gold embossing of the third! Great job!

  19. Oh but these are wonderful. I love the sayings and you did a fabulous job making them stand out. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  20. Lovely cards. I really like the gingham background on the first one.

  21. love the vintage look of your sweet cards:)

  22. Beautiful cards! The Wildflower Love card is spectacular. I love how you showed different ways to use the same stamp!

  23. Wow Lynda! You really channeled your inner Jill Foster with these cards! Just gorgeous!!! I love your blog because you don't make the same style card over and over! These are just stunning, and yes I see why you (and I) needed the Wild Rose stem stamp!!! Wow, is that versatile! Your first card is very Altenew looking, especially with the gray leaves and the watercolor look. But the next two are very Penny Black inspired in their design, coloring, and backgrounds! Love that you can get so many looks from just the one stamp!!! Well done!

  24. GORGEOUS cards. I esp love the second one with the love-ly scripture and your beautiful watercoloring and subtle background stamping.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  25. All 3 are great. My favorite is the 3rd one. Your watercoloring is wonderful!

  26. All three cards are lovely. The Wild Rose Stem is very pretty and has lots of potential as you have shown.

  27. Your cards are classy and elegant. I love them all, thanks for sharing.

  28. That botanical love stamp is beautiful your card is stunning with the black gingham.


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