Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hugs & Kisses Challenge at Impression Obsession

Hello friends!  Welcome to my blog.  Today I have a card for the Impression Obsession 'Hugs & Kisses Challenge.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  Just make your hugs & kisses card or cards, and enter them HERE.  The deadline for your entry is February 18th.  Your posted card gets you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store!

So, here is my card for your inspiration.....
IO Stamps links:
WP995 Wild Rose Heart Set
CL492 Warm Fuzzies Sentiments Set

To make my card, I started with Strathmore Bristol Vellum, and stamped the heart image from the Wild Rose Heart Set, using VersaFine Clair nocturne ink.  Next, I stamped the stemmed wild rose branch inside.  I love that the heart has a space on the left and a space on the right, to fit either the words or some of the image, as I did here.  Since the stamps are clear, it was easy to place the flower branch so that the parts that I wanted would be in the spaces of the heart.
I decided the background was too plain, so I used painter's tape to tape sections off and brushed abandoned coral distress ink (lightly) in the sections, creating a wide-striped background.

I stamped the 'kisses' and the 'hugs' scripts from the same set inside the heart.  When everything was dry, I water colored the inside of the heart, and the image, with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  

I stamped the 'Sending you a hug' verse from the Warm Fuzzies Sentiments set in one of the pink stripes.

I stamped a small twig from the Wild Rose Heart set onto a scrap of the vellum bristol, and water colored that, fussy-cut it, and added it to the card front under the verse.

I added this panel to a black A2 size card, trimming it so that a narrow black strip shows along the left side.

Some Studio Katia clear drops finish the front of the card.

Inside:  Some stamped branches in green, and a water colored, fussy-cut small rose, along with the 'XOXO' on a pink panel, with a some striped pp along the left.
That's it!  It was a fun card to make.

I hope to see you over in the IO Challenge blog with your card.  For more inspiration, be sure to visit the other design team cards listed in the IO post HERE.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
The Library Challenge - Romeo & Juliet
Make My Monday - I heart you
Modsquad Challenge - You're all heart
Simon Says Wednesday - With love
Paper Funday - Affectionate
Tuesday Throwdown - Create your own background

Thanks for stopping by.  


Warm Fuzzies Sentiments CL492


  1. This is so pretty and I love the delicate colors.

  2. How lovely. Your design is just wonderful and your coloring is spot on. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  3. Just so you know, your card photo is not showing up on the Mod Squad Challenge gallery. The IO graphic is there instead. I'm wondering if you can fix it. Your card is so lovely, I wish everyone could see it.

  4. Beautiful toning pastel shades in your colouring and papers a gorgeous card thank you for joining in at MMM

  5. your coloring skill is spot on and I love the layout and the detail of this card. Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. DT - Pam W.

  6. Wow, love this pretty card! The colors are just wonderful. Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

  7. Lovely design with the stripes. Thanks for joining The Library.

  8. Oh my this is such a beautiful card. The stamp sets are divine, I wish it wasn't so expensive to buy from the USA now.

  9. Beautiful card and the background technique is inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

  10. Beautifully designed card--love the pinks!


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